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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

St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra received an application from Anushka Sunil for a Website Audit project.

Leon from Northside Youth And Senior Service Center listed a Copyediting project.

Melissa from Missouri Coalition for the Environment listed a Tech Systems Set Up project.

Webster Arts received an application from Jonathan for a Website consultation call.

Co-x3 Family Foundation received an application from Isa for a Social Media Content Calendar project.

Webster Arts received an application from Charitha for a Website consultation call.

Moise-Lena matched with ken from Modern American Dance Company for a Partnership Proposal Presentation project!

Mark matched with Madeline from STL Village for a Video Editing project!

Co-x3 Family Foundation received an application from Stas for a Search Engine Keyword Research project.

Co-x3 Family Foundation received an application from Isa for a Search Engine Keyword Research project.

Co-x3 Family Foundation received an application from Stas for a Search Engine Optimization Audit project.

HLH Heroes Foundation received an application from Pedro for a Website Usability Audit project.

It's Your Birthday Inc. received an application from Gibson for a Board Prospecting project.

One Joplin received an application from Amy for a Storytelling project.

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

Brian matched with Nicole from Reboot Robotics for a Social Media consultation call!

Leon from Northside Youth And Senior Service Center listed a Copyediting project.

Jodie from The Caregiver Club listed a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.

kim matched with Nicole from Reboot Robotics for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project!

Co-x3 Family Foundation received an application from Zehra for a Website User Experience project.

One Joplin received an application from Nathaniel for a Storytelling project.

Co-x3 Family Foundation received an application from Rajat Rewaram for a SWOT Analysis project.

Amadeo matched with Kyra from Family Care Health Centers for a Translation project!

John from It's Your Birthday Inc. listed a Board Prospecting project.

Maddy matched with ken from Modern American Dance Company for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!

Missouri Voter Protection Coalition received an application from Araki for a Website Major Update project.

Diane matched with Shavanna from Da Hood Connect for an Individual Donor Letter project!

Webster Arts received an application from Kelechi for a Website consultation call.

kim matched with Nicole from Reboot Robotics for a Website Content Plan project!

Deborah from Unleashing Potential - St. Louis, Missouri listed a Brochure Graphic Design project.

Deborah from Unleashing Potential - St. Louis, Missouri listed a New Employee Recruiting project.

Jim matched with Sandy from St Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce for a Project Management Plan project!

Co-x3 Family Foundation received an application from Edgar for a Search Engine Optimization Audit project.

Webster Arts received an application from Joshua for a Website consultation call.

ALIVE received an application from Kyung-Yul for a Website Content Audit project.

Lisa matched with Michele from SOPHE (Society for Public Health Education) Midwest for a Finance consultation call!

Kyra from Family Care Health Centers listed a Google Ads Campaign Support project.

Osvaldo matched with Jennifer from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri for a Translation project!

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

Tashara from Revitalization of Baden Association (ROBA) listed an Event Management consultation call.

Heather from Webster Arts listed a Website consultation call.

Missouri Voter Protection Coalition received an application from Jeremy for a Website Major Update project.

Access Academies received an application from Gary for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Webster Arts received an application from Praises for a Website consultation call.

Access Academies received an application from Blair for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Co-x3 Family Foundation received an application from Tatvesh for a SWOT Analysis project.

Ben from Hispanic Leaders Group listed an Operating Budget project.

Doug matched with Nicole from Reboot Robotics for a Finance consultation call!

Jan matched with Nicole from Reboot Robotics for a Finance consultation call!

Caleb matched with Ophelia from Casa de Salud for an Organizational Strategy 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