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There’s more to visual brand than a pretty design
Nonprofits

There’s more to visual brand than a pretty design

As we learned last week, creating stand-out content gives your organization an edge in a world cluttered with various brands and companies competing for attention. The reality that people nowadays have short attention spans (and if you’ve made it this far in our article — thanks for your attention!), meaning […]

HOW TO: Creating content that people can’t ignore!
Nonprofits

HOW TO: Creating content that people can’t ignore!

It’s 2015: We can’t talk about marketing without discussing content. According to this year’s NonProfit Content Marketing Report, 61% of nonprofit marketers are using content marketing. Impressive – until you find out that only 33% say they are doing so effectively. Regardless of where you stand when it comes to […]

Announcing the #GiveAFire Chicago Judges!
Community Events

Announcing the #GiveAFire Chicago Judges!

Catchafire is thrilled to announce our collaboration with ten of Chicago’s thought leaders who will serve on the #GiveAFire judging panel. In celebration of Catchafire’s expansion to Chicago, we’re giving away 20 free six-month memberships to Chicago’s deserving nonprofits and social enterprises through the #GiveAFire Chicago campaign; learn more about […]

How to Measure the Impact of your Skills-based Volunteer Project
Volunteers

How to Measure the Impact of your Skills-based Volunteer Project

We donate our time and skills to make the world a better place, so how do we understand the tangible results? Last year, professionals in our community volunteered 75,000 hours and saved our organizations $42 million, where do you fit in? As a follow up to our last newsletter, here […]

How to Kick-start your Nonprofit’s Marketing Strategy
Nonprofits

How to Kick-start your Nonprofit’s Marketing Strategy

Raise your hand if the thought of marketing overwhelms you! You’re not alone. In fact, the majority of our community shares this sentiment. When it comes to marketing your nonprofit it can be confusing to know where to start. We caught up with one of our star Marketing pros, Kathy, […]

Isn’t it about time we all became Marketing Mavens?
Nonprofits

Isn’t it about time we all became Marketing Mavens?

(Stay tuned for our upcoming Marketing Series. We will be doing a deep dive into the each of the topics below.)   Limited bandwidth shouldn’t hold any organization back from effectively marketing their work, but that is often the case in the social good sector. When you are spread too […]

Catchafire x Chicago: The Time is Now
Community Events

Catchafire x Chicago: The Time is Now

What lights your fire? Is it justice? Dignity? Creativity? Whatever it is that calls you to action, it’s a critical and exhilarating time to stand up and act on what you believe in. Even the most cursory glance at the headlines reminds us all of the urgency of social sector […]

Why your nonprofit can’t afford to ignore the skills-based volunteer movement
Nonprofits

Why your nonprofit can’t afford to ignore the skills-based volunteer movement

In today’s world, people are hungry to infuse their life with purpose. Holding a 9-5 is simply not enough. Professionals want to share their expertise in a way that yields the highest impact on the world. They want to connect with their passions and make the world a better place […]

Do you really understand the impact you’re making?
Volunteers

Do you really understand the impact you’re making?

Word on the street is some of our pros underestimate the effect their skills have on our nonprofits. It is about time to snap out of that thinking. Seriously. Even if the outcome of a project isn’t exactly what you expected, chances are your impact is still greater than you […]

Changing the Way We Think About Volunteers
Nonprofits / Volunteers

Changing the Way We Think About Volunteers

There is a shift happening in the social good space. It is a powerful one that is defining the way that companies and employees interact with nonprofits and also how nonprofits are impacting their communities. An organization at the forefront of reporting these changes is America’s Charities. Impressed by their […]