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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

Sandcastles Children's Museum received an application from Shannon for a Succession Planning Sessions project.

Lakeview Community Wellness Center received an application from Rita for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Lakeview Community Wellness Center received an application from Sanghamitra for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Luann from Lakeview Community Wellness Center listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Lakeview Community Wellness Center received an application from Araki for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Dale matched with Andrew from Ludington Area Center for the Arts for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!

Colton matched with Amanda from Montcalm Area Reading Council for a Translation project!

Bob matched with Kelli from Sandcastles Children's Museum for a Video Editing project!

Sandcastles Children's Museum received an application from Michael for a Succession Planning Sessions project.

Kristin from Sandcastles Children's Museum listed a Succession Planning Sessions project.

Terri from United Way - Montcalm Ionia listed a HR Policy Writing project.

Terri from United Way - Montcalm Ionia listed a HR Policy Writing project.

Terri from United Way - Montcalm Ionia listed a HR Policy Writing project.

Chatterjee matched with Terri from United Way - Montcalm Ionia for a Thank You Letter project!

Linda matched with Terri from United Way - Montcalm Ionia for an Employee Handbook project!

Elaine matched with Terri from United Way - Montcalm Ionia for a Branded Digital Assets project!

Terri from United Way - Montcalm Ionia listed a Professional Bio Writing project.

Sara matched with Terri from United Way - Montcalm Ionia for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!

Dale matched with Terri from United Way - Montcalm Ionia for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!

Mark matched with Terri from United Way - Montcalm Ionia for a Website Usability Audit project!

Chad matched with Terri from United Way - Montcalm Ionia for an Excel Dashboard Creation project!

Elaine matched with Terri from United Way - Montcalm Ionia for a Branded Digital Assets project!

Caleb matched with Darcia from Community Hope Christian Counseling for a Website Major Update project!

Jerry matched with Amanda from Montcalm Area Reading Council for an Infographic project!

Elvia matched with Kristin from Sandcastles Children's Museum for a Logo Design project!

Randy matched with Paul from Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce for a Facilitated Strategy Session project!

Araki matched with Amanda from Montcalm Area Reading Council for a Brochure Graphic Design project!

Meg matched with Kelli from Sandcastles Children's Museum for an Event Slideshow Creation project!

Charmaine matched with Darcia from Community Hope Christian Counseling for a Brochure Graphic Design project!

Callie matched with Kristin from Sandcastles Children's Museum for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!

Antonia Lee matched with Sally from Clay Street Center for a Website Audit project!

Joey matched with Amanda from Montcalm Area Reading Council for a Copyediting project!

Joey matched with Amanda from Montcalm Area Reading Council for an Individual Donor Letter project!

Sammy matched with Kelli from Sandcastles Children's Museum for a Logo Design project!

Mary matched with Kelli from Sandcastles Children's Museum for an Event Management consultation call!

Treika matched with Kristin from Sandcastles Children's Museum for a Communications consultation call!

Nathan matched with Sherlyn from Sandcastles Children's Museum for a Website consultation call!

Isiah matched with Kristen from Greenville Area Community Foundation for a Logo Design project!

Lucy matched with Jamie from Habitat for Humanity - Mason County for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

Brian matched with Audrey from United Way - Montcalm Ionia for an Individual Donor Letter project!

Regina matched with Tara from Lakeshore Food 4 Kids for a Website Content Plan project!

Megan matched with Cathy from Lakeshore Food 4 Kids for a Logo Design project!

Kristen matched with Tara from Lakeshore Food 4 Kids for an Event Concept & Plan project!

Laura matched with Tara from Lakeshore Food 4 Kids for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Kofi matched with Monica from Pennies from Heaven Foundation for a Transcription project!

Alexander matched with Julia from A Few Friends for the Environment of the World for a Communications consultation call!

Mark matched with Tara from Lakeshore Food 4 Kids for an Excel Dashboard Creation project!

Rhonda B. matched with Tara from Lakeshore Food 4 Kids for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!

Alisa matched with Kelly from Newaygo Area District Library for an Organizational Chart Creation project!

deborah matched with Tara from Lakeshore Food 4 Kids for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity 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

Community Foundation for Mason County, Greenville Area Community Foundation, & Michigan Health Endowment Fund have come together to support West Central Michigan organizations, joining other Michigan-based funders as part of Catchafire One Michigan.

One Michigan is a collaborative with a shared vision that one day every nonprofit in Michigan can have access to the tools and talent they need through Catchafire’s on-demand support to create positive social change across the state.

As part of One Michigan, nonprofits get access to Catchafire’s innovative virtual platform and programming to leverage a network of more than 100,000 skilled volunteers who will help pro bono with needs such as website development, online marketing, strategic planning, professional development, and other areas of critical work. Through Catchafire, One Michigan empowers nonprofits to strengthen their operations, teams, and ultimately accelerate 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 skills.


Learn more about Community Foundation for Mason County, , Fremont Area Community Foundation, Greenville Area Community Foundation, Lake County Community Foundation, Mecosta County Community Foundation, Osceola County Community Foundation, United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Washtenaw Coordinated Funders, Midland Area Community Foundation, United Way of Midland County, Saginaw Community Foundation, United Way of Saginaw County, Bay Area Community Foundation, United Way of Bay County, Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation, United Way of Gratiot & Isabella Counties, Greenleaf Trust, The Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, and the Skillman Foundation.

For foundations interested in learning more about One Michigan and how to get involved, please contact Catchafire.

Other One Michigan Partners

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