Skilled Volunteers Can Help Your Nonprofit with These Overlooked, but Crucial, Tasks
By Kimberly Swartz, Senior Director of Community Engagement, Taproot Foundation As a nonprofit professional, your to-do list may be longer than a CVS receipt, but we have some ways to shorten it. Taproot Plus, our free nonprofit-volunteer marketplace, has a community of over 150,000 volunteers skilled in HR, operations, business strategy, finance, marketing, tech, and more, who are waiting in...Read More
6 Tips to Improve Your Fundraising Writing
Which would you rather read – a page of facts and statistics or a story? Most of us would probably choose the story, and not only because it seems more interesting. Research has found that stories have a unique ability to capture our attention because narratives activate the brain's emotional processing centers. As fundraisers, we can use storytelling techniques to...Read More
How Skilled Volunteers Can Help Your Small Business
It’s National Small Business Week, the best time to chow down at your favorite local diner, splurge on a necklace at the nearby boutique, or hang out in the hidden record store across town. It’s also time for small business owners to think about what their business needs to make it to the next National Small Business Week. Small businesses...Read More
Get Involved in National Volunteer Week!
April 16th marked the beginning of National Volunteer Week, when we honor volunteers, celebrate the impact of volunteerism, and, of course, volunteer! This year, Taproot isn’t just celebrating social good—we’re out to make even more of an impact. We’re challenging ourselves to find new, innovative ways to get nonprofits the resources they need, for free, and are calling for your...Read More
Time to Celebrate Volunteers!
It’s National Volunteer Week, a time to recognize the power of volunteers around the world! Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration to honor and thank volunteers who make an impact in their communities. We are so grateful to our powerful network of over 37,000 skilled volunteers who have donated more than 1.9 million hours since 2001....Read More
Make a Difference in Just an Hour: Taproot Plus Sessions
One hour. One call. No need to leave the house. How does that sound for a way to change the world? National Volunteer Week (April 16-22) is here, and it’s the perfect time to get involved in your community. We have a quick and highly-effective way you can join in the celebration—and support a nonprofit in need. Taproot Plus Sessions...Read More
National Volunteer Week is Around the Corner—Is Your Nonprofit Ready?
April 16-22 is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate the impact of volunteers in our communities. It’s also a time volunteers are ready to help nonprofits—like yours! This year, Taproot isn’t just celebrating volunteer service—we’re out to make even more of an impact. During National Volunteer Week, you’re invited to join us as Taproot connects over 200+ incredible social...Read More
Women Helping Women in the Workforce: Together We Bake’s Recipe for Success
In honor of Women’s History Month, we are featuring nonprofit partners led by or serving women—or both! Workforce development nonprofits make sure that those with barriers to employment get the training and services they need to find jobs, build careers, and thrive in their communities. But where do these organizations go when they need resources to achieve those goals? Taproot,...Read More
Get Involved This Women’s History Month
Every March since 1987, America has celebrated the achievements of women throughout history and the progress and impact felt today. It is also a time to reflect on the work still needed to achieve gender equity and ensure a bright, promising future for all. Taproot salutes our innovative nonprofit partners and volunteers who advocate for women and girls in our...Read More
Make a Difference in Black History Month
Since 1976, our country has celebrated Black History Month in February to recognize the contributions of Black Americans to our country's culture and history. It is an opportunity to honor the legacy, accomplishments, and societal impact of our fellow citizens. Taproot would like to highlight some of our nonprofit partners who are working in our Black communities to ensure a...Read More