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.
Scott matched with Andreina from Everybody Builds for a Finance consultation call!
Jill matched with Donna from Stray Cat Blues for an Event Management consultation call!
Blaise matched with Desiree from The MasterMind Cooperative for a Volunteer Manual project!
Dorothy from Everybody Builds listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Sharmistha matched with Dorothy from Everybody Builds for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
YiWei matched with Desiree from The MasterMind Cooperative for a Project Management Plan project!
Mike from Perfect Timing Multisport listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Cara matched with Andreina from Everybody Builds for a Leadership Coaching project!
Shakoor Arline Foundation Enterprise received an application from Kristi for a Management consultation call.
Philomusica of Delaware Valley (Philomusica Chorale) received an application from Carol for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Perfect Timing Multisport received an application from Brian for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
West Park Cultural Center received an application from Carol for a Merchandising project.
Anne matched with Sidy from Soutoura Foundation for a Website Visual Design project!
Anthony matched with Latanya from Forever Captain Poodaman The Ahmad Butler Foundation (ABF) for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Philomusica of Delaware Valley (Philomusica Chorale) received an application from Ji for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Five Loaves & Two Fish Unlimited- HERO Inc. received an application from William for a Board Operations & Systems project.
Philomusica of Delaware Valley (Philomusica Chorale) received an application from Brady for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Five Loaves & Two Fish Unlimited- HERO Inc. received an application from derin for a Google Ads Campaign Support project.
Connections For Humanity received an application from Arpan for a Google Workspace Set Up project.
I Choose To Win received an application from Huma for an Online Research project.
Philomusica of Delaware Valley (Philomusica Chorale) received an application from Rosie for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Chatterjee matched with Latanya from Forever Captain Poodaman The Ahmad Butler Foundation (ABF) for an Online Research project!
Cindy matched with Candace from Philadephia Community Bail Fund for a Human Resources consultation call!
Gayle from Philomusica of Delaware Valley (Philomusica Chorale) listed a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Joanne matched with Yvette from Lincoln University for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!
Aniket Pramod matched with Linda from East Mount Airy Neighbors EMAN for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Young Life NextGen Northeast received an application from Marina for a Copyediting project.
PA Youth Vote received an application from Linda for a Fundraising Plan Assessment project.
Philomusica of Delaware Valley (Philomusica Chorale) received an application from Jeffrey for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
West Mt Airy Neighbors received an application from floribert for a Finance consultation call.
I Choose To Win received an application from Jayasree for an Online Research project.
I Choose To Win received an application from Xuan Jun for an Online Research project.
Safe Harbor of Chester County received an application from Yemisi for an Operating Budget project.
Melonie from I Choose To Win listed an Online Research project.
Zack matched with Desiree from The MasterMind Cooperative for a Board Prospecting project!
Tino matched with Desiree from The MasterMind Cooperative for a Mission, Vision & Values project!
Arise New Day Christian Academy received an application from Nnaemeka for a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Love Exquisite Arts and Recreation Nonprofit Center received an application from Naomi for a Communications consultation call.
Connections For Humanity received an application from U for a Google Workspace Set Up project.
Safe Harbor of Chester County received an application from HaoYang for an Operating Budget project.
Dan matched with Kristen from Federation of Neighborhood Centers for a Video Editing project!
mfon matched with Michael from Phoenixville Area Time Bank for a Pricing Strategy project!
Melissa matched with Desiree from The MasterMind Cooperative for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Everybody Builds received an application from Rider for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Reparations Finance Lab received an application from Rider for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Reparations Finance Lab received an application from Olasunkanmi J. for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Alison matched with Suzie from Federation of Neighborhood Centers for a Flexible Coaching Support project!
Latanya from Forever Captain Poodaman The Ahmad Butler Foundation (ABF) listed an Event Concept & Plan project.
Will from Ceiba listed a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.
West Mt Airy Neighbors received an application from MD. YEAMIN for a Finance 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 Scott T. helped Everybody Builds
How Blaise M. helped The MasterMind Cooperative
How Anne P. helped Soutoura Foundation
How Anthony G. helped Forever Captain Poodaman The Ahmad Butl...
How Joanne C. helped Lincoln University
How Dan N. helped Federation of Neighborhood Centers
How mfon i. helped Phoenixville Area Time Bank
How Andy C. helped West Park Cultural Center
How Zack L. helped I Choose To Win
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
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.