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.
Andy matched with Mariella from San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Desirai matched with Kercida from Project Transformation Rio Texas for a Succession Planning Sessions project!
Amir from Students of Service (SOS) listed a GIF Animation project.
San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) received an application from Haytam for a Salesforce Training project.
San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) received an application from Puja for a Salesforce Training project.
Brighton Center received an application from Md Jabed for a Social Media Content Calendar project.
Brighton Center received an application from Hafsa for a Social Media Content Calendar project.
SACRD.org received an application from Chinue for a Marketing Materials consultation call.
Social Venture Partners San Antonio received an application from Ukwishaka for a Print Materials Design project.
Sandra from Brighton Center listed a Social Media Content Calendar project.
SACRD.org received an application from MOHAMMED for a Marketing Materials consultation call.
Dee Howard Foundation received an application from Shelly for a Salesforce Database Customization project.
SA Youth received an application from Polina for a Storytelling project.
Nkechi matched with Allison from SAMSAT for an Infographic project!
Hakan matched with Ishaan from San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) for a Salesforce Database Customization project!
Lifetime Recovery, Inc. received an application from Ed for an Email Marketing Copywriting project.
San Antonio Rising Stars, Inc. received an application from Michele for a Finance consultation call.
Rebecca matched with Bill from SACRD.org for an Instagram Set Up & Strategy project!
Christina from Dee Howard Foundation listed a Salesforce Database Customization project.
San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) received an application from Sandeep for a Salesforce Training project.
San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) received an application from Aman for a Salesforce Training project.
SACRD.org received an application from Olivia for a Social Media consultation call.
Dee Howard Foundation received an application from Arun for a Salesforce Database Customization project.
Dee Howard Foundation received an application from Renukadevi for a Salesforce Database Customization project.
Josette matched with Lori from Youth Code Jam for an Organizational Executive Summary project!
Alexander matched with Nadia from Culturingua for a Program Assessment project!
Eric from Rise Recovery listed a Brochure Writing project.
Rachel matched with Diana from Lifetime Recovery, Inc. for a Website Audit project!
Ishaan from San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) listed a Salesforce Training project.
CASA San Antonio received an application from KIRUI for a Website consultation call.
CASA San Antonio received an application from Damian for a Website consultation call.
SA Youth received an application from Nicole for a Storytelling project.
Melanie from CASA San Antonio listed a Website consultation call.
Charles matched with Jayde from UP Partnership for a Tech Systems Set Up project!
Diana from Lifetime Recovery, Inc. listed an Email Marketing Copywriting project.
CASA San Antonio received an application from Nastasja for a Website consultation call.
Tara Blau matched with Katherine from Libraries Without Borders US for a Public Speaking Coach project!
Johnny matched with Ishaan from San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) for a Social Media Audit project!
Pride Center San Antonio received an application from Keke for an Employee Handbook project.
Heather matched with Maddie from Thrive Youth Center for a Brochure Writing project!
MONSTER MOMS received an application from Gaurav for a Website consultation call.
Ashley matched with Maddie from Thrive Youth Center for a Communications consultation call!
SA Youth received an application from John for a Storytelling project.
Kellen from Bihl Haus Arts listed a New Employee Recruiting project.
First Tee Greater San Antonio (San Antonio Golf Association) received an application from Hannah for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
SACRD.org received an application from David for an Infographic project.
Becky from Social Venture Partners San Antonio listed a Print Materials Design project.
Corinne matched with Becky from Social Venture Partners San Antonio for an Event Management consultation call!
Carrie from First Tee Greater San Antonio (San Antonio Golf Association) listed an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
MONSTER MOMS received an application from Sajad for a Website consultation call.
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 May 25th, 2022
How Andy C. helped San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE)
Matched May 24th, 2022
How Desirai S. helped Project Transformation Rio Texas
Succession Planning Sessions
Matched May 20th, 2022
How Nkechi U. helped SAMSAT
Matched May 19th, 2022
How Rebecca N. helped SACRD.org
Instagram Set Up & Strategy
Matched May 18th, 2022
How Josette R. helped Youth Code Jam
Organizational Executive Summary
Matched May 18th, 2022
How Alexander M. helped Culturingua
Matched May 16th, 2022
How Charles A. helped UP Partnership
Tech Systems Set Up
Matched May 15th, 2022
How Tara Blau S. helped Libraries Without Borders US
Public Speaking Coach
Matched May 12th, 2022
How Heather F. helped Thrive Youth Center
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 120 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.