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.
Pars Equality Center received an application from Aakash for an Excel Dashboard Creation project.
Learning Home Volunteers received an application from Burcin for a Website consultation call.
Learning Home Volunteers received an application from Todd for a Website consultation call.
Pars Equality Center received an application from Gina for a Flexible Web Development Support project.
Andy from Learning Home Volunteers listed a Website consultation call.
Project WeHOPE received an application from Mike for a Google Ads Set Up project.
Learning Home Volunteers received an application from Md.Jamiul for a Website consultation call.
Angelina matched with Socorro from Latinos United For A New America for an Accounting Systems Review project!
Parents Helping Parents- San Jose received an application from Alexandra for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project.
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet received an application from Dan for a Video Editing project.
Jesse matched with Shannon from Building Skills Partnership for an Email Layout & Template project!
Project WeHOPE received an application from sadam for a Google Ads Set Up project.
Project WeHOPE received an application from Noam for a Google Ads Set Up project.
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet received an application from Kyle for a Video Editing project.
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet received an application from Scotty for a Video Editing project.
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet received an application from Alexander for a Video Editing project.
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet received an application from Joschua for a Video Editing project.
Matthew from Project WeHOPE listed a Google Ads Set Up project.
Kish V. matched with Lauren from Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet for a Video Editing project!
Matthew matched with Isabella from Coastside Adult Day Health Center for a Website consultation call!
Yaye matched with Jill from Tax-Aid for a Data Collection Plan project!
Kaitlin matched with Duane from Junior Achievement of Northern California for a Social Media Audit project!
Lauren matched with Jill from Tax-Aid for an Online Research project!
Marlee from Parents Helping Parents- San Jose listed a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project.
Tannaz from Pars Equality Center listed a Flexible Web Development Support project.
Tannaz from Pars Equality Center listed an Excel Dashboard Creation project.
ACCEL San Mateo County received an application from Merve for an Identify Success Metrics project.
Tony from Latinos United For A New America listed an Accounting Systems Review project.
Emiley matched with Beth from Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Chatterjee matched with Duane from Junior Achievement of Northern California for an Online Research project!
Elizabeth matched with Shannon from Building Skills Partnership for a Branded Digital Assets project!
Jayashree matched with Halley from Retraining The Village for a Salesforce Training project!
Cathie matched with Monique from Art in Action for a Website Copywriting project!
Alida matched with Jill from Tax-Aid for a Translation project!
Lauren from Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet listed a Video Editing project.
William matched with Minnie from Tax-Aid for a Presentation Creation project!
Henry matched with Carol from Mentor Tutor Connection for a Social Media Audit project!
Monique from Art in Action listed a Website Major Update project.
Cathy matched with Frankie from CreaTV San Jose (San Jose Community Media Access Corporation) for an Excel Training project!
Tan matched with TEIRRAH from Fountain of Life Global Christian Ministries for a Website Content Audit project!
Jim matched with Lauren from Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet for an Organizational Executive Summary project!
Larry matched with Tonga Victoria from Anamatangi Polynesian Voices for a Website consultation call!
Alan matched with Jill from Tax-Aid for a Flexible Finance Support project!
Valecia matched with Jenny from Good Karma Bikes for a Video Editing project!
Jill from Tax-Aid listed a Process Improvement project.
Rene matched with Daniel from Maplight for a Presentation Template Creation project!
Kevin matched with Carol from Mentor Tutor Connection for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project!
H. Marie matched with Chelsey from Science is Elementary for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
David matched with Chelsey from Science is Elementary for an Online Survey project!
Frank matched with Daniel from Maplight for a Google Ads Set Up 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 Angelina E. helped Latinos United For A New America
How Jesse C. helped Building Skills Partnership
How Kish V. D. helped Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet
How Matthew S. helped Coastside Adult Day Health Center
How Yaye B. helped Tax-Aid
How Kaitlin J. helped Junior Achievement of Northern California
How Emiley K. helped Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
How Jayashree B. helped Retraining The Village
How Cathie W. helped Art in Action
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.
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.