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.
Sarah matched with Shakitha from Jubilee Jobs for an Organizational Chart Creation project!
Stanislava matched with Ama from Community Advocates For Family & Youth for a Social Media consultation call!
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George's County received an application from David for a Website consultation call.
ASPIRE! Afterschool Learning received an application from Bruce for a Google Workspace Set Up project.
Asian American Lead received an application from Anower for an Accounting Systems Set Up project.
ASPIRE! Afterschool Learning received an application from GAURAV for a Google Workspace Set Up project.
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center received an application from Jim for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Chloe matched with Shakitha from Jubilee Jobs for a Website Major Update project!
Chinwendu matched with Clyde from Farming 4 Hunger for a Website consultation call!
Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) received an application from Alban for a Management Skills Coaching project.
Jubilee Jobs received an application from ?? for a Volunteer Manual project.
Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) received an application from Michael for a Management Skills Coaching project.
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center received an application from Wendy for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Shakitha from Jubilee Jobs listed a Volunteer Manual project.
Devin from ASPIRE! Afterschool Learning listed a Google Workspace Set Up project.
Asian American Lead received an application from Amruta for an Accounting Systems Set Up project.
WORDS BEATS & LIFE received an application from Jessie for a Press Kit project.
Kate from Pyramid Atlantic Art Center listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Christine Morano from Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy listed a Website consultation call.
Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy received an application from Charles for a Website consultation call.
Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) received an application from Erica for a Management Skills Coaching project.
US CAPITOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY received an application from John for a Marketing Materials consultation call.
GBYM received an application from David for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.
GBYM received an application from Nduka for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Shakitha from Jubilee Jobs listed an Organizational Executive Summary project.
Shakitha from Jubilee Jobs listed an Employee Handbook project.
GBYM received an application from Humaira for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Joni from FRESHFARM Markets, Inc. listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Ann matched with Tina from Friends Of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens for an Employee Review Process project!
Colleen from Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) listed a Management Skills Coaching project.
Gearin' Up Bicycles received an application from Davon for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Edward Chad matched with Veronica from Arts on the Block for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!
Dustin matched with Leslie from Court Watch Montgomery for a Fundraising Plan Assessment project!
Nikita matched with Mykella from Teaching For Change for a Visual Brand Guide project!
Ronnesha matched with Ama from Community Advocates For Family & Youth for a Social Media consultation call!
GBYM received an application from Matthew for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Centreville Immigration Forum received an application from Anika for a Facilitated Strategy Session project.
Deema matched with Urla from Institute Of Urban Living Inc. for an Online Research project!
Sunny from DC JAZZ FESTIVAL listed an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Adeola from Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George's County listed a Website consultation call.
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George's County received an application from Signe for a Website consultation call.
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George's County received an application from Parisa for a Website consultation call.
Tina matched with Ayesha from Coalition For Smarter Growth for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Ariana matched with Ayesha from Coalition For Smarter Growth for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Sasha matched with Greg from Thrive DC for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!
Tibi matched with Kowshara from Joseph's House for a Public Speaking Coach project!
GBYM received an application from Nino for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.
GBYM received an application from Stephanie for a Branded Digital Assets project.
Conor matched with Leslie from Court Watch Montgomery for a Website Major Update project!
GBYM received an application from Egai-Osowor for a Website Audit 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 Jun 27th, 2022
How Sarah H. helped Jubilee Jobs
Organizational Chart Creation
Matched Jun 27th, 2022
How Stanislava T. helped Community Advocates For Family & Youth
Matched Jun 14th, 2022
How Edward Chad A. helped Arts on the Block
Google Ads Campaign Support
Matched Jun 14th, 2022
How Dustin W. helped Court Watch Montgomery
Fundraising Plan Assessment
Matched Jun 13th, 2022
How Nikita B. helped Teaching For Change
Visual Brand Guide
Matched Jun 9th, 2022
How Deema K. helped Institute Of Urban Living Inc.
Matched Jun 6th, 2022
How Sasha V. helped Thrive DC
Elevator Pitch Coaching
Matched Jun 6th, 2022
How Tibi Z. helped Joseph's House
Public Speaking Coach
Matched May 24th, 2022
How Luis G. helped GBYM
Website Content Plan
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 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.