Strengthen Your Organization

With Help from Skilled Volunteers

About this Program

North Texas Community Foundation drives meaningful change through charitable investment. The Foundation works with local donors and leaders to proactively respond to the needs of our region. Together, we can cultivate a more vibrant and resilient community where all North Texans can thrive.

Catchafire is a full service, on-demand solution designed to address the wide-ranging and complex needs of social good agencies. Catchafire is the largest online tool to connect social good organizations with talented professionals looking to donate their skills.

Nonprofits invited to participate in North Texas Community Foundation's first Catchafire program have access to Catchafire’s innovative virtual platform and programming. These resources leverage a network of more than 100,000 skilled pro-bono consultants who will help with needs such as website development, online marketing, strategic planning, professional development, and other areas of critical work.

To learn more about North Texas Community Foundation's partnership with Catchafire, please contact Catchafire.

To watch the recording of North Texas Community Foundation's cohort specific webinar, please click here.

Connect With Talented and Engaged Professionals

Skills-based volunteering is a powerful resource for driving operational growth, which ultimately helps you achieve your mission.

This program connects you with talented professionals looking to give back. 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.
HAPPENING NOW

Tamara from Camp Fire First Texas listed a Data Collection Plan project.

Hallie from S.T.E.P.S. With Horses listed an Organizational One-Pager project.

Hallie from S.T.E.P.S. With Horses listed a Google Ads Set Up project.

Hallie from S.T.E.P.S. With Horses listed a Board Assessment project.

Be The Neighbor received an application from Surya for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Humane Society of North Texas received an application from Kyle for a Logo Design project.

Southside Community Gardens received an application from Abby for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Virginia from Fort Worth Museum of Science and History listed a Translation project.

Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization received an application from Scott for a Management consultation call.

Southside Community Gardens received an application from Kara for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Jessica from Transform 1012 N. Main Street listed a Translation project.

Be The Neighbor received an application from Vishva for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization received an application from Gregory for a Management consultation call.

Patrice from Southside Community Gardens listed a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Chris matched with Julie from Ronald McDonald House for a Succession Planning Sessions project!

Brian matched with Maria from Don't Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Bank, Inc. for a Board Assessment project!

Victoria matched with Caleb from Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for a Translation project!

Harrison matched with Matti from The Welman Project for an Accounting Systems Review project!

EmpathyHQ received an application from Radhika for a Branded Digital Assets project.

David matched with Virginia from Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for a Translation project!

Marina matched with Catelyn from CASA of Tarrant County for a Translation project!

Be The Neighbor received an application from Aysha for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Rodney matched with Tamara from Camp Fire First Texas for a Data & Analytics consultation call!

Be The Neighbor received an application from Raj for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Be The Neighbor received an application from Boyu for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Shaida from EmpathyHQ listed a Branded Digital Assets project.

Be The Neighbor received an application from Malavika for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Be The Neighbor received an application from Marlene for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Be The Neighbor received an application from Geeta for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Be The Neighbor received an application from Sagar for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Safe Families for Children DFW received an application from Harshwardhan for a Visual Branding consultation call.

Kristen from Be The Neighbor listed a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Be The Neighbor received an application from Ambreen for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Humane Society of North Texas received an application from Aubrie for a Logo Design project.

Humane Society of North Texas received an application from Araki for a Logo Design project.

Dysautonomia Support Network received an application from David for a Board Responsibilities & Structure project.

Humane Society of North Texas received an application from Audrey for a Logo Design project.

Eva matched with Chirita from Meals on Wheels North Central Texas for a Translation project!

Ken matched with Matti from The Welman Project for a Finance consultation call!

Joshua matched with ShaVonne from Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization for a Social Media Audit project!

Brooke from Dysautonomia Support Network listed a Board Responsibilities & Structure project.

Alicia matched with ShaVonne from Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization for a Social Media Content Calendar project!

Osvaldo matched with Virginia from Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for a Translation project!

Vic matched with Jewel from Ronald McDonald House for a Training Plan Development project!

Humane Society of North Texas received an application from Colette for a Logo Design project.

Humane Society of North Texas received an application from Michael for a Logo Design project.

Shazali matched with Kristen from Be The Neighbor for a Human Resources consultation call!

Melissa from Humane Society of North Texas listed a Logo Design project.

Ahmed matched with Casey from Arlington Charities for a Translation project!

Safe Families for Children DFW received an application from Elizabeth for a Visual Branding consultation call.

How It Works

Whether you need pro bono support on a project, or want advice from an industry expert, get it all done with Catchafire.
1. Explore Available Projects
Browse through over 150 pre-scoped projects and post your own.
2. Find Your Pro Bono Professional
Review applications from interested professionals and choose who you want to work with.
3. Get The Help You Need
Kick off your project and start making progress.
Two ways to connect!
Consultation Calls
Get on the phone with an industry expert to get answers to burning questions, brainstorm organizational challenges, or get feedback.
Projects
Work with a skilled professional to complete critical projects such as graphic design, website development, copywriting, database customization, and more!

What Do You Need Help With?

Select from 150+ pre-scoped projects or post a consultation call to get started.

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS

Work With Talented Professionals From Around the World

Catchafire's virtual volunteering network connects you with passionate professionals across a diverse range of fields, from Fortune 500s to 1-person startups, all over 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

“Monica was terrific. She took a relatively convoluted process and creatively developed a way to present it clearly in a manner that met our needs. We are very happy to have had the opportunity to work with Monica!”
Andrew CEO & Founder, Sanivation
“This is an amazing opportunity for small organizations like ours to be able to tap into the knowledge and experience of others.”
Shannon Quality Improvement Coordinator, Caswell Family Medical Center

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.

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 pro bono professionals