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.
Unity Care Group received an application from Khafidh Tri for a Data Visualization 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.
Unity Care Group received an application from Rodney for a Data Visualization project.
Unity Care Group received an application from Victor for a Data Visualization project.
Unity Care Group received an application from Janet 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.
Priya from Unity Care Group listed a Data Visualization project.
Char matched with Dawn from San Jose Public Library Foundation for a Logo Design project!
Unity Care Group received an application from Jingyao for a Data Visualization project.
Neeraja matched with Shannon from Building Skills Partnership for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
Ajay matched with Lana from FishWise for a Visual Branding consultation call!
Pat matched with Najwa from ABEN - A Black Education Network for an Infographic project!
Iuri matched with Carmen from CuriOdyssey for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Shannon matched with Amy from Parents Helping Parents- San Jose for a Social Media Audit project!
Jill from Tax-Aid listed a Professional Bio Writing project.
Good Karma Bikes received an application from Jason for a Website Technical Updates project.
Jenny from Good Karma Bikes listed a Website Technical Updates project.
San Jose Public Library Foundation received an application from Char for a Logo Design project.
Dawn from San Jose Public Library Foundation listed a Logo Design project.
Shannon from Building Skills Partnership listed a Website Management Training (CMS-Based) project.
MJ matched with Marlee from Parents Helping Parents- San Jose for a Search Engine Optimization Audit project!
Cape Coral Community Foundation received an application from Dominique for a Social Media Audit project.
Aaliyah matched with Josita from Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence for a Video Editing project!
Matthew matched with Priya from Unity Care Group for a Data Visualization project!
Gaines matched with Priya from Unity Care Group for a Data Visualization project!
Stephanie matched with Mirna from Multicultural Institute (MI) for a Time Management Coaching project!
CuriOdyssey received an application from Elizabeth for an Employee Handbook project.
Jessica matched with Florence from Redwood City Education Foundation for a Storytelling project!
Kelly matched with Pamela from Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation for a Copyediting project!
Michael from Cape Coral Community Foundation listed a Social Media Audit project.
Cape Coral Community Foundation received an application from Christian for a Social Media Audit project.
Ashwath matched with Dave from TransForm for a Communications consultation call!
Mario Alejandro matched with Sheryl from Immigration Institute of the Bay Area for an Online Survey project!
Chinmay (Cannon) matched with Kate from Junior Achievement of Northern California for a Salesforce Database Customization project!
Tatiana from Unity Care Group listed a Flexible Human Resources Support project.
Joan from CuriOdyssey listed an Employee Handbook project.
angela matched with Michael from Cape Coral Community Foundation for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project!
Ricardo matched with John from California Reinvestment Coalition for a Case Study Writing project!
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired received an application from Morgan for a Copywriting project.
Dale matched with Amy 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.
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 Sep 15th, 2021
How Olena G. helped Parents Helping Parents- San Jose
Matched Sep 15th, 2021
How Char C. helped San Jose Public Library Foundation
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 24th, 2021
How Matthew M. helped Unity Care Group
Matched Aug 23rd, 2021
How Stephanie G. helped Multicultural Institute (MI)
Time Management Coaching
Matched Aug 20th, 2021
How Jessica F. helped Redwood City Education Foundation
Matched Aug 12th, 2021
How Kelly M. helped Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation
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.