Catchafire Skills-Based Volunteering
COVID-19 increased the need for virtual volunteers. The loss of staff and skills due to budget cuts amplified the need for specialized skills to build organizational infrastructure. In response to this community issue, Social Venture Partners San Antonio (SVPSA) formed a team of San Antonio funders to give over 100 local nonprofits access to Catchafire, a virtual volunteer platform that connects nonprofits with skills-based volunteers. Through this initiative nonprofits have connected with virtual volunteers skilled in various categories including: business strategy, data and analytics, design and media, finance, HR, program management, marketing, technology, COVID-19 essential, and advocacy. Collectively, over 6,000 volunteer hours of pro bono engagements have been spent on nonprofits using Catchafire, totaling over $1.2 million in budget savings. We are a proud partner in this work.