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

Camp Friendship Food Pantry in Park Slope received an application from Logan for an Operating Budget project.

Camp Friendship Food Pantry in Park Slope received an application from Jon for an Operating Budget project.

Kristen from Building Beats listed a Flexible Copywriting Support project.

Heather matched with Elyse from Good Old Lower East Side, Inc. for a Translation project!

Alex from Trinity's Services and Food for the Homeless listed a Translation project.

Alex from Trinity's Services and Food for the Homeless listed a Translation project.

Soni from Camp Friendship Food Pantry in Park Slope listed an Operating Budget project.

Alliance for Positive Change received an application from Daniel for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.

Neil matched with Frances from Choose Healthy Life for a Meeting Facilitation Coaching project!

Kristin from Alliance for Positive Change listed a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.

Sanghamitra matched with Umineefa from Saving Our Babies Inc. for a Management consultation call!

Calvary's Mission received an application from Daniel for a Website consultation call.

Calvary's Mission received an application from Janeel for a Website consultation call.

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

Calvary's Mission received an application from Jeremiah for a Website consultation call.

Denise matched with Frances from Choose Healthy Life for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

Calvary's Mission received an application from Daniel for a Website consultation call.

Calvary's Mission received an application from Araki for a Website consultation call.

Calvary's Mission received an application from Ryan for a Website consultation call.

Calvary's Mission received an application from Irewolede for a Website consultation call.

Tanika matched with VINCENT from Exodus Transitional Community for a Website Major Update project!

Calvary's Mission received an application from Stephen for a Website consultation call.

Calvary's Mission received an application from Fagbemi for a Website consultation call.

Kevin from Calvary's Mission listed a Website consultation call.

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

Ritu matched with Thalia from Progress Playbook/ Progress for Good for an Accounting Systems Set Up project!

Laura V. matched with Aminta from Iglesia Cristiana Evangelica for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!

Community Services Housing Development Corp. (former William L. Chisolm HDFC) received an application from Kuda for a Website consultation call.

Malcolm from Eagle Academy Foundation listed a Social Media Audit project.

Exodus Transitional Community received an application from aditi for a Partnership Proposal Presentation project.

Cindy matched with Victoria from Trinity Human Services Corporation for a Management consultation call!

VINCENT from Exodus Transitional Community listed a Partnership Proposal Presentation project.

Eevin matched with VINCENT from Exodus Transitional Community for a Website Usability Audit project!

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

Isabella matched with Maria from Iglesia Cristiana Evangelica for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

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

Maria matched with Jill from The Inspired Community Project, Inc. for a Hiring Strategy project!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Community Services Housing Development Corp. (former William L. Chisolm HDFC) received an application from Ross for a Website consultation call.

Community Services Housing Development Corp. (former William L. Chisolm HDFC) received an application from Faith for a Website consultation call.

Community Services Housing Development Corp. (former William L. Chisolm HDFC) received an application from Aydin Can for a Website consultation call.

Albion from Community Services Housing Development Corp. (former William L. Chisolm HDFC) listed a Website consultation call.

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

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

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

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