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.
Lea from Girls Inc. of San Antonio listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Chosen Care, Inc. received an application from Attai for a Copyediting project.
Chosen Care, Inc. received an application from ?????? for a Copyediting project.
Social Venture Partners San Antonio received an application from T. J. for a Video Editing project.
American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions received an application from pallavi for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.
Chosen Care, Inc. received an application from Favour for a Copyediting project.
Girls Inc. of San Antonio received an application from Fiona for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Catherine from Chosen Care, Inc. listed a Copyediting project.
Becky from Social Venture Partners San Antonio listed an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.
Becky from Social Venture Partners San Antonio listed a Video Editing project.
Denrick matched with Trevor from True Vine Elevation Academy for a Website Major Update project!
Dee Howard Foundation received an application from Maeve_ for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Dee Howard Foundation received an application from John for a Visual Branding consultation call.
Thrive Youth Center received an application from Robert for a Visual Brand Guide project.
UP Partnership received an application from Deepti for a Data Visualization project.
UP Partnership received an application from Monica for a Data Visualization project.
Social Venture Partners San Antonio received an application from Stacy for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.
Defranco from American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions listed a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.
Jayde from UP Partnership listed a Data Visualization project.
John matched with Billy from South Alamo Regional Alliance for Housing (SARAH) for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Christina from Dee Howard Foundation listed a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Dee Howard Foundation received an application from Sanif for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Hemisfair Conservancy received an application from shahid for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Aaron from Libraries Without Borders US listed a Website Major Update project.
Christian Assistance ministry received an application from Delle Fe Amor for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Jasmin from Celebrate Dyslexia listed a Flexible Web Development Support project.
Annie matched with Amir from Students of Service (SOS) for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Hemisfair Conservancy received an application from Matthias for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
The Pink Berets received an application from Casey for a Logo Design project.
Kate matched with Shannon from Hemisfair Conservancy for a Copywriting project!
Shannon from Hemisfair Conservancy listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Dee Howard Foundation received an application from Abdul for an Accounting Systems Set Up project.
Visitation House Ministrires received an application from Nusrat for an Employee Handbook project.
Christian Assistance ministry received an application from Paul for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Dee Howard Foundation received an application from Anower for an Accounting Systems Set Up project.
Christina from Dee Howard Foundation listed an Accounting Systems Set Up project.
Erin matched with Lisa from disABILITYsa for a Logo Design project!
Christina from Dee Howard Foundation listed a Visual Branding consultation call.
Peter matched with Eliseo from San Antonio Marriage Initiative for a Website consultation call!
Merced Housing Texas received an application from Felicia for a Finance consultation call.
Julian matched with Bibi from Guardian House for a Salesforce Training project!
Austin matched with Maddie from Thrive Youth Center for a Website consultation call!
Maddie from Thrive Youth Center listed a Visual Brand Guide project.
Jake matched with Scott from The Nonprofit Council for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Jennifer matched with Janice from disABILITYsa for a Human Resources consultation call!
The Pink Berets received an application from Lubaib for a Logo Design project.
Annie matched with Amir from Students of Service (SOS) for a Marketing Materials consultation call!
Andrea from Visitation House Ministrires listed an Employee Handbook project.
Jitendra matched with Michelle from Snack Pak 4 Kids SA for a Website Minor Update project!
JIM matched with Carrie from First Tee Greater San Antonio (San Antonio Golf Association) for a Thank You Letter 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
Matched Aug 10th, 2022
How Denrick S. helped True Vine Elevation Academy
Website Major Update
Matched Aug 8th, 2022
How John F. helped South Alamo Regional Alliance for Housing...
Matched Jul 26th, 2022
How Kate H. helped Hemisfair Conservancy
Matched Jul 25th, 2022
How Erin G. helped disABILITYsa
Matched Jul 22nd, 2022
How Julian G. helped Guardian House
Matched Jul 21st, 2022
How Jake A. helped The Nonprofit Council
Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity
Matched Jul 19th, 2022
How JIM P. helped First Tee Greater San Antonio (San Antonio...
Thank You Letter
Matched Jul 15th, 2022
How Devin C. helped San Antonio Marriage Initiative
Matched Jul 12th, 2022
How Sarah D. helped Rise Recovery
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 to troubleshoot 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.
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.