Welcome to
One Michigan

Strengthen your organization with the help of pro bono professionals

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Other One Michigan Partners:

Connect With Talented and Engaged Professionals

Skills-based volunteering is a powerful resource for driving operational growth, which ultimately helps you achieve your mission.

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.
HAPPENING NOW

Mayowa matched with Alexis from C.L.A.S.S. (Changing Lives and Staying Sober) for a Social Media Audit project!

Alexis from C.L.A.S.S. (Changing Lives and Staying Sober) listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Alexis from C.L.A.S.S. (Changing Lives and Staying Sober) listed a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.

Luís matched with Vincent from Hannan Center for a Data & Analytics consultation call!

Extended Grace received an application from Angela for a Time Management Coaching project.

Hannan Center received an application from Deepak for a Finance consultation call.

Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association received an application from Bryson for a Google Workspace Set Up project.

Family Service and Children's Aid received an application from Michael for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Apple Playschools received an application from Charles for a Flyer Graphic Design project.

Stasia from Family Service and Children's Aid listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Vincent from Hannan Center listed a Finance consultation call.

Barron T. matched with Jeff from Washtenaw Optimal Wellness for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

Washtenaw Optimal Wellness received an application from Sean for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Accelerate UP received an application from Mason for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association received an application from Stephen for a Website consultation call.

Jeff from Washtenaw Optimal Wellness listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Kennedi from Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association listed a Google Workspace Set Up project.

Brittnai from Apple Playschools listed a Flyer Graphic Design project.

Kennedi from Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association listed a Website consultation call.

Sanilac Great Start Collaborative received an application from Emmanuel for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Apple Playschools received an application from Jai for a Flyer Graphic Design project.

Sanilac Great Start Collaborative received an application from JILAKARA for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Apple Playschools received an application from Jay for a Flyer Graphic Design project.

Vanessa matched with Scott from Garrett's Space for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

Hegira Health, Inc. received an application from Steven J for an Artificial Intelligence consultation call.

Bottles-N-Backpacks Child Development Center, Inc. received an application from Joanie for a Hiring Strategy project.

Callie matched with Alexis from C.L.A.S.S. (Changing Lives and Staying Sober) for a Social Media consultation call!

KJ matched with Amy from Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness for a Presentation Template Creation project!

Accelerate UP received an application from Keerthi for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Bottles-N-Backpacks Child Development Center, Inc. received an application from Neha for a Hiring Strategy project.

Hegira Health, Inc. received an application from Maria for an Artificial Intelligence consultation call.

Diocese of Gaylord received an application from Kylie for an Event Management consultation call.

Sanilac Great Start Collaborative received an application from Keerthi for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Hegira Health, Inc. received an application from Harshit for an Artificial Intelligence consultation call.

Bottles-N-Backpacks Child Development Center, Inc. received an application from Sharayu for a Hiring Strategy project.

Susan from Hegira Health, Inc. listed an Artificial Intelligence consultation call.

Sonia from Centro Multicultural La Familia, Inc. listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Cesar matched with Kate from Tri-County Office on Aging for a Translation project!

Bottles-N-Backpacks Child Development Center, Inc. received an application from Neda for a Hiring Strategy project.

Hegira Health, Inc. received an application from Claude for an Artificial Intelligence consultation call.

Bottles-N-Backpacks Child Development Center, Inc. received an application from John for a Hiring Strategy project.

Extended Grace received an application from Tom for a Time Management Coaching project.

Genesee County Prevention Coalition received an application from Sean for an Operating Budget project.

Anne matched with Andrew from United Way Of Marquette County for a Flexible Copywriting Support project!

MJ matched with Joshua from Sanilac County Community Foundation for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!

Jon matched with Joshua from Sanilac County Community Foundation for a Storytelling project!

Kier from Bottles-N-Backpacks Child Development Center, Inc. listed a Hiring Strategy project.

Extended Grace received an application from Sarah for a Time Management Coaching project.

Accelerate UP received an application from Mike for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Diocese of Gaylord received an application from Marean for an Event Management consultation call.

How It Works

Whether you need pro bono support on a project, or want advice from an industry expert, get it all done with Catchafire.
1. Explore Available Projects
Browse through over 150 pre-scoped projects and post your own.
2. Find Your Pro Bono Professional
Review applications from interested professionals and choose who you want to work with.
3. Get The Help You Need
Kick off your project and start making progress.
Two ways to connect!
Consultation Calls
Get on the phone with an industry expert to get answers to burning questions, brainstorm organizational challenges, or get feedback.
Projects
Work with a skilled professional to complete critical projects such as graphic design, website development, copywriting, database customization, and more!

What Do You Need Help With?

Select from 150+ pre-scoped projects or post a consultation call to get started.

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS

Work With Talented Professionals From Around the World

Catchafire's virtual volunteering network connects you with passionate professionals across a diverse range of fields, from Fortune 500s to 1-person startups, all over 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

“Monica was terrific. She took a relatively convoluted process and creatively developed a way to present it clearly in a manner that met our needs. We are very happy to have had the opportunity to work with Monica!”
Andrew CEO & Founder, Sanivation
“This is an amazing opportunity for small organizations like ours to be able to tap into the knowledge and experience of others.”
Shannon Quality Improvement Coordinator, Caswell Family Medical Center

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.

Absolutely! Schedule a call, or email your questions to [email protected] and one of Catchafire’s Nonprofit Advisors will be in touch within 24 business hours.

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.

Have more questions? Drop us a line.

Email the Catchafire team at [email protected], or schedule a Catchafire introduction call to learn more about how your organization can build capacity with help from skilled pro bono professionals