If bankers volunteered something they were good at, the impact would be more significant.
- Catchafire is an online platform that connects non-profits and other social good organizations with professionals who want to volunteer. It helps the non-profits articulate their needs in bite-sized projects.
- Rachael had the idea while trying to build a house during a volunteering day for investment bankers; she realised their skills did not include construction and they could achieve more using their existing expertise.
- She says about two-thirds of US non-profits have less than $500k in expenses meaning they cannot spend on marketing, technology and business development; while LinkedIn suggests that more than four-million people are interested in skills-based volunteering.
- Legal Services NYC, which provides legal services to 80,000 low-income New Yorkers, posted a finance project - the volunteers found the experience so rewarding that they committed to 100 more hours.
- Rachael has received various business and innovation awards, and was selected as a WEF Young Global Leader in 2015
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