Key Skills Hub
Leverage talented volunteers to drive your mission
Connect With Skilled Professionals
The Key Skills Hub enables you to leverage the extensive expertise of volunteers looking to give back. With the Key Skills Hub, you can augment your existing programming in such areas as marketing, web development, operations, strategy and more.
With a menu of 120+ pre-scoped projects, with specific deliverables and project steps, the Key Skills Hub easily allows you to connect to volunteers with the right skills for your needs. Start growing your community of volunteers beyond your neighborhood, by getting the best advice and ideas that Greater Philadelphia and the world have to offer.
Kimberly matched with Edward from MINDSET OF CHAMPIONS, INC. for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Sheeba matched with Diana from Phoenixville Area Time Bank for an Infographic project!
Five Loaves & Two Fish Unlimited- HERO Inc. received an application from Marcos for a Website Minor Update project.
Five Loaves & Two Fish Unlimited- HERO Inc. received an application from Catherine for a Website Minor Update project.
Orion Communities received an application from Jeremy for an Event Logistics Planning project.
Home of the Sparrow received an application from Mina for a Print Materials Design project.
Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library received an application from Jackie for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
West Park Cultural Center received an application from David for an Event Slideshow Creation project.
Chiwishi from Five Loaves & Two Fish Unlimited- HERO Inc. listed a Press Kit project.
Blaise matched with JaNyiah from Chester Community Coalition for a Volunteer Manual project!
Joseph from TCRC Community Healing Center listed a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Penn's Village received an application from Giang for a Survey Results Analysis project.
Feast of Justice Ministries received an application from Mohamed for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
United NEPA Alliance received an application from Goodwinnie for a Board Prospecting project.
Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation received an application from Jean-Pierre for a Website Major Update project.
LiveWell Foundation received an application from ZI for a Google Ads Campaign Support project.
Danielle matched with Michael from Kingdom Keepers Outreach Ministries for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Sheryl from Penn's Village listed a Survey Results Analysis project.
Diana from Phoenixville Area Time Bank listed an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.
Home of the Sparrow received an application from Nayyar for a Print Materials Design project.
Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of received an application from Emily for a Human Resources consultation call.
LiveWell Foundation received an application from David for a Google Ads Campaign Support project.
LiveWell Foundation received an application from Fernanda for a Search Engine Keyword Research project.
United NEPA Alliance received an application from Nidhi for an Operating Budget project.
LiveWell Foundation received an application from Maruf for a Search Engine Keyword Research project.
Baljeet matched with Beth Anne from Council Rock Education Foundation for a Visual Brand Guide project!
Baljeet matched with Beth Anne from Council Rock Education Foundation for a Website Audit project!
Rebecca from Friends of the Rail Park listed an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.
Rica from Feast of Justice Ministries listed a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Edward from MINDSET OF CHAMPIONS, INC. listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Andrée Collective received an application from Bokalli for an Email Layout & Template project.
Riverworks Development Corporation received an application from Kimberly for a Time Management Coaching project.
Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library received an application from Shree for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of received an application from Kimberly for a Human Resources consultation call.
Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation received an application from Vish for a Website Major Update project.
Sara matched with Emma from ACHIEVEability for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!
Jennifer from Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of listed a Human Resources consultation call.
Jeffrey matched with Edward from MINDSET OF CHAMPIONS, INC. for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Harold matched with Edward from MINDSET OF CHAMPIONS, INC. for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
CPA Victor matched with Leo from Community Enrichment Fitness Network for a Finance consultation call!
Maryann matched with Christina from International Ballet Exchange for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
Niesha from West Park Cultural Center listed an Event Slideshow Creation project.
Nikki matched with Janet from Julia's Grace Foundation for a Thank You Letter project!
Flo from Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia listed a Website Audit project.
Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library received an application from Benny for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Orion Communities received an application from Destin for an Event Logistics Planning project.
The Joy of Sox received an application from Paulina for a Data & Analytics consultation call.
Sheryl from Penn's Village listed an Online Survey project.
Nikki matched with Edward from MINDSET OF CHAMPIONS, INC. for a Mission, Vision & Values project!
Action Reconciliation Service for Peace received an application from Chris for a Tech Systems 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 Aug 16th, 2022
How Kimberly P. helped MINDSET OF CHAMPIONS, INC.
Matched Aug 16th, 2022
How Sheeba C. helped Phoenixville Area Time Bank
Matched Aug 15th, 2022
How Blaise M. helped Chester Community Coalition
Matched Aug 11th, 2022
How Baljeet S. helped Council Rock Education Foundation
Visual Brand Guide
Matched Aug 10th, 2022
How Sara B. helped ACHIEVEability
Impact Report Graphic Design
Matched Aug 9th, 2022
How Maryann N. helped International Ballet Exchange
Flexible Graphic Design Support
Matched Aug 7th, 2022
How Myles W. helped United NEPA Alliance
Fundraising Plan Assessment
Matched Aug 3rd, 2022
How Jessi L. helped South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)
Matched Aug 3rd, 2022
How Jay M. helped Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research
Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity
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 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 Philadelphia Foundation is a connector, activator and accelerator for enhancing quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region. By connecting and encouraging collaboration among the regions nonprofit organizations, businesses and Greater Philadelphians of all ages, we can accelerate positive change in the community.
The Philadelphia Foundation has positioned itself to sit at the intersection of Philadelphia’s philanthropic landscape by embracing partnerships that will build the city, region and beyond. True partnerships go beyond just the public sector, for the issues facing society are everyone’s.
The Key Skills Hub is a tool to leverage these partnerships by providing skills-based volunteerism to strengthening the effectiveness of Greater Philadelphia nonprofits. Through our partnership with Catchafire, this resource can help increase the organizational capacity for organizations, by connecting them with the best talent, pulling from a diverse stock of volunteers including the companies of the Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council as well as Catchafire's network of volunteers who specialize in areas like marketing and communications, web design, operations, strategy and more.