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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

Jonathan matched with Pamela from Lewis Place Historical Preservtion for a Communications consultation call!

Laura matched with Danny from St. Louis First Responder Canteen for a Website Usability Audit project!

Marsha matched with Dawn from Missouri Veterans Endeavor for a Social Media consultation call!

Nakshtra matched with Marschnee from Craft Alliance for a Website consultation call!

Bryan from River Styx Magazine (Big River Association) listed a Website Audit project.

Fairground Park For All received an application from Giancarlo for a Brand Messaging consultation call.

River Styx Magazine (Big River Association) received an application from Rhea for a Website Audit project.

UNILINK FOUNDATION received an application from Jihene for an Event Management consultation call.

River Styx Magazine (Big River Association) received an application from Beverly for a Website Audit project.

Rebecca matched with Deborah from Unleashing Potential - St. Louis, Missouri for an Employee Review Process project!

Thomas (Tom) matched with Felicia from Freddie Ford Family Foundation for a Mission, Vision & Values project!

Isa matched with Michelle from Cornerstone Center for Early Learning for a Social Media consultation call!

sally from Fairground Park For All listed a Brand Messaging consultation call.

Prital matched with Dennis from Gateway Festival Orchestra for a Logo Design project!

HOME WORKS! received an application from Nicholas for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Fairground Park For All received an application from Olakudu for a Brand Messaging consultation call.

Access Academies received an application from Lily for a Print Materials Design project.

African People's Education and Defense Fund received an application from Sahil Swaroop for a Website Major Update project.

HOME WORKS! received an application from Sudharsan for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Amee matched with Beth from MOWIT Missouri Women In Trades for an Individual Donor Letter project!

HOME WORKS! received an application from Samet Utkan for a Video Editing project.

HOME WORKS! received an application from Pamela for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Araki matched with KORY from MAYDAI EARLY ADVERSITY THERAPEUTIC RELATIONAL RECOVERY FOUNDATION for a Copywriting project!

Kelsey from HOME WORKS! listed a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

HOME WORKS! received an application from Emiliano for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Play it Forward Musical Foundation received an application from Anna Beth for an Event Management consultation call.

Sara matched with Denise from St. Louis County Parks Foundation for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!

Sofia from St. Louis Area Diaper Bank listed a Translation project.

Annemarie matched with Denise from St. Louis County Parks Foundation for a Salesforce Database Customization project!

LaKisha matched with Angie from William L. Clay Scholarship & Research Fund for an Event Management consultation call!

Access Academies received an application from Andrea for a Print Materials Design project.

Marley matched with Dennis from Gateway Festival Orchestra for a Marketing Materials consultation call!

Access Academies received an application from Mihir for a Branded Digital Assets project.

Rodney matched with Jane from St Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce for a Data Collection Plan project!

Ron matched with Jane from St Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce for a Fundraising Plan Assessment project!

Dave from Access Academies listed a Branded Digital Assets project.

Dave from Access Academies listed a Print Materials Design project.

Daniel matched with Beth from MOWIT Missouri Women In Trades for a Management consultation call!

Cher matched with Dennis from Gateway Festival Orchestra for a Marketing Materials consultation call!

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

Caren matched with Beth from MOWIT Missouri Women In Trades for a Fundraising Plan Assessment project!

Julius from UNILINK FOUNDATION listed an Event Management consultation call.

Delmar Main Street received an application from Pedro for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.

Samantha matched with Clair from St. Louis Anti-Violence Project for a Website Content Plan project!

CHRISTOPHER matched with John from SIL Columbia for an Online Survey project!

Brad matched with Beth from MOWIT Missouri Women In Trades for an Organizational One-Pager project!

Open Space STL received an application from Pedro for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

HOME WORKS! received an application from Zach for a Video Editing project.

African People's Education and Defense Fund received an application from Ritesh for a Website Major Update project.

HOME WORKS! received an application from Bobby for a Video Editing 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

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