Welcome to One Michigan

Strengthen your organization with the help of pro bono professionals

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Connect With Talented and Engaged Professionals

Skills-based volunteering is a powerful resource for driving operational growth, which ultimately helps you achieve your mission.

This program connects you with talented professionals looking to give back, allowing you to access expertise in areas such as marketing, web development, operations, strategy, and more.

Catchafire's menu of 150+ pre-scoped projects, each with specific deliverables and project steps, makes it easy to find what you need and match with a volunteer with the right skills for the job. And if you aren't sure where to begin, start by talking to a volunteer to get advice and explore ideas.
HAPPENING NOW

Creative 360 received an application from Reihan for a Website Audit project.

Holly from Barb Smith Suicide Prevention listed a Data Visualization project.

Barb Smith Suicide Prevention received an application from Jean-Pierre for a Data Visualization project.

Barb Smith Suicide Prevention received an application from Olesia for a Data Visualization project.

Barb Smith Suicide Prevention received an application from Muna for a Data Visualization project.

Barb Smith Suicide Prevention received an application from Divya for a Data Visualization project.

Barb Smith Suicide Prevention received an application from Max for a Data Visualization project.

Creative 360 received an application from Sofia for a Website Audit project.

Barb Smith Suicide Prevention received an application from Maria for a Data Visualization project.

Barb Smith Suicide Prevention received an application from Rene for a Data Visualization project.

Barb Smith Suicide Prevention received an application from Helena for a Data Visualization project.

Barb Smith Suicide Prevention received an application from Michael for a Data Visualization project.

Barb Smith Suicide Prevention received an application from Jean Noel for a Data Visualization project.

Joe from Family and Children's Services listed a Compensation Plan project.

Sue from The Care Store listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Creative 360 received an application from Naman for a Website Audit project.

michael matched with Shamara from Self Love Beauty for a Data & Analytics consultation call!

LAURA from Creative 360 listed a Website Audit project.

Bay Area Women's Center received an application from Jessie for an Illustration project.

Gia Han (Emily) matched with Anne from Barb Smith Suicide Prevention for a Print Materials Design project!

United Way of Bay County received an application from Suleman for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.

Tom matched with RACHEL from Midland Community Orchestra for a Website consultation call!

United Way of Bay County received an application from Ruchi for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.

Foster Families Navigation & Resource Center Inc received an application from Mun Sum for a Logo Design project.

Nicole from United Way of Bay County listed a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.

Houghton Jones Neighborhood Association received an application from Danik for an Accounting Systems Set Up project.

Bay Area Women's Center received an application from Manuela for an Illustration project.

Anganetta from Houghton Jones Neighborhood Association listed an Accounting Systems Set Up project.

Isabella County Child Advocacy Center received an application from Andrew for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.

Isabella County Child Advocacy Center received an application from Arwa for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.

Isabella County Child Advocacy Center received an application from John for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.

Chelsey from Isabella County Child Advocacy Center listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.

Adrianne matched with Joe from Family and Children's Services for a Fundraising Plan Assessment project!

Foster Families Navigation & Resource Center Inc received an application from Ali for a Logo Design project.

Shannon matched with Sam from Ten16 Recovery Network for an Online Research project!

Sarah from Foster Families Navigation & Resource Center Inc listed a Logo Design project.

Foster Families Navigation & Resource Center Inc received an application from Sudharsan for a Logo Design project.

Jus matched with Joe from Family and Children's Services for a New Employee Recruiting project!

MICHAEL matched with ANQUANETTE from New Genesis Inc. of Kalamazoo for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

Faye matched with Joe from Family and Children's Services for a New Employee Recruiting project!

Jennifer matched with Joe from Family and Children's Services for a Board Responsibilities & Structure project!

Joe from Family and Children's Services listed a Compensation Plan project.

Meg matched with Renee from Great Lakes Dream Center for a Storytelling project!

Cheryl A. matched with Joseph from Bay Community Tennis Association for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project!

Rebekah matched with Kelsey from Self Love Beauty for a Print Materials Design project!

Dave matched with Jackie from Bay County Medical Care Facility for a Finance consultation call!

Bosco matched with Kathy from Midland Area Wellbeing Coalition for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!

Nandrin matched with Holly from Barb Smith Suicide Prevention for a Marketing Materials consultation call!

Tom matched with Sam from Ten16 Recovery Network for a Succession Planning Sessions project!

Ivana matched with Jiena (Gina) from United We Go for a Merchandising project!

How It Works

Whether you need pro bono support on a project, or want advice from an industry expert, get it all done with Catchafire.
1. Explore Available Projects
Browse through over 150 pre-scoped projects and post your own.
2. Find Your Pro Bono Professional
Review applications from interested professionals and choose who you want to work with.
3. Get The Help You Need
Kick off your project and start making progress.
Two ways to connect!
Consultation Calls
Get on the phone with an industry expert to get answers to burning questions, brainstorm organizational challenges, or get feedback.
Projects
Work with a skilled professional to complete critical projects such as graphic design, website development, copywriting, database customization, and more!

What Do You Need Help With?

Select from 150+ pre-scoped projects or post a consultation call to get started.

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS

Work With Talented Professionals From Around the World

Catchafire's virtual volunteering network connects you with passionate professionals across a diverse range of fields, from Fortune 500s to 1-person startups, all over the world.

Finding the right match is important. Each of the 150+ pre-scoped projects contains prerequisite skills and experience, core deliverables, and time estimates, so volunteers know exactly what is required when they apply to work with you.

The rigorous application process, which includes work experience, portfolios, and statements of interest, limits applicants to those who are serious about working with you. It's not a one-click application, and it shouldn't be.

You can review up to three applications at a time, and interview candidates before deciding. The decision is yours.

What Other Organizations are Saying

“Monica was terrific. She took a relatively convoluted process and creatively developed a way to present it clearly in a manner that met our needs. We are very happy to have had the opportunity to work with Monica!”
Andrew CEO & Founder, Sanivation
“This is an amazing opportunity for small organizations like ours to be able to tap into the knowledge and experience of others.”
Shannon Quality Improvement Coordinator, Caswell Family Medical Center

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 organizations 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 grantees with access to virtual, skilled volunteers. We believe that by providing this valuable resource for capacity building and strategic project work, we can help our grantees amplify and accelerate the impact they have on the communities and beneficiaries they serve.

No. Your access to Catchafire is sponsored through this program, so it’s completely free for your organization.

In order to participate, you must first register your organization and then post your first project or consultation call. Get started by visiting the Project Menu to browse through over 150+ detailed project types.

You can work on an unlimited number of projects and calls throughout your membership. Once you finish a project, just make sure to mark it “complete”.

Your posted projects are visible to Catchafire’s entire skills-based volunteer community of 40,000+ talented professionals on the platform, and millions more via Catchafire's partnership with LinkedIn. Those who are interested in your organization’s cause area and who have the skills required for your project will be able to apply.

Skills-based volunteers may apply to your projects from all across the country and around the world. We encourage you to engage with virtual skills-based volunteers. If you prefer to work with somebody local, please expect it to take longer than normal to receive applications from a professional in the area.

On average, projects are matched within two weeks. If you are not seeing the response you hoped for, please reach out to [email protected], and one of Catchafire's Nonprofit Advisors will get in touch with you.

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.

Absolutely! Schedule a call, or email your questions to [email protected] and one of Catchafire’s Nonprofit Advisors will be in touch within 24 business hours.

About this Program

Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, the Skillman Foundation, the Washtenaw Coordinated Funders, and funders in the Great Lake Bay Region have joined together to launch a statewide nonprofit capacity-building program, “One Michigan.”

One Michigan connects nonprofits across the state with talented pro bono professionals to address a wide range of operational needs such as developing a website, building a strategic plan, designing a brochure, professional development, and other areas of critical work. One Michigan aims to empower nonprofits across Michigan to strengthen their operations, teams, and ultimately accelerate their efforts to build stronger, healthier, and more equitable communities.

Catchafire is the largest, online tool that connects social good organizations with talented professionals looking to donate their skills.

Learn more about Washtenaw Coordinated Funders, Midland Area Community Foundation, United Way of Midland County, Saginaw Community Foundation, United Way of Saginaw County, Bay Area Community Foundation, United Way of Bay County, Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation, United Way of Gratiot & Isabella Counties, Greenleaf Trust, The Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, and the Skillman Foundation.

For foundations interested in learning more about One Michigan and how to get involved, please contact Catchafire.

Have more questions? Drop us a line.

Email the Catchafire team at [email protected], or schedule a Catchafire introduction call to learn more about how your organization can build capacity with help from skilled pro bono professionals