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

NAMI Colorado Springs received an application from ?? for a Flexible Data Support project.

NAMI Colorado Springs received an application from Shirene for a Flexible Data Support project.

Kingdom Builder's Family Life Center received an application from Elija for a Storytelling project.

Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates received an application from Skylar for a Video Editing project.

Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance received an application from Jill for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.

Colorado Springs World Affairs Council received an application from Jessica for an Employee Handbook project.

Lisa from Kingdom Builder's Family Life Center listed a Storytelling project.

NAMI Colorado Springs received an application from Anamika for a Flexible Data Support project.

NAMI Colorado Springs received an application from Abhishek for a Flexible Data Support project.

Tim matched with Ally from Face It TOGETHER, Inc for a Public Relations consultation call!

Ormao Dance Company received an application from Michael for a Leadership Coaching project.

Ormao Dance Company received an application from Patrick for a Leadership Coaching project.

Classical KCME and Jazz 93.5 received an application from Marleen for an Infographic project.

Colorado Springs World Affairs Council received an application from Brenda for an Employee Handbook project.

Emma from NAMI Colorado Springs listed a Flexible Data Support project.

Almee matched with Kathleen from Opera Theatre of the Rockies for a Flexible Web Development Support project!

Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance received an application from Kimberly for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.

Trails and Open Space Coalition received an application from Sai for an Excel-Based Accounting System project.

Joel matched with Ally from Face It TOGETHER, Inc for a Public Relations consultation call!

Ann from Status Code 4 Inc. listed an Accounting Systems Review project.

Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates received an application from Nate for a Video Editing project.

Jan from Ormao Dance Company listed a Leadership Coaching project.

Trails and Open Space Coalition received an application from Elengeswaran for an Excel-Based Accounting System project.

Angels of America's Fallen received an application from Brian for a Marketing Materials consultation call.

Natividad matched with Ally from Face It TOGETHER, Inc for a Public Relations consultation call!

Stephanie from Classical KCME and Jazz 93.5 listed an Infographic project.

Trails and Open Space Coalition received an application from Sandy for an Excel-Based Accounting System project.

Classical KCME and Jazz 93.5 received an application from Alexis for an Event Concept & Plan project.

Peak Education received an application from Aishwarya for a Data Visualization project.

Peak Education received an application from Adreyan for a Data Visualization project.

Carlos from Peak Education listed a Data Visualization project.

Peak Education received an application from Shawn for a Data Visualization project.

Peak Education received an application from Chris for a Data Visualization project.

Peak Education received an application from Jonathan for a Data Visualization project.

Peak Education received an application from Agnita for a Data Visualization project.

Peak Education received an application from Sakshi for a Data Visualization project.

Peak Education received an application from Abigail for a Data Visualization project.

Peak Education received an application from Meg for a Data Visualization project.

Peak Education received an application from Christian for a Data Visualization project.

Peak Education received an application from sharon for a Data Visualization project.

Peak Education received an application from Rodney for a Data Visualization project.

Araki matched with Heather from The Thrive Networks for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project!

The Resource Exchange received an application from Gabriel for a Visual Brand Guide project.

Cory from Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates listed a Video Editing project.

Trails and Open Space Coalition received an application from Paul for an Excel-Based Accounting System project.

Classical KCME and Jazz 93.5 received an application from Honeyrock for an Event Concept & Plan project.

The Resource Exchange received an application from Mia for a Visual Brand Guide project.

Julie from The Resource Exchange listed a Visual Brand Guide project.

Classical KCME and Jazz 93.5 received an application from Jared for a Microsoft Teams Set-Up & Training project.

Trails and Open Space Coalition received an application from Saud for an Excel-Based Accounting System 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 help@catchafire.org, 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 help@catchafire.org and one of Catchafire’s Nonprofit Advisors will be in touch within 24 business hours.

About this Program

The Chapman Trusts, Colorado Springs Health Foundation, The Dakota Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Ent Credit Union Foundation, Gazette Charities Foundation, GE Johnson Foundation, Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation, Leighty Foundation, Lindsay-Brisbin Fund, Moniker Foundation, Pikes Peak Community Foundation, RNR Foundation, and the Strub Heer Fund have joined forces to support a nonprofit capacity-building program, Pikes Peak Connect. Pikes Peak Connect is a program that was started with a shared vision that nonprofits throughout the Pikes Peak Region would have access to additional tools and talent through Catchafire’s pro-bono consultants.

As part of Pikes Peak Connect, 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, Pikes Peak Connect helps organizations identify and achieve their philanthropic goals while accelerating their mission to contribute towards an ecosystem for systemic change.

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 skill sets.

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Have more questions? Drop us a line.

Email the Catchafire team at help@catchafire.org, or schedule a Catchafire introduction call to learn more about how your organization can build capacity with help from skilled pro bono professionals