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.
Jennifer from Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce listed a Flexible Tech Support project.
James matched with HOWARD from Chipping Hill MIcro Farms Inc for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Regenerating Our Offspring Through Stories, Inc. received an application from JIM for a Communications consultation call.
Overbrook West Neighbors, Inc. received an application from Ricardo for a Salesforce Database Customization project.
Camp Jamison received an application from Chatterjee for a Proposal Review project.
Phoenixville Area Transition received an application from Abdellah for a Website Major Update project.
Joann from Regenerating Our Offspring Through Stories, Inc. listed a Communications consultation call.
Jacqueline from Camp Jamison listed a Proposal Review project.
Jacqueline from Camp Jamison listed an Illustration project.
Ashwin matched with Sherry from Community Enrichment Fitness Network for a Finance consultation call!
Katherine from Queer and Trans Empowerment Center listed a Finance consultation call.
Gregory from Overbrook West Neighbors, Inc. listed a Salesforce Database Customization project.
Renuka matched with Rica from Feast of Justice Ministries for a Search Engine Optimization Audit project!
Denise from A New Spirit Behavioral Health Services Foundation listed a Hiring Strategy project.
Pamela from Fiorenza's Food for Friends listed a HR Policy Writing project.
Ben matched with Gabriel from Community Enrichment Fitness Network for a Website consultation call!
Shannon from The Everywhere Project listed a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Phoenixville Area Time Bank received an application from nishitha for an Infographic project.
The Everywhere Project received an application from Zeeshan for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Thomas from Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable listed a Social Media Audit project.
Steven matched with Diana from Phoenixville Area Time Bank for a Photo Editing project!
Phoenixville Area Time Bank received an application from Gideon Nekenoa for an Infographic project.
Parents Invincible received an application from Fotima for a Data & Analytics consultation call.
5 Shorts Project received an application from Marrio for a Branded Digital Assets project.
International Ballet Exchange received an application from Erin for a Branded Digital Assets project.
Catalyst Church received an application from nishitha for a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Mark matched with Angela from Dimplez 4 Dayz, Inv"c. for a Data Collection Plan project!
Christina from International Ballet Exchange listed a Branded Digital Assets project.
Heather matched with Thomas from Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable for a Website consultation call!
Parents Invincible received an application from Emily for a Data & Analytics consultation call.
Reconnecting Individuals to Community and Outreach received an application from Larry for a Public Relations consultation call.
The MUVAS Association Inc received an application from Kalli for a Social Media consultation call.
Harsh matched with Cristina from Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School for a Display Materials Design project!
Kelly from Parents Invincible listed a Data & Analytics consultation call.
Diana from Phoenixville Area Time Bank listed an Infographic project.
5 Shorts Project received an application from Ahmed for a Branded Digital Assets project.
Parents Invincible received an application from OBREN for a Data & Analytics consultation call.
Angela from Dimplez 4 Dayz, Inv"c. listed a Volunteer Manual project.
Angela from Dimplez 4 Dayz, Inv"c. listed an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Leonard matched with Thomas from Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable for a Finance consultation call!
Shameka from 5 Shorts Project listed a Branded Digital Assets project.
Brittany matched with Pamela from Fiorenza's Food for Friends for an Excel Dashboard Creation project!
Lindsay matched with HOWARD from Chipping Hill MIcro Farms Inc for a Website Usability Audit project!
Brent matched with Rochelle from New Covenant Church of Philadelphia for a Facilitated Strategy Session project!
Akila matched with Bokhyae from Won Community Service Center for a Website Usability Audit project!
Sherry from Community Enrichment Fitness Network listed a Fundraising Plan Assessment project.
Soutoura Foundation received an application from Timothy for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.
The MUVAS Association Inc received an application from Akanbi for a Social Media consultation call.
The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation received an application from Esther for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Five Loaves & Two Fish Unlimited- HERO Inc. received an application from Heather for a Social Media 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 Jan 19th, 2022
How James M. helped Chipping Hill MIcro Farms Inc
Matched Jan 18th, 2022
How Renuka n. helped Feast of Justice Ministries
Search Engine Optimization Audit
Matched Jan 17th, 2022
How Steven M. helped Phoenixville Area Time Bank
Matched Jan 16th, 2022
How Mark A. helped Dimplez 4 Dayz, Inv"c.
Data Collection Plan
Matched Jan 13th, 2022
How Brittany C. helped Fiorenza's Food for Friends
Excel Dashboard Creation
Matched Jan 11th, 2022
How Chiara I. helped Limitless Performing Arts
Matched Jan 10th, 2022
How Darlene L. helped Black Girls Love Math
Partnership Proposal Presentation
Matched Jan 10th, 2022
How Candace C. helped Center in the Park
Matched Jan 7th, 2022
How Carrie W. helped USA Parent to Parent
Elevator Pitch Coaching
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.