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Foundations Get Ready: There’s a #GivingTuesday Coming
Nonprofits

Foundations Get Ready: There’s a #GivingTuesday Coming

This post is contributed by Phil Buchanan, the president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy. It first appeared on the Center for Effective Philanthropy blog.   Foundations should start planning for #GivingTuesday, which falls on December 2 this year. #GivingTuesday, launched in 2012, is intended to create “a national day […]

Celebrate the do-gooders who make your work possible
Nonprofits

Celebrate the do-gooders who make your work possible

Volunteers are the backbone of the social good sector yet their contributions aren’t always adequately recognized. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, don’t forget to share some gratitude with everyone who helped you make an impact this year! At Catchafire, we know that celebrating volunteers in the right way leads to […]

Reporting to your board just got easier
Nonprofits

Reporting to your board just got easier

The end of the year is a time of reflection and projections (financial, that is). As you think about end of year reporting to your board, don’t forget about how Catchafire fits into the equation. Here’s an example, We completed 4 Catchafire projects this year (brand messaging, infographics, salesforce database […]

Everyday Changemakers Create their Own Path
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Everyday Changemakers Create their Own Path

“If you can’t stop thinking about it, then you need to be doing it,” says Cathy Foreman, a seasoned Catchafire volunteer and founder of Reflections by Cathy Foreman. Nearly 3 years ago Cathy decided to take a leap of faith and follow her passion for taking photographs to create her […]

If you are waiting for a sign…this is it
Nonprofits

If you are waiting for a sign…this is it

Do you find yourself wishing you had more time to work on passion projects? Are you keeping certain skillsets at bay? Don’t hold yourself back one minute longer. Seriously, what are you waiting for? No talent should ever go to waste. If you’re feeling stuck, these 5 tips will help […]

You Matter Because You Stand Up to Bullying
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You Matter Because You Stand Up to Bullying

  This post was contributed by Gabriela D. Acosta. Gaby is the community manager for the University of Southern California’s Online MSW programs . She is passionate about social justice, community organizing and leadership development. If you are interested in a career in social work, find out more about the MSW@USC program […]

Give your annual report the facelift it deserves
Nonprofits

Give your annual report the facelift it deserves

  When startups like airbnb and Warby Parker pick up on a trend, it is worth paying attention. Most recently, it’s annual reports –they are becoming the new ‘it’ marketing material for brands to connect supporters to their work and impact. We think all organizations have the potential to create […]

RSVPs coming right up
Nonprofits

RSVPs coming right up

The end of the year will be here before we know it, and that means that award ceremonies, fundraising events, and galas are on the horizon. Whether you need to boost attendance, capture event highlights, or find that perfect sponsor, Catchafire is here to help.   Here are 5 ways […]

Thanks to leadership buy-in, creating GLG’s inaugural social impact program just came down to execution
Business Case for Service / Volunteers

Thanks to leadership buy-in, creating GLG’s inaugural social impact program just came down to execution

“For this type of work to be sustainable, you really have to have a business case for doing it,” says Jen Field, GLG’s Director of Social Impact. After 15 years of working with social good organizations pro bono, GLG formalized its  efforts and launched the inaugural Social Impact Fellowship and […]

In his first year at Capco, this Project Manager created the company’s first skills-based volunteer program
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In his first year at Capco, this Project Manager created the company’s first skills-based volunteer program

“Most people want to do good but they don’t know how,” says Francis Minien, one of Catchafire’s superstar professionals and program manager at Capco. Fran recently brought this generous spirit to his company where he helped spearhead a more impactful corporate social responsibility program. With years of experience volunteering his […]