An emotionally rewarding experience while still growing my career as a communicator.
Marketing Consultant (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – May 12, 2016
In April 2015, after nine years at the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, I resigned my position as associate vice president of communications to pursue the cliché "other opportunities."
A former supervisor (and former Taproot Foundation volunteer) encouraged me to seek out those so-called "opportunities" with Taproot. It is a 10-year-old organization that connects nonprofits with professionals to share their expertise pro bono.
I was immediately selected as a team participant to develop a first-ever annual report for Green Door, one of D.C.'s oldest and highest-rated mental health providers. The project concluded and I did, indeed, find the experience emotionally rewarding while still growing my career as a communicator. During this time, I remained committed to my profession and registered for webcasts and seminars offered through the Public Relations Society of America, of which I have been a long-standing member.
As a Taproot consultant, I am currently working to assist the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to define its identity and create a brand to reflect the organization's mission and vision.
This only consumes a few hours a week, and I am now actively in the process of a job search for part-time employment or project work.
Great place to learn new skills and add value to non profit organisations
Pro bono Consultant (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – June 22, 2015
Much of the work is done remotely.You get to be part of projects and engagements and get hands on experience and insight in managing projects from start to finish.It is a great place for cross training too.
Pro Bono Consultant, Account Director (Current Employee) – New York, NY – April 14, 2015
Great non-profit to work for. They are knowledgeable and provide comprehensive resources for their consultants. Staff is friendly.
As a pro bono consultant I am an account director, identifying other consultants to work on teams for client assignments. Most enjoyable is meeting with the clients and learning about their organizations. Also working with a variety of highly intelligent experienced professionals.
Great place to work as a consultant. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Great resources
A great place to volunteer with other smart, community-oriented folks
Pro Bono Marketing and Brand Strategist (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – November 27, 2012
This is purely a work from the heart. My passion for non-profit and other quality of life enhancing organizations drove me to apply for this opportunity and commence sharing my expertise with organizations in search of a new point of view. It's been an amazing experience!
great network of people both within and outside the organization
not much - only that we are confined to work only on the project as presented.
Head Writer, Pro-Bono Team (Volunteer) (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 18, 2013
Taproot is putting pro-bono on the map, which is awesome. The materials I was able to write and be a large part of helped non-profits raise awareness and funds in a way that they would never be able to without Taproot's help. Great organization.
Advisory Services Fellow (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 18, 2014
Lots of responsibility, being at the intersection of the corporate and nonprofit worlds is a great feeling. Staff members really do work with fellows in their professional development. However, it's not paid.