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How It Works


Explore available projects

Browse through over 80 different types of projects and choose the project(s) that best meets your needs.

Find your professional

Review applications, resumes, and portfolios from interested and experienced volunteers and choose your preferred candidate.

Get the help you need

Kick off your project and start making progress.

About this program

In everything we do, the Boston Foundation seeks to increase access to Greater Boston’s economic, educational and cultural opportunities and create neighborhoods that are vital and healthy. We pursue improvements in these important areas of community life by many means: working closely with our donors to increase the impact of their giving and encourage philanthropy throughout the region; investing grant-making resources in work that aligns with the results we seek; and engaging in civic leadership activities that strengthen the public policies that affect our city and our state.

We know that strong nonprofits mean a stronger Greater Boston. The Boston Foundation has partnered with Catchafire to connect select organizations with dedicated, skilled volunteers from around the world who share a common mission: to address challenges and seize 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, strategy and more.


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See what other organizations are saying

"We consulted a Catchafire volunteer with extensive experience in fundraising, special events and marketing about our upcoming event. Given the limited time we had to prepare and the significance of this gathering to our organization, this resource was a game changer."

Harry Berberian
Graham Windham
Executive Director
  • 3 Ask an Expert calls completed
  • 3 Catchafire projects completed

"I am honored to be able to express the depths of my gratitude for the tremendously powerful connections we have made through meeting such amazingly talented skilled experts providing their advice, support and feedback to our organization."

Jane Miller
Healing Companion
Executive Director
  • 17 Ask an Expert calls completed
  • 8 Catchafire projects completed

"With Catchafire, you receive a high quality product from a skilled pro-bono professional; The market value of the work I'm receiving could easily cost anywhere between 5x-10x at a consulting firm or a similar entity. Catchafire has really helped set the foundation for my organization!"

Olu Ibrahim
Kids in Tech
Executive Director
  • 7 Ask an Expert calls completed
  • 10 Catchafire projects completed

"Catchafire has brilliantly harnessed the power of freewill in talented people, and together we are changing the world for the better."

Darrin Durkee
John Hanson Foundation for Cancer Research
Executive Director
  • 5 Ask an Expert calls completed
  • 6 Catchafire projects completed

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