Tricia from Computers 4 Kids listed a Print Materials Design project.
Abby matched with Lisa from Black Women Stitch for a Copywriting project!
Nicole matched with Micah from Playground of Empathy for an Illustration project!
Doreen from Birth Sisters of Charlottesville listed a Website Technical Updates project.
Mario matched with Elise from AHIP for a Time Management Coaching project!
Cville Immigrant Freedom Fund received an application from Liala for a Video Editing project.
Black Women Stitch received an application from Chelsea for a Copywriting project.
Zijie matched with Doreen from Birth Sisters of Charlottesville for a Website consultation call!
Hannah matched with Paula from Mediation Center of Charlottesville for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Anthony matched with Micah from Playground of Empathy for a Professional Bio Writing project!
Sophie matched with Carolyn from Wildrock for a GIF Animation project!
Alison matched with Elizabeth from Camp Holiday Trails for an Online Research project!
Miriam matched with Lisa from Black Women Stitch for a Copywriting project!
Brian matched with Micah from Playground of Empathy for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!
Maryanne matched with Lisa from Black Women Stitch for a Transcription project!
Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition received an application from Valerie for a Social Media Content Calendar project.
Will matched with Lisa from Black Women Stitch for a Video Editing project!
Tina from Camp Holiday Trails listed a GIF Animation project.
Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition received an application from Jeannie for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection received an application from Jason for a Website Accessibility Audit project.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection received an application from Leon for a Website Accessibility Audit project.
Elisabeth matched with Doreen from Birth Sisters of Charlottesville for a Video Conferencing consultation call!
Rise Together received an application from Enrique for a Social Media Set Up project.
Rise Together received an application from Ozgur Eren for a Social Media Set Up project.
Rise Together received an application from Ryan for a Social Media Set Up project.
Rise Together received an application from Debashree for a Social Media Set Up project.
Michael matched with Lisa from Black Women Stitch for a Video Editing project!
Sumati matched with Lisa from Black Women Stitch for a Flexible Web Development Support project!
Eugene matched with Paula from Mediation Center of Charlottesville for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Chad matched with Antwon from Culinary Concepts AB for a Fundraising Plan Assessment project!
Julia matched with Meghan from Second Street Gallery for a Social Media consultation call!
Dr. Nader matched with Gina from Rise Together for a Mission, Vision & Values project!
The Activists' Guide received an application from Aaron for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Gina from Rise Together listed a Social Media Set Up project.
Coleen matched with Bettina from Reclaimed Hope Initiative for an Organizational Executive Summary project!
Mediation Center of Charlottesville received an application from Layne for an Employee Handbook project.
Sin Barreras Without Barriers Inc. received an application from Génesis for a Communications consultation call.
Molly matched with Lisa from Black Women Stitch for a Copywriting project!
The BridgeLine received an application from Amy for a Marketing Materials consultation call.
Playground of Empathy received an application from Yuankun for an Infographic project.
Marlena matched with Kara from Belmont Arts Collaborative (BAC) for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
Sadie matched with Lisa from Black Women Stitch for a Transcription project!
Lynda matched with Iyana from Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority for a Translation project!
Micah from Playground of Empathy listed a Flexible Web Development Support project.
Common Ground Healing Arts received an application from Sofia for a Board Recruitment Systems project.
Playground of Empathy received an application from Abiola for a Flexible Web Development Support project.
Cville Immigrant Freedom Fund received an application from Sabrina for a Video Editing project.
Micah from Playground of Empathy listed a Flexible Web Development Support project.
Henry from Cville Immigrant Freedom Fund listed a Video Editing project.
Cville Immigrant Freedom Fund received an application from Darby for a Video Editing project.
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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 nonprofits 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 mark 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.
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.