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.
EatWell Exchange received an application from Joanna for an Illustration project.
RomAltruista received an application from Michael for a Management consultation call.
Communities First received an application from Stanley for a Brochure Writing project.
NourishPHX received an application from Cassidy for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Suitup Incorporated received an application from Laxmi for a Salesforce Database Customization project.
EatWell Exchange received an application from Ashley for an Illustration project.
Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation received an application from Mardi for an Excel Training project.
I AM MENtality Youth Male Empowerment Project received an application from Raham for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Suzanne from Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation listed a Brochure Writing project.
Suzanne from Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation listed an Excel Training project.
Friendship of Women, Inc. received an application from Vincent for a Human Resources consultation call.
Terri from PlayBuilders of Hawaii Theater Company listed a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Christen from Take The Lead Women listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
David matched with Gloria from NAF for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
EatWell Exchange received an application from Raveena for an Illustration project.
EatWell Exchange received an application from Jolette for a Social Media Audit project.
I AM MENtality Youth Male Empowerment Project received an application from Maria for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Renee matched with Kathryn from Communities First for a Copywriting project!
EatWell Exchange received an application from Alia for an Event Concept & Plan project.
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance received an application from Joanne for a Change Management Coaching project.
Suitup Incorporated received an application from George for a Salesforce Database Customization project.
Mallory matched with Gloria from NAF for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
Iris matched with Suzanne from Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation for a Google Analytics Reporting project!
RomAltruista from RomAltruista listed a Management consultation call.
Lucile from Suitup Incorporated listed a Salesforce Database Customization project.
Corina matched with Darrin from Communities for Recovery for a Translation project!
Neha matched with Kevin L. from The Social Engineering Project for a Hiring Strategy project!
Veair matched with Precious from SHIELD Mentor Program for a Video Editing project!
Fran matched with Suzanne from Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation for a Brand Messaging consultation call!
Tiaira from I AM MENtality Youth Male Empowerment Project listed an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Emily matched with Suzanne from Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation for a Website Content Audit project!
San Mateo County Family Child Care Organization received an application from Corina for a Translation project.
Slow Roll Buffalo received an application from Corina for a Translation project.
Beth from NourishPHX listed a Brochure Graphic Design project.
I AM MENtality Youth Male Empowerment Project received an application from Mah for a Social Media Content Calendar project.
I AM MENtality Youth Male Empowerment Project received an application from BJ for a Social Media Content Calendar project.
Danielle matched with Nadine from The National Arts Club for a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project!
Emily matched with Elissa from Northwood University for a Brand Messaging consultation call!
ashley from EatWell Exchange listed an Event Concept & Plan project.
ashley from EatWell Exchange listed a Social Media Audit project.
Katie matched with Alex from Connections at Home for a Brochure Writing project!
Sudheer matched with Nitita from NAF for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Bunny's Flowers received an application from Madhu for a Program Strategy & Goals project.
Gary matched with Danielle from NAF for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Tiaira from I AM MENtality Youth Male Empowerment Project listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Tiaira from I AM MENtality Youth Male Empowerment Project listed a Social Media Content Calendar project.
Equitable Food Initiative received an application from Garima for a Website Visual Design project.
Equitable Food Initiative received an application from Lindy for a Website Visual Design project.
Andrew matched with Jasmine from GENERATIONAL WEALTH EDUCATORS for a Program Strategy & Goals project!
Moses Sawa from Alamos ICT Solutions listed a Business Plan Review 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
How David R. helped NAF
How Renee M. helped Communities First
How Iris L. helped Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation
How Veair G. helped SHIELD Mentor Program
How Danielle N. helped The National Arts Club
How Fran G. helped Take The Lead Women
How Dirk S. helped Suitup Incorporated
How Matt N. helped Best Buddies
How Pauline R. helped National CleanUp Day / Clean Trails / W...
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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]