Boston Area Rape Crisis Center received an application from Mitchell for a Visual Branding consultation call.
FamilyAid Boston received an application from Kym for a Website Construction (CMS-Based) project.
Ben matched with Mary from Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center for a Marketing Materials consultation call!
Jessica from Boston Area Rape Crisis Center listed a Visual Branding consultation call.
Women of Color in Solidarity received an application from Michael for a Website Visual Design project.
Project Giving Kids received an application from Flavia for a Website Minor Update project.
Jenny matched with Ann from New England Foundation for the Arts for a Marketing Materials consultation call!
Nichole matched with Kate from RESPOND for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Team IMPACT received an application from Jennifer for a Presentation Creation project.
Team IMPACT received an application from Adriana for a Presentation Creation project.
Stacy matched with Rebecca from FamilyAid Boston for a Branded Digital Assets project!
Molly from Project Giving Kids listed a Website Minor Update project.
Scott matched with Fernanda from Massachusetts General Hospital for Children for a Print Materials Design project!
Mary from Team IMPACT listed a Presentation Creation project.
Racine Black Dance Festival received an application from Alessandra for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Ethos received an application from John for a Google AdWords Set Up project.
Ethos received an application from Alexandra for a Merchandising project.
Donna matched with Raymond from Ethos for a Print Materials Design project!
Ethos received an application from Fatih for a Google AdWords Set Up project.
Jessica matched with Gini from The Haven Project for an Event Planning Strategy Sessions project!
Raymond from Ethos listed a Google AdWords Set Up project.
Raymond from Ethos listed a Merchandising project.
Patty matched with Angela from The Steppingstone Foundation for an Employee Handbook project!
Shawn matched with Kristen from METCO - Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Women of Color in Solidarity received an application from Wayne O for a Website Visual Design project.
Women of Color in Solidarity received an application from Abraham for a Website Visual Design project.
Cheyenne from Women of Color in Solidarity listed a Website Visual Design project.
Caroline matched with Rebecca from FamilyAid Boston for a Messaging Guidelines project!
Chinue matched with Mary from On With Living and Learning, Inc [OWLL] for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
George matched with Kristen from METCO - Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Racine Black Dance Festival received an application from Loud for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
The Food Project received an application from Ryan for a Video Editing project.
Tammy matched with Rosalind from MA Office of Public Collaboration, University of Massachusetts Boston for a Marketing Strategy Sessions project!
Deborah matched with Stacy from Community Health Network Area 17 CHNA 17 for a Time Management Coaching project!
Terri matched with Anne from The Food Project for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Nathan matched with Molly from Project Giving Kids for a Google AdWords Set Up project!
Riley matched with Rebecca from MetroWest Legal Services for a Brochure Writing project!
Dave matched with Rebecca from MetroWest Legal Services for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Jessica matched with Carrie from Shelter Music Boston for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Rebecca from FamilyAid Boston listed a Website Construction (CMS-Based) project.
Diping matched with Sally from Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation for a Salesforce Database Customization project!
Asha matched with Kristen from METCO - Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity for a Human Resources consultation call!
Mitchell matched with Ann from New England Foundation for the Arts for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
Cory matched with Michael from TUGG for a Website consultation call!
Anne from The Food Project listed a Video Editing project.
The Food Project received an application from Derek for a Video Editing project.
The Food Project received an application from Joe for a Video Editing project.
Megan from Institute for Nonprofit Practice listed a Salesforce Database Customization project.
Institute for Nonprofit Practice received an application from Ramesh for a Salesforce Database Customization project.
Institute for Nonprofit Practice received an application from Mitchel for a Salesforce Database Customization project.
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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 nonprofits 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 throughout your membership, but can only post up to five projects at a time. Once you finish a project, mark it “complete” and you can post a new project. Note: you can post as many Ask An Expert phone calls as you’d like.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
The Boston Foundation devotes its resources to building and sustaining a vital, prosperous city and region, where justice and opportunity are extended to everyone. It fulfills this mission in three principal ways: Making grants to nonprofit organizations and designing special funding initiatives to address the community’s critical challenges; working in partnership with our donors and other funders to achieve high-impact philanthropy; and serving as a civic hub and center of information, where ideas are shared, levers for change are identified and common agendas for the future are developed.
We know that a strong nonprofit sector means a strong Greater Boston. We are partnering with Catchafire to connect select nonprofits with dedicated, skilled volunteers who share a common mission of addressing challenges and seizing opportunities to maximize the effectiveness and impact of nonprofit organizations.
Catchafire is the largest-online skills-based volunteer platform, providing social mission organizations with support in marketing and communications, web development, operations, strategic planning and more.