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Connecticut Community Foundation and Catchafire are co-hosting this workshop for Foundation grantees

March 1 
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at Naugatuck Valley Community College
Waterbury, Conn.
Registration is by invitation only to Foundation grantees

Meet representatives from Catchafire to learn about how Catchafire works and how it can help your organization. You will also have the opportunity to meet and mingle with other grantees during the event.

Connecticut Community Foundation has partnered with Catchafire to create an online platform that connects 150 of the Foundation’s past and current grantees who serve Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills to a network of over 50,000 passionate and skilled volunteers throughout the country—for free. By investing in Catchafire and giving nonprofits access to talented volunteers who can donate their professional skills, the Foundation aims to maximize the impact that the organizations are able to make in the communities they serve.

Session Topics
Catchafire 101 – During the information session, you will learn how your organization can use Catchafire to match with skilled volunteers that can take those necessary tasks of your to-do list. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions to get the most out of your Catchafire sponsorship.

Managing A Skills-Based Volunteer – If it’s your first time managing a skills-based volunteer, or you’re an old pro looking for tips and tricks, Catchafire will make sure you know how to get the job done while creating a meaningful volunteer experience. In this session, you’ll learn the the do’s and don’ts of managing a remote, skills-based volunteer and turn a short-term project into a potentially long-lasting relationship.

Schedule

10:00-11:00am – Catchafire Info Session
11:00-11:30am – Networking
11:30-12:30pm – Managing A Skills-Based Volunteer

Contact Patrick McKenna, program officer at Connecticut Community Foundation, for more information.