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

Heera from Go Laadli listed a Flexible Data Support project.

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

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

Emma matched with Gabrielle from Girls in Gear for an Illustration project!

Jeffrey matched with Heera from Go Laadli for an Online Research project!

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

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

Girls in Gear received an application from Michael for a Logo Design project.

Greater Bergen Community Action received an application from Daniel for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project.

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

Djenabou matched with Albert N. from New Jersey Minority Educational Development (NJ MED) for a Flexible Program Strategy Support project!

Jennifer A. matched with Judith from Joshua Harr Shane Foundation for a Brochure Writing project!

Evan from Breaking the Chain Through Education Inc. listed a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Nabil from JerseySTEM listed a Flexible Copywriting Support project.

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

Rise-a Community Service Partnership received an application from Rachel for a Copywriting project.

Ta-Tanisha from Zion Cares Community Development Corp. listed a Talent Recruitment consultation call.

Girls in Gear received an application from Jennifer for a Logo Design project.

Sion matched with Dr. Tulsi R. from The Asha Project for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!

Jill matched with Sarita from Flames of Giving for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

Girls in Gear received an application from Alisha for a Logo Design project.

Gabrielle from Girls in Gear listed a Logo Design project.

Shyamala matched with Jeanne from Middlesex County Recreation Council Kiddie Keep Well Camp for a Flyer Graphic Design project!

Taylor matched with Jeanine from NJ Food Democracy Collaborative for a Website consultation call!

Jake matched with Jeanine from NJ Food Democracy Collaborative for a Website consultation call!

JerseySTEM received an application from Alisha for a Google Analytics Reporting project.

Laura Bond matched with Albert N. from New Jersey Minority Educational Development (NJ MED) for a Public Relations consultation call!

JerseySTEM received an application from Stephen Simon for a Tech Systems Set Up project.

Srikanth matched with Nabil from JerseySTEM for a HR Software Setup (HRIS) project!

JerseySTEM received an application from Daniel for a Google Analytics Reporting project.

Edith from Puerto Rican Community Center Inc. listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.

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

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

JerseySTEM received an application from Minyen for a Google Analytics Reporting project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Theresa for a Change Management Coaching project.

Gabrielle from Girls in Gear listed a Website Minor Update project.

Greater Bergen Community Action received an application from Yu-Hsuan for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project.

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

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

JerseySTEM received an application from Yu-Hsuan for a Google Analytics Reporting project.

Rise-a Community Service Partnership received an application from Amee for a Copywriting project.

Nabil from JerseySTEM listed a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Dhruvi for a Google Analytics Reporting project.

Greater Bergen Community Action received an application from Sonali for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project.

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

Nabil from JerseySTEM listed a Website Minor Update project.

Greater Bergen Community Action received an application from Raj for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Shikha for a Google Analytics Reporting project.

Greater Bergen Community Action received an application from Yiyi for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project.

GrayDen Foundation received an application from Ryan for a Market Analysis 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