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.
Courtney matched with Lisa from Black Women Stitch for an Audio Editing project!
Taylor from Common Ground Healing Arts listed a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Computers 4 Kids received an application from Daria for a Time Management Coaching project.
Muizz matched with Taylor from Common Ground Healing Arts for a Website consultation call!
Piedmont CASA received an application from Viren for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Computers 4 Kids received an application from Peter for a Volunteer Manual project.
Laura matched with Lisa from Black Women Stitch for a Website Minor Update project!
August matched with Kathleen from Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority for a Transcription project!
Tricia from Computers 4 Kids listed a Volunteer Manual project.
Tricia from Computers 4 Kids listed a Time Management Coaching project.
Meg matched with Lisa from Black Women Stitch for a Flexible Copywriting Support project!
Gregg matched with Jo from Fluvanna-Louisa Housing Foundation for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Computers 4 Kids received an application from Dr. Nader for a Time Management Coaching project.
Computers 4 Kids received an application from Jessica for a Time Management Coaching project.
Taj matched with Paula from GRASP for a Facebook Ads Set Up project!
Micah from Playground of Empathy listed a Board Prospecting project.
Brianne matched with Lisa from Black Women Stitch for a Transcription project!
Molly matched with Lisa from Black Women Stitch for a Transcription project!
Playground of Empathy received an application from Sydney for an Email Marketing Copywriting project.
Chelsea matched with Lisa from Black Women Stitch for a Copywriting project!
PHAR received an application from Thomas (Tom) for an Organization Goal Setting project.
Di from Playground of Empathy listed a Copywriting project.
Dominic matched with Jo from Fluvanna-Louisa Housing Foundation for a Website consultation call!
Sarah from Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless listed a Website Major Update project.
Bread and Roses received an application from Daniel for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Local Food Hub received an application from Dawn for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Community Investment Collaborative received an application from brandon for an Email Layout & Template project.
Lexie from Piedmont CASA listed an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Christina matched with Lisa from Black Women Stitch for an Audio Editing project!
Vinegar Hill Magazine received an application from Daniel for a Storytelling project.
Bob matched with Adrienne from The Arts Center in Orange for an Excel Training project!
Liz from PACEM listed an Illustration project.
Bread and Roses received an application from S for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Sha-Kim matched with Dan from Sin Barreras Without Barriers Inc. for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Stephen matched with barbara from Bread and Roses for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
barbara from Bread and Roses listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Bread and Roses received an application from Joe for a Data & Analytics consultation call.
Bread and Roses received an application from David for a Data & Analytics consultation call.
Bread and Roses received an application from Ying (Stephanie) for a Data & Analytics consultation call.
Vinegar Hill Magazine received an application from Omasan for a Storytelling project.
Community Investment Collaborative received an application from Daniel for an Email Layout & Template project.
THELMA RUFARO matched with Susan from Thomas Jefferson Community Land Trust for a Case Study Writing project!
Gauri matched with Caetano from Community Climate Collaborative for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
Dan from Sin Barreras Without Barriers Inc. listed a Remote Work consultation call.
Tanaya (Tracy) matched with Dan from Sin Barreras Without Barriers Inc. for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Nicole matched with Patricia from Pony Partners for a Human Resources consultation call!
audrey matched with Patricia from Pony Partners for a Human Resources consultation call!
Ishekia (Kia) matched with Patricia from Pony Partners for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
barbara from Bread and Roses listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
barbara from Bread and Roses listed a Data & Analytics consultation call.
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 20th, 2021
How Courtney P. helped Black Women Stitch
Matched Sep 17th, 2021
How Gregg D. helped Fluvanna-Louisa Housing Foundation
Brochure Graphic Design
Matched Sep 16th, 2021
How Taj W. helped GRASP
Facebook Ads Set Up
Matched Sep 10th, 2021
How Bob K. helped The Arts Center in Orange
Matched Sep 9th, 2021
How Michael U. helped Gallastar Equine Center, Inc
Mission, Vision & Values
Matched Sep 9th, 2021
How Sha-Kim W. helped Sin Barreras Without Barriers Inc.
Matched Sep 6th, 2021
How Gauri D. helped Community Climate Collaborative
Flexible Graphic Design Support
Matched Sep 2nd, 2021
How Aaliyah E. helped Community Mental Health and Wellness Co...
Matched Sep 1st, 2021
How Elle H. helped Victory Hall Opera
Webinar Set Up & Training
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.