To provide local nonprofits with additional resources, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona has established a new partnership with Catchafire, a certified B-Corp that connects professionally-skilled volunteers nationwide with nonprofits to improve their infrastructure and increase their organizational capacity.
This fall, 100 southern Arizona nonprofits received year-long Catchafire membership grants from CFSA.
Catchafire volunteers offer assistance with over 120 types of capacity-building projects, ranging from quick graphic design projects to long-term initiatives such as leadership coaching and strategic planning.
“CFSA is committed to increasing the availability of general operating support and other organizational development resources for our nonprofit community. The goal of our partnership with Catchafire is to increase access to services that are important for nonprofit growth and sustainability but are frequently underfunded,” shared Kelly Huber, Director of Community Investments at CFSA.
In October 2019, the grantee organizations received in-person training and webinar support, and they have ongoing access to technical support to maximize their membership.
Homicide Survivors, Inc. is nonprofit victim assistance organization and one of the 100 nonprofits that received a Catchafire grant from CFSA. Following the launch event at the Community Foundation Campus on October 2nd, 2019, Homicide Survivors Volunteer Coordinator Dennisse Ley shared, “We are so excited to start using this new platform to connect with volunteers all over the country to better serve our survivors!”
In less than two months, more than 200 nonprofit professionals have participated in training opportunities and 84 projects are already underway with Catchafire volunteers.