Sample Completed Projects
Here's a list of great projects on Taproot Plus completed recently. Read these descriptions to see if your organization identifies with any of these needs
Website development (GoDaddy)
Coins for Change
Our experience with pro bono support through Taproot+ was excellent. We are a small foundation and completely consist of volunteer staff. Most of us were born in the days before Google and so we required major assistance in updating our website and updating our social media presence.We’re grateful that we were able to connect to the professional resources we needed in order to redo our website and implement a social media strategy to increase our reach and drive awareness of our efforts.Through pro bono, we not only accomplished our goal of developing our online presence, but we also ended up finding a person who is now a valued member of our organization.
I’d encourage others using skilled volunteers to keep in touch with your volunteer even after the project wraps. Our volunteer became such an important part of our organization during her time with us: she is now sponsoring one of our girls in Kenya!
Design for visual identity
Child Care Resource & Referral
We decided to use pro bono service because we had grown beyond our "state" funded core services and were all over the place. CCR&R needed a brand and messaging for our constituency; we required professional advice but, as a nonprofit, did not have the funds to pursue it. Taproot helped bridge that gap by connecting us with highly skilled volunteers who produced professional-level, usable end results.
Our organization received a Taproot Service Grant in 2016 and adopted a full branding and messaging plan with recommendations from our skilled volunteers that we implemented through a separate Taproot+ project. Participation in one pro bono service seems to lead to another! We continue to have plans to reach out for more pro bono. It has become an increasing part of our budget.
Grant research and writing assistance
Building Families Together Inc. NFP
Over the past two year, we have received over 300 hours of pro bono support from Taproot. Every project and consultation session have been instrumental in the growth and develop of Building Families Together. And, the support we consistently receive from Taproot staff members is phenomenal.
Whenever I needed to get in touch with a volunteer –Taproot made it happen. Their help desk is so inviting and zealous. Not to mention, the volunteers that they connected us with were always upbeat and eager to get the ball rolling.
Online Marketing Campaigns Assistance
Ajiri Tea Company
As Ajiri grew, we drew up plans to redesign our website, develop a new product, and revamp the marketing for our existing products. Since we didn't have the resources or expertise to do all of that on our own, Ajiri looked to Taproot+ to connect us with pro bono volunteers. Through work with our skilled volunteers we were able to successfully develop a new product—a gift box! We are so excited for the gift box to hit shelves within the month; with the increase in revenue, we hope to develop more programs for our students in Kenya.
Through Taproot+ we have found enthusiastic, engaging, and talented volunteers who have worked—and are still working—to grow our organization.
Digital content strategy
Unity Parenting and Counseling Inc.
We were in the midst of a Taproot+ digital content strategy project for our art programs when our youth emergency shelter was struck by a serious fire. Our skilled volunteer immediately pivoted focus right along with us and threw himself into developing a GoFundMe campaign to assist our shelter in recuperating from the severe fire damage. Our volunteer’s efforts paid off; this initial social media campaign raised over $20,000 from new donors within two months.
Unity Parenting and Counseling is a stronger, more viable organization today because of Taproot and our skilled volunteer.
Marketing guidelines and design
Adaptable Security Corp
My organization sought out pro bono support right after our inception. Since we are brand new, we needed expert advice and technical skills to implement the new ideas and designs coming from our staff and volunteers. We found amazing talent through Taproot+ and dove into a few projects with our skilled volunteers. After around 800 hours of pro bono support, we now have a website, a marketing strategy, and a freshly developed product ready for beta launch. Taproot+ provided all the human resources that our low-budget nonprofit needed to hit the ground running.
To put it simply, our experience with Taproot and their pool of skilled volunteers rocked. Taproot+ helped us use pro bono service by connecting us with skilled volunteers, sharing best practices, and conduct periodic status checking. They were our personal fairy godmother throughout the entire process.