Strengthen Your Organization
With Experts Who Help Advance Your Mission
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 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. If you are not sure where to begin, start by talking to a volunteer to get advice and explore ideas.
Urbanarias received an application from Solomon for a Website Major Update project.
WORDS BEATS & LIFE received an application from Sade for an Online Survey project.
Asian American Lead received an application from Kari for a Human Resources consultation call.
The Fishing School received an application from Chatterjee for a Brochure Writing project.
Asian American Lead received an application from Ikirezi Batamuliza for a Finance consultation call.
Asian American Lead received an application from tommy for a Finance consultation call.
Asian American Lead received an application from Jan for a Finance consultation call.
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation received an application from christine for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Jan matched with Abdul from Asian American Lead for a Finance consultation call!
Abdul from Asian American Lead listed a Human Resources consultation call.
Abdul from Asian American Lead listed a Finance consultation call.
Gwydion from The PEN/Faulkner Foundation listed an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Asian American Lead received an application from Sherry for a Human Resources consultation call.
Matt matched with Patrick from WORDS BEATS & LIFE for an Event Concept & Plan project!
Lucy from Together We Bake listed a Data & Analytics consultation call.
Crossroads Community Food Network received an application from Gabrielle for a Google Workspace Set Up project.
Mallory matched with Michelle from Live It Learn It for an Employee Review Process project!
Crossroads Community Food Network received an application from Jennifer for a Google Workspace Set Up project.
J. Chris from Samaritan Ministry Of Greater Washington listed a Human Resources consultation call.
Gary matched with J. Chris from Samaritan Ministry Of Greater Washington for a Human Resources consultation call!
Mazi A. E. from WORDS BEATS & LIFE listed a Change Management Coaching project.
Crossroads Community Food Network received an application from Gabriel for a Google Workspace Set Up project.
Christie from Crossroads Community Food Network listed a Google Workspace Set Up project.
Crossroads Community Food Network received an application from Vineeth for a Google Workspace Set Up project.
Samaritan Ministry Of Greater Washington received an application from DEIDRA for a Human Resources consultation call.
Praveen matched with Linnea from Centreville Immigration Forum for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Supporting And Mentoring Youth Advocates & Leaders (SMYAL) received an application from Katie for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Samaritan Ministry Of Greater Washington received an application from Jacob for a Human Resources consultation call.
Eric matched with Amanda from The PEN/Faulkner Foundation for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project!
Katie matched with Satira from Ascensions Community Services, Inc. for a Social Media consultation call!
Japer from Supporting And Mentoring Youth Advocates & Leaders (SMYAL) listed an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Mazi A. E. from WORDS BEATS & LIFE listed a Market Analysis project.
Faye matched with Mazi A. E. from WORDS BEATS & LIFE for an Identify Success Metrics project!
Mazi A. E. from WORDS BEATS & LIFE listed an Employee Handbook project.
Atif Sultan matched with Rebecca from Many Languages One Voice for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project!
Cody matched with Maria from Mosaic Theater Company Of DC for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project!
WORDS BEATS & LIFE received an application from nosa for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Alyssa matched with Satira from Ascensions Community Services, Inc. for a Merchandising project!
Joe matched with Dominic from WORDS BEATS & LIFE for a Data Crunching & Analysis project!
Nicholas matched with Ruby from Samaritan Ministry Of Greater Washington for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!
Alexandra from WORDS BEATS & LIFE listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
WORDS BEATS & LIFE received an application from Stefan for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
WORDS BEATS & LIFE received an application from Burt for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
WORDS BEATS & LIFE received an application from Kiersten for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
The Fishing School received an application from Natalia for a Brochure Writing project.
Phebee matched with Dan from Washington Improv Theater for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Dan matched with Sabine from Learnserve International for a Human Resources consultation call!
Janki matched with Mazi A. E. from WORDS BEATS & LIFE for a Project Management Plan project!
John matched with Dan from Washington Improv Theater for a Video Editing project!
Lia matched with Satira from Ascensions Community Services, Inc. for a GIF Animation 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 15th, 2021
How Jan H. helped Asian American Lead
Matched Oct 14th, 2021
How Matt B. helped WORDS BEATS & LIFE
Event Concept & Plan
Matched Oct 7th, 2021
How Eric H. helped The PEN/Faulkner Foundation
Google Analytics Set Up & Training
Matched Oct 4th, 2021
How Alyssa G. helped Ascensions Community Services, Inc.
Matched Oct 4th, 2021
How Nicholas S. helped Samaritan Ministry Of Greater Washington
Google Ads Campaign Support
Matched Oct 1st, 2021
How Phebee L. helped Washington Improv Theater
Brochure Graphic Design
Matched Sep 15th, 2021
How Lauren O. helped Little Lights Urban Ministries
Matched Sep 7th, 2021
How Will P. helped Nonprofit Village Center, Inc.
Matched Sep 7th, 2021
How Jack L. helped Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Econom...
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ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS
Work With Talented Professionals From Around the World
Finding the right match is important. Each of the 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.
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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 Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is the largest private, independent, local foundation focused exclusively on the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Foundation is the legacy of Morris Cafritz, one of Washington’s leading commercial and residential builders from the early 1920’s to the mid-60’s. An outstanding civic leader known for his generosity, Morris Cafritz established the Foundation in 1948. His wife, Gwendolyn, one of Washington’s leading hostesses in the post World War II years, was President of the Foundation from 1964 to 1988. In December 1988, Calvin Cafritz was elected to the Board of Directors of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and since February 1989, has served as Board Chairman. In July 1993, he was elected President and CEO of the Foundation.
The Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for residents of the Washington, DC area and is partnering with Catchafire, the largest online tool that connects social good organizations with talented professionals looking to donate their skills. Through this partnership, grantees will have access to virtual, skills-based volunteers, to help them further their missions related to building a brighter future in the arts and humanities, community services, education, health, and the environment.