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.
Tax-Aid received an application from Cony for a Flexible Copywriting Support project.
Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside received an application from Ebeh for a Presentation Template Creation project.
Hope's Corner Inc. received an application from Bash for a Logo Design project.
Hope's Corner Inc. received an application from Ifeoluwa for a Logo Design project.
Hope's Corner Inc. received an application from fadii for a Logo Design project.
Matteo matched with Caroline from Climate Resilient Communities for a Google Ads Set Up project!
Mike from Hope's Corner Inc. listed a Logo Design project.
Hope's Corner Inc. received an application from Erik for a Logo Design project.
Dominic matched with Jim from Good Karma Bikes for a Public Relations consultation call!
Islamic Networks Group (ING) received an application from Daniel for a Social Media consultation call.
Michael matched with Daniel from Maplight for a Pricing Strategy project!
Jill from Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside listed a Presentation Template Creation project.
Michael from Cape Coral Community Foundation listed an Event Logistics Planning project.
Maplight received an application from Nicole for a Financial Planning project.
Science is Elementary received an application from Sanika for a Translation project.
Islamic Networks Group (ING) received an application from Md for a Social Media consultation call.
Islamic Networks Group (ING) received an application from Naijha for a Social Media consultation call.
Andre from Unity Care Group listed a Print Materials Design project.
Kazi matched with Heather from Los Altos Educational Foundation for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
Christiana matched with Heather from Los Altos Educational Foundation for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
Vasudha matched with Heather from Los Altos Educational Foundation for a Communications consultation call!
ArtBias received an application from Christina for a Website Visual Design project.
ArtBias received an application from Sara Denise for a Website Visual Design project.
Melissa matched with Mike from Hope's Corner Inc. for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!
ArtBias received an application from Miles for a Website Visual Design project.
ArtBias received an application from Damla for a Website Visual Design project.
ArtBias received an application from Sonja for a Website Visual Design project.
ArtBias received an application from Sean for a Website Visual Design project.
ArtBias received an application from CARLOS for a Website Visual Design project.
Kids & Art Foundation received an application from Ericka for a Human Resources consultation call.
Mengling matched with Jill from Tax-Aid for an Online Research project!
Jeanette from ArtBias listed a Website Visual Design project.
ArtBias received an application from Jantra for a Website Visual Design project.
ArtBias received an application from John for a Website Visual Design project.
ArtBias received an application from Johanna for a Website Visual Design project.
Jill from Tax-Aid listed a Translation project.
Kids & Art Foundation received an application from Yesha for a Human Resources consultation call.
Manasa matched with Duane from Junior Achievement of Northern California for a Flexible Copywriting Support project!
Yvonne from Los Altos United Methodist Church listed a Marketing Materials consultation call.
Hope's Corner Inc. received an application from Eram for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Islamic Networks Group (ING) received an application from Zechariah for a Social Media consultation call.
Daniel from Maplight listed a Financial Planning project.
Mary matched with Jill from Tax-Aid for a Flexible Human Resources Support project!
John matched with Chelsey from Science is Elementary for a Data Collection Plan project!
Social Progess Imperative Inc received an application from Joao Otavio for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence received an application from Supriya for a Marketing Channel Plan project.
Justin matched with John from Climate Resilient Communities for a Human Resources consultation call!
Rosario matched with Chelsey from Science is Elementary for a Translation project!
Chelsey from Science is Elementary listed a Translation project.
Science is Elementary received an application from Sheriff 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
How Matteo P. helped Climate Resilient Communities
How Dominic F. helped Good Karma Bikes
How Michael F. helped Maplight
How Melissa B. helped Hope's Corner Inc.
How Mengling X. helped Tax-Aid
How Manasa P. helped Junior Achievement of Northern California
How John G. helped Science is Elementary
How Vidya B. helped Los Altos Community Foundation
How John M. helped Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
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.
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.
Acknowledge Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s support of your work in print and electronic publications such as newsletters, program activity announcements, on your website and in all media coverage. Use the following wording: “This project has been made possible in part by a grant from Silicon Valley Community Foundation.”
About this Program
Silicon Valley Community Foundation advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. As the largest community foundation in the world, we engage donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. Our passion for helping people and organizations achieve their philanthropic dreams has created a global philanthropic enterprise committed to the belief that possibilities start here.
The Grove Foundation seeks to strengthen, regain and protect the America Andy and Eva Grove experienced as immigrants in the 1950s: An America that welcomed them; encouraged them to contribute to society; and gave them the opportunity to do so. We believe in equal rights, freedom from stigma and discrimination, access to basic needs and services and economic opportunity. At the Grove Foundation, we have a strong commitment to racial justice – which to us means the systemic fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all.
We both partner with Catchafire to provide access to skills-based volunteers across the world for our grantees. We believe that by bringing high quality talent to you, our grantees, we can maximize the impact you are able to make on the communities you serve.
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.
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 volunteers.