Strengthen Your Organization

With Experts Who Help Advance Your Mission

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

Vista Life Innovations received an application from Cathy for an Excel Training project.

Osvaldo matched with Rina from Mass Audubon for a Translation project!

Vanessa matched with Rina from Mass Audubon for a Translation project!

Victoria matched with Anne from The Family Dinner Project for a Translation project!

Victoria matched with Anne from The Family Dinner Project for a Translation project!

Ruben matched with Kayla from LEAP for Education for a Facilitated Strategy Session project!

Michael matched with Stephanie from Behavioral Health Innovators for a Management consultation call!

Vista Life Innovations received an application from Assumpta for an Excel Training project.

Melissa matched with Stef from LEAP for Education for a Human Resources consultation call!

Victoria matched with Paul from Mass Audubon for a Translation project!

Vista Life Innovations received an application from Sunny for an Excel Training project.

Pia from Vista Life Innovations listed an Excel Training project.

Vista Life Innovations received an application from Rupal for an Excel Training project.

Vista Life Innovations received an application from Osvaldo for an Excel Training project.

Beth from WE CAN listed a Video Conferencing consultation call.

Julie matched with Kayla from LEAP for Education for a Change Management Coaching project!

Grizelda matched with Shea from Atlantic White Shark Conservancy for an Event Management consultation call!

Heather matched with Jennifer from Essex County Community Fnd. for a Presentation Creation project!

Adrianne matched with Shea from Atlantic White Shark Conservancy for an Event Management consultation call!

Melissa matched with Stef from LEAP for Education for a Human Resources consultation call!

Rachel matched with Andrew from Cape Cod Challenger Club for a GIF Animation project!

Apisha matched with Andrew from Cape Cod Challenger Club for a Website Technical Updates project!

Laynette matched with Andrew from Cape Cod Challenger Club for a Social Media Set Up project!

Crista matched with Diana from Mass Audubon for a Translation project!

Robin matched with Emma from Atlantic White Shark Conservancy for a Merchandising project!

Alexia matched with Kristen from Atlantic White Shark Conservancy for a Social Media consultation call!

Laura matched with Kristen from Atlantic White Shark Conservancy for a Social Media consultation call!

Ann matched with Ashleigh from Atlantic White Shark Conservancy for a Management Skills Coaching project!

Elvia matched with Rosemary from Community Giving Tree for a Print Materials Design project!

Brittany matched with Shilpa from The NAN Project for a Hiring Strategy project!

Tom matched with Cynthia from Atlantic White Shark Conservancy for a Website Audit project!

Victoria matched with Erin from WE CAN for a Translation project!

Jessica matched with Erin from WE CAN for a Translation project!

Eddy matched with Rina from Mass Audubon for a Translation project!

Beau matched with Stephanie from Behavioral Health Innovators for a Brand Messaging consultation call!

Diego matched with Stephanie from Behavioral Health Innovators for a Visual Branding consultation call!

Kaley matched with Beth from WE CAN for a Translation project!

Ezra matched with Caren from Colorful Kidz for a Brand Messaging consultation call!

Joselin matched with Linda from LEAP for Education for a HR Policy Writing project!

Daniel matched with Cathy from Asperger/Autism Network for a Website Technical Updates project!

Bob matched with Rina from Mass Audubon for a Translation project!

FRANCISCO matched with Rina from Mass Audubon for a Translation project!

Mohsin matched with Erin from WE CAN for a Translation project!

Mohsin matched with Erin from WE CAN for a Translation project!

Natalia matched with Eileen from Greater Lynn Senior Services for a Translation project!

Maureen matched with Jenny from Sawyer Free Library (Gloucester) for a Mission, Vision & Values project!

Garth matched with Anne from The Family Dinner Project for an Online Research project!

Andreia matched with Kimberly from WE CAN for a Translation project!

Kimberly matched with Jenny from Sawyer Free Library (Gloucester) for a Survey Results Analysis project!

Jay matched with Kayla from LEAP for Education for a Compensation Plan 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
“This is an amazing opportunity for small organizations like ours to be able to tap into the knowledge and experience of others.”
Shannon Quality Improvement Coordinator, Caswell Family Medical Center

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 grant partners 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 grant partners 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 Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation is a family foundation that supports and collaborates with nonprofit organizations and community partners that share our mission of helping children, adolescents, and young people affected by intellectual disabilities, mental health challenges, learning disabilities, and substance use disorders. Our giving is focused in Western New York and Eastern Massachusetts, areas that are important to the Tower family.

Recognizing the importance of strong organizational infrastructure for delivering high-quality programming and promoting organizational sustainability, we partner with Catchafire to connect select organizations with skills-based volunteers.

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 volunteers.