If you’re a current Taproot Foundation pro bono consultant, you may have noticed a few changes in your profile pages once you sign on to your account on our website. We’ve added a number of new features that are helping us to connect our pro bono consultants and staff so they can share their wisdom and expertise directly with one another and be a more connected community. As the community’s moderator, it’s my job to make sure all our staff and pro bono consultants know how to take advantage of these new tools.
“So what?” you might be thinking right now. Well, have you ever tossed and turned at night wondering whether or not you should email your Taproot Foundation Program Manager with yet another question about wireframes? Have you complained to your mother, your friends, and the checkout clerk that you don’t have peer suggestions for an interview process that’s stuck? Or maybe you have a project management idea that could revolutionize the way things are done at the Taproot Foundation? Well, now you have somewhere to turn.
Our spot coaching feature allows you to post questions to your fellow consultant community and to Taproot Foundation staff and browse discussions started by others. And our handy dandy suggestion box gives you the opportunity to provide direct feedback about our programs, process, and documentation.
The next time you have a question, log in and ask our network. They’ll answer. Or next time you have feedback for us- no matter how big or small- post it to the suggestion box. We’ve already implemented this great suggestion requesting sample deliverables from projects, and there’s more to come.
And this is just version 1.0… just wait to see what we’ve got coming up next!
Natalya “Natasha” Matusova is a Product Development Fellow at Taproot Foundation.
Update: Join Taproot’s newest community for pro bono volunteers on Facebook. Click here to ask questions and network with like-minded professionals.