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

Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education received an application from Yasaswitha for a Branded Digital Assets project.

Leanne from Spark the Change Colorado listed an Illustration project.

Guidestone Colorado received an application from Michael for a Website Major Update project.

Alison matched with Katie from Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education for an Infographic project!

Akshay matched with Katie from Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education for a Flexible Tech Support project!

Lex from Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado listed a Translation project.

Artistic Apothecary received an application from Marielle for a Proposal Review project.

Colorado Vincentian Volunteers received an application from Oluwatolamise for a Website consultation call.

Daniel matched with Jenna from Restorative Jeff Co for a Logo Design project!

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

Katie from Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education listed a Branded Digital Assets project.

Mason matched with Sandy from LifeSpark Cancer Resources for a Tech Systems consultation call!

Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary listed a Flexible Coaching Support project.

Colorado Vincentian Volunteers received an application from Erin for a Website consultation call.

Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary listed an Email Marketing Copywriting project.

Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary listed a Proposal Review project.

Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary listed a Press Release project.

Kuwa-Jasiri from Artistic Apothecary listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Guidestone Colorado received an application from Henry for a Website Major Update project.

Guidestone Colorado received an application from Emily for a Website Major Update project.

Jefferson County Food Policy Council (Fiscal Sponsor: Trailhead Institute) received an application from Danities for a Website Major Update project.

Krista matched with Katie from Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education for a Copyediting project!

Colorado Vincentian Volunteers received an application from Jide for a Website consultation call.

Colorado Vincentian Volunteers received an application from Unique star for a Website consultation call.

Colorado Vincentian Volunteers received an application from Ishita for a Website consultation call.

Bria matched with Jennifer from Butterfly Pavilion for a Copyediting project!

Colorado Vincentian Volunteers received an application from Adeola for a Website consultation call.

Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education received an application from John for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.

Colorado Vincentian Volunteers received an application from Paola for a Website consultation call.

Colorado Vincentian Volunteers received an application from Rohit for a Website consultation call.

Colorado Vincentian Volunteers received an application from Prosper for a Website consultation call.

Tony from Colorado Vincentian Volunteers listed a Website consultation call.

Katie from Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.

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

Tiffany matched with Sharon from The Right Step Inc for a Marketing Materials consultation call!

Herbal Gardens Wellness received an application from Sankari for a Pricing Strategy project.

Guidestone Colorado received an application from Ira for a Website Major Update project.

Guidestone Colorado received an application from Ira for a Website consultation call.

Guidestone Colorado received an application from Oladele for a Website Major Update project.

Burt matched with Heather from Our Front Porch for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Guidestone Colorado received an application from Gideon for a Website consultation call.

Carrie from Guidestone Colorado listed a Website consultation call.

Guidestone Colorado received an application from Ana Carolina for a Website Major Update project.

Guidestone Colorado received an application from Joshua for a Website consultation call.

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

Teach By Tech received an application from Lucy for a Finance consultation call.

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

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

Guidestone Colorado received an application from Kelechi for a Website Major Update project.

Carrie from Guidestone Colorado listed a Website Major Update 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 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