Strengthen Your Organization
With Pro Bono 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. It's easy to set up a brainstorming call in Catchafire.
Hearts Need Art: Creative Support for Patients and Caregivers received an application from NEHAL for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.
Timon's Ministries received an application from Kanza for an Individual Donor Letter project.
Jimmy matched with Larry from CAVALRY for a Tech Systems Set Up project!
Olivia from Timon's Ministries listed an Individual Donor Letter project.
San Antonio Education Partnership received an application from NEHAL for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.
Honor Veterans Now dba Meals for Vets received an application from Andrea for an Event Management consultation call.
Sapna matched with Stephanie from The Pink Berets for a Flexible Web Development Support project!
Damaris from San Antonio Education Partnership listed an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.
Richard from Hearts Need Art: Creative Support for Patients and Caregivers listed an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.
San Antonio Marriage Initiative received an application from Cheryl A. for a Brand Messaging consultation call.
San Antonio Education Partnership received an application from Gideon for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.
Katherine matched with Stacey from New Braunfels Youth Collaborative for a Print Materials Design project!
Carl from San Antonio Marriage Initiative listed a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Shiv Kanwar matched with Larry from CAVALRY for a Microsoft Teams Set-Up & Training project!
San Antonio ISD Foundation received an application from Matthew for a Copywriting project.
Acts of Hope Center received an application from Hamid for an Accounting Systems Review project.
San Antonio Marriage Initiative received an application from Josiah for a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Alamo City Arts received an application from HANY for a Mission, Vision & Values project.
Bexar Branches Alliance received an application from Chatterjee for a Brochure Writing project.
Alamo City Arts received an application from Chatterjee for a Storytelling project.
Jennifer matched with Francisco from Triple J Family Foundation for a Social Media consultation call!
Racquelle matched with Deanna from Life's Little Miracles for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
Christian Assistance ministry received an application from Katherine for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Arlynn from Acts of Hope Center listed an Accounting Systems Review project.
Masters Leadership Program of the United Way received an application from Neeraja for a Brochure Graphic Design project.
Mariafernanda matched with Deanna from Life's Little Miracles for a Thank You Letter project!
Danny matched with Albert from Raphael Community Free Clinic for an Infographic project!
Tyler matched with Valerie from Christian Assistance ministry for a Hiring Strategy project!
Pascaline matched with Larry from CAVALRY for an Email Marketing System Set Up project!
Freed Texas received an application from Hin for an Operating Budget project.
Bexar Branches Alliance received an application from Carlos Adan for a Brochure Writing project.
Magdalena House received an application from Mistic for a Marketing Materials consultation call.
disABILITYsa received an application from Joanie for a Human Resources consultation call.
Don matched with Jaci from Bexar Branches Alliance for an Employee Review Process project!
John matched with Diana from JOVEN, Inc. for an Excel Training project!
Bexar Branches Alliance received an application from Jude for a Brochure Writing project.
Guardian House received an application from Michael for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.
A Recovery Place received an application from Rachel for a Board Operations & Systems project.
JOVEN, Inc. received an application from Iain for a Storytelling project.
Jaci from Bexar Branches Alliance listed a Brochure Writing project.
Alamo City Arts received an application from Holly for a Mission, Vision & Values project.
San Antonio Area Foundation received an application from Rutu for a Flexible Human Resources Support project.
Freed Texas received an application from Yurui for an Operating Budget project.
Debjani matched with Christina from Dee Howard Foundation for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!
Youth Center of Texas, Inc. received an application from Jalpa for an Event Logistics Planning project.
HCFS received an application from willy for a Finance consultation call.
Guardian House received an application from Trina for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.
Gabrielle matched with Becky from Social Venture Partners San Antonio for a Case Study Writing project!
Freed Texas received an application from Priscilla for a Leadership Coaching project.
UP Partnership received an application from Sidahmed for a Finance 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
How Jimmy S. helped CAVALRY
How Sapna B. helped The Pink Berets
How Katherine W. helped New Braunfels Youth Collaborative
How Jennifer B. helped Triple J Family Foundation
How Racquelle S. helped Life's Little Miracles
How Danny D. helped Raphael Community Free Clinic
How Tyler P. helped Christian Assistance ministry
How John G. helped JOVEN, Inc.
How Debjani S. helped Dee Howard Foundation
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.
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 engaging with nonprofits that are tackling challenges and impacting communities 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 in this effort, including the San Antonio Area Foundation, H.E.Butt Foundation, KGB Texas, LISC, Methodist Healthcare Ministries, Nancy Smith Hurd Foundation, and San Antonio Area African American Community Fund to work with us to provide Catchafire's program to help your nonprofit expand capacity and deepen impact through access to a network of 85K+ pro bono consultants from around the world.
Our funding cohort is unique - we know each of the nonprofits we support. We are here to help you succeed, and funding Catchafire subscriptions is one of the tools we use. Catchafire is the largest online platform connecting social good organizations with talented professionals from around the world looking to donate their skills to help you.