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.
Osei from OKB Hope Foundation listed a Fundraising Plan Assessment project.
Cecilia matched with Erin from Dance New Jersey for a Salesforce Training project!
Julie from South Jersey Cultural Alliance listed a Membership Strategy project.
Julie from South Jersey Cultural Alliance listed an Online Survey project.
Julie from South Jersey Cultural Alliance listed a Social Media Set Up project.
Vivian matched with Audrey from More Than Bootstraps for a Market Analysis project!
Standish Foundation for Children received an application from Michael for a Leadership Coaching project.
Standish Foundation for Children received an application from Harrison for a Leadership Coaching project.
Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership received an application from Fatima for a Fundraising Plan Assessment project.
Standish Foundation for Children received an application from Jesan for a Leadership Coaching project.
The Theater Project received an application from Ashley for a Market Analysis project.
South Jersey Cultural Alliance received an application from Richard for a Social Media Set Up project.
South Jersey Cultural Alliance received an application from Zachary for a Website Copywriting project.
Nalin matched with Nancie from Hearts For Emma for an Event Slideshow Creation project!
Max matched with Rick from The Gift of Living Donation for a Website Visual Design project!
Rob matched with Nancie from Hearts For Emma for a Flexible Web Development Support project!
Susan from Women Aware listed a Print Materials Design project.
Loreen from FunkEntelechy Inc. listed a Google Workspace Set Up project.
Church World Service (CWS) received an application from Dan for a Branded Digital Assets project.
Women Aware received an application from Nhan for a Print Materials Design project.
Women Aware received an application from Kaitlyn for a Print Materials Design project.
Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership received an application from Meryem for a Fundraising Plan Assessment project.
Kimberly from Dress for Success Northern NJ-10 Counties listed an Event Slideshow Creation project.
Leanne from Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership listed a Fundraising Plan Assessment project.
Hannah matched with Claire from More Than Bootstraps for a Video Editing project!
Tania matched with Paula from 4C'S of Passaic County, Inc. for an Individual Donor Letter project!
Golestan Charity Foundation received an application from Paige for an Infographic project.
Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership received an application from Yogi for a Fundraising Plan Assessment project.
Lori from LifeTies, Inc. listed a Copywriting project.
Tracy from The Bright Side Family listed a Marketing Materials consultation call.
Kimberly from Dress for Success Northern NJ-10 Counties listed a Display Materials Design project.
Shubhangi matched with Courtney from Church World Service (CWS) for an Individual Donor Letter project!
The Theater Project received an application from Vivian for a Market Analysis project.
Youth Leadership Development Program received an application from Isa for a Website Visual Design project.
kathy from NEW JERSEY PARENTS CAUCUS, INC. listed an Infographic project.
Shannon matched with Audrey from More Than Bootstraps for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
Larry matched with Saul from New Jersey Campus Compact for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Youth Leadership Development Program received an application from Karen for a Website Visual Design project.
Andy from Standish Foundation for Children listed a Leadership Coaching project.
Albert N. from New Jersey Minority Educational Development (NJ MED) listed a Membership Strategy project.
Chatterjee matched with Dr. Tulsi R. from The Asha Project for a Case Study Writing project!
Just Pause received an application from Muizz for a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Just Pause received an application from Carol for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Golestan Charity Foundation received an application from Shannon for an Event Concept & Plan project.
Just Pause received an application from Thomas for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Just Pause received an application from Robert for a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Just Pause received an application from Twinkle for a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Karen from Just Pause listed a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Karen from Just Pause listed a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Chatterjee matched with Dr. Tulsi R. from The Asha Project for a Partnership Proposal Presentation 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 Sep 23rd, 2021
How Cecilia J. helped Dance New Jersey
Matched Sep 23rd, 2021
How Vivian L. helped More Than Bootstraps
Matched Sep 22nd, 2021
How Nalin A. helped Hearts For Emma
Event Slideshow Creation
Matched Sep 22nd, 2021
How Max C. helped The Gift of Living Donation
Website Visual Design
Matched Sep 15th, 2021
How Chatterjee P. helped The Asha Project
Partnership Proposal Presentation
Matched Sep 9th, 2021
How Megan M. helped Sourland Conservancy
Social Media Audit
Matched Sep 9th, 2021
How Ishekia (Kia) A. helped Higher Praise Impact Missionary M...
Matched Sep 7th, 2021
How Kristen P. helped Mayanza
Flexible Graphic Design Support
Matched Sep 3rd, 2021
How Robert C. helped Golestan Charity Foundation
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.