Strengthen Your Organization
With Help from Skilled Volunteers
Connect With Talented and Engaged Professionals
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.
O'Nealya from Lakeshore Food Club listed a Storytelling project.
Lakeshore Food Club received an application from Kimberly for a Storytelling project.
Laura from Greenville Area Community Foundation listed a Board Prospecting project.
Laura from Greenville Area Community Foundation listed a New Employee Onboarding project.
Hadley from Grand Haven Area Community Foundation listed a HR Policy Writing project.
Michell matched with Tara from Lakeshore Food 4 Kids for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
Grand Haven Area Community Foundation received an application from Florence for a HR Policy Writing project.
Chaitali matched with Barbara Lee from Extended Grace for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates received an application from mansi for a Translation project.
Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates received an application from buda for a Google Ads Campaign Support project.
Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates received an application from Ulysses for a Google Ads Campaign Support project.
David from Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates listed a Google Ads Campaign Support project.
Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates received an application from Richard for a Google Ads Campaign Support project.
David from Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates listed a Translation project.
Michelle matched with Andrea from Community Foundation for Mason County for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!
Sunuja matched with Tara from Lakeshore Food 4 Kids for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project!
Muskegon River Watershed Assembly received an application from Brendan for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Muskegon River Watershed Assembly received an application from Solomon for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
JIM matched with Kelly from Newaygo Area District Library for an Individual Donor Letter project!
Zachary matched with Jamie from Habitat for Humanity - Mason County for a Website Audit project!
Sunuja matched with Tara from Lakeshore Food 4 Kids for a Website consultation call!
Love In the Name of Christ - Newaygo Co received an application from Troy for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Muskegon River Watershed Assembly received an application from Jessica for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
David from Muskegon River Watershed Assembly listed a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Liz matched with Tara from Lakeshore Food 4 Kids for an Instagram Set Up & Strategy project!
DJ matched with David from Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates for a Website Technical Updates project!
Love In the Name of Christ - Newaygo Co received an application from Sulamita for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Rachal from Love In the Name of Christ - Newaygo Co listed a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Joy matched with Amanda from Have Mercy for a Logo Design project!
Juan P. matched with Eva from Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates for a Compensation Plan project!
Ana matched with Jocelyn from Community Foundation for Muskegon Co/Frauenthal Center for a Data Collection Plan project!
Treika matched with Jessica from Bellwether Foundation for an Event Concept & Plan project!
Constance matched with Deb from IM Kids Third Meal (21st C. Teaching & Learning) for a Board Operations & Systems project!
Nathan matched with Monica from Pennies from Heaven Foundation for a Storytelling project!
Lauren matched with Robin from Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance for a Visual Brand Guide project!
Adom matched with Pete from Community Foundation for Muskegon Co/Frauenthal Center for a Tech Systems Set Up project!
Valli matched with Lauren from Grand Haven Area Community Foundation for a Meeting Facilitation Coaching project!
Maddie matched with Colleen from Hesperia Community Library for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Jan matched with Deb from IM Kids Third Meal (21st C. Teaching & Learning) for an Accounting Systems Set Up project!
Gina Marie matched with Jessica from Bellwether Foundation for an Event Management consultation call!
Mark matched with Andrea from Read Muskegon for a Website consultation call!
Benjamin matched with Monica from Pennies from Heaven Foundation for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Scott matched with Colleen from Hesperia Community Library for an Accounting Systems Set Up project!
Kristyn matched with Jamie from Montcalm CASA for an Individual Donor Letter project!
Chelsea matched with Amy from Community Foundation for Muskegon Co/Frauenthal Center for a Brochure Writing project!
Lynette matched with Laura from Greenville Area Community Foundation for an Employee Handbook project!
Devyanee matched with Laura from Greenville Area Community Foundation for a Website Accessibility Audit project!
Ashwin matched with Amy from Community Foundation for Muskegon Co/Frauenthal Center for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
Robert matched with Kelly from Newaygo Area District Library for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!
Tim matched with Amanda from Have Mercy for a Website Audit project!
How It Works
1. Explore Available ProjectsBrowse through over 150 pre-scoped projects and post your own.
2. Find Your Pro Bono ProfessionalReview applications from interested professionals and choose who you want to work with.
3. Get The Help You NeedKick off your project and start making progress.
Two ways to connect!
What Do You Need Help With?
Select from 150+ pre-scoped projects or post a consultation call to get started.
Great Connections Are Made Here
Matched Oct 19th, 2021
How Michell S. helped Lakeshore Food 4 Kids
Flyer Graphic Design
Matched Oct 18th, 2021
How Chaitali D. helped Extended Grace
Flexible Graphic Design Support
Matched Oct 7th, 2021
How Michelle F. helped Community Foundation for Mason County
Elevator Pitch Coaching
Matched Sep 27th, 2021
How JIM P. helped Newaygo Area District Library
Individual Donor Letter
Matched Sep 24th, 2021
How Zachary M. helped Habitat for Humanity - Mason County
Matched Aug 31st, 2021
How Joy V. helped Have Mercy
Matched Aug 25th, 2021
How Juan P. G. helped Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates
Matched Aug 22nd, 2021
How Ana A. helped Community Foundation for Muskegon Co/Frauen...
Data Collection Plan
Matched Aug 11th, 2021
How Constance W. helped IM Kids Third Meal (21st C. Teaching...
Board Operations & Systems
ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS
Work With Talented Professionals From Around 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
Frequently Asked Questions
New around here? Start with the basics.
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 120 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 to troubleshoot 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.
About This Program
The Fremont Area Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Muskegon County, Community Foundation for Mason County, Greenville Area Community Foundation, Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, Lake County Community Foundation, Mecosta County Community Foundation, Osceola County 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, Community Foundation for Muskegon County, Fremont Area Community Foundation, Grand Haven 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.