Give your skills to support North Texas.
Find a project that matches your skills with a cause you care about.
Fill out a simple two-question application in under 10 minutes.
If you're selected, we'll setup a two-way interview to make sure you and the nonprofit are a good fit.
Once you both opt in, the project begins!
Executives in Action (EIA) was founded by Chris and Ashlee Kleinert in partnership with Entrepreneurs for North Texas (EFNT) and the Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) in 2009. Together, they sought to address a growing need in the nonprofit community for operational support and organization development. By matching skilled executives with area nonprofits, EIA changed the face of volunteer engagement and impact in North Texas.
Over the last 7 years, EIA has worked with more than 270 nonprofits, unleashing $5.3M in human resource capital across the Metroplex, but continued to receive volumes of nonprofit and volunteer requests that could not be met. EIA partnered with the innovative Catchafire to scale the number of volunteers and nonprofits that can be matched. Powered by a revolutionary technology, North Texas nonprofits now have the opportunity to engage professionals to help them accomplish everything their organization needs through a volunteer base devoted to meeting their mission and expanding their impact.
Catchafire is the largest, online skills-based volunteer platform, providing social mission organizations with support in marketing and communications, web development, operations, strategy and more. With a community of over 37,000 talented professionals, Catchafire's platform has the power to recreate the way we give and how we change the world.
“Catchafire helps to fuel my desire to help, I have worked for 12 years in Finance, on the other side I am a Masters degree holder in photography and focus a great deal of time on personal projects. It was a great experience working with the Theatre and the Staff who I thank immensely for their time and effort and kindness in the months we worked together, as well as to all the folks involved.”
“A few ‘clicks’ and within 10-minutes of creating my profile, I was introduced to my first project. Within 48 hours of my application, I was on my way to collaborate with a wonderful community and directly impact the lives of children in India. Where else could I have found such an efficient, convenient and rewarding volunteer experience?”
“I cannot build a house, cannot fix a toy, and I surely cannot tutor kids to do well on the SATs. That said, I know how to put together a lean and mean budget. That’s why I like Catchafire.”
“I like to know that beyond my full-time job, I can use and improve my professional skills while helping others. I also think that the donation of your time and skills is more meaningful and rewarding than giving money. The Catchafire projects have truly been mutually beneficial”
“I joined Catchafire because I wanted to give something back to inspirational non-profit organizations and charities, as well as build my portfolio. I have already had the opportunity to work with some amazing people from several organizations. I highly recommend Catchafire to professionals who are interested in getting involved.”
Catchafire leverages the power of technology to facilitate skills-based volunteer matching in an efficient and effective way. When you come to Catchafire, you can browse for projects that interest you based on your skills and cause areas of interest. You can apply to work on projects, no matter their location as all projects are designed to be completed remotely.
You’ll see that the projects are pre-scoped with deliverables, project steps, timelines, and prerequisites. Once you find a project (or three!) that you’d like to do, you apply through a brief application process to the nonprofit directly. If they are interested in working with you, they’ll invite you to a 30-minute two-way phone interview. Both parties must accept the match to begin working on the project.
Just like EIA, we’re always here to help! If you have any questions or thoughts, please let us know at email@example.com and someone will get back to you within 1 business day to help.
Anyone who wants to support nonprofits by working on skills-based volunteer projects! Go ahead and look for projects based on your skills and cause areas of interest. If you find a project (or three!) that you are interested in, go ahead and apply.
Projects vary in length and scope. Some are as quick as a 1-hour phone call and others can take up to 40 hours. As you browse for projects, you’ll see the estimated hour a project should take over a period of time (e.g. 10 hours over 2 weeks).
All of our projects are designed to completed remotely (with one exception: Photography).
You can apply to as many projects as you’d like. Just be thoughtful about your capacity if you are offered the opportunity to work on multiple projects.
We are committed to making sure everyone who wants to volunteer their skills finds an opportunity. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can’t find a project so that we can help.