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Give Your Skills For Good

Your skills are valuable. Unfortunately, many nonprofits can't pay for professional services such as copywriting, graphic design, or website development. This type of work is essential to building operational effectiveness, but it is often left on the to-do list while the nonprofit focuses on its critical mission work.

That's where you come in. By volunteering for a project, or even just getting on a phone call to provide advice, you are giving so much more than your time. You are supporting organizational growth, which enables nonprofits to have an even greater social good impact.
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Charlyn from Starting With Today listed an Online Research project.

Shalom from Black Farmer's Collective listed a Board Assessment project.

Kelsey matched with Yue from Light in the Well for a Transcription project!

Lex from Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado listed a Compensation Plan project.

Ajay matched with Chloe from Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas for a Google Ads Set Up project!

Maureen from Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) listed a Website Major Update project.

Linda matched with Sabrina from Living with Phyllis for a Management consultation call!

Lauren from Mission 911 listed a Flyer Graphic Design project.

AMA from AMA Animal Rescue listed a Merchandising project.

Mildred from Philly Jenkins Rescue listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Tina from Camber Outdoors listed an Online Research project.

Samantha from New Mexico Black Leadership Council listed a Website Major Update project.

Kimberly from SAISD Foundation listed a Social Media consultation call.

Lauren from Mission 911 listed a Video Editing project.

Anne matched with Utica from SOAR Outreach for a Program Strategy & Goals project!

Reveca from BACKBONES listed a Tech Systems consultation call.

Jan matched with Grace from In The Streets for a Finance consultation call!

Karen from Milwaukee Christian Center listed a Human Resources consultation call.

Cindy matched with Karen from Milwaukee Christian Center for a Human Resources consultation call!

Corbin matched with Sara from The Coalition for a Flexible Copywriting Support project!

Victoria matched with Beckha from Second Story for a Translation project!

Victoria matched with Beckha from Second Story for a Translation project!

Sarah matched with Asha from Re:wild Your Campus for a Website Content Audit project!

Kristin from Human Rights Watch Student Task Force listed an Impact Report Graphic Design project.

Paula from Women in Technology listed a Website consultation call.

Austin matched with Paula from Women in Technology for a Website consultation call!

Brenden matched with Paula from Women in Technology for a Website consultation call!

Stephen matched with Kim from Project ECHO for a Website consultation call!

Linden from PFLAG Skagit listed a Finance consultation call.

Avelyn matched with Michael from Boys & Girls of the Northern Neck for a Data & Analytics consultation call!

Dale matched with Brittney from PFCA for a Public Speaking Coach project!

Hailey from Chanda Plan Foundation listed a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Andrea from Metrics for Management listed a Human Resources consultation call.

Erika from Corazon Ministries listed an Excel Training project.

Erika from Corazon Ministries listed a Microsoft Teams Set-Up & Training project.

Briana from Center for Children's Advocacy, Inc. listed a Video Editing project.

Andrea matched with Samantha from Buffalow Family and Friends for a Data & Analytics consultation call!

Tammie from Wayside House listed an Event Management consultation call.

Sarah from Huneebee Project listed a Flexible Web Development Support project.

Lexi from Chautauqua Striders listed a Time Management Coaching project.

Joann from Emmanuel Cancer Foundation listed a Human Resources consultation call.

Nina matched with Debi from Hill Country Daily Bread for a Visual Branding consultation call!

Claudia matched with Griffin from The American Friends of Jamaica, Inc. for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!

Raquel matched with Melody from Glorify Performing Arts Inc for a Search Engine Optimization Audit project!

Victoria matched with Beckha from Second Story for a Translation project!

Grace matched with Joumana from Charlottesville Area Community Foundation for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project!

Ana matched with Farihana from The Or Foundation for a Communications consultation call!

Natallie from Business for Health Solutions International, Inc listed a Human Resources consultation call.

Stop Ecocide Foundation received an application from Helen for a Communications consultation call.

Ascend Performing Arts received an application from Joshua for a Website consultation call.

How It Works

Support a cause you care about by volunteering for a project or consultation call. With over 150 different project types, there is an opportunity to give back that matches your skills and time availability.
1. Browse
Explore projects and questions posted by nonprofits based on your skills and causes you are passionate about.
2. Apply
Submit your application and resume to let the nonprofit know you are interested.
3. Match
When you and the organization decide it's a good fit, start working together!
Two ways to share your skills!
Consultation Calls
Get on the phone with a nonprofit to help answer burning questions, brainstorm organizational challenges, or give feedback.
Projects
Work with a nonprofit to complete critical projects such as graphic design, website development, copywriting, database customization, and more.

How Do You Want to Give Back?

Find projects that match your skills and interest areas

What Other Volunteers are Saying

“Working with Tecnosol was a wonderful experience – they provided me with all the information I needed to write a comprehensive donor letter. Plus it was wonderful to be able to contribute to such an impactful organization.”
Elle Freelance Writer and Agency Copywriter, worked with Tecnosol
“I joined Catchafire because I wanted to give something back to inspirational non-profit organizations and charities, as well as build my portfolio. I have already had the opportunity to work with some amazing people from several organizations. I highly recommend Catchafire to professionals who are interested in getting involved.”
Sharon Freelance Designer, Five Projects Completed

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 nonprofits and skilled volunteers to connect for good, from all around the world!

Skills-based volunteering is a high impact form of volunteering that allows individuals to donate their 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.

The nonprofit will review your application to decide whether they want to move forward with an interview. If so, you will be contacted by Catchafire to schedule the call. Nonprofits are encouraged to decide promptly, but there is no set timeline for when they will reply.

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.

Yes! All projects have been designed to allow you to work with the nonprofit organization remotely.

Projects vary in length from 1 to 50 hours, depending on the project type. Estimated hours are indicated for each project.

Yes! In fact, we recommend you apply to 2-4 projects at any given time. This will maximize your chances of matching. If you end up being selected for too many projects, you can always withdraw your application before or after you interview with the nonprofit. Once you say yes, we ask that you honor your commitment to work with the organization.

About this Program

Catchafire is working with major foundations throughout the Bay to strengthen local nonprofit organizations by connecting them with skilled, pro bono professionals.

Through these connections, we are hoping to build more connected communities and foster a culture of civic engagement that is an everyday part of life.

If you are interested in getting your community involved please contact Catchafire.

Have more questions? Drop us a line.

Email the Catchafire team at [email protected]