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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

Aless from Co-x3 Family Foundation listed a Visual Branding consultation call.

Aless from Co-x3 Family Foundation listed a Flexible Copywriting Support project.

Aless from Co-x3 Family Foundation listed a Website User Experience project.

Aless from Co-x3 Family Foundation listed a Video Editing project.

Amy matched with Stephanie from Challenge Unlimited for a Brand Messaging consultation call!

Open Space STL received an application from Chatterjee for a Flexible Copywriting Support project.

ALIVE received an application from Vaibhav for a Website Content Audit project.

Challenge Unlimited received an application from Joseph for a Google Ads Set Up project.

Jennifer from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri listed a Translation project.

Brian matched with Nicole from Reboot Robotics for a Board Responsibilities & Structure project!

Faith HEALS received an application from Shawn for a Brochure Graphic Design project.

Lace Cheer and Dance Unlimited Incorporated received an application from Maya for a Website consultation call.

Lace Cheer and Dance Unlimited Incorporated received an application from Stephen for a Website consultation call.

Challenge Unlimited received an application from Wali for a Google Ads Set Up project.

Lace Cheer and Dance Unlimited Incorporated received an application from Amanda for a Website consultation call.

Alice from Lace Cheer and Dance Unlimited Incorporated listed a Website consultation call.

Xandi from Dutchtown South Community Corporation listed a Website Content Plan project.

kim matched with Brittany from Unleashing Potential - St. Louis, Missouri for a Website consultation call!

STL TreeLC received an application from Joshua for a Logo Design project.

Open Space STL received an application from Natalie for a Flexible Copywriting Support project.

Erin from STL TreeLC listed a Logo Design project.

Heidi from Safe Connections listed a Tech Systems consultation call.

Open Space STL received an application from Yoon for a Merchandising project.

Love In Action Inc. received an application from Heidi for an Event Management consultation call.

Bonnie from Open Space STL listed a Merchandising project.

Bonnie from Open Space STL listed a Flexible Copywriting Support project.

Adrienne matched with Sheila from Artist First for a Finance consultation call!

Stephanie from Challenge Unlimited listed a Google Ads Set Up project.

Daniel matched with Stephanie from Challenge Unlimited for a Social Media consultation call!

ALIVE received an application from Wiktoria for a Website Content Audit project.

Lily matched with Jennifer from ALIVE for a Social Media consultation call!

CARE STL received an application from Jerri for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Montay Mclaurin Foundation received an application from Moneef for a Marketing Materials consultation call.

Jennifer from ALIVE listed a Website Content Audit project.

Farhana matched with Christopher from The Eagles Nest of St Clair County for a Data & Analytics consultation call!

Karen matched with John from SIL Columbia for a Flyer Graphic Design project!

Challenge Unlimited received an application from David for a Social Media Content Calendar project.

Brian matched with Nicole from Reboot Robotics for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

Derek matched with Patrick from 10 Billion Strong for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project!

Stephanie from Challenge Unlimited listed a Social Media Content Calendar project.

Brooklyn matched with Lianne from Avenues Counseling Center for a Brochure Writing project!

Ryan matched with Muriel from St. Louis Area Diaper Bank for a Website Usability Audit project!

Derek matched with Patrick from 10 Billion Strong for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!

Derek matched with Patrick from 10 Billion Strong for a Google Analytics Reporting project!

Derek matched with Patrick from 10 Billion Strong for a Search Engine Keyword Research project!

Brian matched with Katerina from Peace Economy Project for a Board Assessment project!

Derek matched with Patrick from 10 Billion Strong for a Google Ads Set Up project!

Rustic Roots Sanctuary received an application from Jimoh for a Website consultation call.

Animal House Cat Rescue and Adoption Center received an application from Sara for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

The Christian Life Center received an application from Evelyn for a Communications 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

Missouri Foundation for Health and the St. Louis Community Foundation have joined forces to support a nonprofit capacity-building program, the Greater St. Louis & Missouri Capacity Building Network. The Greater St. Louis & Missouri Capacity Building Network is a program that was started with a shared vision that nonprofits within the region would have access to additional tools and talent through Catchafire’s pro-bono consultants.

As part of the Greater St. Louis & Missouri Capacity Building Network, 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 St. Louis & Missouri Capacity Building Network 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.

Learn more about Missouri Foundation for Health and the St. Louis Community Foundation.

For foundations interested in learning more about the Greater St. Louis & Missouri Capacity Building Network 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