Communities rely on nonprofits in emergencies, but nonprofits often face struggles of their own: sourcing the funding, volunteer support, and tools to carry out their mission during those emergencies. Pro bono is one tool they can use to tackle those struggles head on.
We’re breaking down our nonprofit resource, Building Resiliency Through Pro Bono, project-by-project to show how organizations can prepare for the future (and future emergencies) by connecting with a volunteer now. Check out our previous project highlights on using pro bono support to build a communications plan, program evaluation, or finance strategy, and read our latest installment below: creating a tech assessment.
Want to jump into a tech assessment for your nonprofit right now? Request one with our pre-scoped project feature on Taproot Plus!
How will a tech assessment project help my organization build resilience?
What are your organization’s current technology needs, challenges, and opportunities? Are your employees trained to use technology effectively and efficiently? If your team has shifted to remote work, what gaps in your tech capacity has this new era of online collaboration uncovered? Partner with a technology specialist to assess your current situation, make recommendations for solutions, or help you prepare a plan for implementation and training.
75% of nonprofits pivoted to remote work due to the pandemic
Source: Taproot Foundation’s 2020 nonprofit resiliency survey
How long will this project take to complete?
A typical pro bono tech assessment project takes from 28-36 hours to complete. It’s good to remember that your volunteer partner will be sharing around two to five hours of their time with your team per week. Once you’ve completed that, check out our common pro bono projects catalogue for more ideas.
Any other tips on making the most of this pro bono project?
Create a defined workplan with clear benchmarks to measure project progress. Be sure to include space in that plan to pause, reflect, and address any necessary pivots to the project scope.
What other related projects can I knock off the to-do list using pro bono support?
- CRM Optimization
- Technology Training
- In-Kind Resource Research