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.
Nikki matched with Sumbal from The Family Youth Institute for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Bret matched with Sumbal from The Family Youth Institute for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Angela matched with Jaydaka from New Hope Baptist Church ABC (Anything But Classical) Orchestra Summer Music Program for a Brochure Writing project!
Raj matched with Mary Anna from Community Day Care & Preschool Inc. for a Website consultation call!
Dexter Senior Center received an application from Abdul for a Flexible Finance Support project.
Reuben matched with Alison from Washtenaw Literacy for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project!
Kym & Annushka matched with Mary Anna from Community Day Care & Preschool Inc. for a Website consultation call!
Community Day Care & Preschool Inc. received an application from François for a Translation project.
LaDonna matched with Jaydaka from New Hope Baptist Church ABC (Anything But Classical) Orchestra Summer Music Program for a Website Visual Design project!
Community Day Care & Preschool Inc. received an application from Joy, Nadia for a Translation project.
Nicholas matched with Nicholas from Center for Equity Education for a Video Editing project!
DURGESH matched with Jason from TAASC- Turner African American Services Council for a Market Analysis project!
Hilda matched with Jessi from Community Day Care & Preschool Inc. for a Translation project!
Adriana matched with Jessi from Community Day Care & Preschool Inc. for a Translation project!
Bles matched with Marie from Dexter Senior Center for a Membership Strategy project!
Ashok matched with Marie from Dexter Senior Center for a Market Analysis project!
Community Day Care & Preschool Inc. received an application from burak for a Translation project.
Jessi from Community Day Care & Preschool Inc. listed a Translation project.
TAASC- Turner African American Services Council received an application from Hao (Harris) for an Online Research project.
Marie from Dexter Senior Center listed a Flexible Finance Support project.
TAASC- Turner African American Services Council received an application from Daniel for an Online Research project.
TAASC- Turner African American Services Council received an application from Matilda for an Online Research project.
Hannah matched with Julia from Growing Forward Together for a Video Editing project!
Staishy matched with Jason from TAASC- Turner African American Services Council for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Ian matched with Amtheyst from Friends In Deed MI for a Professional Bio Writing project!
Jason from TAASC- Turner African American Services Council listed an Online Research project.
Jason from TAASC- Turner African American Services Council listed a Membership Strategy project.
Chidera matched with Edna from Power of Predestiny Ministries (P.O.P.) for a Website consultation call!
Carissa matched with Amina from The Family Youth Institute for a Membership Strategy project!
Daryl matched with Kristen from Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
Elizabeth matched with Laura from SafeHouse Center for a Human Resources consultation call!
David matched with Kristen from Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan for a Salesforce Database Customization project!
Lisa matched with Trilby from Friends In Deed MI for a Time Management Coaching project!
Rashika matched with Laura from SafeHouse Center for a Human Resources consultation call!
Lia matched with Jessica from Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels for a Project Management Plan project!
Rob matched with Monica from Ypsilanti Senior Center for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!
Ziva matched with Toria from The Lookout Project for a Website Major Update project!
Opeoluwa matched with Alison from Washtenaw Literacy for a Website consultation call!
Barron T. matched with Edna from Power of Predestiny Ministries (P.O.P.) for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
PATRICK matched with jeanne from A Brighter Way for an Audio Editing project!
Hakon matched with Toria from The Lookout Project for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Rebecca matched with Kerry from Many Hands Lifesharing Community for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Brittany matched with jeanne from A Brighter Way for a Visual Branding consultation call!
Nicole matched with Edna from Power of Predestiny Ministries (P.O.P.) for an Individual Donor Letter project!
Pramila matched with Darryl from Mentor2Youth for a HR Software Setup (HRIS) project!
Ken matched with Yvonne from Housing Bureau for Seniors for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Paula matched with Sarah from Friends In Deed MI for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Becky matched with Alison from Say Yes to Seniors Aging Collaborative for a Public Relations consultation call!
Cammie matched with Nicholas from Center for Equity Education for an Employee Handbook project!
Chatterjee matched with Toria from The Lookout Project for a Storytelling 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 Aug 5th, 2022
How Nikki S. helped The Family Youth Institute
Matched Jul 29th, 2022
How Angela V. helped New Hope Baptist Church ABC (Anything Bu...
Matched Jul 14th, 2022
How Nicholas I. helped Center for Equity Education
Matched Jul 11th, 2022
How Hilda M. helped Community Day Care & Preschool Inc.
Matched Jul 7th, 2022
How Bles D. helped Dexter Senior Center
Matched Jun 22nd, 2022
How Ian M. helped Friends In Deed MI
Professional Bio Writing
Matched Jun 9th, 2022
How Daryl T. helped Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Mi...
Flyer Graphic Design
Matched Jun 1st, 2022
How Lia F. helped Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels
Project Management Plan
Matched May 31st, 2022
How Rob A. helped Ypsilanti Senior Center
Elevator Pitch Coaching
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 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 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.