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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 our 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.
The nonprofit will review your application to decide whether they want to move forward with an interview. If so, you will be contacted by Catchafire to schedule the call. Nonprofits are encouraged to decide promptly, but there is no set timeline for when they will reply.
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.
If there are volunteer opportunities available in your region, you'll have the option to filter by location. However, since all Catchafire engagements are meant to be completed virtually, we encourage you to focus on finding projects that best fit your skills & interests, regardless of location.
Yes! All projects have been designed to allow you to work with the nonprofit organization remotely.
Projects vary in length from 1 to 40 hours, depending on the project type. Estimated hours are indicated for each project.
You can apply to as many projects and calls as you would like, but we would recommend applying to no more than three projects at a time so you have sufficient time to schedule interviews before applying again.
The Philadelphia Foundation is a connector, activator and accelerator for enhancing quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region. The Key Skills Hub seeks to empower talented and skilled volunteers to transform society by connecting individuals to the nonprofits that are effecting change in our city, the region and beyond.
The Philadelphia Foundation has positioned itself to sit at the intersection of Philadelphia’s philanthropic landscape by embracing partnerships that will build the Greater Philadelphia region. In promoting skills-based volunteerism through the Key Skills Hub, The Philadelphia Foundation seeks to bridge the public and private sectors. The best talent that any organization has is its employees and this is what The Philadelphia Foundation leverages from its corporate partners in the Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council.
We believe that by bringing skilled volunteers to nonprofits through the Key Skills Hub, we can maximize the impact these organizations are able to make on the communities they serve. You are the talent, and the key to help the regions nonprofits achieve their goals.
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