Taproot Foundation was founded on a core belief: that greater change can be achieved in the world when we help to strengthen the organizations that are tackling society’s greatest challenges. Twenty years later, we’ve seen the evidence. Eighty-five percent of nonprofits believe their project with Taproot will increase their organization’s effectiveness. We’ve worked hard to harness the passion and commitment of thousands of people around the world to do one thing: get nonprofits the support they need, for free.
After two decades of learning, growing, and adapting to serve nonprofits, we are now poised to have a greater impact with Taproot Plus.
Taproot Plus, our online program launched in 2014, connects more than 5,500 nonprofit organizations with a global network of over 85,000 people looking to lend their professional skills. This innovative virtual program is propelling us to a future where nonprofits anywhere can find free, high-quality, virtual support from volunteers ready to do the work. No matter what an organization’s size, budget, or focus, Taproot Plus can help.
Ninety-two percent of nonprofit organizations report a lack of critical resources. Taproot Plus is a one-of-a-kind solution that provides access to global talent ready and willing to assist. Nonprofits post projects in the areas of finance, marketing and communications, strategy, technology, HR and more, and our dedicated staff are available to offer additional resources and help along the way.
Over the past 20 years, our community of volunteers has collectively donated time and their expertise valued at over $260 million to nonprofits. In the past a nonprofit might have been limited to local resources for volunteer support, Taproot Plus expands their reach and increases access to volunteers in a global network. Virtual work is here to stay, and nonprofits need partners to help navigate the complicated dynamics of open access, high-quality, free professional consulting.
With Taproot Plus, we have supercharged our impact.
Projects on Taproot Plus cover a wide range of business needs, like shifting to a new payment or finance tracking system, or designing a brochure for a key initiative. Even a 1-hour consultation with a volunteer to discuss building and recruiting for a Board of Directors is possible with Taproot Plus.
And the best part? It’s all free, with zero cost to nonprofits. We’ve built an expansive network of talented volunteers and innovative tools to find the right volunteer for a nonprofit’s needs. Now after 20 years of impact, we can help more organizations – particularly those who cannot afford – get all the business-critical help they need for free. It’s never been more apparent that a critical part of our work moving forward must be to close the resource gap for all nonprofits.