Strengthen your organization with the help of pro bono professionals
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.
The Family Youth Institute received an application from Ken for a Marketing Materials consultation call.
Bob matched with Carol from GrieveWell for a Video Editing project!
Christopher matched with Christine from Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan for a Finance consultation call!
KALI matched with TC from willowrunacres for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Lloyd matched with Sumbal from The Family Youth Institute for a Human Resources consultation call!
KALI matched with TC from willowrunacres for a Logo Design project!
The Family Youth Institute received an application from Beatriz for a Leadership Coaching project.
The Family Youth Institute received an application from Abby for a Leadership Coaching project.
Mireille matched with Amy from Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley for a Translation project!
TheDigital matched with Carol from GrieveWell for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
Thomas (Tom) matched with Sameera from The Family Youth Institute for an Organization Goal Setting project!
The Family Youth Institute received an application from Catalina for a Leadership Coaching project.
Barron T. matched with Kerry from Many Hands Lifesharing Community for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Stephen matched with Willie from Community Family Life Center for a Website Major Update project!
Kerry from Many Hands Lifesharing Community listed an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.
Saline Area Social Service received an application from Gretchen for a Flexible Coaching Support project.
Katherine matched with Sasha from Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education for a Storytelling project!
The Family Youth Institute received an application from Beth for a Leadership Coaching project.
Saline Area Social Service received an application from Nevin for a Flexible Coaching Support project.
Obinna matched with Joella from Journey of Faith Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for a Website Usability Audit project!
Michigan Center for Youth Justice received an application from Rashmi for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.
Jill B matched with Kerry from Many Hands Lifesharing Community for a Display Materials Design project!
Sabrina matched with Kerry from Many Hands Lifesharing Community for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Kelly matched with Bentley from Michigan League of Conservation Voters for a Translation project!
Chad matched with Rebecca from Michigan Ability Partners for a Human Resources consultation call!
Akshara received an application from Viren for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Akshara received an application from Yogesh for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Matt matched with Madeline from Hire MI Vet for a Communications consultation call!
Akshara received an application from Carol for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
The Family Youth Institute received an application from Sarah for a Marketing Materials consultation call.
The Family Youth Institute received an application from Brittany for a Marketing Materials consultation call.
Sreyashi from Akshara listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Anne from Saline Area Social Service listed a Flexible Coaching Support project.
Daniel matched with Lauren from International House Ann Arbor (IHAA) for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
Eric matched with Meaghan from Ann Arbor Art Center for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Amina from The Family Youth Institute listed a Marketing Materials consultation call.
Jill B matched with Kerry from Many Hands Lifesharing Community for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Emily matched with Kristen from Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan for an Individual Donor Letter project!
Mark matched with Ruth from Hutan for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project!
Teri matched with Sameera from The Family Youth Institute for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Jonathan matched with Sameera from The Family Youth Institute for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Michigan Center for Youth Justice received an application from Cannon (Chinmay) for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.
Michigan Center for Youth Justice received an application from Aubrey for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.
Afaf from Michigan Center for Youth Justice listed a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.
Sameera from The Family Youth Institute listed a Leadership Coaching project.
Cannon (Chinmay) matched with Billy from The Hope Clinic for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
Lairalaine matched with Patricia from Apple Playschools for a Board Operations & Systems project!
Wayne matched with Lama from The Family Youth Institute for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!
Jonathan matched with Lama from The Family Youth Institute for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project!
Robert matched with Regen from SOS Community Services for a Presentation Template Creation 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 Oct 18th, 2021
How Bob K. helped GrieveWell
Matched Oct 13th, 2021
How KALI J. helped willowrunacres
Brochure Graphic Design
Matched Oct 11th, 2021
How Lloyd G. helped The Family Youth Institute
Matched Oct 6th, 2021
How Mireille D. helped Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
Matched Oct 1st, 2021
How Stephen K. helped Community Family Life Center
Website Major Update
Matched Sep 13th, 2021
How Jill B G. helped Many Hands Lifesharing Community
Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity
Matched Sep 8th, 2021
How Mark D. helped Hutan
Google Analytics Set Up & Training
Matched Aug 16th, 2021
How Lairalaine W. helped Apple Playschools
Board Operations & Systems
Matched Aug 10th, 2021
How Robert K. helped SOS Community Services
Presentation Template Creation
ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS
Work With Talented Professionals From Around 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
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
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.