Strengthen Your Organization

With Help from Skilled Volunteers

Connect With Talented and Engaged Professionals

Skills-based volunteering is a powerful resource for driving operational growth, which ultimately helps you achieve your mission.

This program connects you with talented professionals looking to give back, allowing you to access expertise in areas such as marketing, web development, operations, strategy, and more.

Catchafire's menu of 150+ pre-scoped projects, each with specific deliverables and project steps, makes it easy to find what you need and match with a volunteer with the right skills for the job. And if you aren't sure where to begin, start by talking to a volunteer to get advice and explore ideas.
HAPPENING NOW

BridgetheGap Outreach Center received an application from Maria for a Social Media Content Calendar project.

Parents Against Bullying received an application from Shelby for a Pricing Strategy project.

Obici Healthcare Foundation received an application from Araki for a Logo Design project.

The Up Center received an application from JOHN for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.

The Up Center received an application from shofiqul for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.

Emily matched with Shant'a from Parents Against Bullying for a Google Workspace Set Up project!

Sabrina from The Up Center listed a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.

Obici Healthcare Foundation received an application from Selena for a Translation project.

Paola matched with Shekita from Care For Me Youth Initiative for a Translation project!

Jennifer from BridgetheGap Outreach Center listed a Social Media Content Calendar project.

Obici Healthcare Foundation received an application from Clarance for a Logo Design project.

shofiqul matched with Kianna from S.T.A.R. Haven Inc. for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Obici Healthcare Foundation received an application from Covenant for a Logo Design project.

Shant'a from Parents Against Bullying listed a Pricing Strategy project.

oliver matched with Fiona from Obici Healthcare Foundation for a Translation project!

Fiona from Obici Healthcare Foundation listed a Logo Design project.

Joshua matched with Jennifer from BridgetheGap Outreach Center for a Website consultation call!

Lisa matched with Shekita from Care For Me Youth Initiative for an Illustration project!

K.U.S.P. received an application from Araki for a Website consultation call.

Fiona from Obici Healthcare Foundation listed a Translation project.

K.U.S.P. received an application from Anthony for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

BridgetheGap Outreach Center received an application from Blair for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Jay from K.U.S.P. listed a Website consultation call.

Sushitha matched with Jay from K.U.S.P. for a Website consultation call!

Mark matched with Jay from K.U.S.P. for a Tech Systems consultation call!

BridgetheGap Outreach Center received an application from Mark for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

K.U.S.P. received an application from David Prince for a Website consultation call.

Sara matched with Shekita from Care For Me Youth Initiative for a Translation project!

Samay matched with Jennifer from BridgetheGap Outreach Center for a Website consultation call!

K.U.S.P. received an application from Jerry for a Website consultation call.

Rammohan matched with Jennifer from BridgetheGap Outreach Center for a Facilitated Strategy Session project!

João matched with Jay from K.U.S.P. for a Website consultation call!

Nese matched with Gail from Virginia Legal Aid Society for a Public Relations consultation call!

Larry matched with Gail from Virginia Legal Aid Society for a Public Relations consultation call!

Larry matched with Jennifer from BridgetheGap Outreach Center for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

Sara matched with Gail from Virginia Legal Aid Society for a Translation project!

Ayushi matched with Jane from Suffolk Public Library for a Translation project!

Josiah matched with Jay from K.U.S.P. for a Website consultation call!

Brian K. matched with Jay from K.U.S.P. for a Social Media Content Calendar project!

michel matched with Jennifer from BridgetheGap Outreach Center for a Website consultation call!

K.U.S.P. received an application from Graphic for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

K.U.S.P. received an application from Faysal for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.

Ola matched with Jay from K.U.S.P. for a Board Responsibilities & Structure project!

K.U.S.P. received an application from Anjani Kumar for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Chris matched with Jay from K.U.S.P. for a Google Workspace Set Up project!

K.U.S.P. received an application from Alex for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Michael from BridgetheGap Outreach Center listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

K.U.S.P. received an application from Minhajul for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Jay from K.U.S.P. listed a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Jay from K.U.S.P. listed an Impact Report Graphic Design project.

How It Works

Whether you need pro bono support on a project, or want advice from an industry expert, get it all done with Catchafire.
1. Explore Available Projects
Browse through over 150 pre-scoped projects and post your own.
2. Find Your Pro Bono Professional
Review applications from interested professionals and choose who you want to work with.
3. Get The Help You Need
Kick off your project and start making progress.
Two ways to connect!
Consultation Calls
Get on the phone with an industry expert to get answers to burning questions, brainstorm organizational challenges, or get feedback.
Projects
Work with a skilled professional to complete critical projects such as graphic design, website development, copywriting, database customization, and more!

What Do You Need Help With?

Select from 150+ pre-scoped projects or post a consultation call to get started.

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS

Work With Talented Professionals From Around the World

Catchafire's virtual volunteering network connects you with passionate professionals across a diverse range of fields, from Fortune 500s to 1-person startups, all over the world.

Finding the right match is important. Each of the 150+ pre-scoped projects contains prerequisite skills and experience, core deliverables, and time estimates, so volunteers know exactly what is required when they apply to work with you.

The rigorous application process, which includes work experience, portfolios, and statements of interest, limits applicants to those who are serious about working with you. It's not a one-click application, and it shouldn't be.

You can review up to three applications at a time, and interview candidates before deciding. The decision is yours.

What Other Organizations are Saying

“The work done through Catchafire has saved the Alliance thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of time. The volunteers are professional and more often than not, complete the project to exceed my expectations. The deliverables I received through the social media project drastically increased engagement with my pages and with the nonprofit.”
Connor Executive Director, The Greater Williamsburg HEARTSafe Alliance
“I've loved my experience on Catchafire. It has helped me feel re-energized and helps me think bigger. Catchafire volunteers lift you up through shared passion, bring a great new perspective and allow you to create a bigger impact by leveraging their expertise.”
Diane Annual Fund & Marketing Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters Services (VA)

Catchafire is an online platform for virtual, skills-based volunteering. Through Catchafire, professionals are able to directly support causes they care about by helping nonprofits with projects that match their skill sets. And because projects can be completed from anywhere, Catchafire makes it possible for organizations and skilled volunteers to connect for good, from all around the world!

Skills-based volunteering is a high impact form of volunteering that allows an individual to donate his or her professional skills and expertise, which in turn allows a nonprofit to build its capacity and focus more efficiently on its mission.

Skilled volunteers help nonprofits fill critical knowledge and staffing gaps, they work as thought partners on strategic projects, and they complete specific projects that require specialized skills, training, or experience. Very often, the relationships between volunteers and nonprofits extend far beyond the scope of the initial project that brought them together.

A specific example of skills-based volunteering is a marketing professional who volunteers to help a nonprofit create a marketing strategy.

We are partnering with Catchafire to provide grantees with access to virtual, skilled volunteers. We believe that by providing this valuable resource for capacity building and strategic project work, we can help our grantees amplify and accelerate the impact they have on the communities and beneficiaries they serve.

No. Your access to Catchafire is sponsored through this program, so it’s completely free for your organization.

In order to participate, you must first register your organization and then post your first project or consultation call. Get started by visiting the Project Menu to browse through over 150+ detailed project types.

You can work on an unlimited number of projects and calls throughout your membership. Once you finish a project, just make sure to mark it “complete”.

Your posted projects are visible to Catchafire’s entire skills-based volunteer community of 40,000+ talented professionals on the platform, and millions more via Catchafire's partnership with LinkedIn. Those who are interested in your organization’s cause area and who have the skills required for your project will be able to apply.

Skills-based volunteers may apply to your projects from all across the country and around the world. We encourage you to engage with virtual skills-based volunteers. If you prefer to work with somebody local, please expect it to take longer than normal to receive applications from a professional in the area.

On average, projects are matched within two weeks. If you are not seeing the response you hoped for, please reach out to [email protected], and one of Catchafire's Nonprofit Advisors will get in touch with you.

After the interview, you can log into your account dashboard and ACCEPT or PASS on the match. Once both parties accept, you are officially matched and can begin the project! If you need to exchange any materials or have follow-up conversations to determine if it is a good fit after the interview, you are encouraged to do so.

Absolutely! Schedule a call, or email your questions to [email protected] and one of Catchafire’s Nonprofit Advisors will be in touch within 24 business hours.

About this Program

The Obici Healthcare Foundation is committed to improving the health status of the people living in our service area by responding to the medical needs of the indigent and uninsured and by supporting programs which have the primary purpose of preventing illness and disease.

We are partnering with Catchafire to provide our grantees and partners with access to talented, passionate volunteers that are eager to support organizations like yours. We believe that by connecting you with high-quality talent, your organization can more efficiently and effectively carry out the important work you do every day.

Catchafire is the largest, online tool that connects social good organizations with talented professionals looking to donate their skills. This resource provides organizations with expert support in areas like marketing and communications, web development, operations, strategy and more.

Have more questions? Drop us a line.

Email the Catchafire team at [email protected], or schedule a Catchafire introduction call to learn more about how your organization can build capacity with help from skilled pro bono professionals