1-hour phone consultations are a great way to get quick answers to questions that you have from volunteers with expertise you need. Phone consultations 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 consultation, click on Post a Call from your Catchafire dashboard and follow these quick steps:

1. Choose a call focus

The call focus will determine the structure of the call - whether that's getting feedback on something you've already worked on, or brainstorming ideas for something new. 

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2. Choose a call topic

The call topic will determine the subject matter of the of the call - our categories range from Data & Analytics, to Marketing Materials, to Human Resources. Choosing the right topic is important because it ensures the right types of professionals are seeing your post.

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3. Write your post

This section is what professionals will see first when browsing through volunteer opportunities on Catchafire, so you'll want to make sure it clearly communicates your goal of 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 category selected
  • Provide enough information for an applicant to understand your organization's needs
  • Your request should be addressable through a 1-hour conversation

Posts that do not meet these guidelines may be deleted by the Catchafire team.

Tip: Want someone to proofread your post, or help you formulate a question? Our Nonprofit Advisors can help! Just send us a message.

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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. 

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