Catchafire is the largest skills-based volunteer marketplace. By connecting nonprofits with passionate professionals ready to volunteer their time and skills, we help nonprofits solve their biggest challenges.
Henry creates programs and movements that foster learning, civic responsibility, culture and innovation, both in New York City and around the world. He is the founder of #GivingTuesday, a global philanthropic movement that engages more than 10,000 partners worldwide and was awarded a Cannes Lion at the International Festival of Creativity; a PRWeek Global Award for Nonprofit Campaign of the Year; and the inaugural UJA-Federation Riklis Prize in Agency Entrepreneurship. Henry is a Practitioner-in-Residence at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and was named NonProfit Times Influencer of the Year in 2014.
Rachael Chong is the Founder and CEO of Catchafire, the world’s leading online skills-based volunteer platform. Catchafire’s scalable solution enables nonprofits to specify and obtain the expertise they need and allows professionals to find the highest-impact way to apply their skills to the causes they are passionate about. By providing a better solution to both nonprofits and professionals, Catchafire is amplifying both social impact and professional satisfaction and growth. Rachael has been named one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, one of Fast Company’s Most 100 Creative People in Business, received the NYC Venture Fellowship, the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award and has presented at two TEDx events. Prior to Catchafire, Rachael helped to start up BRAC USA, the US affiliate of the BRAC, a poverty alleviation organization and the largest nonprofit in the world. To build her business chops, Rachael worked at UBS Investment Bank after graduating from Barnard College at Columbia University. She also has a Masters of Public Policy from Duke University.
Meg Garlinghouse leads the Social Impact programs at LinkedIn. In this role, she is responsible for leading programs that leverage the LinkedIn platform to create positive social impact for the world. Garlinghouse has nearly twenty years of experience working in the technology and philanthropy sector. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Garlinghouse spent almost 10 years building and leading Yahoo!’s global community relations function.
She also has a background in international development, working for the Asia Foundation as special assistant to the president and in the private sector development department of the World Bank. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa, running projects designed to raise the social and economic status of rural villagers. Garlinghouse received her Bachelor’s degree in public policy studies from Duke University and a Master's in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She currently serves on the Board of Volunteermatch.
Laura R. Walker is President and CEO of New York Public Radio, the largest public radio station group in the nation. An independent and innovative nonprofit dedicated to providing high quality journalism, music and digital products, New York Public Radio reaches more than 14 million people monthly. The organization has been honored with seven George Foster Peabody Awards in the last decade and produces some of public radio’s most popular programming including Radiolab, The Takeaway, Freakonomics Radio, On the Media, New Tech City and Death, Sex & Money. These programs are heard on more than 500 stations nationwide and through podcasts and other digital products. New York Public Radio owns and operates eight public radio stations, including WNYC and WQXR, the most-listened-to public radio station and the most-listened-to classical station in America, respectively. It also operates The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, a 120 seat state-of-the art venue which is home to more than 150 events each year.
Morgan Clendaniel is the founding editor of Co.Exist, Fast Company’s website about world changing ideas and innovation, which launched in late 2011. Clendaniel has spent his career covering the rise in prominence of social entrepreneurship and responsible business, following the innovators and organizations that are making social good a vital component of the business world.
Prior to Fast Company, Clendaniel was one of the founding editors of GOOD, and served as the Deputy Editor there for five years. During his tenure, the magazine was nominated for multiple National Magazine Awards, including a “Best Section” nomination for his work on the magazine’s infographics. He also served as the editorial director of the email newsletter Very Short List, and his work has appeared in numerous other publications.
Catchafire is a platform that helps nonprofits and skills-based volunteers work on short-term projects together. These projects are scoped, clear and easy to work on.
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