Strengthen Your Organization
With Help from Skilled Volunteers
Connect With Talented and Engaged Professionals
This program connects you with talented professionals looking to give back, allowing you to access expertise in areas such as marketing, web development, operations, strategy, and more.
Catchafire's menu of 150+ pre-scoped projects, each with specific deliverables and project steps, makes it easy to find what you need and match with a volunteer with the right skills for the job. And if you aren't sure where to begin, start by talking to a volunteer to get advice and explore ideas.
Centro San Antonio received an application from Abeeb for an Online Research project.
SAY Si received an application from Jessica for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Timon's Ministries received an application from Temitope for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Centro San Antonio received an application from John Lloyd for an Online Research project.
Ross matched with Cory from Alamo City Arts for a Salesforce Training project!
Nicole matched with Gloria from Archangels of Merci Inc for an Individual Donor Letter project!
Timon's Ministries received an application from Samuel for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
CAVALRY received an application from Afzal for a Social Media Content Calendar project.
Alamo City Arts received an application from Angelica for a Translation project.
Centro San Antonio received an application from Beryl for an Online Research project.
Kailey from Centro San Antonio listed an Online Research project.
Kae from Timon's Ministries listed a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Janice from disABILITYsa listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Jackie matched with Janice from disABILITYsa for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Celebrate Dyslexia received an application from Julius for a Public Speaking Coach project.
Celebrate Dyslexia received an application from Jim for a Public Speaking Coach project.
Mercedes matched with Gloria from Ma Hila's Heart for a Social Media Content Calendar project!
Malini matched with Debi from Social Venture Partners San Antonio for a Print Materials Design project!
Deborah from Each One Teach One, Inc. listed an Employee Review Process project.
disABILITYsa received an application from Ilknur Ann for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Enrique matched with Jshcarla from UP Partnership for a Finance consultation call!
Alexia matched with Cory from Alamo City Arts for a Public Relations consultation call!
Paul from Classical Music Institute listed a Finance consultation call.
Melanie from disABILITYsa listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
YWCA San Antonio received an application from Deborah for a Human Resources consultation call.
Classical Music Institute received an application from Jan for a Finance consultation call.
disABILITYsa received an application from Debjani for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Bridges to Science received an application from Melissa for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Classical Music Institute received an application from Javeria for a Finance consultation call.
Classical Music Institute received an application from Michael A. for a Finance consultation call.
Vrushali matched with Shannon from Guardian House for an Organizational One-Pager project!
Karen matched with Dr. Natasha from The S.A.V.E Women's Foundation for a Flexible Finance Support project!
Jack matched with Julia from Chrysalis Ministries for a Project Management Plan project!
SAY Si received an application from Kevin for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
SAY Si received an application from Abdulwasiu for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Dhwani Worah matched with Debi from Social Venture Partners San Antonio for an Excel Dashboard Creation project!
David matched with Patrick from UP Partnership for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
SAY from SAY Si listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Emily matched with Carrie from San Antonio ISD Foundation for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!
David matched with Aaron from Libraries Without Borders US for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!
Mario matched with Lea from Celebrate Dyslexia for an Infographic project!
Becky from Social Venture Partners San Antonio listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
SAY Si received an application from Gary for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Jeannette from UP Partnership listed an Email Marketing System Set Up project.
Jeannette from UP Partnership listed a Display Materials Design project.
Jeannette from UP Partnership listed a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.
Ayana matched with Deb from Youth Code Jam for a Social Media Content Calendar project!
Harrison matched with Lea from Celebrate Dyslexia for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Abdellah matched with Gloria from Ma Hila's Heart for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project!
Abdellah matched with Gloria from Ma Hila's Heart for a Google Ads Set Up project!
How It Works
1. Explore Available ProjectsBrowse through over 150 pre-scoped projects and post your own.
2. Find Your Pro Bono ProfessionalReview applications from interested professionals and choose who you want to work with.
3. Get The Help You NeedKick off your project and start making progress.
Two ways to connect!
What Do You Need Help With?
Select from 150+ pre-scoped projects or post a consultation call to get started.
Great Connections Are Made Here
How Ross E. helped Alamo City Arts
How Nicole M. helped Archangels of Merci Inc
How Jackie S. helped disABILITYsa
How Mercedes S. helped Ma Hila's Heart
How Malini R. helped Social Venture Partners San Antonio
How Karen S. helped The S.A.V.E Women's Foundation
How Jack B. helped Chrysalis Ministries
How David C. helped Libraries Without Borders US
How Mario R. helped Celebrate Dyslexia
ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS
Work With Talented Professionals From Around the World
Finding the right match is important. Each of the 150+ pre-scoped projects contains prerequisite skills and experience, core deliverables, and time estimates, so volunteers know exactly what is required when they apply to work with you.
The rigorous application process, which includes work experience, portfolios, and statements of interest, limits applicants to those who are serious about working with you. It's not a one-click application, and it shouldn't be.
You can review up to three applications at a time, and interview candidates before deciding. The decision is yours.
What Other Organizations are Saying
Frequently Asked Questions
New around here? Start with the basics.
Catchafire is an online platform for virtual, skills-based volunteering. Through Catchafire, professionals are able to directly support causes they care about by helping nonprofits with projects that match their skill sets. And because projects can be completed from anywhere, Catchafire makes it possible for organizations and skilled volunteers to connect for good, from all around the world!
Skills-based volunteering is a high impact form of volunteering that allows an individual to donate his or her professional skills and expertise, which in turn allows a nonprofit to build its capacity and focus more efficiently on its mission.
Skilled volunteers help nonprofits fill critical knowledge and staffing gaps, they work as thought partners on strategic projects, and they complete specific projects that require specialized skills, training, or experience. Very often, the relationships between volunteers and nonprofits extend far beyond the scope of the initial project that brought them together.
A specific example of skills-based volunteering is a marketing professional who volunteers to help a nonprofit create a marketing strategy.
We are partnering with Catchafire to provide grantees with access to virtual, skilled volunteers. We believe that by providing this valuable resource for capacity building and strategic project work, we can help our grantees amplify and accelerate the impact they have on the communities and beneficiaries they serve.
No. Your access to Catchafire is sponsored through this program, so it’s completely free for your organization.
In order to participate, you must first register your organization and then post your first project or consultation call. Get started by visiting the Project Menu to browse through over 150+ detailed project types.
You can work on an unlimited number of projects and calls throughout your membership. Once you finish a project, just make sure to mark it “complete”.
Your posted projects are visible to Catchafire’s entire skills-based volunteer community of 40,000+ talented professionals on the platform, and millions more via Catchafire's partnership with LinkedIn. Those who are interested in your organization’s cause area and who have the skills required for your project will be able to apply.
Skills-based volunteers may apply to your projects from all across the country and around the world. We encourage you to engage with virtual skills-based volunteers. If you prefer to work with somebody local, please expect it to take longer than normal to receive applications from a professional in the area.
On average, projects are matched within two weeks. If you are not seeing the response you hoped for, please reach out to [email protected], and one of Catchafire's Nonprofit Advisors will get in touch with you.
After the interview, you can log into your account dashboard and ACCEPT or PASS on the match. Once both parties accept, you are officially matched and can begin the project! If you need to exchange any materials or have follow-up conversations to determine if it is a good fit after the interview, you are encouraged to do so.
Absolutely! Schedule a call, or email your questions to [email protected] and one of Catchafire’s Nonprofit Advisors will be in touch within 24 business hours.
About this Program
Social Venture Partners San Antonio includes many names you already know, and some you don’t. We are C-suite leaders, volunteers, parents, community leaders, philanthropists – a network of local partners that are engaging with nonprofits that are impacting challenges across the region. We give our financial gifts, as well as our expertise to innovative organizations.
SVPSA invited our local philanthropy allies to join us on this effort, including San Antonio Area Foundation, H.E.Butt Foundation, LISC, Methodist Healthcare Ministries, DOCUmation, CapTrust, Nancy Smith Hurd Foundation, the San Antonio Area African American Community Fund, and Texas Capital Bank to work with us to provide Catchafire’s program to bring your nonprofit “on-demand” access to a network of 85,000+ consultants, pro bono, from across the country.
Our funding cohort is unique - we know each of the nonprofits we support. We are here for you to help you succeed, and this tool plays a role in that. Catchafire is the largest, online tool that connects social good organizations with talented professionals from around the world looking to donate their skills to help you.
Have more questions? Drop us a line.
Email the Catchafire team at [email protected], or schedule a Catchafire introduction call to learn more about how your organization can build capacity with help from skilled pro bono professionals