Strengthen Your Organization

With Help from Skilled Volunteers

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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

Dane County Multi Agency Center received an application from Rachel for a Storytelling project.

La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium received an application from Toby for a Change Management Coaching project.

La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium received an application from Blair for a Change Management Coaching project.

Better Brodhead received an application from Kara for a Print Materials Design project.

La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium received an application from Jim for a Change Management Coaching project.

La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium received an application from Melissa for a Change Management Coaching project.

La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium received an application from Harshwardhan for a Change Management Coaching project.

Catherine from La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium listed a Change Management Coaching project.

Michele matched with Heather from Recovery Pathways for a Website Content Plan project!

Kathleen from Better Brodhead listed a Print Materials Design project.

Better Brodhead received an application from ANINKU for a Print Materials Design project.

Harshwardhan matched with Heather from Recovery Pathways for a Brand Messaging consultation call!

Daniel matched with Heather from Recovery Pathways for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Dane County Multi Agency Center received an application from Shirene for a Storytelling project.

Brian matched with Heather from Recovery Pathways for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

Daemion matched with Heather from Recovery Pathways for an Illustration project!

Medical College Of Wisconsin received an application from Nathan for a Time Management Coaching project.

Sun matched with Jay from YWCA Madison, Inc for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!

Kathryn matched with Laura from Catholic Multicultural Center for a Website Visual Design project!

Tino matched with Heather from Recovery Pathways for a Mission, Vision & Values project!

Medical College Of Wisconsin received an application from Veer for a Time Management Coaching project.

Maryam matched with Heather from Recovery Pathways for a Website consultation call!

Ro matched with Heather from Recovery Pathways for a Logo Design project!

Kimberly from Dane County Multi Agency Center listed a Storytelling project.

Medical College Of Wisconsin received an application from Michael for a Time Management Coaching project.

Crina-Antonia matched with Becca from Catholic Multicultural Center for a Flyer Graphic Design project!

Maria from Medical College Of Wisconsin listed a Time Management Coaching project.

Zoraida matched with Christine from Rock County Public Health Department for a Website Usability Audit project!

Richland County Department of Health & Human Services received an application from Gavanna for a Finance consultation call.

Molly matched with Cami from Oneida County Health Department for an Infographic project!

Luciana matched with Monica from Medical College Of Wisconsin for a Data & Analytics consultation call!

Mengxiang matched with Kimberly from Dane County Multi Agency Center for a Social Media Audit project!

Andrea matched with Jill from Briarpatch Youth Services for a Flexible Human Resources Support project!

Richland County Department of Health & Human Services received an application from Muhammad Aslam for a Finance consultation call.

Damien matched with Michael from Medical College Of Wisconsin for an Artificial Intelligence consultation call!

Brandie from Richland County Department of Health & Human Services listed a Finance consultation call.

Erin matched with Ginny from Rooted WI Inc. for a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project!

Chrysalis Inc. received an application from Michael for a Human Resources consultation call.

Chrysalis Inc. received an application from Nicole for a Human Resources consultation call.

Chrysalis Inc. received an application from Anubhav for a Human Resources consultation call.

Dani from Chrysalis Inc. listed a Human Resources consultation call.

Tom matched with Beth from Employment Resources, Inc. for a Succession Planning Sessions project!

Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association (RLWA) received an application from Araki for a Website consultation call.

Andrew matched with Rebecca from Wisconsin Community Health Empowerment Fund, Inc. for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association (RLWA) received an application from Zilla for a Website consultation call.

Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association (RLWA) received an application from Leilani Spring for a Website consultation call.

Victoria matched with Samantha from Prevent Blindness Wisconsin for a Translation project!

Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association (RLWA) received an application from Daniel for a Website consultation call.

Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association (RLWA) received an application from ISRAEL for a Website consultation call.

Erin matched with Ginny from Rooted WI Inc. for a Data & Analytics 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

“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 [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

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have joined together to launch a statewide nonprofit capacity-building program, "Partnership for a Healthy Wisconsin," to strengthen our state's nonprofits' capacity to improve health and advance health equity.

Catchafire is the largest, online tool that connects social good organizations with talented professionals looking to donate their skills. This resource provides organizations with expert support in areas like marketing and communications, web development, operations, strategy and much, much more.

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