Based in New York City, Catchafire is a for-purpose social enterprise that matches professionals with non-profits based on their skills, time availability, and cause interest. Catchafire’s mission is “to provide talented individuals with meaningful pro bono experiences in order to build capacity for social good organizations.” The company believes that everyone should have the opportunity to use their skills for good and that all social good organizations should have access to the best talent. Catchafire envisions a world where it is not uncommon to serve for the greater good.
Catchafire charges non-profits and social businesses less than 5 percent of what they would normally pay for the professional services that volunteers provide. For professionals who are willing to donate their time and talents, the matching service is free. Catchafire also assists corporations in offering skills-based volunteer opportunities for their employees. The company was founded in 2009 by CEO Rachael Chong.