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

Julie from C.A.R.E. Clinic listed an Impact Report Graphic Design project.

Sophie matched with Bethany from International Association for Refugees for an Email Layout & Template project!

Belachew matched with Bethany from International Association for Refugees for a Translation project!

Cheryl matched with Michele from The Advocates for Human Rights for a Management Skills Coaching project!

Duluth Art Institute received an application from Thu for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.

C.A.R.E. Clinic received an application from Caitlyn for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.

Coalition of Asian American Leaders received an application from Andrew for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Duluth Art Institute received an application from Julian for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.

Pro-Choice Minnesota received an application from Muhammad for a Facebook Ads Set Up project.

Victoria matched with Paige from Wilder Foundation for a Translation project!

Travis from St. Paul's Monastery listed a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.

Bob matched with Yue from Light in the Well for an Event Slideshow Creation project!

Jeene matched with Bethany from International Association for Refugees for a Human Resources consultation call!

Bethany from International Association for Refugees listed a Translation project.

Bethany from International Association for Refugees listed a Translation project.

Coalition of Asian American Leaders received an application from Adrienne for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Bonnie from Midwest Food Connection listed a Translation project.

JoHanna from Lift Garage listed a Translation project.

Thao Mee from Coalition of Asian American Leaders listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Yaye matched with Vickie from Basic Needs Inc. of South Washington County for a Pricing Strategy project!

Project Friendship Inc received an application from Jide for a Website Major Update project.

Amy from Waseca Area Foundation listed an Impact Report Graphic Design project.

Shivani matched with Katherine from LiveMore ScreenLess for a Salesforce Database Customization project!

Grizelda matched with Bethany from International Association for Refugees for an Event Management consultation call!

Heart of Dance received an application from Matilda for a Website Copywriting project.

Pro-Choice Minnesota received an application from Haseeb for a Facebook Ads Set Up project.

Pro-Choice Minnesota received an application from Ritvik for an Excel Dashboard Creation project.

Pro-Choice Minnesota received an application from Sumit for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Elizabeth from Pro-Choice Minnesota listed a Press Kit project.

Pro-Choice Minnesota received an application from Robert for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Duluth Art Institute received an application from Beverly for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.

Pro-Choice Minnesota received an application from Nakshtra for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Project Friendship Inc received an application from Nakshtra for a Website Major Update project.

Pro-Choice Minnesota received an application from Asaduz for a Facebook Ads Set Up project.

Pro-Choice Minnesota received an application from Paige for a Human Resources consultation call.

Lenore matched with Tyler from Victoria Theater Arts Center for a Press Release project!

Elizabeth from Pro-Choice Minnesota listed a Facebook Ads Set Up project.

Ayda matched with Elizabeth from Pro-Choice Minnesota for a Communications consultation call!

Elsa matched with Frances from Wonderlust Productions for a Communications consultation call!

Tracy from Lyricality listed a Time Management Coaching project.

Pro-Choice Minnesota received an application from Felix for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Pro-Choice Minnesota received an application from Miriam for a Human Resources consultation call.

Safe Families for Children - West Central MN received an application from Sahil Swaroop for a Tech Systems consultation call.

Pro-Choice Minnesota received an application from Bukola for an Excel Dashboard Creation project.

Heart of Dance received an application from Alexander for a Website Copywriting project.

Pro-Choice Minnesota received an application from NITYA for an Excel Dashboard Creation project.

Charlie matched with Suree from Creative Healing Space, Inc for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

Pro-Choice Minnesota received an application from Adesoji for a Human Resources consultation call.

Pro-Choice Minnesota received an application from Geeta for an Excel Dashboard Creation project.

Heart of Dance received an application from Beverly for a Website Copywriting 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

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation work to strengthen our state and ensure that Minnesota is a place where everyone can thrive. We consistently work to make our community a stronger, more equitable place.

This year, the Foundation are partnering with Catchafire to provide skills-based volunteering to organizations in the East Metro and Greater Minnesota regions. The Foundation believe that by bringing capacity-building services to grantees and partner organizations, we can maximize the positive impact these organizations are able to make in the communities they serve.

Read more about the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation here.

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 volunteers.