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.
WellAWARE Neighborhood Healthcare Advocates received an application from Laurie for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Sexual Assault Resource Agency received an application from Lawrence for a Website Major Update project.
Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society received an application from Khalid for a Communications consultation call.
All Blessings Flow received an application from Josh for a Flyer Graphic Design project.
WellAWARE Neighborhood Healthcare Advocates received an application from Jonathan for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
NEW BEGINNINGS CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY received an application from Edward for a Social Media Audit project.
MJ matched with Mark from Givr for a Search Engine Optimization Audit project!
Luis matched with Anna from The Arts Center in Orange for a Website Major Update project!
Michael matched with Bettina from Reclaimed Hope Initiative for a Search Engine Optimization Audit project!
Shakeela matched with Peter from Rockfish Valley Foundation for a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project!
WellAWARE Neighborhood Healthcare Advocates received an application from Roy for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Patricia matched with Jo from Fluvanna-Louisa Housing Foundation for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project!
Anna from Community Investment Collaborative listed a Branded Digital Assets project.
Laurie matched with Bettina from Reclaimed Hope Initiative for a Fundraising Plan Assessment project!
Betsy from WellAWARE Neighborhood Healthcare Advocates listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Playground of Empathy received an application from Marlene for a Copywriting project.
Playground of Empathy received an application from Alex for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
NEW BEGINNINGS CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY received an application from Oliver for a Social Media Audit project.
Playground of Empathy received an application from Yang for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Nadira matched with Betsy from WellAWARE Neighborhood Healthcare Advocates for a Human Resources consultation call!
Barbara matched with Mark from Givr for a Flexible Copywriting Support project!
Elizabeth from NEW BEGINNINGS CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY listed a Social Media Audit project.
Erin matched with Anna from The Arts Center in Orange for an Online Research project!
Cecilia matched with Latricia from Community Climate Collaborative for a Translation project!
Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society received an application from Brittany for a Communications consultation call.
NEW BEGINNINGS CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY received an application from Sanjit for a Social Media Audit project.
Krischan matched with Mark from Givr for an Online Research project!
Mark matched with David from Early Music Access Project for a Social Media consultation call!
Di from Playground of Empathy listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
All Blessings Flow received an application from Dan for a Flyer Graphic Design project.
Playground of Empathy received an application from Natalia for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Gallastar Equine Center, Inc received an application from Janssie (Bingxin) for a Website Audit project.
Gallastar Equine Center, Inc received an application from Mercedes for a Website Audit project.
Alan matched with Bettina from Reclaimed Hope Initiative for a Board Responsibilities & Structure project!
Barbara matched with Bettina from Reclaimed Hope Initiative for a Partnership Proposal Presentation project!
Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society received an application from VALERIE for a Communications consultation call.
By God's Grace Mission Center received an application from Chatterjee for a Volunteer Manual project.
Playground of Empathy received an application from Chatterjee for a Copywriting project.
Taj matched with Paula from GRASP for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!
Mark from Givr listed an Online Research project.
All Blessings Flow received an application from Joan for a Flyer Graphic Design project.
Liberty matched with Anna from The Arts Center in Orange for a Transcription project!
Gallastar Equine Center, Inc received an application from Gina for a Website Audit project.
Leah matched with LIN from Louisa Community Emergency Fund, Inc. (LCEF) for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Anna from By God's Grace Mission Center listed a Volunteer Manual project.
Areej matched with Jill from Botanical Garden of the Piedmont for a Marketing Materials consultation call!
Haley from Givr listed an Online Research project.
Charu matched with Freddy from Love No Ego Foundation for a Brand Messaging consultation call!
Lorelei from Gallastar Equine Center, Inc listed a Website Audit project.
Givr received an application from Krischan for an Online Research 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 22nd, 2021
How MJ P. helped Givr
Search Engine Optimization Audit
Matched Oct 22nd, 2021
How Shakeela M. helped Rockfish Valley Foundation
Customer Database (CRM) Audit
Matched Oct 21st, 2021
How Laurie R. helped Reclaimed Hope Initiative
Fundraising Plan Assessment
Matched Oct 20th, 2021
How Nadira L. helped WellAWARE Neighborhood Healthcare Advocates
Matched Oct 20th, 2021
How Erin N. helped The Arts Center in Orange
Matched Oct 20th, 2021
How Cecilia R. helped Community Climate Collaborative
Matched Oct 15th, 2021
How Taj W. helped GRASP
Google Ads Campaign Support
Matched Oct 11th, 2021
How Gwen C. helped Fluvanna-Louisa Housing Foundation
Website Content Plan
Matched Oct 7th, 2021
How Rene M. helped Cville Community Bikes
Salesforce Database Customization
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
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation was established in 1967 as an engine for positive change in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Orange. Charlottesville Area Community Foundation works with local residents, non-profits, as well as public and private organizations to facilitate philanthropy and improve the quality of life in the Greater Charlottesville area.
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation has partnered with Catchafire to launch a program that will bring your nonprofit “on-demand” access to a network of 85,000+ consultants, pro bono, from across the country.
Catchafire is the largest, online tool that connects social good organizations with talented professionals looking to donate their skills. This resource provides organizations with expert support in areas like marketing and communications, web development, operations, strategy and more.
Read more about Charlottesville Area Community Foundation here.