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.
Ismail matched with Lori from Ingham Health Plan Corporation for a Translation project!
Jim matched with Olivia from United Way Of Marquette County for a SWOT Analysis project!
United Way Of Marquette County received an application from Afia for a Meeting Facilitation Coaching project.
Dale matched with Andrew from United Way Of Marquette County for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!
Jim matched with Nicole from Gogebic Community College for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Halley matched with Brad from National Network of Depression Centers for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
Cara matched with Echo from Roscommon County Community Foundation for a Marketing Materials consultation call!
Vista Maria received an application from Raimundo for a Search Engine Optimization Audit project.
Vista Maria received an application from Jaden for a Search Engine Optimization Audit project.
Bill from Chelsea Senior Center listed a Brochure Writing project.
Bill from Chelsea Senior Center listed a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.
Hilda matched with Lori from Ingham Health Plan Corporation for a Translation project!
Brilliant Detroit received an application from Tamizharasn for a Professional Bio Writing project.
Brilliant Detroit received an application from Emmanuel for a Professional Bio Writing project.
Leah from Brilliant Detroit listed a Professional Bio Writing project.
Ken matched with Echo from Roscommon County Community Foundation for a Marketing Materials consultation call!
Dan matched with Raven from Southeastern Michigan Health Association for an Excel Dashboard Creation project!
Brilliant Detroit received an application from Natalie for a Professional Bio Writing project.
Daniel matched with Daniel from Haven of Rest Ministries for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
Wendy matched with Angela from Advancing Macomb for an Event Management consultation call!
JIM matched with Kathy from Washtenaw Alano Club for an Individual Donor Letter project!
kim matched with Alison from Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice for a Video Editing project!
Daniel matched with Angela from Advancing Macomb for a Communications consultation call!
Child Abuse & Neglect Council received an application from Noviarni Fauziah, for a Social Media Content Calendar project.
Child Abuse & Neglect Council received an application from Andrew for a Social Media Content Calendar project.
Greater Ishpeming Commission on Aging received an application from Empire for a Display Materials Design project.
Leigh matched with Bill from Chelsea Senior Center for a Logo Design project!
Jill matched with Victoria from STAR Children's Bereavement Services for an Individual Donor Letter project!
Child Abuse & Neglect Council received an application from Neil for a Social Media Content Calendar project.
Sabrina from Child Abuse & Neglect Council listed a Social Media Content Calendar project.
Child Abuse & Neglect Council received an application from Piyali for a Social Media Content Calendar project.
Vidya matched with Rachel from Uniting Three Fires Against Violence for a Website Minor Update project!
Alex from Corner Health Center listed an Excel Dashboard Creation project.
Corner Health Center received an application from Cathy for an Excel Dashboard Creation project.
Corner Health Center received an application from Charlie for an Excel Dashboard Creation project.
Corner Health Center received an application from KIPKOECH for an Excel Dashboard Creation project.
Deborah matched with Anne from Saline Area Social Service for a Management Skills Coaching project!
Jason matched with Craig from Greater Ishpeming Commission on Aging for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Zach from Apple Playschools listed a Website Audit project.
Anshu matched with Amy from Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Vista Maria received an application from Adrian for a Search Engine Optimization Audit project.
Vista Maria received an application from Azan for a Search Engine Optimization Audit project.
Jessica from Vista Maria listed a Search Engine Optimization Audit project.
Tony matched with Wayne from Marquette Symphony Orchestra for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Meghan matched with Marketia from Mommies In The D for a Flexible Program Strategy Support project!
Bradley from Ausable Valley CMHA listed a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.
Sabrina matched with Marketia from Mommies In The D for a Facilitated Strategy Session project!
Eric matched with Andrew from United Way Of Marquette County for a Website Minor Update project!
United Way Of Marquette County received an application from Kristen for a Meeting Facilitation Coaching project.
Paula matched with Nancy from Access of West Michigan for a Volunteer Manual 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 Nov 28th, 2022
How Ismail M. helped Ingham Health Plan Corporation
Matched Nov 24th, 2022
How Jim J. helped United Way Of Marquette County
Matched Nov 22nd, 2022
How Jim R. helped Gogebic Community College
Matched Nov 15th, 2022
How Dan V. helped Southeastern Michigan Health Association
Matched Nov 14th, 2022
How Daniel A. helped Haven of Rest Ministries
Matched Nov 8th, 2022
How kim e. helped Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice
Matched Nov 4th, 2022
How Leigh S. helped Chelsea Senior Center
Matched Oct 28th, 2022
How Deborah B. helped Saline Area Social Service
Matched Oct 27th, 2022
How Anshu G. helped Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association
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 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 The Michigan Health Endowment Fund, 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, 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.