Welcome to One Texas
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.
Stephanie from The Refuge for DMST listed a Communications consultation call.
Roger matched with Urban Teacher Center from Urban Teachers for a Business Plan Review project!
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star received an application from Ann for an Individual Donor Letter project.
Austin Pets Alive received an application from Kunti for a Website consultation call.
Austin Pets Alive received an application from Frank for a Website consultation call.
Jeff from Native Prairies Association of Texas listed a Flexible Copywriting Support project.
Native Prairies Association of Texas received an application from Sarah for a Flexible Copywriting Support project.
Native Prairies Association of Texas received an application from Precious for a Flexible Copywriting Support project.
Joel from Bridges To Life listed a Translation project.
Faiza matched with Sofia from Dallas Innovation Alliance for a Flexible Copywriting Support project!
Austin Pets Alive received an application from Muhdin for a Website consultation call.
Kristian matched with Joel from Bridges To Life for a Translation project!
Austin Pets Alive received an application from David for a Website consultation call.
Beth matched with Kristen from Jewish Family Service of Dallas for a Survey Results Analysis project!
Kasey from Austin Pets Alive listed a Website consultation call.
Harsh matched with MARIA from Catch the Next, Inc. for a Facilitated Strategy Session project!
Robby matched with Erland from Hope House of Austin for a Copywriting project!
United to Learn received an application from Srikanta for a Tech Systems consultation call.
United to Learn received an application from Sweety for a Tech Systems consultation call.
United to Learn received an application from Aditya for a Tech Systems consultation call.
Patricia from United to Learn listed a Tech Systems consultation call.
Kristian matched with Joel from Bridges To Life for a Translation project!
Olamipo matched with Patricia from The Center for Vision Health for a Hiring Strategy project!
Soaren matched with Erland from Hope House of Austin for a Search Engine Optimization Audit project!
Brent matched with Michelle from Jewish Family Service of Dallas for a SWOT Analysis project!
Annie matched with Sandra from Mental Health Resources of Texas for a Finance consultation call!
Vincenzo matched with Erland from Hope House of Austin for a Social Media Set Up project!
Renuka matched with Erland from Hope House of Austin for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project!
Priyanka matched with Sofia from Dallas Innovation Alliance for a Marketing Materials consultation call!
Abbye matched with Erland from Hope House of Austin for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project!
Liang S. matched with Denise from Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Paula matched with Patricia from The Center for Vision Health for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Jenny from Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star listed an Individual Donor Letter project.
Julio matched with Erland from Hope House of Austin for a Google Ads Set Up project!
richard matched with MARIA from Catch the Next, Inc. for a Finance consultation call!
Mia matched with William from Texas Rice Industry Coalition for the Environment for a Social Media Set Up project!
Renuka matched with Erland from Hope House of Austin for a Search Engine Keyword Research project!
Marrio matched with Megan from United Ways of Texas for a Social Media consultation call!
Mark matched with Jennifer from Dallas Innovation Alliance for an Accounting Systems Set Up project!
Tina matched with Maryam from Human Rights Initiative for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Paul matched with William from Texas Rice Industry Coalition for the Environment for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project!
Douglas matched with Jillian from Jewish Family Service of Dallas for a Social Media consultation call!
Nimra matched with Amy from Generation Citizen for a Logo Design project!
Chatterjee matched with Erland from Hope House of Austin for a Brochure Writing project!
Erica matched with David from Conservation History Association of Texas for a Social Media consultation call!
Veronica matched with David from Conservation History Association of Texas for a Social Media consultation call!
Austin matched with Jessica from The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center for a Website Audit project!
Monica matched with Carol from United to Learn for a Talent Recruitment consultation call!
Samantha matched with Carol from United to Learn for a Talent Recruitment consultation call!
Dilosan matched with Eric from San Antonio Clubhouse 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
Matched Oct 26th, 2022
How Faiza A. helped Dallas Innovation Alliance
Matched Oct 14th, 2022
How Kristian W. helped Bridges To Life
Matched Oct 13th, 2022
How Beth H. helped Jewish Family Service of Dallas
Matched Oct 6th, 2022
How Harsh R. helped Catch the Next, Inc.
Matched Oct 5th, 2022
How Robby G. helped Hope House of Austin
Matched Sep 6th, 2022
How Liang S. H. helped Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas
Matched Sep 2nd, 2022
How Paula A. helped The Center for Vision Health
Matched Aug 9th, 2022
How Nimra A. helped Generation Citizen
Matched Jul 30th, 2022
How Austin H. helped The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center
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.
About this Program
The Meadows Foundation strives to exemplify the principles of its founder in addressing basic human needs by working toward the elimination of hopelessness and suffering; protecting the environment; providing cultural enrichment; encouraging excellence; and promoting understanding and cooperation among people. The Meadows Foundation has partnered with Catchafire and St. David’s Foundation to launch the One Texas program that will bring your nonprofit “on-demand” access to a network of 85,000+ consultants, pro bono, from across the country.
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.
Read more about The Meadows Foundation here.