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.
Alex matched with Amy from TechGirlz Charitable Foundation for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Robert matched with Ernest from 12 Plus for a Leadership Coaching project!
Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable received an application from Laurie for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
The Elevation Project received an application from Sulamita for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
The Elevation Project received an application from behnam for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Phoenixville Area Transition received an application from Lea for a Logo Design project.
Patty from Camp Dreamcatcher listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Aaliyah matched with Patty from Camp Dreamcatcher for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
Jonathan matched with Due from Calm Clarity of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia for a Storytelling project!
Tessa matched with Heather from The Community's Foundation for a Social Media Audit project!
Zhang Sah received an application from Jackson for a Board Responsibilities & Structure project.
Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable received an application from Sanja for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Sow Good Now received an application from Meghann for a Salesforce Training project.
Sow Good Now received an application from Rebecca for a Salesforce Training project.
The Organizing Center received an application from Beth for a Leadership Coaching project.
Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable received an application from Brian for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Gail from Vita Education Services listed an Illustration project.
Chris matched with Megan from InnerConnected for a Visual Branding consultation call!
Kelly Jo matched with Yvette from Orion Communities for a Marketing Channel Plan project!
Jason matched with Angela from Literacy Council of Norristown for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
Thomas from Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Shubhangi matched with Angela from Literacy Council of Norristown for an Individual Donor Letter project!
South Jersey Robotics received an application from Claudia for a Flexible Human Resources Support project.
Phoenixville Area Transition received an application from AMLU for a Logo Design project.
South Jersey Robotics received an application from Nakia for a Flexible Human Resources Support project.
Little Africa Plus received an application from Barbara for a Finance consultation call.
Yogi matched with Michael from Kingdom Keepers Outreach Ministries for a Finance consultation call!
Maria from Phoenixville Area Transition listed a Logo Design project.
Anthony matched with Alex from Ones Up for a Video Editing project!
Christi from The Organizing Center listed a Remote Team Strategy project.
Christi from The Organizing Center listed a Leadership Coaching project.
Christi from The Organizing Center listed an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.
South Jersey Robotics received an application from Yomo for a Flexible Human Resources Support project.
Josh matched with Jenny from Pickleberry Pie for a Branded Digital Assets project!
Brittany matched with Christina from International Ballet Exchange for a Social Media Content Calendar project!
Michele matched with Casey from Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education for a Storytelling project!
Niesha matched with LaTrista from The Elevation Project for a Social Media Audit project!
Sally matched with Jenny from Pickleberry Pie for an Email Marketing Copywriting project!
Center in the Park received an application from Alexander for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Suzanne from Philadelphia Jazz Legacy Project listed a Website Audit project.
Sulamita matched with Robin from The Enterprise Center for an Email Marketing Copywriting project!
Heather from Zhang Sah listed a Board Responsibilities & Structure project.
David matched with Due from Calm Clarity of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
JIM matched with Ben from Beat the Streets Philadelphia for a Press Release project!
Jennifer from South Jersey Robotics listed a Flexible Human Resources Support project.
Andrew matched with Alexia from Chester Community Coalition for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project!
Ashley matched with Christina from International Ballet Exchange for a Website Audit project!
Brian matched with Heather from The Community's Foundation for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Sulamita matched with Maria Cristina from Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for a Flexible Copywriting Support project!
African Peoples Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) received an application from Moiz for a Website Major Update 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 Sep 24th, 2021
How Alex R. helped TechGirlz Charitable Foundation
Matched Sep 24th, 2021
How Robert G. helped 12 Plus
Matched Sep 23rd, 2021
How Aaliyah E. helped Camp Dreamcatcher
Flyer Graphic Design
Matched Sep 23rd, 2021
How Jonathan M. helped Calm Clarity of CultureTrust Greater P...
Matched Sep 22nd, 2021
How Jason L. helped Literacy Council of Norristown
Flexible Graphic Design Support
Matched Sep 21st, 2021
How Anthony W. helped Ones Up
Matched Sep 20th, 2021
How Josh B. helped Pickleberry Pie
Branded Digital Assets
Matched Sep 20th, 2021
How Niesha K. helped The Elevation Project
Social Media Audit
Matched Sep 17th, 2021
How Sulamita M. helped The Enterprise Center
Email Marketing Copywriting
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 120 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.