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
Content strategy for #GivingTuesday campaign for The Dignity Institute
This year for #GivingTuesday, we wanted to take our fundraising campaign to the next level. We enlisted several Taproot+ volunteers to help us prepare for the day, tackling challenges such as website updates, coding, creative copywriting, and social media messaging. Each one of our volunteers worked with such dedication and flair. They have been an invaluable source of ideas, deliverables, and inspiration for our organization.
I am eternally grateful for the support, enthusiasm, professionalism, and great ideas that our volunteers provided to my organization. Because of them, we can now attract more funding and the resources needed to help our youth stay in school, graduate, and live a productive life.
Strategic plan assembly for Char-Em United Way Inc.
With only a two person team, Char-Em United needed the help of a volunteer to review and polish their strategic plan in order to display it on their website. The Taproot+ skilled volunteer helped complete the plan, creating an internal and conceptual working document for CEU’s community and donors.
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.
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.
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.
Visual identity (logo) for new name for Hamilton Families
While undergoing a name change, this nonprofit sought a graphic design expert to develop a new logo and style to coincide with the organization’s new name and brand position. The Taproot+ skilled volunteer’s efforts helped enhance Hamilton Family Center’s public visibility and reputation to target audiences, simultaneously strengthening their brand.