About Us

We're on a mission to mobilize the world's talent for good

Catchafire was founded in 2010 with the goal of driving positive world change through the giving of time and talent, for the benefit of the nonprofit community we serve.

We are a community of individuals seeking to support and strengthen the social good sector. We do this by facilitating connections between professionals who want to donate their time and talent through virtual volunteering with nonprofits who need their skills.

Our vision is to create a more empathetic, inclusive and loving world.

We're on a mission to mobilize the world's talent for good

Our Methodology

We believe nonprofit staff are in the best position to decide what support their organization needs.

Nonprofit-Centric

Our platform and service is centered around the nonprofit experience. We connect with our nonprofit community daily to advise on projects, deliver webinars and info sessions, and ask for feedback on new product ideas.

Nonprofit-Centric

Data-Driven

We use data to ensure that projects meet nonprofit needs, and that we have ample volunteer talent to drive high-quality engagements. We share trends and insights with our partners to demonstrate efficacy and inform the development of grantmaking initiatives.

Data-Driven

The Power of Choice

We believe that nonprofits know their needs best, and that the power to choose leads to successful outcomes. Nonprofits decide what to do from our menu of 150+ distinct projects and calls, and select volunteers based on applications and interviews.

The Power of Choice

Agile Mindset

We are constantly innovating to better serve the nonprofit community. This is evident in our ever-evolving project menu, our growing webinar series around timely topics, and the research we publish to share our learnings.

Agile Mindset

Our Impact

We've matched volunteers on 20,000+ skills-based projects so far, and we're just getting started!

6,000+

Nonprofits Served

$100,000,000+

Dollars Saved
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We Believe

Empowerment

Empowerment

Every individual has the power to effect positive social change, and we can create a world where it is commonplace to serve for the greater good.

Connection

Connection

Real change happens when we connect with each other, invest in community, and equip nonprofits with the tools they need to achieve their missions.

Inclusivity

Inclusivity

We must actively work on building a workplace, community, and society where all people - despite differences - are welcomed, respected, and valued

What We Do

Powered by a data-driven technology platform, Catchafire facilitates the free flow of volunteer talent into the social impact sector, helping social good organizations easily access the expert help they need, when they need it.

We partner with foundations, companies, and grantmakers to connect nonprofits and social good organizations with skilled volunteers. Our programs are focused on addressing the wide range of operational needs that allow organizations to work more effectively, expand their reach and impact, and ultimately better achieve their missions.

In partnership with funders seeking new, scalable, and more equitable ways to support nonprofit effectiveness, we’re working to empower thousands of nonprofits across entire regions and cause areas with Catchafire’s capacity-building solution.

Our Leadership

Our executive team has worked across the philanthropic, for-profit, and nonprofit sectors, representing a variety of backgrounds and expert viewpoints, professional experiences, and strategic innovations.

Rachael Chong

Rachael Chong

She/Her
CEO & Founder
Edward Urgola

Edward Urgola

He/Him
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Product Officer
Harriet Gardner

Harriet Gardner

She/Her
SVP, Foundation Accounts
Hefei Li

Hefei Li

She/Her
Head of Finance & Strategy
Katherine Brady

Katherine Brady

She/Her
Chief People Officer & Chief of Staff
Andrew Rothman

Andrew Rothman

He/Him
SVP, Marketing & Programming

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