Strengthen Your Organization

With Help from Skilled Volunteers

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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

Andrell matched with Andrea from Insight Enterprises for a Human Resources consultation call!

Ross matched with Mandolin from Postpartum Support Va for a Tech Systems consultation call!

Latisha's House Foundation received an application from Shiva for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.

Latisha's House Foundation received an application from Aldrin for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.

Chastity from Social Butterflies Foundation listed a Press Release project.

Latisha's House Foundation received an application from Rene for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.

Patrice matched with Megan from Edmarc for a Leadership Coaching project!

Linda matched with Corey from The Doorways for a Human Resources consultation call!

Freekind received an application from Nandrin for a Social Media consultation call.

Williamsburg Area Meals On Wheels received an application from John for a Brochure Graphic Design project.

Victoria matched with Megan from Edmarc for a Translation project!

Williamsburg Area Meals On Wheels received an application from Adnan for a Brochure Graphic Design project.

Freekind received an application from Katharine for a Social Media consultation call.

Freekind received an application from Eunice for a Social Media consultation call.

The Witness Foundation received an application from Sunny for a Fundraising Plan Assessment project.

Jessica matched with Kyra from Real People Educating Others for a Board Operations & Systems project!

Amelia from Freekind listed a Social Media consultation call.

Latisha's House Foundation received an application from Oluwatobi for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.

Latisha's House Foundation received an application from Fu for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.

Williamsburg Area Meals On Wheels received an application from Haji for a Brochure Graphic Design project.

Jennifer matched with Allison from Bacon Street Youth and Family Services for a Talent Recruitment consultation call!

Elizabeth from Latisha's House Foundation listed a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.

Jan matched with Sharon from Guinea Heritage Association for a Finance consultation call!

So Etiquette Society received an application from Araki for a Print Materials Design project.

So Etiquette Society received an application from Philip for a Print Materials Design project.

Marina matched with Peter from Bay Aging for a Translation project!

Coles Horse Autism Therapy Station (CHATS) received an application from Nusrat J for a Finance consultation call.

Danielle from The Witness Foundation listed a Fundraising Plan Assessment project.

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula received an application from Abhinav for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula received an application from Amr for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula received an application from Ugonna for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

So Etiquette Society received an application from Dawit for a Print Materials Design project.

Rodney matched with Matthew from HELP Inc. for a Data Crunching & Analysis project!

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula received an application from Rabiatu for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

So Etiquette Society received an application from Adnan for a Print Materials Design project.

So Etiquette Society received an application from Mason for a Print Materials Design project.

So Etiquette Society received an application from Tejas for a Print Materials Design project.

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula received an application from Ryan for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Lavora from So Etiquette Society listed a Print Materials Design project.

Liwen matched with Shari from United Way of the Virginia Peninsula for a Data & Analytics consultation call!

David matched with Charvalla from United Way of the Virginia Peninsula for a Data & Analytics consultation call!

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula received an application from Yizhen for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

So Etiquette Society received an application from Kyla for a Print Materials Design project.

Julia matched with Teresa from The Legacy of HOPE Foundation for an Online Research project!

Linda from Coles Horse Autism Therapy Station (CHATS) listed a Finance consultation call.

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula received an application from Ernest for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Faith Recovery received an application from Ryan for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.

Polina matched with Diana from Serve the City Peninsula for a Data Visualization project!

Hampton Roads Refugee Relief received an application from Dominic for an Event Concept & Plan project.

Jessica matched with Tiffany from Peninsula Agency on Aging for a Volunteer Manual 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 Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation and the Williamsburg Health Foundation have partnered to launch Catchafire Virginia Peninsula.

Catchafire Virginia Peninsula is a collaborative program that was started with the shared vision of creating a stronger program for our larger, shared community. As part of Catchafire Virginia Peninsula, organizations get access to Catchafire's innovative virtual platform and programming to leverage a network of more than 100,000 skilled volunteers to help you accomplish the projects you need the most, so your organization can more efficiently and effectively carry out the important work you do every day.

Catchafire is a full service, on-demand solution designed to address the wide-ranging and complex needs of nonprofits and is the largest online tool to connect social good organizations with talented professionals looking to donate their skills.

Learn more about the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation and the Williamsburg Health Foundation.

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