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.
Black Parents Assocaition received an application from Benjamin for a Business Plan Review project.
Black Parents Assocaition received an application from Panagiotis for a Business Plan Review project.
Hope's Corner Inc. received an application from Nicholas for an Email Layout & Template project.
Scott matched with Kavitha from San Jose Public Library Foundation for a Search Engine Optimization Audit project!
Medina from Black Parents Assocaition listed a Business Plan Review project.
Latinos United For A New America received an application from Lucy for a Finance consultation call.
Najwa from ABEN - A Black Education Network listed a Brochure Writing project.
Shannon from Building Skills Partnership listed a Logo Design project.
Gilroy Foundation received an application from André for a Website Audit project.
JIM matched with Jill from Tax-Aid for an Individual Donor Letter project!
Jessica from Community Foundation of San Carlos listed an Infographic project.
Michael matched with Lana from FishWise for a Logo Design project!
Deb from Gilroy Foundation listed a Website Audit project.
Gilroy Foundation received an application from Nathan for a Website Audit project.
Juma Ventures received an application from Palesa for an Event Concept & Plan project.
Juma Ventures received an application from Togu for an Event Concept & Plan project.
Hope's Corner Inc. received an application from Francis for an Email Layout & Template project.
Mike from Hope's Corner Inc. listed an Email Layout & Template project.
Irene matched with Jill from Tax-Aid for an Email Marketing Copywriting project!
Juma Ventures received an application from Zachary for an Event Concept & Plan project.
Latinos United For A New America received an application from Jan for a Finance consultation call.
Los Altos Community Foundation received an application from Zachary for a Website Copywriting project.
Pars Equality Center received an application from Ashley for a Webinar Set Up & Training project.
Latinos United For A New America received an application from tommy for a Finance consultation call.
Adin from Los Altos Community Foundation listed a Website Copywriting project.
Erin matched with Marlee from Parents Helping Parents- San Jose for a Website Usability Audit project!
Andrea from Juma Ventures listed an Event Concept & Plan project.
Mayra from Latinos United For A New America listed a Finance consultation call.
Unity Care Group received an application from Raga for a Data Visualization project.
Unity Care Group received an application from Matthew for a Data Visualization project.
Unity Care Group received an application from Baojing (Cindy) for a Data Visualization project.
Lydia matched with Dawn from San Jose Public Library Foundation for a Logo Design project!
PEYMAN from Pars Equality Center listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
PEYMAN from Pars Equality Center listed a Webinar Set Up & Training project.
Sonya matched with Emily from Veggielution for an Illustration project!
Good Karma Bikes received an application from Calais for a Video Editing project.
Ashley matched with Marlee from Parents Helping Parents- San Jose for a Website consultation call!
Jason matched with Jenny from Good Karma Bikes for a Website Technical Updates project!
Good Karma Bikes received an application from JOAQUIN for a Video Editing project.
Good Karma Bikes received an application from Andy for a Video Editing project.
Good Karma Bikes received an application from Sebastian for a Video Editing project.
Good Karma Bikes received an application from Mitch for a Video Editing project.
Good Karma Bikes received an application from Michael for a Video Editing project.
Ariana matched with Priya from Unity Care Group for a Data Visualization project!
Jenny from Good Karma Bikes listed a Video Editing project.
Unity Care Group received an application from Kansiime for a Data Visualization project.
Unity Care Group received an application from Tanish for a Data Visualization project.
Unity Care Group received an application from Joel for a Data Visualization project.
Olena matched with Marlee from Parents Helping Parents- San Jose for a Website consultation call!
Priya from Unity Care Group listed a Data Visualization 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 Oct 15th, 2021
How Scott S. helped San Jose Public Library Foundation
Search Engine Optimization Audit
Matched Oct 12th, 2021
How Michael R. helped FishWise
Matched Sep 27th, 2021
How Sonya B. helped Veggielution
Matched Sep 22nd, 2021
How Ashley D. helped Parents Helping Parents- San Jose
Matched Sep 20th, 2021
How Ariana H. helped Unity Care Group
Matched Sep 14th, 2021
How Neeraja S. helped Building Skills Partnership
Flexible Graphic Design Support
Matched Sep 13th, 2021
How Pat W. helped ABEN - A Black Education Network
Matched Aug 30th, 2021
How Aaliyah E. helped Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
Matched Aug 23rd, 2021
How Stephanie G. helped Multicultural Institute (MI)
Time Management Coaching
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.
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.