Strengthen Your Organization
With Help from Skilled Volunteers
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 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.
Kiran from United Way of Northern New Jersey listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Carmen from Finance Department listed a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Anne from Vets Chat Inc. listed a Proposal Review project.
James matched with Leo from On The Record Institute for a Website consultation call!
South Jersey Cultural Alliance received an application from John for a HR Policy Writing project.
United Way of Northern New Jersey received an application from Charlie for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
United Way of Northern New Jersey received an application from Lindsey for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Archangel Raphael's Mission received an application from Kristen for a Google Ads Set Up project.
Leo from On The Record Institute listed a Short Video Creation Training project.
Nabil from JerseySTEM listed a Flexible Data Support project.
Carolyn from Paterson Performing Arts Development Council listed a Flyer Graphic Design project.
John matched with BobbiJo from Standish Foundation for Children for an Excel Dashboard Creation project!
Mark matched with mark from The Theater Project for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Marisa matched with Nichelle from Beautiful Minds for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!
TIFERET JOURNAL received an application from Edd for a Social Media consultation call.
JerseySTEM received an application from Ruchira for an Online Research project.
JerseySTEM received an application from Jack for an Email Marketing System Set Up project.
Dress for Success Northern NJ-10 Counties received an application from Nancy for a Market Analysis project.
Paterson Performing Arts Development Council received an application from Harsh for a Flyer Graphic Design project.
Leo from On The Record Institute listed a Google Ads Set Up project.
Signe matched with Leo from On The Record Institute for a Website consultation call!
Christine from Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey listed an Employee Handbook project.
Programs for Parents received an application from Andy for a Tech Systems Review project.
JIM matched with Albert N. from New Jersey Minority Educational Development (NJ MED) for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Matt matched with BobbiJo from Standish Foundation for Children for a Flexible Data Support project!
Sabrina matched with Susan from Women Aware for a Print Materials Design project!
Andy from Standish Foundation for Children listed a Time Management Coaching project.
Amy matched with Nichelle from Beautiful Minds for an Organizational Executive Summary project!
Oasis -- A Haven for Women and Children received an application from Julie for a Management Skills Coaching project.
Standish Foundation for Children received an application from Horace for a Time Management Coaching project.
FTC Management received an application from Sally for a Proposal Review project.
Communities Revolutionizing Open Public Spaces received an application from Scott for a Finance consultation call.
Tyler matched with Leanne from Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership for an Individual Donor Letter project!
Laetitia from Oasis -- A Haven for Women and Children listed a Social Media Audit project.
Nikhil matched with Albert N. from New Jersey Minority Educational Development (NJ MED) for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!
Donna from TIFERET JOURNAL listed a Social Media consultation call.
Laetitia from Oasis -- A Haven for Women and Children listed a Management Skills Coaching project.
JerseySTEM received an application from Natalia for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.
Oasis -- A Haven for Women and Children received an application from Tara for a Management Skills Coaching project.
Donna from TIFERET JOURNAL listed a Social Media consultation call.
kim matched with Tricia from Cooperativa Los Higuerones for a Flexible Web Development Support project!
Martin matched with Nichelle from Beautiful Minds for a Program Strategy & Goals project!
Nabil from JerseySTEM listed an Email Marketing System Set Up project.
Olivia matched with Nabil from JerseySTEM for a Training Plan Development project!
On The Record Institute received an application from Wayne for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.
Scott matched with Nabil from JerseySTEM for a Partnership Proposal Presentation project!
Communities Revolutionizing Open Public Spaces received an application from Steven for a Finance consultation call.
Communities Revolutionizing Open Public Spaces received an application from Emily for a Finance consultation call.
Communities Revolutionizing Open Public Spaces received an application from Lon for a Finance consultation call.
Alicia from Communities Revolutionizing Open Public Spaces listed a Finance consultation call.
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 May 20th, 2022
How James K. helped On The Record Institute
Matched May 19th, 2022
How John D. helped Standish Foundation for Children
Excel Dashboard Creation
Matched May 19th, 2022
How Marisa S. helped Beautiful Minds
Elevator Pitch Coaching
Matched May 16th, 2022
How Nikhil S. helped New Jersey Minority Educational Developm...
Google Ads Campaign Support
Matched May 13th, 2022
How kim e. helped Cooperativa Los Higuerones
Flexible Web Development Support
Matched May 12th, 2022
How Olivia S. helped JerseySTEM
Training Plan Development
Matched May 6th, 2022
How Ahmad Rufai Y. helped Institute for Entrepreneurial Leade...
Matched Apr 30th, 2022
How Mohamed F. helped More Than Bootstraps
Flexible Tech Support
Matched Apr 28th, 2022
How Marcus B. helped Operation Chillout homeless outreach
Social Media Audit
ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS
Work With Talented Professionals From New Jersey And Around 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
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
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.