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About this Program

Austin Public Health has a mission of preventing disease, promoting health, and protecting the well-being of all. To continue to carry out this mission, Austin Public Health has invested in a partnership with Catchafire.

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.

As an invitee of Austin Public Health’s first program, agencies 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.

For partners interested in learning more about Austin Public Health’s partnership with Catchafire and how to get involved, please contact Catchafire.

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, 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.
HAPPENING NOW

American Gateways received an application from Obada for a Translation project.

Sonali from SAIVA listed a Brochure Writing project.

Zachary matched with Maria from VinCare Services of Austin Foundation for an Artificial Intelligence consultation call!

Race matched with Maria from VinCare Services of Austin Foundation for an Artificial Intelligence consultation call!

Ashton from Equidad ATX, Inc. listed an Employee Handbook project.

Cecilia matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Paola matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Victoria matched with Jeni from TogetherAustin for a Translation project!

Kaley matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Marren matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Marren matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Mehran matched with Michael from Austin Urban Technology Movement for a Public Relations consultation call!

Paola matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Michael from Austin Urban Technology Movement listed a Flexible Tech Support project.

Colton matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Kaley matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Dr. Madan Mohan Tito matched with Michael from Austin Urban Technology Movement for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project!

Marren matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Graciela from American Gateways listed a Translation project.

Michael from Austin Urban Technology Movement listed a Business Plan Review project.

Agustina matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Marren matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Matt matched with Cassie from Go! Austin / Vamos! Austin for a Website consultation call!

Gabriela matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Laura matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Yana matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Tohid matched with BRANDY from Austin Revitalization Authority for a Tech Systems consultation call!

Mariela matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Jennifer matched with Alycia from Samaritan Center For Counseling and Pastoral Care for a Hiring Strategy project!

Jack matched with Alycia from Samaritan Center For Counseling and Pastoral Care for an Online Survey project!

Sonia matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Marren matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Cathy matched with Joshua from Samaritan Center For Counseling and Pastoral Care for a Data & Analytics consultation call!

Marren matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

SAMUEL matched with Joshua from Samaritan Center For Counseling and Pastoral Care for a Data & Analytics consultation call!

Linda matched with Jessica from Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc for an Event Management consultation call!

Adrianne matched with Jessica from Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc for an Event Management consultation call!

Katharine matched with Jessica from Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc for an Event Management consultation call!

Hilda matched with Luisa F. from Mexic-Arte for a Translation project!

Linda matched with Louise from Life Anew, Inc. for a Human Resources consultation call!

Komal matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Claudia matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Danielle matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Katherine matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Kaley matched with Graciela from American Gateways for a Translation project!

Literacy Coalition of Central Texas received an application from Araki for a Website Technical Updates project.

Literacy Coalition of Central Texas received an application from matthew for a Website Technical Updates project.

Mina matched with Vanessa from Sustainable Food Center for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!

Phoonie matched with Alicia from Farmshare Austin for a Translation project!

Literacy Coalition of Central Texas received an application from Cindy for a Website Technical Updates project.

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