Strengthen your organization with the help of pro bono 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.
Huston-Tillotson University received an application from Emanuel for a Branded Digital Assets project.
Austin Area Research Organization received an application from Kelly for an Online Research project.
Asia from Huston-Tillotson University listed a Branded Digital Assets project.
Economic Growth Business Incubator received an application from Chatterjee for a Copywriting project.
Impact Austin received an application from Emily for an Individual Donor Letter project.
Anita matched with Laura from Multicultural Refugee Coalition for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!
Amanda matched with Annette from AGE of Central Texas for a Talent Recruitment consultation call!
Linda Y from Huston-Tillotson University listed a Brochure Graphic Design project.
C2H received an application from Mark for a Website consultation call.
Zeeshan matched with Linda Y from Huston-Tillotson University for a Branded Digital Assets project!
Eleonore matched with Emily from Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties for an Infographic project!
Humaira matched with Lourdes from Financial Health Pathways for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Narela matched with Anslee from Texas Pediatric Society for a Translation project!
Samaritan Center For Counseling and Pastoral Care received an application from Daniel for a Translation project.
C2H received an application from Siddhi for a Website consultation call.
JIM matched with Sharon from NAMI Central Texas for a Thank You Letter project!
C2H received an application from Aathira for a Website consultation call.
MEASURE Austin received an application from Anower for an Excel-Based Accounting System project.
Phil matched with Monica from Economic Growth Business Incubator for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
Samaritan Center For Counseling and Pastoral Care received an application from Emma for a Translation project.
Huston-Tillotson University received an application from Pearl for a Flexible Coaching Support project.
Tanisha matched with Sara from Any Baby Can for a Video Editing project!
Huston-Tillotson University received an application from Quesia for a Flexible Coaching Support project.
Jamie matched with Emlyn from BRAVE Communities for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project!
Economic Growth Business Incubator received an application from Anel for a Copywriting project.
Aaliyah matched with Emlyn from BRAVE Communities for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
Olabisi matched with Kanaka from Texas Health Institute for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project!
Cynthia from Austin Area Research Organization listed an Online Research project.
Combined Community Action, Inc received an application from Austin for a Website consultation call.
Sharon from NAMI Central Texas listed an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.
Matt matched with Patricia from The Children's Haven Association (TCHA) for a Website Minor Update project!
Jasmine from C2H listed a Website consultation call.
Kelly from Combined Community Action, Inc listed a Website consultation call.
Larry matched with Monica from Spirit Reins for a Communications consultation call!
Huston-Tillotson University received an application from Catalina for a Flexible Coaching Support project.
Combined Community Action, Inc received an application from Araevia for a Website consultation call.
Combined Community Action, Inc received an application from Dijle for a Website consultation call.
Nakeenya from Huston-Tillotson University listed a Flexible Coaching Support project.
Chaitali matched with Christie from Austin Area Research Organization for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Monica from Economic Growth Business Incubator listed a Copywriting project.
Impact Austin received an application from Kristen for an Individual Donor Letter project.
MEASURE Austin received an application from Nagaraju for an Excel-Based Accounting System project.
MEASURE Austin received an application from Ken for an Excel-Based Accounting System project.
Wayne matched with Annette from AGE of Central Texas for a Microsoft Teams Set-Up & Training project!
Matt matched with Kori from Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Meme from MEASURE Austin listed an Excel-Based Accounting System project.
Brittany matched with Frederick (they/them) from Out Youth for a Marketing Materials consultation call!
Marisa matched with Llyas from Texas Empowerment Academy for an Infographic project!
Jamie matched with Christina from Impact Austin for a Copywriting project!
Nathanael matched with Alycia from Samaritan Center For Counseling and Pastoral Care for a Translation 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 Nov 30th, 2021
How Anita G. helped Multicultural Refugee Coalition
Google Ads Campaign Support
Matched Nov 30th, 2021
How Amanda F. helped AGE of Central Texas
Matched Nov 22nd, 2021
How Zeeshan A. helped Huston-Tillotson University
Branded Digital Assets
Matched Nov 22nd, 2021
How Eleonore C. helped Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet...
Matched Nov 18th, 2021
How Humaira M. helped Financial Health Pathways
Brochure Graphic Design
Matched Nov 18th, 2021
How Narela C. helped Texas Pediatric Society
Matched Nov 9th, 2021
How Phil L. helped Economic Growth Business Incubator
Flyer Graphic Design
Matched Nov 5th, 2021
How Tanisha W. helped Any Baby Can
Matched Nov 3rd, 2021
How Jamie W. helped BRAVE Communities
Website Set Up (CMS-Based)
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
The St. David’s Foundation’s commitment to strengthening and supporting the nonprofit sector includes more than giving financial grants. We’ve heard from many of our organizations working in Central and Rural Texas that limited access to talent and human capital has made it difficult to build capacity and devise a sustainable organization for years to come.
St. David's Foundation has partnered with Catchafire to launch the One Texas program that will bring your nonprofit “on-demand” access to a network of 85,000+ consultants, pro bono, from across the country.
Catchafire is the largest, online tool that connects social good organizations with talented professionals looking to donate their skills. This resource provides organizations with expert support in areas like marketing and communications, web development, operations, strategy and more.