Strengthen Your Organization
With Help from Skilled Volunteers
Connect With Talented and Engaged Professionals
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.
Hilda matched with Ann from Status Code 4 Inc. for a Transcription project!
Morgan from Forge Evolution listed a HR Policy Writing project.
Barron T. matched with Beth from Court Care for the Pikes Peak Region for a Communications consultation call!
Jennifer matched with Cindy from Family Promise (Interfaith Hospitality Network) for a Microsoft Teams Set-Up & Training project!
Nikki matched with Jan from Ormao Dance Company for a Management consultation call!
Kartik matched with Cindy from Family Promise (Interfaith Hospitality Network) for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Wilson matched with Kayley from Partners in Housing for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!
JIM matched with Nichole from Tri-Lakes Cares for an Individual Donor Letter project!
Angels of America's Fallen received an application from Togu for a Visual Brand Guide project.
Angels of America's Fallen received an application from Shumaila for a Visual Brand Guide project.
Bill from Angels of America's Fallen listed a Visual Brand Guide project.
Maggie matched with Jess from Kids on Bikes for a Print Materials Design project!
Phylis matched with Judy from Friends of the Children - Colorado Springs for an Employee Handbook project!
Dorothy matched with Bill from Angels of America's Fallen for a Logo Design project!
Brandon matched with Amanda from Forge Evolution for a Social Media Set Up project!
Poojitha matched with Melody from Affordable Child Therapy for a Website consultation call!
Minju matched with Melody from Affordable Child Therapy for a Website consultation call!
Nicole matched with Lisa from Pikes Peak Makerspace for an Event Concept & Plan project!
Jake matched with Emma from NAMI Colorado Springs for an Excel Dashboard Creation project!
Tatiana matched with Ann from Status Code 4 Inc. for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!
Rita matched with Doug from Catholic Charities of Central Colorado for a Copywriting project!
Meg matched with Kelly from NAMI Colorado Springs for a Website Audit project!
Silver S matched with Benjamin from Solid Rock Community Development Corporation for a Finance consultation call!
Jennifer A. matched with Latrina from Solid Rock Community Development Corporation for a Storytelling project!
Adeshina matched with Lindsay from Friends of the Children - Colorado Springs for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
Tiffany matched with Keith from Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO) for a Volunteer Manual project!
John matched with Latrina from Solid Rock Community Development Corporation for an Email Layout & Template project!
JIM matched with Latrina from Solid Rock Community Development Corporation for an Individual Donor Letter project!
Daniel matched with Kevin from PikeRide, Inc for an Excel Training project!
Stephanie matched with Jess from Kids on Bikes for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project!
Danielle matched with Latrina from Solid Rock Community Development Corporation for a Thank You Letter project!
Betsy matched with Kate from Home Front Military Network for an Employee Handbook project!
Paola matched with Sabrina from Leadership Pikes Peak for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Linda matched with Morgan from Forge Evolution for an Employee Handbook project!
Ed matched with Diane from Kidpower of Colorado for a Brochure Writing project!
Mark matched with Kayley from Partners in Housing for a Google Analytics Reporting project!
Claudia matched with Ann from Status Code 4 Inc. for a Translation project!
Haley matched with Elizabeth from The Resource Exchange for a Video Editing project!
Ben matched with Vickie from PILLAR Institute for Lifelong Learning for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Nowera matched with James from Solid Rock Community Development Corporation for a Business Plan Review project!
Todd matched with Drew from Pikes Peak Makerspace for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Meg matched with Kelly from NAMI Colorado Springs for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project!
Tara matched with Lisa from Pikes Peak Makerspace for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Vincenzo matched with Cynthia from Golden Lotus Foundation for a Social Media Set Up project!
Brian matched with Jan from Kidpower of Colorado for a Social Media Audit project!
Julia matched with Cynthia from Golden Lotus Foundation for a GIF Animation project!
Miguel matched with Sarah from NAMI Colorado Springs for a Time Management Coaching project!
Sarah matched with Nichole from Tri-Lakes Cares for a Website Audit project!
Joel matched with Doug from Catholic Charities of Central Colorado for a Human Resources consultation call!
Raul matched with Leonor from Ballet Folklorico de Barajas for a Website Audit project!
How It Works
1. Explore Available ProjectsBrowse through over 150 pre-scoped projects and post your own.
2. Find Your Pro Bono ProfessionalReview applications from interested professionals and choose who you want to work with.
3. Get The Help You NeedKick off your project and start making progress.
Two ways to connect!
What Do You Need Help With?
Select from 150+ pre-scoped projects or post a consultation call to get started.
Great Connections Are Made Here
How Hilda M. helped Status Code 4 Inc.
How Jennifer P. helped Family Promise (Interfaith Hospitality...
How Wilson A. helped Partners in Housing
How JIM P. helped Tri-Lakes Cares
How Maggie S. helped Kids on Bikes
How Phylis B. helped Friends of the Children - Colorado Springs
How Dorothy J. helped Angels of America's Fallen
How Brandon S. helped Forge Evolution
How Jake O. helped NAMI Colorado Springs
ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS
Work With Talented Professionals From Around 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
Frequently Asked Questions
New around here? Start with the basics.
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@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Have more questions? Drop us a line.
Email the Catchafire team at email@example.com, or schedule a Catchafire introduction call to learn more about how your organization can build capacity with help from skilled pro bono professionals