Strengthen Your Organization

With Help from Skilled Volunteers

Get Help from 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

Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary listed an Email Marketing System Set Up project.

Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary listed a Transcription project.

Terri from Colorado Black Health Collaborative listed an Online Research project.

Benard matched with Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary for a Press Release project!

Harshwardhan matched with Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary for a Flexible Coaching Support project!

Emmanuel matched with Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary for an Email Marketing Copywriting project!

Cassie from North Fort Collins Business Association listed a Social Media consultation call.

Daniel matched with Stefanie from Move Through Yoga for an Event Management consultation call!

Mohamed Niyaas matched with Stefanie from Move Through Yoga for an Event Management consultation call!

Johnathan matched with Lauren from Family Tree, Inc for a Website consultation call!

Betsy from Chaffee County Community Foundation listed an Email Marketing Copywriting project.

The Sun Valley Youth Center, Inc. received an application from Preetika for a Website consultation call.

Pop Culture Classroom received an application from Christopher for a Flexible Tech Support project.

The Sun Valley Youth Center, Inc. received an application from Ira for a Website consultation call.

Feel the Beat, Corp. received an application from Christopher for an Open Board Position consultation call.

Girls With Books! received an application from Judy for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Chaffee County Community Foundation received an application from JIAJIA for an Email Marketing Copywriting project.

The Sun Valley Youth Center, Inc. received an application from Kelechi for a Website consultation call.

Center for Community Wealth Building received an application from Tim for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

The Sun Valley Youth Center, Inc. received an application from Ryan for a Website consultation call.

Artistic Apothecary received an application from Andy for a Transcription project.

Colorado Black Health Collaborative received an application from MJ for a Print Materials Design project.

Colorado Black Health Collaborative received an application from Vaibhavi for an Online Research project.

The Sun Valley Youth Center, Inc. received an application from Matt for a Website consultation call.

North Fort Collins Business Association received an application from Irewolede for a Social Media consultation call.

Chaffee County Community Foundation received an application from Vineeth for an Email Marketing Copywriting project.

The Sun Valley Youth Center, Inc. received an application from Iboh Patrick for a Website consultation call.

North Fort Collins Business Association received an application from Anushka for a Social Media consultation call.

Center for Community Wealth Building received an application from Ingrid for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Liz from 40 West Arts, Inc. listed a Translation project.

Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary listed an Open Board Position consultation call.

Center for Community Wealth Building received an application from Divyansh for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Pop Culture Classroom received an application from Raj for a Flexible Tech Support project.

TEENS, Inc. received an application from Dileepteja for a Social Media consultation call.

Center for Community Wealth Building received an application from Jingxin / Dino for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Feel the Beat, Corp. received an application from Cindy for an Open Board Position consultation call.

Jefferson County Food Policy Council (Fiscal Sponsor: Trailhead Institute) received an application from Adriana for a Translation project.

Center for Community Wealth Building received an application from Julia for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Girls With Books! received an application from Aiza for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

TEENS, Inc. received an application from Isa for a Social Media consultation call.

The Sun Valley Youth Center, Inc. received an application from Meghana for a Website consultation call.

Bowen matched with Sandy from LifeSpark Cancer Resources for a Tech Systems Set Up project!

Harshwardhan matched with Casey from Stillwater Music for a Social Media Audit project!

Mile High Workshop received an application from Charles for a Finance consultation call.

The Sun Valley Youth Center, Inc. received an application from Irewolede for a Website consultation call.

Center for Community Wealth Building received an application from Alisha for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

The Sun Valley Youth Center, Inc. received an application from Brenden for a Website consultation call.

TEENS, Inc. received an application from Heather for a Social Media consultation call.

Melanie from The Sun Valley Youth Center, Inc. listed a Website consultation call.

Hallie from Jefferson County Food Policy Council (Fiscal Sponsor: Trailhead Institute) listed a Translation 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

“Catchafire has allowed us to tap into the expertise of the volunteers in many ways. We have consulted about human resource questions, worked with a graphic designer to create a yearly impact report, and gotten our flyers and registration forms translated into Pashto to better reach our newly arrived refugee families in the Denver area. For a small nonprofit, is incredibly valuable to have all this knowledge at our fingertips, ready to help us bring our mission and vision to more communities!”
Amanda Grant Writer/Administrative Assistant, Balon USA
“Catchafire has essentially given us a "staff" that is much larger and more knowledgeable in areas that are typically only available to larger organizations with a much larger budget.”
Karen Executive Director, BeyondHome

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 Colorado Gives Foundation

Who We Are

We are the Colorado Gives Foundation. We connect people, ideas and nonprofits. We are a Jeffco grantmaker and statewide, we invest to build the capacity of nonprofits and donors via ColoradoGives.org, nonprofit endowments and donor services.

What We Believe

We believe that a community is built by connection, and everyone can make good happen. Together, we strive to build resilient, connected and thriving communities, which is good for everyone.

If your nonprofit is a partner of Colorado Gives Foundation and/or on ColoradoGives.org please sign up for Catchafire to access the amazing capacity building services for free!

Read more about Colorado Gives 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