2011 at Taproot
1. Our pro bono consultants provided our 1 millionth hour of consulting to local nonprofits – putting beyond any doubt the potential of pro bono to be scalable, reliable and high quality resource for the nonprofit sector.
2. We embraced social media with a bear hug with new regular posts on a wide range of sites (blogging on HuffPo , SSIR , Mobolize.org , Design Observer & more), over 5,000 twitter followers and a major presence on LinkedIn .
3. We helped re-launch Billion + Change (a campaign we initiated under the last administration) which recorded the $1 billion in pro bono pledges by companies this fall.
4. Research conducting with BoardSource late in the year with support from Chevron changes how we all think about the role of boards in resource generation.
5. We marked the 10th anniversary of our launch at the Hang Art Gallery in San Francisco.
6. We signed a book deal with Jossey-Bass for the 2012 release of “Powered by Pro Bono: a nonprofit’s guide to scope, secure and manage pro bono resources.”
7. Our advisory services team provided consulting to 19 companies to help them build and scale their pro bono programs.
8. In partnership with California Volunteers, we developed a state of the art curriculum for Volunteer Centers to use to help nonprofits become Service Enterprises .
10. We made major strides in becoming a Service Enterprise ourselves – using volunteers to help us build and sustain Taproot and not just our nonprofit partners.
11. And perhaps most importantly, added some amazing new roots to our turnip patch:
Rob Acton , Kyson Bunthuwong , Ann Burroughs , Mini Datta , Arianne Edmonds , Kate Effland , Martha Grant , Mary Hankey , Beth Houle , Rachel Kim , Jennifer Pawlowski , Pamela Saelieb , Brittany Scholz , Bob Scott , Eileen Yang