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.
Yangyang matched with Hector from Bright by Three for a Google Analytics Reporting project!
Evelyn matched with Hector from Bright by Three for a Website User Experience project!
David matched with Gary from Pro Players Association for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Poetry Heals received an application from Mansi for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
PikeRide, Inc received an application from Mateo for a Translation project.
PikeRide, Inc received an application from Angela for a Translation project.
PikeRide, Inc received an application from Jonathan Fabrizzio for a Translation project.
Kevin from PikeRide, Inc listed a Translation project.
Classical KCME and Jazz 93.5 received an application from Araki for an Organizational Executive Summary project.
Poetry Heals received an application from Akinwale for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Kingdom Builder's Family Life Center received an application from Annika for a Merchandising project.
Sara from Poetry Heals listed a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Katie matched with Hector from Bright by Three for an Infographic project!
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum received an application from Marco for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Kingdom Builder's Family Life Center received an application from Jeffrey for a Merchandising project.
Greccio Housing received an application from Daniel for a Print Materials Design project.
Sarah from Greccio Housing listed a Print Materials Design project.
Greccio Housing received an application from samuel for a Print Materials Design project.
Hector from Bright by Three listed a Website Copywriting project.
Noah matched with Hector from Bright by Three for a Website Visual Design project!
Jolin matched with Hector from Bright by Three for a Website Visual Design project!
Kristen matched with Ally from Face It TOGETHER, Inc for a Website Content Audit project!
Rider matched with Cliff from Project Diakonia for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Hector from Bright by Three listed a Press Release project.
Wesley matched with Ally from Face It TOGETHER, Inc for a Website Accessibility Audit project!
Mikayla matched with Sarah from Greccio Housing for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Cathy matched with Stephanie from Classical KCME and Jazz 93.5 for an Excel Training project!
Patrice matched with Joy from Inside Out Youth Services for a Volunteer Manual project!
Andy matched with Tara from PikeRide, Inc for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Carmen matched with Allen from Trails and Open Space Coalition for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Lorena matched with rachel from R3 Strategies for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Chad matched with Hector from Bright by Three for a Video Editing project!
Brinda matched with Hector from Bright by Three for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!
Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance received an application from Pamela for an Individual Donor Letter project.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum received an application from Joe for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Splendor matched with Hector from Bright by Three for a Social Media Audit project!
Sheetal matched with Meg from The Mindfulness and Positivity Project for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project!
Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance received an application from Samantha for an Individual Donor Letter project.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum received an application from Terri for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Chad matched with Kevin from PikeRide, Inc for a Public Speaking Coach project!
Hector from Bright by Three listed a Short Video Creation Training project.
Sarah Joy matched with McKenzie from Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum received an application from Chad for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Sara matched with Joseph from Dream Centers of Colorado Springs for a Branded Digital Assets project!
Kingdom Builder's Family Life Center received an application from Priyanka for a Merchandising project.
Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance received an application from Adriana for an Individual Donor Letter project.
Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance received an application from Matthew for an Individual Donor Letter project.
Dr. Nader matched with Stephanie from Classical KCME and Jazz 93.5 for a Time Management Coaching project!
Chiranjivi matched with Jacob from The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs for a Website Audit project!
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum received an application from Louis for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
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 Yangyang L. helped Bright by Three
How Kristen T. helped Face It TOGETHER, Inc
How Rider R. helped Project Diakonia
How Mikayla T. helped Greccio Housing
How Cathy Y. helped Classical KCME and Jazz 93.5
How Patrice S. helped Inside Out Youth Services
How Sheetal P. helped The Mindfulness and Positivity Project
How Chad M. helped PikeRide, Inc
How Sarah Joy S. helped Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance
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.
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.