Strengthen Your Organization

With Pro Bono Help from Skilled Volunteers

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Connect With Talented and Engaged Professionals

Skills-based volunteering is a powerful resource for driving operational growth, which ultimately helps you achieve your mission.

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.
HAPPENING NOW

A Recovery Place received an application from Andria for a Website User Experience project.

Freed Texas received an application from Zahid for a Tech Systems consultation call.

Freed Texas received an application from Andrea for a Management consultation call.

Youth Code Jam received an application from Sanja for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Triple J Family Foundation received an application from Kyung-Yul for a Website Audit project.

SAISD Foundation received an application from Amir for a Social Media consultation call.

Ben from Pay it Forward - Clean & Sober Living listed a Logo Design project.

Freed Texas received an application from KC for a Tech Systems consultation call.

Big Mama's Safe House received an application from Jan for a Finance consultation call.

The Arc of San Antonio received an application from Shatoyia for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Freed Texas received an application from KC for a Tech Systems consultation call.

Bobby from San Antonio Area African American Community Fund listed a Display Materials Design project.

Caleb matched with Bill from SACRD.org for a Human Resources consultation call!

Mike matched with Erica from Pride Center San Antonio for a Flexible Data Support project!

Gardopia received an application from Sarah for a Social Media consultation call.

Comfort Golden Age Center Foundation received an application from LeAnn for a Storytelling project.

Laura matched with Lori from disABILITYsa for a Translation project!

Rose from Big Mama's Safe House listed a Finance consultation call.

Tamara from Hearts Need Art: Creative Support for Patients and Caregivers listed an Event Management consultation call.

Grace matched with Carmen from AMPEDINC! for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project!

Joshua matched with Nancy from Headwaters at the Comal for a Website Audit project!

Merced Housing Texas received an application from Karla for a Brochure Writing project.

Libraries Without Borders US received an application from Araki for a Communications consultation call.

Comfort Golden Age Center Foundation received an application from Karla for a Storytelling project.

Youth Code Jam received an application from Sara for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Freed Texas received an application from Rasika for a Tech Systems consultation call.

Katie matched with John from Freed Texas for a Social Media consultation call!

Flavian matched with Carmen from AMPEDINC! for a Website consultation call!

Corazon Ministries received an application from Lakshmi for a Microsoft Teams Set-Up & Training project.

Freed Texas received an application from Karla for a Social Media consultation call.

The Arc of San Antonio received an application from Chisom for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Gregory matched with Allen from San Antonio Area Foundation for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!

New Braunfels Youth Collaborative received an application from Shravanth for a Flexible Web Development Support project.

Freed Texas received an application from Alexis for a Tech Systems consultation call.

Freed Texas received an application from Sandra for a Tech Systems consultation call.

A Recovery Place received an application from Hanlin for a Website User Experience project.

A Recovery Place received an application from Ruhin for a Website User Experience project.

Ellie matched with Kaitlyn from A Recovery Place for an Illustration project!

The Arc of San Antonio received an application from Oluwatomilola for a Social Media consultation call.

A Recovery Place received an application from Araki for a Website User Experience project.

A Recovery Place received an application from Samarth for a Website User Experience project.

A Recovery Place received an application from Karolina for a Website User Experience project.

A Recovery Place received an application from Rashi for a Website User Experience project.

John from Freed Texas listed a Tech Systems consultation call.

John from Freed Texas listed a Management consultation call.

John from Freed Texas listed a Social Media consultation call.

Rheanna matched with John from Freed Texas for a Social Media consultation call!

Julia matched with Carrie from SAISD Foundation for a Volunteer Manual project!

Deb from Youth Code Jam listed a Human Resources consultation call.

Deb from Youth Code Jam listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

How It Works

Whether you need pro bono support on a project, or want advice from an industry expert, get it all done with Catchafire.
1. Explore Available Projects
Browse through over 150 pre-scoped projects and post your own.
2. Find Your Pro Bono Professional
Review applications from interested professionals and choose who you want to work with.
3. Get The Help You Need
Kick off your project and start making progress.
Two ways to connect!
Consultation Calls
Get on the phone with an industry expert to get answers to burning questions, brainstorm organizational challenges, or get feedback.
Projects
Work with a skilled professional to complete critical projects such as graphic design, website development, copywriting, database customization, and more!

What Do You Need Help With?

Select from 150+ pre-scoped projects or post a consultation call to get started.

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS

Work With Talented Professionals From Around the World

Catchafire's virtual volunteering network connects you with passionate professionals across a diverse range of fields, from Fortune 500s to 1-person startups, all over 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

“Working with Catchafire is like having a world of experienced professionals available to your organization with a few clicks of a button. It is simple to use, and provides us with valuable tangibles and skills that we need to keep supporting women veterans and first responders, and it allows us to have access to it for free, which helps us continue to provide our services to our participants for free, removing the first hurdle to care... money.”
Amber D. Chief Communications Officer, The Pink Berets, accessed over $38,000 in pro bono services through Catchafire
“Catchafire has been a force multiplier for our organization. We have held strategic planning sessions, infographic and video creation projects, and got website audits. I have expanded my network as an organization leader and will be moving toward making strides in our fundraising too.”
Amir S. Executive Director, Students of Service (SOS), accessed over $45,000 of pro bono services through Catchafire

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 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, San Antonio Area African American Community Fund and the Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country 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.

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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