Contributor

Rachael Chong

Founder + CEO, Catchafire

Rachael Chong is Founder & CEO of Catchafire, the nation's leading online pro bono network that connects talent and purpose. Rachael is a social entrepreneur and a visionary leader. Prior to Catchafire, Rachael helped start up BRAC USA by strategically utilizing pro bono talent. Fresh off this success, Rachael founded Catchafire in 2009 with a vision to create a more efficient and effective social good sector, and a world where it is commonplace to serve for the greater good. <br /> <br /> Catchafire has been featured in <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/02/giving/volunteer-work-gains-stature-on-a-resume.html?_r=4&amp;pagewanted=1" target="_hplink">The New York Times</a>, <a href="http://mashable.com/2011/09/07/catchafire-virtual/" target="_hplink">Mashable</a>, <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/connecting-professionals-volunteer-opportunities" target="_hplink">NPR</a>, <a href="http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/4515574/young-guns-catchafire-is-catching-on?playlist_id=87185" target="_hplink">FOX Business</a>, <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2010/11/24/technology/startups_charity/index.htm" target="_hplink">CNN Money</a>, <a href="http://mycrains.crainsnewyork.com/blogs/executive-inbox/2011/01/a-matchmaker-for-nonprofits-an/" target="_hplink">Crain's</a>, <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/gretchenrubin/2011/04/16/volunteer-give-pro-bono-help-others-its-the-right-thing-to-do-and-it-will-boost-your-happiness/" target="_hplink">Forbes</a>, <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/1704693/change-generation-rachael-chong-and-catchafire-match-volunteers-and-nonprofits" target="_hplink">Fast Company</a>, <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/23/nyc-startup-catchafire-org-launches-site-to-match-skilled-volunteers-and-charities/" target="_hplink">TechCrunch</a>, <a href="http://www.dailycandy.com/everywhere/article/91195/Catchafireorg-Launches" target="_hplink">Daily Candy</a>. In 2012, Rachael received the prestigious NYC Venture Fellowship, the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award, and was named one of Fast Company’s most 100 creative people in Business 2012. <br /> <br /> She has a Masters of Public Policy Degree from Duke University and graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College at Columbia University. Find her on Twitter @catchafire or email rachael [at] catchafire [dot] org.