Taproot Foundation

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Development Associate

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Former Employee - Development Associate in New York, NY
Former Employee - Development Associate in New York, NY

I worked at Taproot Foundation full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Innovative, fast-moving, supportive environment. A great organization to be introduced to philanthropy, nonprofit, and for-profit work. Potential to contribute to a large scale movement.

Cons

Many different focuses and directions. High turnover. Average salary for a nonprofit.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Volunteer Pro-Bono Consultant Project Opportunities

    Current Employee - Pro-Bono Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Pro-Bono Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Taproot Foundation (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Selective application process leads to working with great, talented groups of consultants incl graduates from selective institutions and strong prof profiles. Organizational profile is strong. Projects are comprehensive and stimulating for those with business and consulting backgrounds. Offers reasonable sense of fulfillment in contributing toward deserving, reasonable causes.

    Cons

    Non-Profits aren't always ready to submit sufficient information to make projects more practical and substantial. Sometimes non-profit contacts are too busy to be very responsive. Commitment by volunteers isn't always strong with some dropping out early causing disorganization. Taproot could promote itself more, as many employers don't recognize its reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have non-profits contribute more background and organizational info to analyze. Othwrwise, many of the analytical outcomes can be less focused/useful. Have volunteers recognize commitment such that if they incur 3+ 'drop-outs' in a, for example, 18 mo period, they should be suspended from future projects for at least 6-12 months.

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    Positive Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    A great organization to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Strategist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Brand Strategist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Taproot Foundation

    Pros

    Work with a group of top-notch professionals. Taproot also has excellent templates and planning tools to help all members get the job done well. All job projects are 4-5 hours per week so you can balance even in addition to a full time job. All clients are non-profits are desperately need help with marketing and biz dev.

    Cons

    Work is pro-bono - volunteer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better way to use Taproot experiences on volunteers' resumes - 360 reviews, write-ups from corporate about success of the project. If supervisor becomes unavailable after the project I can't use Taproot as a referral source on my resume. Should be able to get filed and held at company about my performance and contribution so anyone can call for referral.

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