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.
Ken matched with Jane from US CAPITOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY for a Marketing Materials consultation call!
FRESHFARM Markets, Inc. received an application from Paula for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Washington English Center received an application from basant for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Washington English Center received an application from Sheeba for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Washington English Center received an application from Ivan for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Phillip from Washington English Center listed an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Silver Spring Village, Inc. received an application from Patricia for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Ascensions Community Services, Inc. received an application from Nicolle for a Logo Design project.
Lavontte from Nonprofit Montgomery listed a Finance consultation call.
Michael matched with Wendy from Cloverleaf Equine Center (formerly Northern VA Therapeutic Riding Program) for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
Ascensions Community Services, Inc. received an application from Akhi for a Logo Design project.
Washington Area Women's Foundation received an application from Paula for a Logo Design project.
Lisa matched with Kirsten from Homeless Persons Representation Project Inc. for a Talent Recruitment consultation call!
Teaching For Change received an application from Chris for a Tech Systems consultation call.
Maryann matched with Keron from Maryland Nonprofits for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
BARKER FOUNDATION received an application from Tanika for a Website Major Update project.
BARKER FOUNDATION received an application from Zephyr for a Website Major Update project.
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George's County received an application from Anna for a Flexible Human Resources Support project.
Sarah from Washington Area Women's Foundation listed a Logo Design project.
Sara matched with Wendy from Urbanarias for a Human Resources consultation call!
Bret matched with Michele from BARKER FOUNDATION for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Nonprofit Montgomery received an application from OYEWUNMI for a Logo Design project.
Teaching For Change received an application from Wilfred for a Tech Systems consultation call.
Nonprofit Montgomery received an application from Yousif for a Logo Design project.
Nonprofit Montgomery received an application from Aqsa for a Logo Design project.
Alpa matched with Mazi A. E. from WORDS BEATS & LIFE for a Fundraising Plan Assessment project!
Douglas from Silver Spring Village, Inc. listed a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Ana matched with Halley from Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development for a Social Media Audit project!
Nonprofit Montgomery received an application from Casey for a Logo Design project.
Nonprofit Montgomery received an application from Hamza for a Logo Design project.
Mindy from Nonprofit Montgomery listed a Logo Design project.
WORDS BEATS & LIFE received an application from Catalina for a Management Skills Coaching project.
Abhishek matched with Sean from Liberty's Promise for a Salesforce Database Customization project!
Claire matched with Mayra from First Shift Justice Project for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
Mark matched with Sonya from Jubilee Jobs for a Video Editing project!
libby from BARKER FOUNDATION listed a Website Major Update project.
Samir matched with Michele from BARKER FOUNDATION for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Turning The Page received an application from David for a Social Media Audit project.
FRESHFARM Markets, Inc. received an application from Larry for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
FRESHFARM Markets, Inc. received an application from Ammar for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Ascensions Community Services, Inc. received an application from Matthias for a Logo Design project.
Kara from Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George's County listed a Flexible Human Resources Support project.
Mark matched with Lavontte from Nonprofit Montgomery for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project!
Trudy matched with Anna from GBYM for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project!
Yaren matched with Meghan from District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) for a Presentation Template Creation project!
Shelley matched with Heera from Go Laadli for a Facilitated Strategy Session project!
David matched with Halley from Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development for a Website Audit project!
Charles matched with Christine Morano from Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy for a Flexible Web Development Support project!
Talia matched with Tricia from Together We Bake for a Management Skills Coaching project!
Stuart matched with Sonya from Jubilee Jobs for an Organizational Executive Summary 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 Aug 10th, 2022
How Michael D. helped Cloverleaf Equine Center (formerly Nort...
Flexible Graphic Design Support
Matched Aug 8th, 2022
How Lisa F. helped Homeless Persons Representation Project Inc.
Matched Jul 28th, 2022
How Alpa S. helped WORDS BEATS & LIFE
Fundraising Plan Assessment
Matched Jul 28th, 2022
How Ana M. helped Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economi...
Social Media Audit
Matched Jul 26th, 2022
How Abhishek A. helped Liberty's Promise
Salesforce Database Customization
Matched Jul 26th, 2022
How Claire B. helped First Shift Justice Project
Flyer Graphic Design
Matched Jul 25th, 2022
How Mark A. helped Jubilee Jobs
Matched Jul 21st, 2022
How Mark D. helped Nonprofit Montgomery
Customer Database (CRM) Set Up
Matched Jul 20th, 2022
How Yaren A. helped District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH)
Presentation Template Creation
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 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.