What a winter it’s been. Polar vortex after polar vortex. Mountains of snow. Sheets of ice. (No comments from you, California.) But now, we’re turning a corner! There’s no better way to thaw from the winter freeze than to get moving and do some pro bono! How about a service grant?
Fortunately, Taproot is thrilled to announce that we have more than 60 brand new Service Grants for some amazing nonprofits that will soon be staffing. These nonprofits cover every project type and area of expertise in our catalog. And they need talented professionals like you to work with them. So whether they’re working on environmental or education issues, running incredible arts programs, or supporting the health and social service needs of the community, there’s bound to be an organization that is right up your alley.
Here’s just a snapshot of a few nonprofits that will soon be staffing Service Grants in your area.
Nicasa has promoted healthy life in Lake County for nearly 50 years through professionals’ award-winning efforts for prevention, intervention, treatment of, and recovery from substance abuse and addiction. They do important work, but lack an updated website to help build their client base, increase awareness, and enhance communications. As a repeat Taproot grantee, Nicasa is committed to building an informative and interactive website. It will help expand their donor base, facilitate outreach, and improve their customer service.
This WordPress Website Service Grant will staff: a Project Manager, Marketing Manager, WordPress Web Developer, Graphic Designer, and Content Manager.
For 15 years, the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy have prepared scholars to succeed in competitive colleges and to empower them to use public policy to create a more just, free, and equal world. The Chavez Schools include four schools on three campuses, serving 1400 students. They come to Taproot seeking support to develop a Salesforce database. This will help them increase and diversify fundraising across all revenue streams, enhancing their ability to equip students for success for years to come.
This Salesforce Database Service Grant will staff: a Project Manager, Business Analyst, Configuration Specialist, and Data Analyst.
New York City
Rebuilding Together NYC renovates and improves housing throughout the five boroughs by providing repairs and modifications for low-income New Yorkers and non-profit community centers. After Hurricane Sandy, Demand for Rebuilding Together’s NYC services skyrocketed, as well as in the aftermath of the storm. As a result, an influx of funding and resources recently awarded to the organization to address Sandy-affected communities comes with rapidly growing demand for services and from volunteers who want to help. They come to Taproot for help finding better ways to track and engage those volunteers.
This Volunteer Management Service Grant will staff: a Project Manager, HR Strategist, and HR Generalist.
The Los Angeles Opera Company produces world-class opera that preserves, promotes, and advances the art form while embodying the diversity, pioneering spirit and artistic sensibility unique to Los Angeles. As the fourth-largest opera company in the country, they have a tradition of excellence over more than 25 years. At this time, the Opera needs to understand the best opportunities for collaboration, including the effectiveness of their current collaborators and identification of new partners as well as which collaborators might reach specific markets.
This Competitor-Collaborator Analysis Service Grant will staff: a Project Manager, Strategy Consultant, and Strategy Associate.
SF Bay Area
In the Bay Area, the Oakland Leaf Foundation works to cultivate community transformation through creative education for youth and families. Started in 2002 by a group of Oakland educators, Oakland Leaf provides innovative programs and services that address the physical, cognitive, and social and emotional needs of Oakland’s youth and families. Because they recently expanded to three new schools, their current strategic priorities center around deepening impact in those communities. Subsequently, they come Taproot seeking help to measure impact of the Oakland Peace Camp. This summer program uniquely brings middle and high school youth together for leadership development.
This Program Measurement Service Grant will staff: a Project Manager, Strategy Consultant, Analytics Consultant, and Data Analyst.
Volunteer this winter
With impressive organizations like these, how could you not get involved?
If one of these projects – or any other – seems like a great fit for you, log in and let the Account Director for that project know why you’re interested. Don’t be afraid to reach out to multiple Account Directors. Staffing on some projects can be competitive.
As always, we can’t guarantee that you’ll be staffed on any particular project, but we guarantee that we couldn’t do this without you.