Esther from Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation listed a Logo Design project.
Zeeshan matched with Lily from USA Parent to Parent for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
Danielle matched with Alex from Ones Up for an Infographic project!
Justin matched with Kylee from A Moment of Magic for a Video Editing project!
Due from Calm Clarity of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia listed a Website Copywriting project.
Old Pine Community Center received an application from MD DIDAR for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Sow Good Now received an application from Joseph for a Logo Design project.
Phoenixville Area Transition received an application from Mechac for a Website Audit project.
Calm Clarity of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia received an application from Tanaya (Tracy) for a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project.
Calm Clarity of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia received an application from Narendra for a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project.
The Community's Foundation received an application from Zeeshan for a Branded Digital Assets project.
Phoenixville Area Transition received an application from Nisha for a Website Audit project.
Maria from Phoenixville Area Transition listed a Website Audit project.
Calm Clarity of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia received an application from Pallavi for a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project.
USA Parent to Parent received an application from Kathleen for a Flexible Copywriting Support project.
Sow Good Now received an application from Asma for a Logo Design project.
Phoenixville Area Time Bank received an application from Solomon for a Flexible Web Development Support project.
Ones Up received an application from Raymart for a Brochure Writing project.
Community Enrichment Fitness Network received an application from Zaman for a Storytelling project.
Old Pine Community Center received an application from Zeeshan for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
USA Parent to Parent received an application from Jemi for a Flexible Copywriting Support project.
Ones Up received an application from Florencia for a Case Study Writing project.
Orion Communities received an application from Barbara for a Communications consultation call.
ellen from Calm Clarity of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia listed a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Phila Region received an application from Muhumuza for a Data Collection Plan project.
Better Civics* received an application from Amina for a Marketing Channel Plan project.
Nationalities Service Center received an application from Josephine for a Video Editing project.
Makenna matched with Maddi from A Moment of Magic for a Video Editing project!
Thomas matched with Maddi from A Moment of Magic for a Video Editing project!
Wayne matched with Sigrid from InnerConnected for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!
Rachel matched with Mikhail from Multicultural Arts Exchange of Fractured Atlas for a Copywriting project!
STROUD WATER RESEARCH CENTER INC received an application from Aurelie for a Website Usability Audit project.
Shayla from Old Pine Community Center listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Vanya matched with Jen from Better Civics* for a Website Visual Design project!
Alyson matched with Mikhail from Multicultural Arts Exchange of Fractured Atlas for a Fundraising consultation call!
Alexia from Chester Community Coalition listed an Infographic project.
AGE of Central Texas received an application from James for a Microsoft Teams Set-Up & Training project.
Home of the Sparrow received an application from Sarah for a Thank You Letter project.
Home of the Sparrow received an application from Leah for a Thank You Letter project.
niharika matched with Rahael from Youth Mentoring Partnership for a Website consultation call!
Noah matched with Alex from Ones Up for a Storytelling project!
Ashley from Home of the Sparrow listed a Thank You Letter project.
Ashley from Home of the Sparrow listed a Print Materials Design project.
Chris matched with Joe from Welcoming the Stranger for a Website Content Audit project!
Megan from Center in the Park listed an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Brittany matched with Stu from Rockfish Valley Community Center for a Finance consultation call!
Gretchen from Nationalities Service Center listed a Video Editing project.
Khadijah from CDB Scholarship listed a Search Engine Optimization Audit project.
MileStone Academy received an application from Caroline for an Individual Donor Letter project.
Orion Communities received an application from Davis for an Event Logistics Planning project.
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]