What to Expect from Bolster

Here’s what to expect during the matching process

The Intake

First, we engage with our clients to best determine their needs and guide clients through questions like:

  • What type of fractional engagement is needed?
  • What are the outcomes of a successful engagement?
  • What skills are required?
  • Is there a location requirement?
  • Are there specific industry experience requirements?
  • What is the timeline?
  • Ideal search process for the role type

The Search

Clients leverage our platform to search our network for members who match their criteria, or they work with a Bolster team member to assist in their search.

The Connection

Our clients determine who they would like to connect with and, if the member is available and interested, the client and member set up time to talk. Members will receive this introduction request via email from, or directly from a Bolster team member. Since clients may reach out to multiple members, we recommend members reply as soon as possible with interest and availability.

The Discussion

Every connection process is different. We make recommendations based on role type and ask clients to be respectful of the member’s time, knowing that our members are ‘ready-to-work’ and that a first work engagement is the best way to see if there’s a fit on both sides. We encourage regular communication during the decision period so that both the member and client are aware of their standing and decisions.

The Engagement

Member and client agree on an engagement, including:

  • Length of assignment
  • Compensation/rate
  • Scope of work
  • Success metrics

Invoicing is then setup directly through Bolster.

Here’s what to expect from our community

As we get more traction in our marketplace, we will begin to create opportunities for members and clients to connect with each other to build their communities and learn from each other. We anticipate providing forums, content, and 1:1 connections. Stay tuned!

Here’s what to expect on timing to be matched

Timing is highly dependent on demand and role. We are working to build the demand side of the marketplace, and we anticipate having more opportunities as the marketplace becomes more automated. It’s hard to predict, but the more complete your profile, the better your chances of being matched for opportunities.