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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

Birthday Wishes received an application from Muhammad Aslam for a Tech Systems consultation call.

Children's Advocacy Center Franklin County and North Quabbin received an application from Almamy for a Website consultation call.

Children's Advocacy Center Franklin County and North Quabbin received an application from Dave for a Website consultation call.

Children's Advocacy Center Franklin County and North Quabbin received an application from Stephen for a Website consultation call.

Jeffrey from Children's Advocacy Center Franklin County and North Quabbin listed a Website consultation call.

Sarah from Massachusetts Science & Engineering Fair, Inc. listed a Social Media consultation call.

CISA - Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture received an application from Nicole for a Tech Systems consultation call.

Children's Advocacy Center Franklin County and North Quabbin received an application from Johnathan for a Website consultation call.

Children's Advocacy Center Franklin County and North Quabbin received an application from Josiah for a Website consultation call.

Discovering Justice received an application from chemi for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.

Springfield Partners for Community Action received an application from Andrea for an Employee Review Process project.

Pamela from Alianza DV Services listed a Finance consultation call.

Gladys matched with Nellie from Lyme Disease Resource Center Inc. for an Accounting Systems Review project!

Shirene matched with Jen from CISA - Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture for a Flexible Tech Support project!

Adelyn matched with Katherine from Behavioral Health Network for a Video Editing project!

Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc. received an application from Alisa for an Interview Training project.

Kim from Kane's Krusade listed an Event Management consultation call.

Stephanie from Green Pro Bono listed a Website Audit project.

Green Pro Bono received an application from Andrew for a Website Audit project.

Wendy from CISA - Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture listed a Tech Systems consultation call.

MA Early Childhood Funders Collaborative received an application from Anavictoria for a Market Analysis project.

Northampton Community Music Center Inc received an application from Mark for a Marketing Materials consultation call.

Hilltown Village Inc (DBA It Takes a Village) received an application from GAURI for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

MA Early Childhood Funders Collaborative received an application from Japneet for a Market Analysis project.

Atiya matched with Inde from Northampton Community Music Center Inc for a Video Editing project!

Sam matched with Joanne from Economic Justice Task Force of Western MA for a Website Content Plan project!

Hilltown Village Inc (DBA It Takes a Village) received an application from Ross for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Hilltown Village Inc (DBA It Takes a Village) received an application from Tejashri for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Hilltown Village Inc (DBA It Takes a Village) received an application from Sajita for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Vishal matched with Mary Ann from All Our Kids, Inc. for a Google Ads Set Up project!

MA Early Childhood Funders Collaborative received an application from jian for a Market Analysis project.

MA Early Childhood Funders Collaborative received an application from Arbaz for a Market Analysis project.

Hilltown Village Inc (DBA It Takes a Village) received an application from Sruthi for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Marcial from Springfield Partners for Community Action listed a Board Operations & Systems project.

Black Behavioral Health Network Incorporated received an application from Idris for a Business Plan Review project.

Pioneer Valley Symphony received an application from Rene for a Tech Systems consultation call.

Nguyet Anh matched with Inde from Northampton Community Music Center Inc for a Photo Editing project!

Center for Women & Enterprise received an application from Lesya for an Email Marketing Copywriting project.

Hilltown Village Inc (DBA It Takes a Village) received an application from Smita for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Center for Women & Enterprise received an application from Abiola for an Email Marketing Copywriting project.

Loaves and Fishes received an application from Eva for a Board Prospecting project.

Anthony from Loaves and Fishes listed a Board Prospecting project.

Tara from Hilltown Village Inc (DBA It Takes a Village) listed a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Jean matched with Mary Ann from All Our Kids, Inc. for a Display Materials Design project!

Declan matched with Inde from Northampton Community Music Center Inc for a Storytelling project!

Gretchen from Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc. listed an Interview Training project.

Zoey from One Family, Inc. listed an Employee Handbook project.

Hilltown Village Inc (DBA It Takes a Village) received an application from Vy for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Hilltown Village Inc (DBA It Takes a Village) received an application from Nikita for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Discovering Justice received an application from Araki for an Impact Report Graphic 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 Beveridge Family Foundation, the Irene & George Davis Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts have joined forces with the Human Service Forum to sponsor your Catchafire membership. This program started with a shared vision that nonprofits within the Western Massachusetts region would have access to additional tools and talent through Catchafire’s pro-bono consultants.

As an invitee of the Human Service Forum's first program, nonprofits get access to Catchafire’s innovative virtual platform and programming to leverage a network of more than 100,000 skilled pro-bono consultants who will help with needs such as website development, online marketing, strategic planning, professional development, and other areas of critical work. Through Catchafire, the Human Service Forum supports nonprofits as they strengthen their operations and teams, while ultimately accelerating their efforts to build stronger, healthier, and more equitable communities.

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.

For foundations interested in learning more about the Human Service Network's partnership with Catchafire and how to get involved, please contact Catchafire.

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