Strengthen Your Organization

With Help from Skilled Volunteers

Connect With Talented and Engaged Professionals

Skills-based volunteering is a powerful resource for driving operational growth, which ultimately helps you achieve your mission.

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 150+ 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.
HAPPENING NOW

Nancie from Hearts For Emma listed a Brochure Graphic Design project.

John from Our Family Circle Foundation Corp listed a Talent Recruitment consultation call.

Katharine matched with Michele from Volunteer Center of South Jersey for an Event Management consultation call!

Shruti matched with john from Trenton Community A-TEAM for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Breaking the Chain Through Education Inc. received an application from Grace for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Our Family Circle Foundation Corp received an application from Kurt for a Talent Recruitment consultation call.

Rosie from Paterson Education Fund listed an Event Management consultation call.

Karen matched with Shane from Neway Works, Inc. for a Public Relations consultation call!

JerseySTEM received an application from Andriy for a Flexible Tech Support project.

Jeanne from Middlesex County Recreation Council Kiddie Keep Well Camp listed an Event Slideshow Creation project.

Deborah from Soft Bones, Inc: The US Hypophosphatasia Foundation listed a Facilitated Strategy Session project.

Damien matched with Jeannette from The WorkWell Partnership for a Google Workspace Set Up project!

Patrick matched with Audrey from More Than Bootstraps for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!

Heera from Go Laadli listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.

Heera from Go Laadli listed a Social Media Content Calendar project.

Heera from Go Laadli listed an Online Research project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Heather for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.

Jill matched with Jenifer from Whippany River Watershed Action Committee for a Marketing Materials consultation call!

Melissa matched with Joann from Emmanuel Cancer Foundation for a Human Resources consultation call!

JerseySTEM received an application from Weiwei for a Flexible Tech Support project.

Furniture Assist, Inc. received an application from Desiree for a Brand Messaging consultation call.

JerseySTEM received an application from Kiran for a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project.

Brian matched with Heera from Go Laadli for a Board Responsibilities & Structure project!

JerseySTEM received an application from Vineeth for a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project.

Girls in Gear received an application from Kelechi for a Branded Digital Assets project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Kyle for a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project.

Gabrielle from Girls in Gear listed a Branded Digital Assets project.

Test from JerseySTEM listed a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project.

Michael matched with Chris from Food Bank News for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

Girls in Gear received an application from Mary for a Website Major Update project.

Samantha matched with Reubena from Out Montclair for a Human Resources consultation call!

Eliza Pawky matched with BobbiJo from Standish Foundation for Children for a Flexible Tech Support project!

Joanie matched with Nabil from JerseySTEM for a Flexible Human Resources Support project!

JerseySTEM received an application from Diane for a Flexible Copywriting Support project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Shravanth for a Flexible Tech Support project.

rizwan from Furniture Assist, Inc. listed a Brand Messaging consultation call.

Hearts For Emma received an application from Shrijan for a Flexible Web Development Support project.

GrayDen Foundation received an application from olajuwon for a Market Analysis project.

Zion Cares Community Development Corp. received an application from Randi for a Talent Recruitment consultation call.

JerseySTEM received an application from Troy for a Website Minor Update project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Snigdha for a Flexible Tech Support project.

Pramukh matched with Albert N. from New Jersey Minority Educational Development (NJ MED) for a Fundraising Plan Assessment project!

Rebecca matched with mark from The Theater Project for a Video Editing project!

JerseySTEM received an application from Shravanth for a Website Minor Update project.

Girls in Gear received an application from Shravanth for a Website Major Update project.

Girls in Gear received an application from Shravanth for a Website Minor Update project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Andrii for a Website Minor Update project.

Breaking the Chain Through Education Inc. received an application from Meredith for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Nancie from Hearts For Emma listed a Print Materials Design project.

Nancie from Hearts For Emma listed a Flexible Web Development Support project.

How It Works

Whether you need pro bono support on a project, or want advice from an industry expert, get it all done with Catchafire.
1. Explore Available Projects
Browse through over 150 pre-scoped projects and post your own.
2. Find Your Pro Bono Professional
Review applications from interested professionals and choose who you want to work with.
3. Get The Help You Need
Kick off your project and start making progress.
Two ways to connect!
Consultation Calls
Get on the phone with an industry expert to get answers to burning questions, brainstorm organizational challenges, or get feedback.
Projects
Work with a skilled professional to complete critical projects such as graphic design, website development, copywriting, database customization, and more!

What Do You Need Help With?

Select from 150+ pre-scoped projects or post a consultation call to get started.

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS

Work With Talented Professionals From New Jersey And Around the World

Catchafire's virtual volunteering network connects you with passionate professionals across a diverse range of fields, from Fortune 500s to 1-person startups in New Jersey and all over the world.

Finding the right match is important. Each of the 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

“The site is so easy to use and connected me quickly with someone who could help. As a busy nonprofit professional, I couldn't ask for more. This service has saved me time and money, allowing me to move our important work forward.”
Aylin G. West Windsor Arts Council
“This is an amazing opportunity for small organizations like ours to be able to tap into the knowledge and experience of others.”
Shannon Quality Improvement Coordinator, Caswell Family Medical Center

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.

Absolutely! Schedule a call, or email your questions to [email protected] and one of Catchafire’s Nonprofit Advisors will be in touch within 24 business hours.

About this Program

A Culture of Health is one where good health flourishes across geographic, demographic, and social sectors, and attaining the best health possible is valued by our entire society. This program was created to leverage the power of skills-based volunteering to build a powerful Culture of Health. We are connecting New Jersey’s thriving business sector with the important work that New Jersey’s nonprofit organizations are committed to through skills-based volunteering. These experiences will build empathy across sectors.

Health means more than healthy bodies and minds – it means a tightly knit society supporting all people in achieving the physical, social, economic, and emotional conditions that influence health.

Catchafire New Jersey is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Catchafire is the largest online tool that matches nonprofit organizations with passionate professionals looking to donate their skills. Together, RWJF, the New Jersey Health Initiative, and Catchafire are striving to create a more empowered social sector, and a more compassionate world.

Have more questions? Drop us a line.

Email the Catchafire team at [email protected], or schedule a Catchafire introduction call to learn more about how your organization can build capacity with help from skilled pro bono professionals