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

Katharine matched with Maria from Iglesia Cristiana Evangelica for a Video Conferencing consultation call!

Nora from Exodus Transitional Community listed a Website consultation call.

Exodus Transitional Community received an application from Prosper for a Website consultation call.

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) received an application from Dorcas for a Social Media Set Up project.

Eagle Academy Foundation received an application from David for a Website Minor Update project.

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) received an application from Eunice for a Social Media Set Up project.

Zoraida matched with Quaneesha from ACTS Community Development Corporation for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project!

A matched with Sandra from PATHHSEO for a Finance consultation call!

The Inspired Community Project, Inc. received an application from Maria for a Hiring Strategy project.

Victoria from Trinity Human Services Corporation listed a Management consultation call.

Paloma from Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) listed a Social Media Set Up project.

Sayak matched with Sylvia from United Way of New York City for a Presentation Creation project!

Bhavna matched with Krithi from Building Beats for a Thank You Letter project!

Creighton matched with Anthony from ACTS Community Development Corporation for a Social Media consultation call!

RiseBoro Community Partnership received an application from Janet for a Visual Brand Guide project.

Makeda from Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy listed a Pricing Strategy project.

Sana matched with Jill from The Inspired Community Project, Inc. for an Employee Handbook project!

Zoraida matched with Quaneesha from ACTS Community Development Corporation for a Website consultation call!

Callie matched with Anthony from ACTS Community Development Corporation for a Website consultation call!

RiseBoro Community Partnership received an application from Cameron for a Visual Brand Guide project.

Chatterjee matched with Emira from Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans (CIANA) for a Flexible Copywriting Support project!

Cassie matched with Michael from The Campaign Against Hunger for an Event Concept & Plan project!

Emma matched with Alice from Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn BMA, Inc. for a Data & Analytics consultation call!

Victoria matched with Matthew from Teens for Food Justice for a Translation project!

Shannon matched with Jeanette from Justice For Families (J4F) for a Website consultation call!

Jill from The Inspired Community Project, Inc. listed a Compensation Plan project.

Jill from The Inspired Community Project, Inc. listed a Hiring Strategy project.

RiseBoro Community Partnership received an application from Araki for a Visual Brand Guide project.

Eagle Academy Foundation received an application from Badhon for a Website Minor Update project.

RiseBoro Community Partnership received an application from Kay J. for a SWOT Analysis project.

Eagle Academy Foundation received an application from Haotian for a Website Minor Update project.

RiseBoro Community Partnership received an application from Oluwatobi for a SWOT Analysis project.

Elaina matched with Sarah from RiseBoro Community Partnership for a Social Media Audit project!

Sarah from RiseBoro Community Partnership listed a SWOT Analysis project.

Eagle Academy Foundation received an application from Daniel for a Website Minor Update project.

Eagle Academy Foundation received an application from Jitendra for a Website Minor Update project.

Malcolm from Eagle Academy Foundation listed a Website Minor Update project.

Sarah from RiseBoro Community Partnership listed an Organizational Chart Creation project.

Sarah from RiseBoro Community Partnership listed a Visual Brand Guide project.

Matilda matched with Kristin from Alliance for Positive Change for a Transcription project!

Ernie matched with Kristin from Alliance for Positive Change for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project!

Aprajita matched with Jelani from New Testament Temple for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project!

Kristin from Alliance for Positive Change listed a Google Ads Set Up project.

Victoria matched with Matthew from Teens for Food Justice for a Translation project!

Victoria matched with Matthew from Teens for Food Justice for a Translation project!

Victoria matched with Matthew from Teens for Food Justice for a Translation project!

Victoria matched with Matthew from Teens for Food Justice for a Translation project!

Victoria matched with Matthew from Teens for Food Justice for a Translation project!

Victoria matched with Matthew from Teens for Food Justice for a Translation project!

Victoria matched with Matthew from Teens for Food Justice for a Translation 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

“Monica was terrific. She took a relatively convoluted process and creatively developed a way to present it clearly in a manner that met our needs. We are very happy to have had the opportunity to work with Monica!”
Andrew CEO & Founder, Sanivation
“Catchafire has been an invaluable resource to us! We have worked with some fantastic volunteers, including most recently a HR specialist who helped us update and rewrite our entire employee handbook and benefits overview, and a Salesforce specialist who helped us work out some technical needs with our database, train us, and has since stayed on to provide ongoing training and support.”
Kate COO, Waterfront Alliance

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

United Way of New York City (UWNYC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping low-income New Yorkers make ends meet and lead self-sufficient lives. Working in the poorest communities we ensure that individuals and families are never one paycheck away from hunger or homelessness, that children can dare to dream and build a future for themselves, and that cross-sector partners can collaborate to provide the resources and infrastructure necessary to support community needs.

We are partnering with Catchafire to provide our 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