Catchafire, Rachael Chong, And Doing Good

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

I was listening to NPR last night on my way over to a friends and they happened to be profiling some non-profits and how they were working with social media and technology and the next thing you know I was txting myself the name, which was started by Rachael Chong (also a blogger down at the Huffington Post).

Catchafire matches professionals who want to volunteer their skills with nonprofits and social enterprises that need their help. We match volunteers and organizations based on a variety of characteristics including skills, cause interests, and time availability.

We help organizations identify their needs as short-term, discrete, and individual-based projects. Our projects are structured in this way to make it easy for professionals to find time to volunteer in the midst of their busy daily lives. Check out our projects here.

We charge nonprofits and social enterprises less than 5% of the cost that they would normally pay for the professional services our volunteers provide. Our service is free for all professionals willing to donate their time. We also help corporations offer our skills-based volunteer opportunities for their employees.

Catchafire is a New York City-based, for-profit social mission business and a certified B-Corporation.
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