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
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
How Martin Luther King Jr. Inspired the Pro Bono Movement
Battling for civil rights through pro bono service On Monday, January 16, America celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a National Day of Service, to encourage people to volunteer in their communities and advance social equity across the country. Volunteering your skills and experience is one way to serve your communities on this holiday. At Taproot, honoring Dr. King’s legacy...Read More
Want to Boost Your Career? Volunteer Your Skills!
Are you looking for a new job? Maybe you want to refine your skills in a new industry outside of work, or maybe you want to strengthen your leadership abilities. Volunteering your skills can be an excellent method to boost your career in any field! Here are 7 ways skills-based volunteering could benefit your career. 1. Strengthen your skills Volunteering...Read More
Volunteer Your Skills to Your Favorite Causes This Holiday Season
The season of giving is upon us! With the winter holidays around the corner, you may be searching for worthwhile volunteer opportunities to commemorate the season. Working in your local food bank or donating money are always generous options, but why not use what you already know? Consider volunteering your professional skills in marketing, HR, strategy, technology, finance, or more,...Read More
Give Your Skills on Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday, created in 2012 in response to the shopping-centered days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is a day that encourages people to give back to nonprofits and their communities. The idea is that after people have spent money shopping, they may spend money giving to others. Since its inception in New York’s 92nd Street Y, Giving Tuesday has...Read More
You Know More Than You Think: Volunteer and Fight Imposter Syndrome
Some of the most successful people in the world have imposter syndrome: feelings of self-doubt and insecurity, low self-worth, and a sense that you are not qualified or deserving of a job. Even if you have impressive qualifications and strong skills, imposter syndrome can make someone feel isolated or as though they don’t belong. While feelings of self-doubt are common,...Read More