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

Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary listed an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.

The Lockwood Foundation received an application from Ankur for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Cat Care Society received an application from Josh for a Flexible Web Development Support project.

Simone matched with yasmine from Artistic Apothecary for a Transcription project!

Cat Care Society received an application from Sudharsan for a Flexible Web Development Support project.

The Right Step Inc received an application from Daniel for a Marketing Materials consultation call.

Cat Care Society received an application from Alex for a Flexible Web Development Support project.

Amanda from Cat Care Society listed a Flexible Web Development Support project.

Jeffrey from The Lockwood Foundation listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Thai from Kaizen Food Rescue listed an Online Research project.

Thai from Kaizen Food Rescue listed a Volunteer Manual project.

Thai from Kaizen Food Rescue listed an Online Research project.

Evergreen Scholarship/Bootstraps, Inc. received an application from Tianhao for a Brochure Graphic Design project.

WINGS Foundation, Inc. received an application from Wesley for a Website Accessibility Audit project.

Michele matched with Thai from Kaizen Food Rescue for a Proposal Review project!

Center for Community Wealth Building received an application from Philip for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.

Rebecca from WINGS Foundation, Inc. listed a Website Accessibility Audit project.

Rachel from Benefits In Action listed a Marketing Materials consultation call.

WINGS Foundation, Inc. received an application from Drew for a Website Accessibility Audit project.

WINGS Foundation, Inc. received an application from Shelby for a Website Accessibility Audit project.

Catherine matched with yasmine from Artistic Apothecary for an Illustration project!

Evergreen Scholarship/Bootstraps, Inc. received an application from Araki for a Brochure Graphic Design project.

Aidan matched with Brad from Envision:You for a Storytelling project!

The Right Step Inc received an application from Tiffany for a Marketing Materials consultation call.

Sharon from The Right Step Inc listed a Marketing Materials consultation call.

Evergreen Scholarship/Bootstraps, Inc. received an application from Dinesh for a Brochure Graphic Design project.

Evergreen Scholarship/Bootstraps, Inc. received an application from Francis for a Brochure Graphic Design project.

Kelli from Evergreen Scholarship/Bootstraps, Inc. listed a Brochure Graphic Design project.

Georgette matched with Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary for an Event Concept & Plan project!

deborah matched with Emiliee from Pop Culture Classroom for a Logo Design project!

Paulina matched with Sasha from Jefferson County Communities That Care for a Translation project!

Rachel matched with Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary for a New Employee Onboarding project!

Isaiah matched with Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary for a Website Content Audit project!

Zachery matched with Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary for a Website Accessibility Audit project!

LJ matched with Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary for a Proposal Review project!

Ashley E. matched with Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary for a Mission, Vision & Values project!

Sami matched with Michaela from Center for Community Wealth Building for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project!

Paulina matched with Rosa Marie from Una Mano, Una Esperanza for a Translation project!

Chris matched with Sasha from Jefferson County Communities That Care for a Google Workspace Set Up project!

Resilience1220 received an application from Olutayo for an Event Management consultation call.

Paulina matched with Kory from City of Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation Department for a Translation project!

Laura matched with Lex from Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado for an Organization Goal Setting project!

Paulina matched with Monica from The Action Center for a Translation project!

Ann matched with Rachel from Benefits In Action for a Marketing Materials consultation call!

Alexis matched with Deanna from BeyondHome for an Artificial Intelligence consultation call!

Debjani matched with yasmine from Artistic Apothecary for an Illustration project!

Lipsa matched with Rachel from Benefits In Action for a Marketing Materials consultation call!

Paulina matched with Thai from Kaizen Food Rescue for a Translation project!

Michaela from Center for Community Wealth Building listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.

Marie matched with Rachel from Benefits In Action for a Marketing Materials 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 this Program

Colorado Gives Foundation (formerly Community First Foundation) connects donors and Colorado nonprofits to make good happen. We are a Jeffco grantmaker and through Colorado Gives 365, we make it easy for people to donate to the causes they care about, enabling meaningful change to help our neighbors thrive. We achieve this by connecting people, ideas, and nonprofits. Statewide, we invest to build the capacity of nonprofits and donors nonprofit endowments and donor services. Together, we strive to build resilient, connected and thriving communities. Our work is rooted in attentive listening and a firm commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Colorado Gives Foundation is where donors find and discover the community impact that matters most to them, which is good for everyone.

Meaningful change happens when we work together and that’s why we partner with Catchafire, the largest online tool that connects social good organizations with talented professionals looking to donate their skills. Through this partnership, invitees have access to virtual, skills-based volunteers, to help them further their missions related to building a brighter future in their communities.

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