Please see my website at www.taprootconsulting.org for a complete list of services and up-to-date client list.
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.”