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.
Aileen from Teaching For Change listed a Process Assessment project.
Teaching For Change received an application from Gayatri for a Process Assessment project.
Armed Services Arts Partnership received an application from Mariko for a Google Analytics Reporting project.
In The Streets received an application from Roland Cristian for a Board Prospecting project.
DC Justice Lab received an application from Isbah for a Presentation Creation project.
DC Justice Lab received an application from Aditi for a Presentation Creation project.
DC Justice Lab received an application from Chatterjee for a Presentation Creation project.
Turning The Page received an application from Kerry-Ann for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.
Stan matched with Rebecca from Dance Place for a Salesforce Database Customization project!
Armed Services Arts Partnership received an application from Piyusha for a Google Analytics Reporting project.
Washington Area Women's Foundation received an application from Mumeen for a Search Engine Optimization Audit project.
Washington Area Women's Foundation received an application from Thiago for a Search Engine Optimization Audit project.
Armed Services Arts Partnership received an application from Kunal for a Google Analytics Reporting project.
Rebecca from Armed Services Arts Partnership listed a Google Analytics Reporting project.
WORDS BEATS & LIFE received an application from Wendy for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Kaitlynn matched with Eva from In The Streets for a Brochure Writing project!
Gary matched with Patrice from DC Justice Lab for a Management Skills Coaching project!
Toby matched with Monte from Changing Perceptions for a Partnership Proposal Presentation project!
DC Justice Lab received an application from Keerti for a Compensation Plan project.
WORDS BEATS & LIFE received an application from Michael for an Event Management consultation call.
Andrea matched with Ashlee from Red Wiggler Community Farm for a Thank You Letter project!
Victoria matched with Produce Rx from DC Greens for a Translation project!
DC Justice Lab received an application from Sobia for a Compensation Plan project.
DC Justice Lab received an application from Samantha for a Presentation Creation project.
DC Justice Lab received an application from Cindy for a Compensation Plan project.
Bari matched with Dominic from WORDS BEATS & LIFE for a Data Collection Plan project!
Sinai Assisted Housing Foundation, Sinai House received an application from Victoria for a Website Major Update project.
Patrice from DC Justice Lab listed a Compensation Plan project.
DC Justice Lab received an application from Jasmin for a Compensation Plan project.
DC Justice Lab received an application from Evan for a Presentation Creation project.
Asian American Lead received an application from Demi for an Email Layout & Template project.
WORDS BEATS & LIFE received an application from Isabella for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Asian American Lead received an application from Mi for an Email Layout & Template project.
Elisha from Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George's County listed an Email Marketing Copywriting project.
Elisha from Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George's County listed a Branded Digital Assets project.
Patrice from DC Justice Lab listed a Presentation Creation project.
DC Justice Lab received an application from Thandeka for a Presentation Creation project.
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George's County received an application from John for a Branded Digital Assets project.
Samuel matched with Dominic from WORDS BEATS & LIFE for a Website User Experience project!
Sonali matched with Max from Leveling the Playing Field, Inc. for an Email Marketing System Set Up project!
Jeffrey matched with Ashlee from Red Wiggler Community Farm for a Flexible Tech Support project!
In The Streets received an application from Saranya for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless received an application from Teycir for a Google Ads Campaign Support project.
Asian American Lead received an application from Susanna for an Email Layout & Template project.
Bari matched with Dominic from WORDS BEATS & LIFE for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
WORDS BEATS & LIFE received an application from SUMON for an Event Management consultation call.
Coalition For Smarter Growth received an application from Natalie for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.
Katy matched with Sonja from Friends Of Guest House, Inc. for a Data Collection Plan project!
Bigyan matched with Michael from English Empowerment Center for a Marketing Channel Plan project!
Farah matched with Abdul from Asian American Lead for a Brochure 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 150+ pre-scoped projects or post a consultation call to get started.
Great Connections Are Made Here
How Kaitlynn C. helped In The Streets
How Gary G. helped DC Justice Lab
How Toby A. helped Changing Perceptions
How Victoria E. helped DC Greens
How Bari F. helped WORDS BEATS & LIFE
How Sonali P. helped Leveling the Playing Field, Inc.
How Farah Q. helped Asian American Lead
How Jordan D. helped Homes Not Borders Inc.
How Laylah Y. helped Council For Court Excellence
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.
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 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 150+ 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 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.