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

Jeremiah matched with Deborah from Williamsburg Health Foundation for a Website consultation call!

Nabajyoti matched with Deborah from Williamsburg Health Foundation for a Website consultation call!

Hampton Roads Urban Agriculture received an application from Rachel for an Operating Budget project.

Natasha House received an application from ME for a Partnership Proposal Presentation project.

Colonial Behavioral Health received an application from Kuyet for a Storytelling project.

De'Andre matched with Chastity from Social Butterflies Foundation for a Website Visual Design project!

Chonnie matched with Christin from The Witness Foundation for a Program Strategy & Goals project!

Isaiah matched with Christin from The Witness Foundation for a Social Media Content Calendar project!

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast received an application from Lesya for a Social Media Audit project.

FirstSpark received an application from Catalina for a Translation project.

Julie from FirstSpark listed a Translation project.

Anne from Communities In Schools of Hampton Roads listed a Social Media consultation call.

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast received an application from s for a Social Media Audit project.

Marcella from Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast listed a Social Media Audit project.

Avalon Center: working to end domestic and sexual violence received an application from Mark for a Finance consultation call.

Renee from Hampton Roads Urban Agriculture listed an Operating Budget project.

Natasha House received an application from Chatterjee for a Partnership Proposal Presentation project.

Avalon Center: working to end domestic and sexual violence received an application from John C for a Finance consultation call.

Karen from Natasha House listed a Partnership Proposal Presentation project.

Ahmet Berke matched with Chastity from Social Butterflies Foundation for a Google Ads Set Up project!

Abingdon Church received an application from Carolina Inés for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Tina from Avalon Center: working to end domestic and sexual violence listed a Finance consultation call.

Avalon Center: working to end domestic and sexual violence received an application from Priya for a Finance consultation call.

The Legacy of HOPE Foundation received an application from Damien for an Operating Budget project.

Oke-Stephen matched with Chastity from Social Butterflies Foundation for a Flyer Graphic Design project!

Treika matched with Cindy from Serve the City Peninsula for a Communications consultation call!

Christina matched with Angela from THRIVE Peninsula for a Branded Digital Assets project!

Abingdon Church received an application from Zach for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

De'Andre matched with Chastity from Social Butterflies Foundation for a Tech Systems Set Up project!

Kyra from Colonial Behavioral Health listed a Storytelling project.

ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation received an application from Jhanelle for a Talent Recruitment consultation call.

Paula matched with Greg from Orphan Helpers for a Merchandising project!

Paula matched with Greg from Orphan Helpers for a Brochure Graphic Design project!

Abingdon Church received an application from Heather for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Kellie matched with Katie from Grove Christian Outreach Center for an Organization Goal Setting project!

The Legacy of HOPE Foundation received an application from Eleanor for a Social Media Set Up project.

Abingdon Church received an application from Abhishek for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

The Legacy of HOPE Foundation received an application from Josiah for a Social Media Set Up project.

Abingdon Church received an application from Joshua for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Bruce matched with Teresa from The Legacy of HOPE Foundation for an Accounting Systems Review project!

Ellen matched with Katie from Grove Christian Outreach Center for a New Employee Recruiting project!

Sven from Abingdon Church listed a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Teresa from The Legacy of HOPE Foundation listed a Social Media Set Up project.

Teresa from The Legacy of HOPE Foundation listed an Operating Budget project.

Abingdon Church received an application from Stacy for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Ayanda matched with Christin from The Witness Foundation for a Social Media consultation call!

ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation received an application from Aundraya for a Talent Recruitment consultation call.

ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation received an application from Jennifer for a Talent Recruitment consultation call.

Rachael from ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation listed a Talent Recruitment consultation call.

ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation received an application from Firdaouss for a Talent Recruitment 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

“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