Catchafire matches professionals who wish to volunteer their skills with nonprofits and social enterprises who are doing incredible work in the community and are well positioned to take advantage of high level talent to help them achieve their mission goals. The Catchafire community is invite-only and organizations selected must have demonstrable impact, strong leadership and make a commitment to providing a high-quality volunteer experience.
Through Catchafire, NAMAC Members who are selected for Organizational Planning Support, choose three capacity building projects from Catchafire's full menu of 70 available projects. Support recipients then work directly with Catchafire to ensure projects selected meet the goals of their organization, and that they are matched with a professional in that skill area.
Projects on the Catchafire Project Menu represent the core needs of non profit organizations and range from helping an organization formulate a Board structure strategy, build a new website, write a strategic plan, set-up HR systems, create a new brochure or annual report, to launching and managing a crowdfunding campaign.
Professionals and organizations are matched based on skills, cause interests, and time availability.
Catchafire ensures that the organization is matched with a professional on each project and that both parties are happy to work together.
Once matched, organizations work directly with their professional volunteers in executing and successfully completing their chosen projects.
Projects that Organizational Planning Support recipients can pursue are limited to those outlined in the Catchafire Project Menu. Each project has a match time of 6-8 weeks and is designed to be completed over the course of 1-3 months. This makes Catchafire Project Plans suitable for organizations with medium or longer term strategic needs and vision for strategically using pro bono services to build organizational capacity.