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.
Power for Parkinson's received an application from MOHAMMED for a Webinar Set Up & Training project.
C2H received an application from Mazna Ahmed for a Social Media Audit project.
Jaleah from C2H listed a Social Media Audit project.
Jennifer matched with Tiare from Con Mi MADRE for an Event Management consultation call!
Open Door Preschools received an application from MUHAMMED MUHASIN for a Print Materials Design project.
Open Door Preschools received an application from Oluwagbemiga for a Print Materials Design project.
Jeremy matched with Patricia from The Children's Haven Association (TCHA) for a Website consultation call!
Bayode matched with Tiare from Con Mi MADRE for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
Meenakshi (Meena) matched with Tiare from Con Mi MADRE for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
Power for Parkinson's received an application from James for a Webinar Set Up & Training project.
Nina from Power for Parkinson's listed a Webinar Set Up & Training project.
Annie matched with Tiare from Con Mi MADRE for a Communications consultation call!
Opeyemi matched with Tiare from Con Mi MADRE for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Isabel matched with Johanna from Con Mi MADRE for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
Elizabeth matched with Jasmine from C2H for a Website Usability Audit project!
Open Door Preschools received an application from Caroline for a Print Materials Design project.
Open Door Preschools received an application from Aziza for a Print Materials Design project.
Christin from Open Door Preschools listed a Print Materials Design project.
Christin from Open Door Preschools listed a Logo Design project.
Open Door Preschools received an application from Tousif for a Logo Design project.
Open Door Preschools received an application from Dominique for a Logo Design project.
Open Door Preschools received an application from Catherine for a Logo Design project.
Katie matched with Johanna from Con Mi MADRE for a Public Speaking Coach project!
Julia matched with Alycia from Samaritan Center For Counseling and Pastoral Care for a Translation project!
BRAVE Communities received an application from elizabeth for a Board Operations & Systems project.
Rosanna matched with Tiare from Con Mi MADRE for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
Ruth matched with Darline from Healing Hands Community Doula Project for a Website Minor Update project!
Dustin matched with Darline from Healing Hands Community Doula Project for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Chatterjee matched with Meghan from Half Helen Foundation for an Individual Donor Letter project!
Kallie matched with Emlyn from BRAVE Communities for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project!
Sachintha matched with Ilyan from Con Mi MADRE for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
Joe matched with Monica from Economic Growth Business Incubator for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
Emlyn from BRAVE Communities listed a Board Operations & Systems project.
Robert matched with Emlyn from BRAVE Communities for a Change Management Coaching project!
Greg matched with Emlyn from BRAVE Communities for an Operating Budget project!
Gabriella-Kate matched with Laura from Multicultural Refugee Coalition for a Flexible Web Development Support project!
Bernard matched with Shannon from BookSpring for a Print Materials Design project!
Aadinath matched with Sandy from Austin Area Research Organization for a Display Materials Design project!
Jim matched with Tibello from Pre-Med Apprentice for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Jacob matched with Monica from Economic Growth Business Incubator for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!
Ron matched with Sarah from Huston-Tillotson University for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Stephen matched with Sandy from Austin Area Research Organization for a Website Technical Updates project!
Delfina matched with Rachel from Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation for a Facilitated Strategy Session project!
Rolan matched with John from Austin Clubhouse, Inc. for a Google Workspace Set Up project!
Ishekia (Kia) matched with Lisa from Keep Austin Fed for a Communications consultation call!
SKYLER matched with Emily from Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties for a Logo Design project!
Victoria matched with Laura from Multicultural Refugee Coalition for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!
Lizabeth matched with Alicea from Mommie Support Network for a Storytelling project!
Annabelle matched with Tiare from Con Mi MADRE for a Display Materials Design project!
Maggie matched with Lesa from Williamson County Crisis Center d/b/a Hope Alliance for a Copyediting 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 May 19th, 2022
How Jennifer D. helped Con Mi MADRE
Matched May 5th, 2022
How Elizabeth L. helped C2H
Website Usability Audit
Matched Apr 26th, 2022
How Julia B. helped Samaritan Center For Counseling and Pasto...
Matched Apr 6th, 2022
How Chatterjee P. helped Half Helen Foundation
Individual Donor Letter
Matched Apr 4th, 2022
How Joe A. helped Economic Growth Business Incubator
Flyer Graphic Design
Matched Mar 21st, 2022
How Robert G. helped BRAVE Communities
Change Management Coaching
Matched Mar 14th, 2022
How Gabriella-Kate C. helped Multicultural Refugee Coalition
Flexible Web Development Support
Matched Mar 11th, 2022
How Bernard H. helped BookSpring
Print Materials Design
Matched Mar 2nd, 2022
How Ron A. helped Huston-Tillotson University
Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity
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.