How Are You Engaging on 9/11 Day?

Here’s how your nonprofit organization can capture the enthusiasm of new supporters looking to do something positive to honor 9/11.

SOURCE: Taproot Foundation

SUMMARY:

9/11 Day of Service invites millions of people to do a good deed to honor 9/11 in a postive way. Your nonprofit can capture the enthusiasm of new volunteers by tapping into their business skills, not just their hands-on skills.  Visit Taproot+, Taproot’s online service that connects nonprofit organizations to a curated group of skilled professionals in marketing, IT, finance, HR, and strategy management. Post a project before 9/11.

 

 

DESCRIPTION:

In a few days, millions of people will observe 9/11 by performing good deeds and engaging in all kinds of service activities that help others. Here’s how your nonprofit organization can capture this enthusiasm and engage new supporters.

9/11 Skills Service Day.  This year, for the first time, Taproot Foundation and 911 Day are organizing a nationwide 9/11 Skills Service Day.  We’ll be matching up professionals who want to donate their business talents with the projects that nonprofits, like yours, post  on Taproot+, Taproot’s online service that connects nonprofit organizations to a curated group of skilled professionals in marketing, IT, finance, HR, and strategy management.

It takes 15 minutes. Engage in 9/11 this year by posting a project need on Taproot+ before 9/11.  This way, your project is there in time for the influx of skilled volunteers looking to give their time and talent to organizations just like yours. The platform is free!

Sample projects include:

  • Graphic design for annual report
  • Salesforce training for your team
  • Creating a resource page for your website
  • QuickBooks coaching and report set-up

To add a project or learn more, visit Taproot+.  This is your chance to engage with skilled volunteers who are raising their hand to offer their talent and expertise—pro bono--as their commitment to honor 9/11. 

About the Taproot Foundation: 
Taproot Foundation, a national nonprofit, connects nonprofits and social change organizations with skilled volunteers through pro bono service. Taproot is creating a world where organizations dedicated to social change have full access—through pro bono service—to the marketing, strategy, HR, and IT resources they need to be most effective. Since 2001, Taproot’s skilled volunteers have served 3,700 social change organizations providing 1.5 million hours of work worth over $147 million in value. Taproot is located in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. and is leading a network of global pro bono providers in over 23 countries around the world. www.taprootfoundation.org

Tweet me: With #911day approaching, @Taprootfound and @911day invite nonprofits here: http://bit.ly/1XgeY2r How can you use skilled volunteers?

KEYWORDS: Volunteerism & Community Engagement, Philanthropy, 911day, Taproot Foundation, skilled volunteer, Pro Bono Service, Service, MyGoodDeed

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