Here’s how over 400 Project Managers Used their Skills to Impact the DC Area | #ScopeForChange Recap

By A Billion + Change | Comments (0)

This blog was contributed by A Billion + Change and has been re-posted here from its original source on Storify.

For more information about this Taproot Foundation ScopeAthon designed in partnership with The Project Management Institute, please see this press release.


PMI, Taproot Foundation with support by A Billion + Change and HP, host the largest pro bono day of service in...

I Scoped For Change!

By Max Skolnik | Comments (0)
I Scoped For Change!

Wandering around the cavernous room with countless tables filled with people, I was struck by the hum of the crowd. The US Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, had kicked off the day. Now, hands were waving excitedly to illustrate a point; data was being scribbled on flip charts; heads were nodding in agreement; and computers were clacking away. On this day of...

The Northern Illinois Food Bank and Hillshire Brands Team Up to Enhance a Technology Strategy

By Caroline McDermott - Advisory Services Consultant | Comments (0)

Northern Illinois Food Bank is the source for nutritious food, innovative feeding programs, and hope for more than 71,000 people each week in the 13 counties surrounding Chicago, Illinois.

Given the number of individuals that the Food Bank serves and the importance of its mission to feed its hungry neighbors, it is critical that its internal support infrastructure—especially its Information Technology (IT) system—be effective and efficient.

For a nonprofit...

Become the Internal Driver of Pro Bono Resources

By Jiawen Meng | Comments (0)

As a graduate student in NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, I’m passionate about supporting nonprofit capacity in various ways. Having participated in a pro bono consulting project in China, I’m convinced of the impact pro bono work can have on tearing down the capacity barriers affecting many nonprofits. Last fall, I joined Taproot Foundation as a Product Development Fellow, responsible for developing improved...

Congratulations to Taproot, Winner of the 12 Days of Giving

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Congratulations to Taproot, Winner of the 12 Days of Giving

This blog has been re-posted here from its original source on General Assembly.Thank you for all those who voted for us! We're already planning to use the prize money to build new features for Taproot+.

It was a fierce competition, but we’re thrilled to announce that the winner of our 12 Days of Giving holiday campaign was The Taproot Foundation, a non-profit that drives social change...

The Gift of Code

By Guest Blog by Peter Chittum - Developer Relations at Salesforce | Comments (0)

This guest blog was written by Peter Chittum, Salesforce Developer Evangelist. It has been reposted here from the Salesforce Developers Blog

You are a developer. You build applications. Those are valuable skills.

But these skills can benefit more than your career. Whether you’re an experienced Salesforce Developer, or just learning the ropes, your expertise can also benefit our thousands of Salesforce Foundation customers who need help customizing their...

Securing pro bono legal services in New York

By Guest Blog by Hayley Samuelson - Storytelling Officer at Catchafire | Comments (0)

This guest blog was written by Hayley Samuelson, Storytelling Officer at Catchafire.

As an organization that connects nonprofits with pro bono services, we were particularly interested in attending the Lawyers Alliance of New York’s Pro Bono Day Panel because providing pro bono legal services is not our specialty.

The Lawyers Alliance connects nonprofits in need of legal support with lawyers who can help them with issues ranging...

#GivingTuesday is about time and talent too

By Alethea Hannemann | Comments (0)
#GivingTuesday is about time and talent too

It’s #GivingTuesday, and we’re excited.

We’re excited for all the usual reasons: good nonprofits getting attention; people giving back; holiday cheer meaning more than Cyber Monday deals; and hey, it’s December 2 and not yet sleeting in New York! (At least not until this afternoon.)

But this year, we’re also excited because giving means more than money, to more people. #GivingTuesday and Taproot have partnered closely to expand the definition...

MasterCard Pro Bono Challenge: Using Pro Bono To Solve Nonprofit Technology Challenges

By Taproot Foundation Advisory Services | Comments (0)

Database management. Website improvements. These are IT issues that can be particularly vexing for nonprofit organizations. At Taproot, we’re always looking for ways to support nonprofit capacity across issue areas, including technology. Luckily, we have corporate partners with the skills to do just that.

Taproot and MasterCard partnered to launch the third MasterCard Pro Bono Challenge at MasterCard’s technology headquarters in O’Fallon, Missouri, in order to leverage...

Calling All Consultants! Projects Will Soon Be Staffing!

By Adam Ukman | Comments (0)

If you’ve been on our home page recently, you may have noticed the value of pro bono services delivered by Taproot to date has climbed above $140 million. We’re proud of that number.

But you know what would make us even prouder? If you helped us reach $150 million – and beyond.

Here’s more good news: Four times a year, our Service Grant Program offers opportunities to do just...