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(For Organizations) Getting Started with Catchafire
(For Organizations) Getting Started with Catchafire

Learn how to get started on Catchafire by creating your profile and posting your first project or call.

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Welcome to Catchafire! We're so glad you're here. Signing up on Catchafire is quick and easy! Keep reading to find out how to join and start connecting with skilled volunteers.

*Please note that only organizations with a sponsored membership can post projects and calls. If you need assistance finding your foundation's specific registration page, feel free to reach out to us via the blue chat bubble at the bottom of the screen.

Joining Catchafire!

When you set up your account, you'll be asked to enter some information about your organization. You'll first select what role you serve within your organization - if you want to add your colleagues, don't worry, you can do that later on!

How it Works:

Select what your priorities are - what does your organization need help with most? If you aren't sure yet, no problem. You can always come back to this page in your Settings later on.

And then tell us a bit about your organization's mission. You can click on Examples to get some ideas!

Next, select your cause area(s) from the dropdown menus. You can also specify your target population, if applicable.

Finally, just enter a bit more information about your organization's logistics and needs and you'll be ready to go!

Posting Your First Project or Call

After you've finished setting up your account, you'll be prompted to create your first post. You can either post a 1-hour call - the recommended option - or a project which will take you to our project menu. You can learn more about the difference between projects and phone calls here.

Suggested call topics are recommended because they relate to the priorities that you selected during registration.

You can write out your own call details, or you can choose from 3 suggestions. Suggestions are written by Catchafire experts and are calls we believe could be beneficial to most Organizations. You can copy a suggestion and then edit it to better fit your needs, as well.

Add "Additional Details" to be as specific as you can regarding the type of support you're looking for or what you believe would be most helpful.

You'll be given a preview of what the call posting will look like. We recommend editing the cover image to stand out! You can use an image from your Organization or a stock image.

From this page, you can edit the call details and additional context (if needed). If you do choose to edit this information, you will be taken back to step 2 to do so.

Click Post Call to post the call and exit the onboarding flow process. If you're not quite ready to post yet, you can also click Save & Exit on this page and you will exit to your dashboard where the call will be saved as a draft.

Congrats πŸŽ‰, you've posted your first call! Now, you can request qualified volunteers to work on your project - learn more here.

Questions? Reach out to us using the blue chat bubble at the bottom of your screen or at [email protected].

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