The 4 questions every volunteer should ask before volunteering

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Picking a successful skills-based volunteering opportunity is a lot like asking someone out on a date — forethought, demonstrated interest and some time in your schedule are key to success! After seeing thousands of applications come to Catchafire organizations, we’ve figured out a few crucial questions to ask yourself when honing in on the projects […]

Using Your Catchafire Membership Wisely

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You’re set up on Catchafire and excited at the prospect of connecting with amazing volunteers. Or maybe you’re a star Volunteer Manager and have already completed a handful of projects and are ready to do more. You may be asking yourself: how can I continue to maximize our time in the Catchafire community? How else […]

Two women’s commitment to changing lives

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Thirteen years ago, Alison Loat and Brooke Ellison, then new students at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, were in the lunch line together. Seeing Brooke was in a wheelchair, breathing through a ventilator, Alison asked if she needed help grabbing her lunch. It was a simple gesture of kindness that not only acknowledged Brooke’s […]

How Drink Your Juice went from a blog to a business

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When Drink Your Juice first joined Catchafire, founders (and sisters) Lauren and Cheryl only had a blog and a vision for where they wanted to take their organization. Their goal was to create a self-sustaining business that would stay true to their mission yet also allow them to be financially stable as an organization. They […]

16 projects later, Connected in Hope has a flourishing e-commerce business

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Last year, we held a #GivingTuesday campaign to give 20 free Catchafire memberships to 20 awesome organizations. One year later, we connected with Connected in Hope, one of the winning organizations, to see how their experience has been. Ryane founded Connected in Hope, an organization empowering women and families in Ethiopia, with her mom in […]