Give Your Skills For Good
That's where you come in. By volunteering for a project, or even just getting on a phone call to provide advice, you are giving so much more than your time. You are supporting organizational growth, which enables nonprofits to have an even greater social good impact.
Sophia matched with Qaadir'Naqib from "Fight 4 Life" Incorporated for an Individual Donor Letter project!
Moses Sawa from Alamos ICT Solutions listed a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Megan matched with Tracy from The Lantern Network for a Partnership Proposal Presentation project!
Equitable Food Initiative received an application from Kristina for a Marketing Channel Plan project.
Naked Angels Ltd received an application from Eunice for a Communications consultation call.
Equitable Food Initiative received an application from Tierraney for a Marketing Channel Plan project.
The Anthony Bates Foundation received an application from katherine for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Habitat for Humanity International received an application from Sally-Joseph for a Storytelling project.
Lynne matched with Lesli from LOVE, NILS Ltd. for a Social Media consultation call!
The Anthony Bates Foundation received an application from Jan for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Community Enrichment Hub received an application from Neha for a Hiring Strategy project.
Lesli from LOVE, NILS Ltd. listed a Social Media Set Up project.
Naked Angels Ltd received an application from Swati for a Communications consultation call.
Habitat for Humanity International received an application from Victoria for a Storytelling project.
Pauline matched with Steve from National CleanUp Day / Clean Trails / World CleanUp Day for a Logo Design project!
Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute received an application from Saisha for a Business Plan Review project.
Nonprofit Prince George's County received an application from Saisha for a Brochure Writing project.
Satat Navotkarsh Foundation received an application from Saisha for a Board Operations & Systems project.
The Anthony Bates Foundation received an application from Benjamin for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Shubham matched with Jim from Westchester Del Rey Little League Softball for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
Camp Fire National Headquarters received an application from Adam for a Flexible Copywriting Support project.
Camp Fire National Headquarters received an application from Ali for a Flexible Copywriting Support project.
Sharon from The Anthony Bates Foundation listed a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Satat Navotkarsh Foundation received an application from Naman for a Board Operations & Systems project.
Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute received an application from Naman for a Business Plan Review project.
Donna matched with Nancy from Limau Cancer Connection for a Copyediting project!
Allyson from Habitat for Humanity International listed a Storytelling project.
Habitat for Humanity International received an application from Eric for a Storytelling project.
John matched with Carol from Assistance League Of Salt Lake City for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Camp Fire National Headquarters received an application from Hamza for a Flexible Copywriting Support project.
Camp Fire National Headquarters received an application from Dionne for a Leadership Coaching project.
Seeds of Fortune Inc. received an application from Anya for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
The Girls Foundation of Tanzania received an application from sameer for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.
Corinne matched with Adama from Weekend-Adventures.org for an Event Management consultation call!
Seeds of Fortune Inc. received an application from Diana for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Seeds of Fortune Inc. received an application from Daniel for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Satat Navotkarsh Foundation received an application from Shilpi for a Board Operations & Systems project.
Michele matched with Abigail from Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for a Transcription project!
Jean from Naked Angels Ltd listed a Communications consultation call.
Nastasja matched with ashley from EatWell Exchange for a Website Audit project!
Nastasja matched with ashley from EatWell Exchange for a Website Major Update project!
Dan matched with Stewart from MAN 2 MAN - URBAN YOUTH ADVOCATE, INC for an Organizational Executive Summary project!
Kings Highway Beautificationassociation Inc received an application from 3WSHS for a Social Media Set Up project.
Living Advantage received an application from Megan for a Partnership Proposal Presentation project.
Katie matched with Lisa from Indian Law Resource Center for an Individual Donor Letter project!
Joel matched with Mary from Marin American Indian Alliance for a Website Major Update project!
Antony matched with ashley from EatWell Exchange for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!
Kings Highway Beautificationassociation Inc received an application from MORSHIDA for a Social Media Set Up project.
Kings Highway Beautificationassociation Inc received an application from Taty for a Social Media Set Up project.
Satat Navotkarsh Foundation received an application from Achi for a Board Operations & Systems project.
How It Works
1. BrowseExplore projects and questions posted by nonprofits based on your skills and causes you are passionate about.
2. ApplySubmit your application and resume to let the nonprofit know you are interested.
3. MatchWhen you and the organization decide it's a good fit, start working together!
Two ways to share your skills!
Great Connections Are Made Here
Matched Dec 2nd, 2022
How Sophia C. helped "Fight 4 Life" Incorporated
Matched Nov 27th, 2022
How Lynne W. helped LOVE, NILS Ltd.
Matched Nov 23rd, 2022
How Pauline R. helped National CleanUp Day / Clean Trails / W...
Matched Nov 9th, 2022
How Nastasja J. helped EatWell Exchange
Matched Nov 3rd, 2022
How Mark D. helped Suitup Incorporated
Matched Oct 24th, 2022
How Ben C. helped Court Appointed Special Advocates of NYC
Matched Oct 19th, 2022
How Raoul E. helped Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
Matched Oct 17th, 2022
How Matt N. helped Best Buddies
Matched Oct 16th, 2022
How Mark R. helped Communities First
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Frequently Asked Questions
New around here? Start with the basics.
Serve2Gether Consulting+ is a skills based volunteering program where colleagues have an opportunity to donate their professional skills through virtual projects that provide critical, capacity-building support for nonprofit organizations. These meaningful volunteer projects enable colleagues to use their core competencies and specialized skills in a different environment to deliver valuable support to a nonprofit in need.
The program is open all American Express colleagues globally.
Colleagues who plan on participating in Serve2Gether Consulting+ should have a discussion with their manager about whether or not it is acceptable to participate during work hours.
Yes, colleagues must secure their manager’s approval prior to participating in any volunteer activity that occurs during work hours, even if the event is company-sponsored.
Visit https://amex.catchafire.org/ to complete your volunteer profile. Once you have created a profile and registered to the site, you can search for available projects or one-hour phone consultations by filtering based on your skills and cause areas of interest. Recommendations will also be sent to you via email. If you match with a project, there will be a mutual interview between you and the non-profit to ensure the right fit.
If you need help deciding if a project is right for you, feel free to email Catchafire at [email protected].
Each project varies in size, but the average project represents a 1-50 hour commitment over the course of two to three months. Nonprofits develop their project requirements through the predesigned project templates and the process is scoped out and supported to ensure a positive experience for both colleagues and nonprofits. Project examples include but are not limited to creating a marketing strategy, writing an annual report or designing a talent recruitment strategy.
An opportunity for colleagues to volunteer just one hour by sharing their expertise via phone with a nonprofit that has posted a question or challenge on the Serve2Gether Consulting+ volunteer platform. A phone consultation is a great way to start volunteering with Serve2Gether Consulting+!
If there are volunteer opportunities available in your region, you'll have the option to filter by location. However, since all Catchafire engagements are meant to be completed virtually, we encourage you to focus on finding projects that best fit your skills & interests, regardless of location.
Each project varies in size, but the average project represents a 1- 50 hour commitment over the course of two to three months. Volunteers are encouraged to work with the nonprofit to develop an agreed-upon implementation schedule and align on deadlines during the interview and planning stage. This ensures that all parties are clear from the outset - it is important to be realistic about the time available to dedicate to this work.
Yes, if you are confident of managing several work plans and deadlines, but it is recommended that colleagues start out by doing one project for their first experience.
Yes, just decide who you would like to work with at American Express, and once you have their commitment, determine which one of you will act as the project lead – that is the person that will go through the application process on the Serve2Gether Consulting+ volunteer platform. Please include the member(s) of your team in your application to the nonprofit’s project, and ensure that all members of your team will be able to attend any interview that may occur once you have submitted your application.
The nonprofit will review your application and may invite you to participate in a phone interview if they think it will be a good fit. If so, you will be contacted by Catchafire to schedule the call. Nonprofits are encouraged to decide promptly, but there is no set timeline for when they will reply.
After the interview, you can log into your account dashboard and ACCEPT or PASS on the match. Once both parties accept, you are officially matched and can begin the project. If you need to exchange any materials or have follow-up conversations to determine if it is a good fit after the interview, you are encouraged to do so. Your whole matching experience is guided from first applying to post-match.
Yes, colleagues may nominate nonprofits with which they have a strong relationship to be included in the Serve2Gether Consulting+ volunteer program by filling out this form - http://bit.ly/amex_catchafire. Once an organization has been nominated, the nonprofit with be reviewed and if eligible, will receive an invitation from the Serve2Gether Consulting+ team.
Catchafire is committed to making sure everyone who wants to volunteer their skills can do so. If you are having trouble finding a project that fits, feel free to contact Catchafire at [email protected] for help.
About American Express Serve2Gether Consulting+
American Express has created the Serve2Gether Consulting+ program to connect our talented colleagues with nonprofits. This resource provides nonprofits with professional support on over 120+ different types of projects in areas like marketing, web development, operations, and strategy.
You will work with subject-matter experts to achieve tangible deliverables (i.e., Excel training, leadership coaching, copywriting), answers to burning questions and/or solve organizational challenges.
Nonprofit effectiveness is important to American Express, and we believe that one of the best ways to improve our community is by strengthening and supporting nonprofits doing smart, innovative work all over the world. Our colleague volunteer network is made up of talented professionals who are passionate about working with social good organizations to enhance the significant difference they are already making in the community.
Have more questions? Drop us a line.
Email the Catchafire team at [email protected]