Earl matched with Heather from The Community's Foundation for a HR Policy Writing project!
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Andrea matched with DeAnn from MileStone Academy for an Individual Donor Letter project!
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LeAnne from Green Building United listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Jackie from Harmony Theater listed a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project.
Bala krishna matched with LeAnne from Green Building United for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
WANGUI from New Covenant Church of Philadelphia listed a Management consultation call.
Marcie matched with Frances from Chester Community Coalition for an Event Management consultation call!
Sally matched with Alicia from Southern Tier Health Care System, Inc. for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project!
Nationalities Service Center received an application from Chinmay (Cannon) for a Tech Systems consultation call.
Civic Series received an application from Michael for a Social Media consultation call.
Patchwork: A Storytelling Guild received an application from Michael for a Fee-For-Service Strategy Sessions project.
Lotus Bloom received an application from Brittany for a Finance consultation call.
Brittany matched with Susan from REACH OUT WEST END INC for a Finance consultation call!
Liberty from Family Promise of Southern Chester County listed an Individual Donor Letter project.
Ginger matched with Marsha from Inter-Faith Housing Alliance for an Employee Handbook project!
Allegra matched with Danica from TechGirlz Charitable Foundation for a Video Editing project!
Nationalities Service Center received an application from Michael for a Tech Systems consultation call.
The Welcome Project PA received an application from Jay for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
The Welcome Project PA received an application from Steve for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
The Welcome Project PA received an application from Jun for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Why Not Prosper received an application from Oindrila for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
SOWN received an application from Oindrila for a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Michelle from Why Not Prosper listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Brittney matched with Danica from TechGirlz Charitable Foundation for a Video Editing project!
Josh from The Welcome Project PA listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
steven matched with Jessi from Neighborhood Bike Works for a Visual Branding consultation call!
Gretchen from Nationalities Service Center listed a Tech Systems consultation call.
Inês matched with Elizabeth from Statewide Education Organizing Committee for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Peter matched with Barry from GreenTreks Network for a SWOT Analysis project!
Leona matched with Barry from GreenTreks Network for a SWOT Analysis project!
Marypat from SOWN listed a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Kathleen matched with Kimberly from Adoption Center for a Storytelling project!
Samii from Camp to Belong River Valley listed a Display Materials Design project.
Camp to Belong River Valley received an application from Dan for a Display Materials Design project.
Black Sustainability, Inc. received an application from Brittany for a Finance consultation call.
Nationalities Service Center received an application from George for a Tech Systems consultation call.
Sanat matched with Nancy from The Center At Hampton House for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Laurel matched with leah from Kion's House Corp for a Finance consultation call!
Ivy matched with Sigrid from InnerConnected for a Social Media consultation call!
Shannon matched with Sigrid from InnerConnected for a Social Media consultation call!
Kimberly from Adoption Center listed an Event Concept & Plan project.
Mark matched with Amy from Inner Strength Foundation for a Website consultation call!
Pamela matched with Susan from Delaware County Literacy Council for a Branded Digital Assets project!
United NEPA Alliance received an application from Chatterjee for a Proposal Cover Letter project.
StudentsCare received an application from Chatterjee for a Partnership Proposal Presentation project.
The Center At Hampton House received an application from Ciara for a Storytelling project.
Jeremy matched with leah from Kion's House Corp for a Brand Messaging consultation call!
The Hand2Paw Foundation received an application from Agathe for a Social Media consultation call.
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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 nonprofits 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 mark 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.
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.