Earl matched with Heather from The Community's Foundation for a HR Policy Writing project!
Harmony Theater received an application from William for a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project.
Andrea matched with DeAnn from MileStone Academy for an Individual Donor Letter project!
Phoebe matched with Alyssa from Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan for a Website Major Update project!
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.
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 employees with access to virtual, skills based volunteering opportunities to provide valuable resources and operational support to nonprofit organizations.
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.
Yes! In fact, we recommend you apply to 2-4 projects at any given time. This will maximize your chances of matching. If you end up being selected for too many projects, you can always withdraw your application before or after you interview with the nonprofit. Once you say yes though, we ask that you honor your commitment to work with the organization.
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.
Email the Catchafire team at [email protected]