Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Sunny Bray, Founder and CEO of Catalyst Collective based in Nashville, Tennessee, who discusses what led her to start her consultancy in 2018 with the goal of changing the world. Catalyst Collective is a catalyst for change in Middle Tennessee through the collaboration of funders, companies, community leaders and nonprofits. During the interview, Sunny talks about their specialization around technology, web development, storytelling and fundraising, and then shares tips around each to help nonprofits. She also shares some advice for young professionals, discusses how companies plug in through Catalyst Collective to help nonprofits, and more.
- A consultancy equipping organizations with tools for better outcomes, greater impact, and revenue growth. She has been invoking positive change for over 15 years, specializing in launching and growing businesses into new markets. She started Catalyst Collective in 2018 with the goal of changing the world. Catalyst Collective is a catalyst for change in Middle Tennessee through the collaboration of funders, companies, community leaders and nonprofits. Last year, Sunny was named to the All-Star Board by Nashville Post Magazine, the Nashville Business Journal recently named her a 2021 40 Under 40 Winner, she became a mother for the first time, and continued her contributions to the community. She serves as the Director of Marketing for Women in Technology of Tennessee, an Advisory Board Member for The Women’s Fund, and a member of BrainTrust, The Table and Rotary Club of Nashville. Sunny is leveraging her skills and experience through Catalyst Collective to look for strategic opportunities to strengthen the community. Through marketing, development and technology services, Catalyst Collective is equipping organizations with mission-critical resources. In addition to these recent successes, in 2016 Sunny successfully launched a professional networking organization, Network Under 40: Nashville with growth of 2,500+ members, 40+ nonprofit organization partners and community sponsors.
- Why did you start Catalyst Collective? If you work for a non-profit, if you’re on the board of a non-profit, want to fund a project for a non-profit. How would you describe your business? What drives you