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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

Eisha from E-Community Outreach Services listed a Social Media consultation call.

S&D PJ Housing received an application from Logan for a Business Plan Review project.

Jennifer matched with Makeda from Youth Arts Alliance for a Social Media Audit project!

Meaghan from Progressive Lifestyles, Inc. listed a Process Assessment project.

S&D PJ Housing received an application from Damiene for a Social Media consultation call.

S&D PJ Housing received an application from RIDWAN for a Flyer Graphic Design project.

E.B. from S&D PJ Housing listed a Flyer Graphic Design project.

E.B. from S&D PJ Housing listed a Social Media consultation call.

E.B. from S&D PJ Housing listed a Business Plan Review project.

Foundations Preschool of Washtenaw County received an application from Inderan for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Larry matched with Derrick from Community Action Network for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

A Brighter Way received an application from AB for an Event Concept & Plan project.

Foundations Preschool of Washtenaw County received an application from Mahima for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Roneshia from National Black Worker Center listed a Branded Digital Assets project.

Natasha matched with Monica from Remembering Cherubs for a Social Media Content Calendar project!

Megg from Foundations Preschool of Washtenaw County listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Sanjay matched with Monica from Remembering Cherubs for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!

National Black Worker Center received an application from Ojeh for a Branded Digital Assets project.

Gladys matched with Monica from Remembering Cherubs for an Accounting Systems Review project!

Joel matched with Danielle from Oakland Literacy Council for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

BCIC Early Achievers received an application from Deisy for a Copyediting project.

Roneshia from National Black Worker Center listed a Branded Digital Assets project.

Towana from Destiny and Purpose Community Outreach (DAPCO) listed a Fundraising Plan Assessment project.

Tejasvi matched with Mary from Keep it Moving Inc for a Tech Systems consultation call!

Shadora from Destined For Greatness Mentoring listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Danielle from Oakland Literacy Council listed a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Danielle from Oakland Literacy Council listed a Social Media Content Calendar project.

Shadora from Destined For Greatness Mentoring listed a Marketing Materials consultation call.

Athiyah matched with Kristen from Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan for a Print Materials Design project!

Bob matched with Donna from Higher Ground Abodes for a Video Editing project!

BCIC Early Achievers received an application from Lauren for a Copyediting project.

Lynwood from BCIC Early Achievers listed a Copyediting project.

John matched with Christina from Destined For Greatness Mentoring for a Talent Recruitment consultation call!

jeanne from A Brighter Way listed an Event Concept & Plan project.

Lisa matched with Summer from Fresh Start Clubhouse, Inc. for a Flexible Tech Support project!

Gabriela matched with KRISTINE from Redford Interfaith Relief for a Marketing Materials consultation call!

Ken matched with Monica from Remembering Cherubs for a Finance consultation call!

Lauren matched with Rochelle from Safe & Sound Ministries for a Short Video Creation Training project!

Jennifer matched with sheri from Foundations Preschool of Washtenaw County for an Excel Training project!

Fynn matched with Donovan from T.E.A. (Teach Empower Achieve) for an Email Marketing System Set Up project!

RuthAnn from House N2 Home listed an Event Concept & Plan project.

Lauren matched with KRISTINE from Redford Interfaith Relief for a Marketing Materials consultation call!

Ahmad matched with Ann from Dream of Detroit for a Flexible Web Development Support project!

Molly matched with Julia from Growing Forward Together for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!

Karlis matched with Kayla from Bailey Park Neighborhood Development Corp for a Social Media consultation call!

MOYOSORE matched with Kayla from Bailey Park Neighborhood Development Corp for a Data & Analytics consultation call!

Matt matched with Matt from Washtenaw Camp Placement for a Website consultation call!

Anne Marie matched with Kallista from Our Community Reads for an Accounting Systems Review project!

Momo matched with E.B. from S&D PJ Housing for a GIF Animation project!

Katie matched with Kathy from Waterford Community Coalition for a Website Content Plan 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 [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

United Way for Southeastern Michigan is excited to join Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, the Skillman Foundation, the Washtenaw Coordinated Funders, and funders in the Great Lakes Bay Region in the statewide nonprofit capacity-building program, One Michigan.

One Michigan is a collaborative with a shared vision that one day every nonprofit in Michigan can have access to the tools and talent they need through Catchafire’s on-demand support to create positive social change across the state.

As part of One Michigan, nonprofits get access to Catchafire’s innovative virtual platform and programming to leverage a network of more than 100,000 skilled volunteers who will help pro bono with needs such as website development, online marketing, strategic planning, professional development, and other areas of critical work. Through Catchafire, One Michigan empowers nonprofits to strengthen their operations, teams, and ultimately accelerate their efforts to build stronger, healthier, and more equitable communities.

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 skills.

Learn more about United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Washtenaw Coordinated Funders, Midland Area Community Foundation, United Way of Midland County, Saginaw Community Foundation, United Way of Saginaw County, Bay Area Community Foundation, United Way of Bay County, Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation, United Way of Gratiot & Isabella Counties, Greenleaf Trust, The Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, and the Skillman Foundation.

For foundations interested in learning more about One Michigan and how to get involved, please contact Catchafire.

Other One Michigan Partners

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