Archive | Press RSS feed for this section

Media Alert – Boston Panel Event

15 Feb

Leveraging Pro Bono Talent to Build Organizational Capacity 

An Expert Panel Discussion in Boston

New York, NY – February 15, 2012 – We’ve assembled a panel of esteemed speakers from Boston’s social good sector. We will get together later this month and spend an evening discussing how to use pro bono to effectively build capacity within a nonprofit or social good organization.

Since coming on board in 2010, Prosperity Candle, a Boston-based organization, has successfully completed 11 Catchafire projects – including branding, marketing, social media, PR and strategy – to dramatically enhance their social impact. This amounts to 355 hours pro bono time and $82,500 in organization savings. Says Properity Candle co-founder, Siiri Morley:

Catchafire fills an important role in the social sector. As a young social enterprise start-up, Prosperity Candle struggles with limited resources and huge ambitions. Catchafire offers a perfect solution – with a small investment we can get fantastic talent that truly delivers on the proposed scope.”

The panelists:

  • Matthew Segneri, Advisor to the Mayor at City of Boston
  • Jennifer Aronson, Director of Nonprofit Services, The Boston Foundation
  • Selena Schmidt, CEO, Common Impact
  • Andrew Wolk, Founder – Root Cause
  • Rachael Chong, Founder and CEO, Catchafire

We’re inviting all nonprofits and social enterprises in the Boston area to join us for an evening of inspirational learning, sharing, meeting old friends and making new friends.

Where: New England Research & Development (NERD) Center
When: Monday, February 27th
Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Fee: Free

5:00 – 6:00pm: Panel
6:00 – 7:30pm: Networking and Refreshments

About Catchafire:
Catchafire is the largest pro bono service provider in NYC. Through Catchafire, social good organizations can access professional services at rates that they can afford and professionals can access meaningful skilled volunteering opportunities. Last November we expanded into Boston and welcomed our Boston Founding 30 Members.

Read more about Catchafire here.


Press enquires:

Contact JC Darné
Phone: (646) 400-5659

Interested in attending? Book tickets here.


Catchafire’s CEO Expert Advice Match in Ad Age

1 Feb

Advertising Age just published a column by our CEO and founder, Rachael Chong, about a recent match we made between Four A’s CEO Nancy Hill and Pencils of Promise Executive Director Adam Braun.

The match was part of our relatively new CEO Expert Advice campaign, in which we aim to get successful leaders in the business world to provide invaluable guidance to fledgling nonprofit leaders. A CEO Expert Advice match is very simple: all a CEO has to do is sign up to dedicate three to five hours of time over a month to speak with their nonprofit partner. Topics can range from board creation to strategic planning to mission statement creation. We think that this type of guidance from a seasoned organizational leader will go a long way towards helping nonprofits grow.

Organization Matches Industry Pros with Good Causes [Ad Age]

You can read more about CEO Expert Advice on our Project Menu.



New Press: Fox Business Video and Dowser Case Study

31 Jan

Check out this video profile of Rachael and Catchafire from the “Young Guns” segment on Fox Business!

You can also read the accompanying article, from Fox’s Small Business Center. And as if that wasn’t enough,  Catchafire was also featured as a Mini Case Study on today.

Young Guns: Catchafire is Catching On [Fox Business]

Mini Case Study: Catchafire pairs professionals with social change organizations []

Browse other recent press in our Press Room

New Press: Crain’s and Nonprofit Quarterly

24 Jan

We’ve got some new press for the file! Anne Fisher of Crain’s New York Business recently featured Catchafire in her “Executive Inbox” column, calling our service “a way for savvy businesspeople to give back to the community.” The Crain’s piece spurred some further coverage by Nonprofit Quarterly‘s Bruce Trachtenberg. To read more about Catchafire in the press, visit our Press Room.

A matchmaker for nonprofits and skilled volunteers [Crain’s New York Business]

Some Volunteers Would Rather Crunch Numbers Than Haul Lumber [Nonprofit Quarterly]


New Catchafire Video Featured on Shecky’s

12 Jan

Rachael was featured Tuesday in a video on Claudia’s Closet, the lifestyle and discovery blog of Claudia Chan, President of Shecky’s. In the video, Rachael speaks to Claudia about what it was like starting Catchafire, how nonprofits can increase efficiency by outsourcing projects to Catchafire, and more.

Watch the video

Catchafire Gets a Shout-Out on

10 Jan

Mitchell York of gave us a nice mention yesterday in his Entrepreneurs blog. The piece is a profile of Shatterbox, a very cool online video community highlighting the work of  young entrepreneurs. Shatterbox recently featured Rachael in a short video, which Mitchell mentions as one of the standout pieces on the site.

Read the piece in

Watch the video on Shatterbox

Check out this Catchafire duo! Rach & Jane chat it up at Pipeline

11 Nov
%d bloggers like this: