Beth Trigg
Taproot Consulting
PO Box 82
Swannanoa NC 28778
Unpaid Non-Profit Work (years):
Consulting Experience (years):
Current Professional Affiliations and Licenses:
State of North Carolina Charitable Solicitation License for Fundraising Consulting (License number SL100900).

Summary of your consulting practice and relevant experience:

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The mission of Taproot Consulting is to provide affordable, accessible, professional consulting to help community-based organizations build skills, strategy, and capacity ​to create social change.

Consultant Beth Trigg provides counsel, support, training, planning, and facilitation to help nonprofit organizations thrive.

Services include: facilitation, fund development planning, strategic planning, community-based research, and training for nonprofit boards and staff.  Primary areas of focus are strategic planning and fundraising strategy (including fund development planning).

Having managed one- or two- person development offices as a nonprofit staff member for 10+ years, Beth also offers help and support for staff and board members new to fundraising with planning, strategy, and building skills for fundraising success.

Beth has over 20 years experience in nonprofit organizational development, highlights include:

  • Instructor: Duke University Nonprofit Management Program: “Creating a Development Plan,” “Strategic Planning Made Simple,” and “Planning for Change.”
  • Instructor: WNC Nonprofit Pathways: “Fundamentals: Board Basics,” “Fundraising for Sustainability,” “Project Development,” and other nonprofit workshops.
  • Facilitator and instructor: workshops on nonprofit financial sustainability, fundraising strategies, planning, and best practices.
  • Proven results raising money for organizations with annual budgets ranging from less than $50,000 to $1.6 million.
  • Deep experience with organizational capacity-building, group facilitation, participatory planning, transformational strategy and nonprofit management.

Beth has worked at every level of nonprofit organizations: as a staff member, as a board member, as a volunteer, and as a consultant –with organizations from the smallest, most grassroots level up to the scale of larger national and international organizations. She is intimately familiar with the challenges and rewards of working in the nonprofit environment — too often under-resourced, under-staffed, and over-worked, yet full of passionate and committed people capable of amazing things.

Having been active in movements for social, economic, and environmental justice over the past 20+ years, Beth brings a strong commitment to social change and collaborative, participatory process.  “I believe in the power of pooled resources — energy, time, talent, and money — to change our communities and our world for the better.  I love working with grassroots groups of people coming together to make change, to meet community needs, and to advocate for more equitable, caring, and sustainable systems.”



Graham Children's Health Services
Fund Development Planning, Strategic Planning
Schell McCall
Executive Director
2015-2016: Fund Development Planning, Strategic Planning
Center for Participatory Change
Fund Development Planning
Andrea Golden
2012-2013: Fund Development Planning

Organizational Development/Change

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
Strategic Planning and Facilitation
Stephanie Moore
828-785-1357 ext. 106
2014-2015: Strategic Planning and Facilitation
Nantahala Pisgah Forest Partnership
Group Facilitation and Collaboration
Josh Kelly
828-258-8737 ext. 210
2014-2017: Group Facilitation and Collaboration
Center for Participatory Change
Group Facilitation and Transition Planning
Tamiko Ambrose Murray
2014: Group Facilitation and Transition Planning

Program Planning and Evaluation

Children's Council of Watauga
Planning and Facilitation
Crystal Kelly
2012, 2013, 2014: Planning and Facilitation
Sparrow Research Associates
Participatory research
Jill Fromewick
2014, 2015, 2016: Participatory research