Taproot connects nonprofit organizations with pro bono services from corporate professionals. The services cover five main areas of support: marketing, information technology, strategic management, leadership/board development, and human resources. In this grant, Taproot will provide a new spectrum of services that are tailored to meet organizations’ differing needs and capacities. Pro Bono Labs are short, one-day sessions where consultants are paired with a nonprofit to work on issues that can be addressed within a workshop. In Taproot sessions, which last 5–6 weeks, consultants work with nonprofits virtually and in-person to address bigger issues. Through Taproot’s traditional service grants program, experienced volunteers work in depth with nonprofits over a period of 6–9 months.
The grant continues the Foundation’s partnership with Taproot to provide services to recipients of the Foundation’s Youth Service Improvement Grants (YSIG).