Give What You’re Good At: Go Pro Bono with Catchafire

Pro bono publico (usually shortened to pro bono) is a phrase derived from Latin meaning “for the public good”. The term is generally used to describe professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment as a public service. It is common in the legal profession and is increasingly seen in marketing, technology, and strategy consulting firms. Pro bono service, unlike traditional volunteerism, uses the specific skills of professionals to provide services to those who are unable to afford them.

When I touched based with the Founder of Catchafire, Rachael Chong, a few months back I was ecstatic to discuss how we could work together. Catchafire solves a problem many recent grads face. Those fresh out of school may find themselves in limbo; unable to get an internship since they can’t receive credit but need something to fill the resume gap during their job hunt. For those with one to three years of experience as a result of internships, part-time jobs, freelancing, and more…Catchafire is the answer.

Catchafire is also the answer for:

  • People at any point in their career looking use their 9-5 skills for a cause they care about
  • People who want to use a skill set they have and are unable to use during their 9-5
  • People who want to volunteer and experience professional development
  • the list goes on!

Sample Catchafire Pro Bono Projects Include:

Come to our event and enjoy an evening of wine, mingling with others interested in giving back, and meeting the Catchafire team. Register here.


We are proud to be hosted by The Morris + King Company, a public relations firm with deep expertise in strategic marketing and branding.

Wine Sponsor:

Terra Fossil Wine Logo

About the Author

Emily is Founder and CEO of FindSpark. Passionate about the power of social media and networking; Emily has spoken at numerous colleges, conferences, and events including The International Youth Leaders Assembly at The United Nations, SXSW Interactive, Internet Week, Mediabistro's Social Media Bootcamp, Time Inc, Columbia University, and New York University, among others. Emily is also an adjunct professor, teaching social media and career courses at multiple colleges. Learn more about having Emily speak at your next event and follow her on twitter @EmilyMiethner.

More from



More Resources

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Join The FindSpark Community

Sign up for news, upcoming events, and opportunities to get involved.