Dale matched with Marlee from Parents Helping Parents- San Jose for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!
Dhara matched with Michael from Cape Coral Community Foundation for a Flexible Finance Support project!
Lillian matched with Pamela from Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation for a Board Responsibilities & Structure project!
Brett matched with Pamela from Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Jill from Tax-Aid listed an Email Marketing Copywriting project.
Pat matched with Petra from Thrive, The Alliance of Nonprofits for San Mateo County for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
Michael matched with Pamela from Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation for a Visual Brand Guide project!
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired received an application from Katie for a Copywriting project.
Michael from Cape Coral Community Foundation listed a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.
Ron matched with Patricia from Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Ninez matched with Michael from Cape Coral Community Foundation for a Leadership Coaching project!
Kelly matched with Jacqueline from United Way Bay Area for a Flexible Data Support project!
Adom matched with Tannaz from Pars Equality Center for a Flexible Web Development Support project!
Anya matched with Patricia from Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center for an Infographic project!
Helen matched with Jake from Sentinels of Freedom for a Website consultation call!
Lisa matched with Jim from Good Karma Bikes for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project!
Alice from Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired listed a Copywriting project.
Tatiana from Unity Care Group listed a Data Crunching & Analysis project.
Unity Care Group received an application from Sampath for an Infographic project.
Unity Care Group received an application from Harshali for an Infographic project.
Unity Care Group received an application from Sampath for a Data Crunching & Analysis project.
Daniel matched with Jill from Tax-Aid for an Email Marketing System Set Up project!
California Reinvestment Coalition received an application from Helen for a Case Study Writing project.
John from California Reinvestment Coalition listed a Case Study Writing project.
Mario Alejandro matched with Carl from Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
Tatiana from Unity Care Group listed an Infographic project.
Abhishek matched with Tatiana from Unity Care Group for a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project!
Monika matched with Najwa from ABEN - A Black Education Network for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Caitlin C. matched with Mayra from Latinos United For A New America for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Latinas Contra Cancer received an application from Andrew for a Professional Bio Writing project.
Kym & Annushka matched with Tracy from CuriOdyssey for a Website consultation call!
Jamie matched with Najwa from ABEN - A Black Education Network for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Stephanie matched with Najwa from ABEN - A Black Education Network for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Jessica matched with Danna from Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!
Sharon matched with Mayra from Latinos United For A New America for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Tim matched with Jill from Tax-Aid for an Infographic project!
Megan matched with Jennifer from Campbell Union High School District for a Copyediting project!
Heather matched with Alex from Catalyze SV for a Presentation Creation project!
Ajay matched with Mike from Hope's Corner Inc. for a Copywriting project!
Sydney matched with Jill from Tax-Aid for a Social Media Set Up project!
Latinas Contra Cancer received an application from WASHINGTON for a Professional Bio Writing project.
Latinas Contra Cancer received an application from Maura for a Professional Bio Writing project.
Darcie from Latinas Contra Cancer listed a Professional Bio Writing project.
Latinas Contra Cancer received an application from Andrea for a Professional Bio Writing project.
Katie matched with Keirstan from Thrive, The Alliance of Nonprofits for San Mateo County for a Flexible Tech Support project!
Brian matched with Josita from Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Christa matched with Penny from Congregational Church of San Mateo United Church of Christ for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Kristen matched with Beth from Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence for a Brochure Writing project!
Sara matched with Najwa from ABEN - A Black Education Network for an Infographic project!
Pedro matched with Julissa from Building Skills Partnership for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
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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 mark 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.
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.”
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.