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

Noah Webster House received an application from Bosco for a Social Media consultation call.

Fresh Start Pallet Products received an application from Oluwatobi for a Board Operations & Systems project.

Caleb matched with Monique from National Conference for Community and Justice for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project!

Austin matched with Itzel from HEDCO for a Website Audit project!

Brian matched with Meg from Shine Your Light CT for a Human Resources consultation call!

Barbara matched with Meg from Shine Your Light CT for a Human Resources consultation call!

Fresh Start Pallet Products received an application from Brian for a Board Operations & Systems project.

Noah Webster House received an application from John for a Social Media consultation call.

Araki matched with Itzel from HEDCO for a Brochure Graphic Design project!

Jenna from Fresh Start Pallet Products listed a Board Operations & Systems project.

Noah Webster House received an application from William for a Social Media consultation call.

Noah Webster House received an application from Cole for a Social Media consultation call.

Fresh Start Pallet Products received an application from Harshwardhan for a Board Operations & Systems project.

Anushka matched with Lydie from Glastonbury MLK Community Initiative for a Website Content Plan project!

NINA matched with Nancy from Strong Family Farm for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!

Noah from Noah Webster House listed a Social Media consultation call.

Neal matched with Noah from Noah Webster House for a Social Media consultation call!

FootLights Performing Arts & Education program received an application from Daniel for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Abid matched with Kevin from Aknew for a Finance consultation call!

Hartford Health Initiative received an application from Stefan for a Tech Systems Review project.

African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities received an application from Michael for a Management consultation call.

Lael Marie from FootLights Performing Arts & Education program listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Joshua matched with Barbara from Wind Hill Community Farm & Learning Center, Inc. for a Social Media Set Up project!

Frederick matched with kristen from The Tierney Development Group for a Tech Systems consultation call!

Micheal matched with Ron from Glastonbury MLK Community Initiative for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Anushka matched with Lydie from Glastonbury MLK Community Initiative for a Website consultation call!

MyLan matched with Lydie from Glastonbury MLK Community Initiative for a Website consultation call!

Flavian matched with Sonia from Sonia Plumb Dance Company for a Website Minor Update project!

Remso matched with Ron from Glastonbury MLK Community Initiative for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Fagbemi matched with Terry from Hartford's Proud Drill, Drum & Dance Corp for a Website consultation call!

Kelechi matched with Kathy from Tolland County Agricultural Center INC for a Logo Design project!

A matched with Terry from Hartford's Proud Drill, Drum & Dance Corp for a Finance consultation call!

African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities received an application from Daniel for a Social Media consultation call.

Sanjay matched with Lew from Cinestudio, Inc. for a Google Ads Set Up project!

Paul matched with Terry from Hartford's Proud Drill, Drum & Dance Corp for a Finance consultation call!

Ann from African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities listed a Social Media consultation call.

Ann from African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities listed a Management consultation call.

Colleen matched with Christopher from HARC, Inc. for a Training Plan Development project!

Abbey matched with Ann from African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities for a Talent Recruitment consultation call!

Janice matched with Ann from African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities for a Website consultation call!

Brian matched with Felecia from Taste Of The Caribbean Arts and Culture CT Inc. for a Social Media consultation call!

Mia matched with Felecia from Taste Of The Caribbean Arts and Culture CT Inc. for a Social Media consultation call!

Hartford Health Initiative received an application from Jared for a Tech Systems Review project.

Irewolede matched with Marcia from Taste Of The Caribbean Arts and Culture CT Inc. for a Visual Branding consultation call!

Michael matched with Latrice from Capitol Child Development Center, Inc. for a Management consultation call!

Jo matched with Latrice from Capitol Child Development Center, Inc. for a Management consultation call!

Logan matched with Lew from Cinestudio, Inc. for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project!

A matched with Heather from Valley Pre-School Inc for a Finance consultation call!

Hartford Health Initiative received an application from Seth for a Tech Systems Review project.

Anna matched with Lew from Cinestudio, Inc. for a Logo Design 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 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 Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is committed to putting philanthropy into action to create lasting solutions that result in vibrant communities within the Greater Hartford region.

We are partnering with Catchafire to provide our grantees and 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