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 over 100 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.
Timothy from Together Friends Organization Inc. listed a Board Assessment project.
Daniel matched with Timothy from Together Friends Organization Inc. for an Email Marketing System Set Up project!
Aaron from Atlanta Rescue Dog Cafe listed a Display Materials Design project.
Together Friends Organization Inc. received an application from Vivien for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Together Friends Organization Inc. received an application from John for a Board Assessment project.
Nichole from Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, Inc. listed a Program Strategy & Goals project.
The Blue Dove Foundation received an application from Maria Juliana for a Social Media Audit project.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, Inc. received an application from Jim for a Program Strategy & Goals project.
NAMI Georgia received an application from Shreya for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.
Georgia Social Impact Collaborative received an application from Cristina for a Website Usability Audit project.
Friends of L'Arche Atlanta Inc. received an application from Nicole for an Individual Donor Letter project.
National Black Arts (NBAF) received an application from Adil for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Friends of L'Arche Atlanta Inc. received an application from JIM for an Individual Donor Letter project.
Megan from Friends of L'Arche Atlanta Inc. listed an Individual Donor Letter project.
Ubuntu Community Catalyst, Inc. received an application from Tracy for a Website Copywriting project.
Shaila matched with Stephanie from National Black Arts (NBAF) for an Event Concept & Plan project!
Vaishnavi matched with Nichole from Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, Inc. for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
Ishekia (Kia) matched with Nichole from Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, Inc. for a Communications consultation call!
Aaron matched with Nichole from Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, Inc. for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
Stephanie from National Black Arts (NBAF) listed a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Shilpa matched with Teresa from S.H.A.R.E House, Inc. for a Display Materials Design project!
Georgia Social Impact Collaborative received an application from David for a Website Usability Audit project.
Timothy from Together Friends Organization Inc. listed a Storytelling project.
William matched with Allison from VOX Teen Communications for a Survey Results Analysis project!
Sydney from Georgia Social Impact Collaborative listed a Website Usability Audit project.
Jan matched with Tonya from Camp Horizon for an Accounting Systems Set Up project!
Chatterjee matched with Tom from Veniatis for a Copywriting project!
Ilene matched with LESLIE from GOOD SAMARITAN HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER for an Event Management consultation call!
Linda matched with Aaron from Atlanta Rescue Dog Cafe for a Flexible Coaching Support project!
Doug matched with Pat from Georgia Symphony Orchestra for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project!
ME matched with Kristin from Atlanta School for the Arts for a Presentation Creation project!
Mary matched with Mary from Ubuntu Community Catalyst, Inc. for a Copywriting project!
NAMI Georgia received an application from Grant for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.
NAMI Georgia received an application from Geo for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.
Anne matched with Sara from NAMI Georgia for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Danila Rizo matched with Shenieque from East Atlanta Kids Club, Inc. for an Employee Handbook project!
Casey matched with Amanda from Atlanta Land Trust for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Eddie matched with Nina from LaAmistad, Inc. for a Talent Recruitment consultation call!
Jonathan matched with Meredith from Georgia Lawyers for the Arts for a Website Minor Update project!
Corey matched with Laura from Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Bruce matched with Laura from Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Daniel matched with Kristy from HealthMPowers for an Email Marketing System Set Up project!
Pebble Tossers, Inc. received an application from Reza for a Google Ads Set Up project.
Kimberly matched with Kristy from HealthMPowers for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!
Jason matched with Rebecca from Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS) for a Website Accessibility Audit project!
Yanina matched with Rene from Community Friendship, Inc. for a Translation project!
Rachel matched with Mary from Ubuntu Community Catalyst, Inc. for a Website consultation call!
Robin matched with Claudia from Center for Black Women's Wellness for an Employee Handbook project!
Zeeshan matched with Sara from NAMI Georgia for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
Ashley matched with Stephanie from Fayette Humane Society for a Flyer Graphic Design 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 over 100 pre-scoped projects or post a consultation call to get started.
Great Connections Are Made Here
Matched Sep 28th, 2021
How Daniel R. helped Together Friends Organization Inc.
Email Marketing System Set Up
Matched Sep 23rd, 2021
How Shaila H. helped National Black Arts (NBAF)
Event Concept & Plan
Matched Sep 22nd, 2021
How Vaishnavi S. helped Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgi...
Data & Analytics
Matched Sep 17th, 2021
How William S. helped VOX Teen Communications
Survey Results Analysis
Matched Sep 14th, 2021
How Jan H. helped Camp Horizon
Accounting Systems Set Up
Matched Sep 13th, 2021
How Chatterjee P. helped Veniatis
Matched Sep 9th, 2021
How Linda F. helped Atlanta Rescue Dog Cafe
Flexible Coaching Support
Matched Sep 7th, 2021
How ME M. helped Atlanta School for the Arts
Matched Sep 2nd, 2021
How Danila Rizo P. helped East Atlanta Kids Club, Inc.
ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS
Work With Talented Professionals From Around the World
Finding the right match is important. Each one of the over 100 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 The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, 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 the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Since 1951, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has been connecting the passions of philanthropists with the purposes of nonprofits doing that work. With over 67 years serving the 23-county Atlanta region and a robust team of experts, the Community Foundation manages the behind-the-scenes details, empowering our donors to focus on the joy of giving.
The Community Foundation believes that one of the best ways to improve the Atlanta community is by strengthening and supporting nonprofits doing smart, innovative work in the region. Through Catchafire's platform and program, the Foundation has empowered nonprofits to meet their immediate short-term needs through expert volunteer project assistance. As a part of this partnership, the Community Foundation is underwriting the cost of membership for a select group of nonprofit organizations for one year by invitation only.
Read more about the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta here