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

Hope Communities received an application from Karla for a Print Materials Design project.

Hope Communities received an application from Mehran for a Print Materials Design project.

Family Housing Network of Fort Collins Inc received an application from Mehran for a Flyer Graphic Design project.

Chiamaka matched with Mikayla from Mountain Youth for a Tech Systems consultation call!

Ross matched with Mikayla from Mountain Youth for a Tech Systems consultation call!

Tiffany from Inside the Orchestra listed a Human Resources consultation call.

Philip matched with Casey from Stillwater Music for a Facebook Ads Set Up project!

Maya from Project AnimalAid listed an Instagram Set Up & Strategy project.

Sydney from Hope Communities listed a Print Materials Design project.

T2 Dance Company received an application from Peter for a Social Media Content Calendar project.

Far Away Friends received an application from Curtis for a Membership Strategy project.

www.revelinlife.org received an application from Rajat Rewaram for an Online Research project.

Project AnimalAid received an application from Karla for an Instagram Set Up & Strategy project.

40 West Arts, Inc. received an application from Sandra for a Translation project.

Project AnimalAid received an application from Alicia for an Instagram Set Up & Strategy project.

Rhonda B. matched with Stephanie from Westminster Public Schools Foundation for a Professional Bio Writing project!

Jess from Family Housing Network of Fort Collins Inc listed a Flyer Graphic Design project.

Anisha from Bahini Education Project listed a Website Content Plan project.

Bahini Education Project received an application from Esther for a Website Content Plan project.

T2 Dance Company received an application from Sahil for a Website Major Update project.

Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado received an application from Chia-Lin for a Management Skills Coaching project.

T2 Dance Company received an application from Joseph for a Website Major Update project.

T2 Dance Company received an application from Araki for a Website Major Update project.

T2 Dance Company received an application from Stephen for a Website Major Update project.

T2 Dance Company received an application from Sagar for a Website Major Update project.

ME matched with Ameris from Hope Communities for a Presentation Creation project!

Paola matched with Erin from T2 Dance Company for a Translation project!

Movement Disorders Foundation received an application from Zhenyu for an Online Research project.

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

Nancy S from Historic Georgetown, Inc. listed a Finance consultation call.

Erin from T2 Dance Company listed a Website Major Update project.

Erin from T2 Dance Company listed a Social Media Content Calendar project.

Kenisha matched with MICHELLE from Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado for a Management Skills Coaching project!

Brian matched with Erin from T2 Dance Company for a Board Operations & Systems project!

Rashi matched with Rachel from Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado for a Social Media consultation call!

James matched with Deone from Volunteers in Action for a Website consultation call!

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

T2 Dance Company received an application from Trevino for a Website Major Update project.

Center for Community Wealth Building received an application from Kelechi for a Presentation Creation project.

Carrie from www.revelinlife.org listed an Online Research project.

Michaela from Center for Community Wealth Building listed a Presentation Creation project.

Lisa matched with Jana from Stillwater Music for a Finance consultation call!

Jack matched with Rachel from Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado for an Excel Training project!

Benefits In Action received an application from Kara for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.

Shatoyia matched with Erin from T2 Dance Company for an Event Management consultation call!

Mikayla from SafeHouse Denver listed a Presentation Template Creation project.

Dana matched with Stephanie from Westminster Public Schools Foundation for an Organizational Executive Summary project!

T2 Dance Company received an application from Shatoyia for an Event Logistics Planning project.

Devon matched with Tasha from Joyful Journeys Community Enrichment for an Online Research project!

Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado received an application from Rashi for an Event Management 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

“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