Laura matched with Amanda from The Lionheart Foundation for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project!
Eileen from Health Care Without Walls listed an Event Management consultation call.
Farrah matched with Eileen from Health Care Without Walls for an Event Management consultation call!
Kayla from African Bridge Network listed a Print Materials Design project.
Matahari Women Workers' Center received an application from Debashree for a Website Content Plan project.
Amanda from The Lionheart Foundation listed a Website Audit project.
Nicole from Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly listed a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly received an application from Chunnu for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
He is Me Institute, Inc. received an application from Fraser for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly received an application from Emmanuel for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Jen from Boston Youth Wrestling Inc. listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Sulmayaneth from MassChallenge listed a Copywriting project.
Danielle matched with Amanda from The Lionheart Foundation for a Video Editing project!
Mike matched with Lisa from The Center for Artistry and Scholarship for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Community Caring Clinic, Inc. received an application from Rachel for an Accounting Systems Set Up project.
Teri matched with Christopher from Loop Lab for a Social Media Content Calendar project!
Monique from Matahari Women Workers' Center listed a Board Responsibilities & Structure project.
Monique from Matahari Women Workers' Center listed a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.
Amanda from The Lionheart Foundation listed a Search Engine Optimization Audit project.
Elle matched with Osagie from The Innocent Convicts for a Website Copywriting project!
Juliet from Africano Waltham listed a Business Plan Review project.
Genevieve matched with Kayla from African Bridge Network for a Copyediting project!
Sherry Ann matched with Kathryn from Tutoring Plus of Cambridge for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
women's lunch place received an application from Everlyne for a Compensation Plan project.
Monique from Matahari Women Workers' Center listed a Website Content Plan project.
Anna Isabella matched with Monique from Matahari Women Workers' Center for a Mission, Vision & Values project!
African Bridge Network received an application from Onyinyechukwu for a Website Content Plan project.
Michele matched with Joy from MassChallenge for a Salesforce Training project!
Maverick Landing Community Services (MLCS) received an application from Sharon for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.
Community Caring Clinic, Inc. received an application from Paula for a Hiring Strategy project.
Alexandra matched with Hillary from MassChallenge for a Change Management Coaching project!
Marissa matched with Annie from My Brother's Table for a Merchandising project!
Maverick Landing Community Services (MLCS) received an application from Olawale for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.
William from Maverick Landing Community Services (MLCS) listed a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.
Mary matched with Emma from METCO - Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity for a Website Minor Update project!
Lydia matched with Randi from Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation for a Website Major Update project!
Community Caring Clinic, Inc. received an application from Aftab for an Accounting Systems Set Up project.
Lucia matched with Condencia from National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault for a Short Video Creation Training project!
Mike matched with Robby from MassChallenge for a Change Management Coaching project!
Janene matched with Nancy Armstrong Women's from women's lunch place for a Program Assessment project!
Community Caring Clinic, Inc. received an application from Philip for an Accounting Systems Set Up project.
Mark matched with Corinne from MassChallenge for a Leadership Coaching project!
jacklyn matched with Annie from My Brother's Table for an Event Management consultation call!
Danielle matched with Kristen from METCO - Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity for a Video Editing project!
Medha matched with Armanda from Boston Asian Youth Essential Service for a Marketing Materials consultation call!
Community Caring Clinic, Inc. received an application from Joseph for an Excel Training project.
Sheetal matched with Chaya from MassChallenge for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project!
Community Caring Clinic, Inc. received an application from Tom for an Excel Training project.
Community Caring Clinic, Inc. received an application from Prashanth for an Excel Training project.
Community Caring Clinic, Inc. received an application from Eric for an Excel Training 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 and calls throughout your membership. Once you finish a project, just mark 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.
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.