Catchafire is a startup social mission business aiming to improve the quality of the volunteer experience and build capacity for social good organizations by providing talented individuals with meaningful pro bono opportunities. Since it's launch in 2009, Catchafire has rapidly built a network of nearly 2,000 social good organizations and 10,000 professionals all across the United States. Catchafire was selected as the 2012 New York Venture Fellow and named #1 in Huffington Post's Innovators Series, and has appeared on New York Times, Mashable, NPR, FOX Business, CNN Money, Catchafire, Crain's, Forbes, Fast Company, TechCrunch, Daily Candy, and Change.org among others.
For Catchafire, choosing to be a for-profit social mission company was a deliberate decision. In this class, you will take a close look at Catchafire's journey as a social business and learn how a for-profit enterprise can effect massive social change through its innovative business model.
Class Format: Short lecture followed by Q&A
CEO & Founder
Rachael Chong won't rest until every professional can volunteer their skills and every nonprofit has access to skilled volunteers. As an investment banker, Rachael was shocked by the lack of opportunities for her to volunteer her professional skills. Frustrated by her inability to serve the greater ...view full bio