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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

Julieane from Danceworks, Inc. listed a Finance consultation call.

Neil matched with Aiyana from Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity for a Management Skills Coaching project!

The LeadersTrust received an application from Veeshant for a Website consultation call.

Donovan Hines Foundation of Exuberance Co received an application from KC for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Donovan Hines Foundation of Exuberance Co received an application from Kathy for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Donovan Hines Foundation of Exuberance Co received an application from Diana for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Justin from The Untitled Film Society listed an Event Management consultation call.

Justin from The Untitled Film Society listed an Event Management consultation call.

Sophia from Friedens Food Pantry listed a Website Major Update project.

Donovan Hines Foundation of Exuberance Co received an application from Geetanjali for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Serving Older Adults of Southeast Wisconsin Inc. received an application from Leah for a Logo Design project.

Friedens Food Pantry received an application from Shravanth for a Website Major Update project.

Donovan Hines Foundation of Exuberance Co received an application from KC for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Franky matched with Donna from Genisx Inc for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

Donovan Hines Foundation of Exuberance Co received an application from Meghala for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Donovan Hines Foundation of Exuberance Co received an application from Keerthi for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Donovan Hines Foundation of Exuberance Co received an application from Sarina for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Donovan Hines Foundation of Exuberance Co received an application from Jasman for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

The LeadersTrust received an application from Calum for a Website consultation call.

Donovan Hines Foundation of Exuberance Co received an application from Solomon for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Karla matched with Mariah from A Better Tomorrow for a Proposal Review project!

Brenda from Donovan Hines Foundation of Exuberance Co listed a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Angel from Serving Older Adults of Southeast Wisconsin Inc. listed a Flexible Human Resources Support project.

Anthony from Riverworks Development Corporation listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

FIDEL from TRUE SKOOL listed a Board Responsibilities & Structure project.

The LeadersTrust received an application from Mandolin for a Website consultation call.

Serving Older Adults of Southeast Wisconsin Inc. received an application from Vanessa for a Flexible Human Resources Support project.

Genisx Inc received an application from Grace for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Evan matched with Donna from Genisx Inc for a Flexible Finance Support project!

Genisx Inc received an application from Tristin for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Mu-Chieh matched with Donna from Genisx Inc for a Brand Messaging consultation call!

Vicki from SecureFutures listed an Employee Handbook project.

Genisx Inc received an application from Aniket for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Victoria matched with Andrea from Hanan Refugees Relief Group for a Translation project!

Andrea from Hanan Refugees Relief Group listed a Translation project.

Andrea from Hanan Refugees Relief Group listed a Translation project.

The LeadersTrust received an application from Nick for a Website consultation call.

The LeadersTrust received an application from Araki for a Website consultation call.

Urban Ecology Center received an application from Mary for a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project.

Urban Ecology Center received an application from Sanvi for a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project.

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity received an application from Araki for an Illustration project.

Virgil matched with Rachael from Milwaukee Tennis & Education Foundation for a Google Ads Set Up project!

Araki matched with Donna from Genisx Inc for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

Beth from Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity listed an Illustration project.

Urban Ecology Center received an application from Nathaniel for a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project.

Annette matched with Erika from Fair Housing Council for a Social Media consultation call!

David matched with Donna from Genisx Inc for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!

Patricia matched with Sarah from Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) for a Website Usability Audit project!

Karen from Milwaukee Christian Center listed a Human Resources consultation call.

Cindy matched with Karen from Milwaukee Christian Center for a Human Resources 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

Bader Philanthropies, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and Zilber Family Foundation have joined forces to support a nonprofit capacity-building program, the Greater MKE Partnership. The Greater MKE Partnership is a program that was started with a shared vision that nonprofits in Milwaukee would have access to additional tools and talent through Catchafire’s pro-bono consultants.

As part of the Greater MKE Partnership, 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, the Greater MKE Partnership supports nonprofits as they strengthen their operations and teams, while ultimately accelerating 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 skill sets.

Bader Philanthropies, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and Zilber Family Foundation.

For foundations interested in learning more about the Greater Milwaukee Partnership and how to get involved, please contact Catchafire.

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