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5 Creative Ways to Use Your Skills for Good This Spring
Volunteers

5 Creative Ways to Use Your Skills for Good This Spring

April is just around the corner, and while — the spring weather is enough of a reason to celebrate, we’re even more pumped because it’s — but even more important to us, it is almost Volunteer Month! We want to help you to celebrate by giving you even more ways […]

Announcing the #GiveAFire Chicago Finalists
Community Events

Announcing the #GiveAFire Chicago Finalists

We are thrilled to announce that during #GiveAFire Chicago we received hundreds of amazing applications from organizations across Chicagoland.  Narrowing down to a list of 50 organizations was no easy feat, but below you’ll find our 50 finalists. The top 5 organizations with the most votes from the community automatically […]

I just got a $10K Google AdWords Grant, now what?
Nonprofits

I just got a $10K Google AdWords Grant, now what?

The world of online advertising is exploding exponentially- and  can prove very effective in helping your organization achieve a specific goal. Whether it be establishing brand name recognition, increasing donations, or growing a community of volunteers, online advertising can help you achieve your objective. If you’ve received a Google AdWords […]

What’s stopping you from giving back?
Volunteers

What’s stopping you from giving back?

Want to get involved, but don’t seem to ever get there? Give back to the community, but can’t get yourself started? You’re not alone. We all have good intentions, but when it comes to following through, it can be tough to get motivated. Now, let’s be honest: How recent was […]

Volunteer: It’s good for your health
Volunteers

Volunteer: It’s good for your health

We all know volunteering is a great way to help others. By contributing your time to support a good cause, you strengthen your community and make a positive difference in the lives of others. But did you know that volunteering also has a positive impact on your own life? By […]

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, […]