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.
Forever Captain Poodaman The Ahmad Butler Foundation (ABF) received an application from MD Soheb for a Display Materials Design project.
Annie matched with James from CMP Radio Foundation LLC for a Finance consultation call!
Rhian matched with Michael from Kingdom Keepers Outreach Ministries for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
African Peoples Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) received an application from John for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Five Loaves & Two Fish Unlimited- HERO Inc. received an application from Jen for a Website Major Update project.
Black Girls Love Math received an application from Phuong Cat for a Website Major Update project.
ACHIEVEability received an application from Jack for a Mission, Vision & Values project.
PropMEUP! received an application from Vulugho for a Website consultation call.
Black Girls Love Math received an application from Vaidas for a Website Major Update project.
Black Girls Love Math received an application from Diego for a Website Major Update project.
Soutoura Foundation received an application from John for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Soutoura Foundation received an application from Symela for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Sokhna Khady from Soutoura Foundation listed a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Karen matched with Amy from Inner Strength Foundation for a Finance consultation call!
Atiya from Black Girls Love Math listed a Website Major Update project.
Tiffany from African Peoples Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) listed a Search Engine Optimization Audit project.
Tiffany from African Peoples Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Tiffany from African Peoples Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) listed a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Marcus matched with Susan from PropMEUP! for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Century of the Mind Foundation received an application from Amy for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
MINDSET OF CHAMPIONS, INC. received an application from Jan for an Accounting Systems Set Up project.
MINDSET OF CHAMPIONS, INC. received an application from Mark for a Social Media consultation call.
Project Always Receiving received an application from Lucy for an Accounting Systems Set Up project.
Project Always Receiving received an application from Diogene for an Accounting Systems Set Up project.
Project Always Receiving received an application from PHILIP for a Finance consultation call.
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia received an application from Erica for a Human Resources consultation call.
New Kensington Community Development Corporation received an application from Mark for a Social Media consultation call.
ACHIEVEability received an application from Nitish for an Organizational Executive Summary project.
African Peoples Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) received an application from David for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Stephen from Project Always Receiving listed an Accounting Systems Set Up project.
Stephen from Project Always Receiving listed a Finance consultation call.
David from PropMEUP! listed a Website consultation call.
Danny from Urban Tech Hero listed an Illustration project.
Bill matched with Troy from THE COLEFELD FOUNDATION INC. for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Troy from THE COLEFELD FOUNDATION INC. listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Taryn matched with Cynthia from Mission Bit for a Copyediting project!
Suzie from PropMEUP! listed a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project.
Amazigh Union received an application from Gabriel for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Prisoner Visitation and Support received an application from Jessica M. for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Benjamin matched with Amy from Inner Strength Foundation for a Management consultation call!
Neighborhood Bike Works received an application from Yasir for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Paige matched with Jessi from Neighborhood Bike Works for an Employee Handbook project!
Karen matched with David from Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research for a Print Materials Design project!
Caleb matched with Danny from Urban Tech Hero for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project!
Amy from Inner Strength Foundation listed a Leadership Coaching project.
Orion Communities received an application from Mr. Hatibu for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Orion Communities received an application from Jamal for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Amazigh Union received an application from Barron T. for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Neighborhood Bike Works received an application from Jamal for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Michael from Kingdom Keepers Outreach Ministries listed a Marketing Materials 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
How Rhian R. helped Kingdom Keepers Outreach Ministries
How Paige F. helped Neighborhood Bike Works
How Karen B. helped Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research
How Caleb N. helped Urban Tech Hero
How Andrea F. helped Smith Urban Nature Preschool
How Alexander M. helped A Moment of Magic
How Peter B. helped Forever Captain Poodaman The Ahmad Butler...
How Sarah Joy S. helped Sharing Excess
How Mario Alejandro M. helped StudentsCare
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.
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
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.
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 volunteers.