Catchafire celebrates expansion with two upcoming Boston events
Social enterprises – celebrate with us on Nov 14th 7-9pm at our launch party – check it out here!
Boston professionals – learn more about how you can get involved at our panel discussion with Root Cause on Nov, 15 6-7.30pm – check it out here!
We are excited to announce that we will begin serving social enterprises outside of New York for the first time this November as we launch in Boston. Boston is known for a lot of things: its clam chowder, fanatic sports fans, central role in American history – and active community of passion-driven organizations and professionals. This is evidenced by the sheer number of social enterprises based in Boston, the vibrant university community and the culture of biotechnology and health that Boston is known for. As part of our launch, we are recruiting 25 organizations to be our Boston Founding Member “Class of 2011.” Boston Founding Members are leaders in the Boston social enterprise community, ranging from established, high impact organizations to high potential small startups across a range of cause areas. Founding Members will receive special introductory pricing, membership benefits, and potential media exposure.
On the professional side of our market, as the first scalable, online pro bono service platform, Catchafire was able to launch its virtual pro bono program in early September of this year. Professionals nationwide can now do pro bono projects virtually with member organizations. Because of this, there is even a pool of Boston-based professionals ready and waiting for when Catchafire arrives in Beantown. Upon hearing the news of Catchafire’s expansion, one Boston professional wrote: “Awesome…I have been waiting for this news. Made my day…”
Prosperity Candle, a Boston based organization with a presence in NYC and one of Catchafire’s first members, has had 11 successful matches with Catchafire to date.
Siiri Morley, Founding Partner of Prosperity Candle, says: “Prosperity Candle is honored to be Catchafire’s first Boston-based Member. We have benefitted tremendously over the past year and a half from Catchafire’s talented pool of professionals, and are looking forward to having a Boston area community of peer organizations. After working with 10 NYC-based pro bono professionals, we are very excited to have our first Boston-area professional to help us with PR!”
Catchafire is currently inviting select organizations in the greater Boston area to join the Catchafire community as Founding Members. If you are interested in nominating an organization or in becoming a member, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.