Sample Completed Projects

Here's a list of great projects on Taproot+ completed recently. Read these descriptions to see if your organization identifies with any of these needs

Business Planning

Business development strategy for NorthPointe Resources

A Taproot+ skilled volunteer advised NorthPointe Resources in creating a plan for long-term fundraising efforts that included realistic goals for grants with tactics on how to achieve them. With this five-year strategic plan, NorthPointe can now adjust their budget and seek other funding services to continue their mission.

Marketing Strategy

Google Adwords optimization strategy for TwinCities Tutoring

In this project, a skilled volunteer helped Twin Cities Tutoring update their Google Adwords Campaign, matching the campaign to the website’s new content. This update allowed the nonprofit to attract more users - more effectively - and improve their campaigns while building out TCT’s overall advertising program.

Design

Design of template for event-focused promotional collateral for Playworks

Playworks sought a graphic design expert to create an editable and reusable template to be used at events year round. This reusable template not only increased the organization’s visibility but the volunteer’s work also helped attract donors, improve communication with sponsors, staff, participants, etc.

Design

Design for visual identity for 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.

Marketing Strategy

Marketing guidelines and design for 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.

Marketing Strategy

Coaching and recommendations on Facebook for Village Improvement Project, Inc.

A Taproot+ volunteer assisted VIP to effectively leverage images, memes, pop culture events, and holidays on Facebook that support the nonprofit’s mission. By overcoming Facebook’s newsfeed algorithm, the volunteer’s work greatly increased VIP’s social media attention within Facebook.