Resources

Your experience in HR, tech, operations, finance, marketing, or data (the list could go on!), could be just the thing a resource-strapped social good organization needs in 2023. Watch this webinar recorded on Tuesday, January 24, for everything you need to understand just how valuable your skills are to nonprofits in need—and how to start volunteering with them!

Watch this webinar, originally recorded on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, for information about how your small business can connect with our skilled volunteer network. We cover the value of skilled volunteers, examples of the advice you can receive from our virtual volunteers, and how to use the Taproot Plus platform to connect with skilled volunteers.

No matter the annual budget, staff size, or issue area. The need for additional marketing and communication resources seems to unite nonprofits. Bring in a skilled volunteer to help you take your communications efforts to new heights.

Need ideas before setting up your first Session? Scroll through for examples of topics that consistently lead to success for Taproot’s nonprofit and small business partners.

Taproot Foundation teamed up with TrustLaw, the global legal pro bono program of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, for a webinar on how nonprofits and social enterprises can access their network of law firms for free legal assistance. 

If you’re interested in learning more about healthcare access or how your volunteerism can support this important social issue, this panel is for you! This free discussion highlights a pressing social issue and creates connections that drive positive change. Watch the recording now!

This free webinar, originally recorded on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, explains how to harness the expertise of marketing strategy, graphic design, videography, and communications professionals who want to help your cause.

If you’re interested in learning more about housing & homelessness or how your volunteerism can support this important social issue, this panel is for you! This free discussion spotlights housing insecurity challenges that people are facing across the country, community-driven solutions that nonprofit organizations are implementing, and the support these organizations need from skills-based volunteers. Watch the recording now!

Watch our 30-minute webinar originally recorded on Wednesday, September 28, to learn how to search and apply for grants—which will hopefully lead to long-term funding relationships.

If you’re interested in learning more about voting rights or how your volunteerism can support this important social issue, this panel is for you. This free discussion highlights a pressing social issue and creates connections that drive positive change. Watch the recording now!

What’s on your to-do list for 2023? Taproot volunteers with years of experience in marketing, IT, management, recruitment, strategic planning, and more are waiting in the wings to take things off your over-flowing plate, help you plan for the future, and build your organization’s capacity to do amazing work. Watch this webinar, originally recorded on January 17, 2023, for all the information and inspiration you need to begin connecting with skilled, virtual volunteers.

Successfully managing a pro bono project takes planning and time management along with strong communications skills on both the nonprofit and volunteer sides of the equation. In this 30- minute video we will take you through how to manage your project from kick-off call all the way to celebration!

Over Taproot’s 20 years of facilitating pro bono connections, HR has been one of the most underutilized volunteer resources. We explain how to take advantage of these powerful HR resources during this webinar recording, originally presented on August 31, 202.

Learn more about Taproot Plus, Taproot Foundation’s free online platform that connects social good organizations and skilled business professionals for pro bono engagements.

What type of pro bono support does your nonprofit need? If you’re a nonprofit ready to tackle your first project, get your team prepared using quick tips from this video.

Taproot’s golden rule for great pro bono? Treat every pro bono gig like a paid engagement! That means investing the time in properly vetting volunteer applicants. Watch this video for more helpful tips for selecting the right volunteer partner.

Effective pro bono project management takes time, planning, and deliberate follow-through. Before kicking off work on your Taproot Plus pro bono project, watch this quick video for tips to assist with effective project management.

In this panel originally presented during the 2021 Nonprofit Technology Conference, Taproot Plus’ leaders break down how the agile methodology has made big impact possible for our lean nonprofit team, and tips for how you can do the same.

Your website is the first thing community members and supporters see. Make sure you’re making a good first impression. We’ll cover everything you need to know about building or updating your website with valuable support from skilled, virtual volunteers.

Your organization needs great imagery to pull people into your mission, strategies for social media, and emails that engage! Instead of adding those tasks to your overflowing to-do list, bring in a skilled volunteer can bring your communications efforts to new heights.

With all the changes we’ve seen in traditional nonprofit fundraising this past year, thinking ahead to planning a successful fundraising campaign can be daunting. But, don’t panic. All this is achievable even without a budget or in-house expertise. Just turn to pro bono. 

Taproot has partnered with the Project Management Institute of New York City (PMINYC) for a free webinar recorded on Wednesday, December 8 that will prepare you for taking on pro bono successfully.

Watch this one-hour webinar recorded on May 19, 2022, where we dig into a birds-eye view of the strategic planning process and how professionals from the business community can help tackle the research, data gathering, and facilitation elements that fuel your nonprofit’s strategic plan.

Learn about skills-based volunteering from a panel of experts! Taproot brought together a group of our most experienced volunteers for an open discussion of the impact of giving back in this special way, tips for overcoming challenges in consulting with nonprofits, and the joy that pro bono can bring.

Explore how your nonprofit can tap into pro bono support in key areas like business development, marketing, IT, HR, and more with this catalog of common pro bono projects.

Take your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts to the next level by tapping into expert pro bono marketing, design, photography pro bono support, and more! Get started using this catalog.

Transforming Technology Pro Bono is a practical guide for nonprofits and volunteers that provides a comprehensive approach to tackling tech projects.

NonprofitReady.org is a free, open online learning initiative from the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation that includes over 300 online learning resources from fundraising to leadership to marketing and communications and beyond.

TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono service, which connects NGOs and social enterprises with free legal advice and research from the best law firms and in-house legal teams around the world.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for small businesses that links learning to action. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management and will receive tools and professional support they need to grow their business.

Capacity Commons is a free online platform designed to guide social sector organizations through every step of the pro bono process. This platform was created by Common Impact, in collaboration with a number of industry experts, including Taproot Foundation.

DataKind™ brings high-impact organizations dedicated to solving the world’s biggest challenges together with leading data scientists to improve the quality of, access to, and understanding of data in the social sector.

On Indiegogo, anyone anywhere can launch a fundraiser to pursue the change they want to see in the world. Download the guide to nonprofit fundraising on Indiegogo to access case studies, tools, and best practices!

LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace is where nonprofits access LinkedIn advanced search and job posting tools to recruit skilled volunteers and board members.