Our 1-hour phone calls are a great way to get quick answers to your questions from Volunteers with the expertise you need. Phone calls are different from our pre-scoped projects, which are more involved and require anywhere from 5-50 hours of a Volunteer's time.
To post a request for a 1-hour phone call, select Post a Call from your Catchafire dashboard or select "1 hour calls" from the "Post a Project" dropdown menu at the top of the page. Follow the quick steps below to get started.
1. Choose a Call Topic
You'll have the option of either writing your own question or choosing from one of our existing questions. If you choose "Write your own question", you'll be asked to select a call topic to determine the subject matter of the call - our categories range from Data & Analytics, to Marketing Materials, Human Resources, and more! Choosing the right topic is important because it ensures the right types of professionals are seeing your post.
2. Choose Your Focus
Select a call focus to determine the structure of your call- whether it be to receive answers to pressing questions, solve organizational challenges, or simply just to brainstorm and network!
3. Write Your Post
This section is what Volunteers will see first when browsing through opportunities on Catchafire, so you'll want to make sure it clearly communicates your goals for the call.
Please ensure your post meets the following guidelines:
Write your post as a full sentence or question
Make sure your post corresponds to the selected category
Provide enough information to understand your Organization's needs
Ensure that your request is addressable through a 1-hour conversation
Posts that do not meet these guidelines may be deleted by the Catchafire team.
Want someone to proofread your post, or help you formulate a particular question? Our Nonprofit Advisors can help! Just click to send us a message using the blue chat bubble at the bottom right of your screen (for keyboard-only and screen-reader users, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
4. Add Additional Context
This section is a great place to indicate any extra information that will help a volunteer understand what you're looking for, and determine whether or not they have the skills to help.
💡Tip: Need ideas on how to frame your question? Instead of choosing to write your own question, scroll down on the "Calls" page and select a topic. You'll then be given pre-written questions that you can copy into the text box.
Next, watch the applications roll in! Take a look here for tips on reviewing applications.