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One Michigan

Strengthen your organization with the help of pro bono professionals

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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

Sumbal from The Family Youth Institute listed a Human Resources consultation call.

Valeria matched with Mary Anna from Community Day Care & Preschool Inc. for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

The Family Youth Institute received an application from Gvantsa for a Visual Branding consultation call.

Jeremiah matched with Tahsina from The Family Youth Institute for a Tech Systems Set Up project!

Rashmi matched with Mary Anna from Community Day Care & Preschool Inc. for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Active Elders received an application from Nutan for an Email Layout & Template project.

Barron T. matched with Mary Anna from Community Day Care & Preschool Inc. for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

William matched with Moe from Active Elders for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!

songwen matched with Hannan from The Family Youth Institute for a Website Audit project!

Hana from The Family Youth Institute listed a Visual Branding consultation call.

Active Elders received an application from Cory for an Email Layout & Template project.

Moe from Active Elders listed an Email Layout & Template project.

Kathleen matched with Kerry from Many Hands Lifesharing Community for a Brochure Graphic Design project!

Friends In Deed MI received an application from Alad for a Video Editing project.

Sanveed Adnan matched with Haley from Evangelical Homes of Michigan Foundation for a Marketing Materials consultation call!

Amtheyst from Friends In Deed MI listed a Video Editing project.

Lindsey matched with Sumbal from The Family Youth Institute for an Interview Training project!

Deb matched with Sumbal from The Family Youth Institute for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Training project!

Ahmed matched with Abdiaziz from The Family Youth Institute for a Project Management Plan project!

Vic matched with Sameera from The Family Youth Institute for a Training Plan Development project!

Cheryl A. matched with Moe from Active Elders for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project!

Syed matched with Edna from Power of Predestiny Ministries (P.O.P.) for a Marketing Materials consultation call!

Jennifer matched with Richard from Kids First Initiative for an Online Research project!

Will matched with Issra from The Family Youth Institute for a Website Usability Audit project!

Ken matched with Jennifer from Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra for a Marketing Materials consultation call!

Ryan matched with Amtheyst from Friends In Deed MI for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!

Hawa matched with Tahsina from The Family Youth Institute for an Employee Handbook project!

Chatterjee matched with Godfrey from DCU Next Generation for an Online Research project!

IQRA matched with Godfrey from DCU Next Generation for a Marketing Materials consultation call!

imane matched with Godfrey from DCU Next Generation for a Marketing Materials consultation call!

Annie matched with Hannan from The Family Youth Institute for a Visual Branding consultation call!

Brenna matched with Audra from The Art Experience for an Online Survey project!

Calvin matched with Moe from Active Elders for a Website Major Update project!

Kevin matched with Anna from Dexter Senior Center for a Marketing Materials consultation call!

Teresa matched with Monica from Ypsilanti District Library for a Translation project!

Elija matched with Edna from Power of Predestiny Ministries (P.O.P.) for an Artificial Intelligence consultation call!

Katelyn matched with Nicholas from Center for Equity Education for an Online Research project!

Chatterjee matched with Anas from The Family Youth Institute for a Copyediting project!

Linda matched with Sumbal from The Family Youth Institute for an Employee Handbook project!

Tarleton matched with Monica from Ypsilanti District Library for a Translation project!

Gabriel matched with Nicholas from Center for Equity Education for a Brochure Graphic Design project!

Emi matched with Brittnai from Apple Playschools for a Website Major Update project!

Jide matched with Jaydaka from New Hope Baptist Church ABC (Anything But Classical) Orchestra Summer Music Program for a Website Content Plan project!

Andre matched with Moe from Active Elders for a Social Media Set Up project!

Michael matched with Jaydaka from New Hope Baptist Church ABC (Anything But Classical) Orchestra Summer Music Program for a Logo Design project!

Sydney matched with Sreyashi from Akshara for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!

Jane matched with Sumbal from The Family Youth Institute for a Management Skills Coaching project!

Lacey matched with Nicholas from Center for Equity Education for an Online Research project!

Viviana matched with Mark from The Family Empowerment Program for a Human Resources consultation call!

Hanna matched with Nicholas from Center for Equity Education for a New Employee Onboarding 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 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, all over the world.

Finding the right match is important. Each of the 150+ 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

“Monica was terrific. She took a relatively convoluted process and creatively developed a way to present it clearly in a manner that met our needs. We are very happy to have had the opportunity to work with Monica!”
Andrew CEO & Founder, Sanivation
“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

Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, the Skillman Foundation, the Washtenaw Coordinated Funders, and funders in the Great Lake Bay Region have joined together to launch a statewide nonprofit capacity-building program, “One Michigan.”

One Michigan connects nonprofits across the state with talented pro bono professionals to address a wide range of operational needs such as developing a website, building a strategic plan, designing a brochure, professional development, and other areas of critical work. One Michigan aims to empower nonprofits across Michigan to strengthen their operations, teams, and ultimately accelerate their efforts to build stronger, healthier, and more equitable communities.

Catchafire is the largest, online tool that connects social good organizations with talented professionals looking to donate their skills.

Learn more about Washtenaw Coordinated Funders, Midland Area Community Foundation, United Way of Midland County, Saginaw Community Foundation, United Way of Saginaw County, Bay Area Community Foundation, United Way of Bay County, Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation, United Way of Gratiot & Isabella Counties, Greenleaf Trust, The Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, and the Skillman Foundation.

For foundations interested in learning more about One Michigan and how to get involved, please contact Catchafire.

Other One Michigan Partners:

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