Grassroots.org, Inc.

Rating: 4.65 stars   40 reviews

Issues:

Location: 500 7th Avenue Floor 17A c/o AlleyNYC New York NY 10018 USA

Mission: The mission of Grassroots.org is to serve as a catalyst for positive social change by leveraging modern technologies and business best practices. Our ultimate goal is to adopt 10,000 nonprofit members and provide them each with an average of $10,000 of services per year at no charge (for a total savings of $100 million per year!).
Results: Recently reached 8,000 member milestone in January 2014 We have donated millions of dollars in services to nonprofit members.
Target demographics: Nonprofits in the USA and Canada
Direct beneficiaries per year: at-least 7000+ nonprofit members providing free technology tools with a total value of $59,790,000 up to date
Geographic areas served: U.S.
Programs: Grassroots.org provides services to nonprofit members within a portal called the Toolbox: website hosting, website builder, volunteer website design, volunteer graphic design, SEO consulting, password management tools, project management tools, project consulting, virtual office, website language translation, online marketplace, content filtering software and user monitoring software, fundraising tools, and social media tools.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Today I was searching for a language translator to change a German word to English and up pops Grassroots.org, Inc with just the services I needed!!
I had been searching for information on starting a not for profit and wanted to find some easy to use tools to design a webpage.
Further reading of the webpage, I realized that their free resources to help charities succeed is just what I was in dire need of, (due to being technologically challenged and socially a hermit.)
Right away I decided to register, but realizing I didn't have a not-for-profit status yet, I was afraid I couldn't join.
But there it was, the 'volunteer' check box!!!! So I volunteered!!
Finally, I can help others and gain the tools and insight of more qualified professionals.
Thanks to Grassroots.org I can reach the life of my dreams and be a valuable, productive member of the community.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Having a board of directors from all walks of life is difficult - so I found a company called phone.com which could route calls to appropriate people in charge of certain areas - that led me to GrassRoots.org, which we found to be a great help in getting us a discount for the service that we needed so badly.

The only regret is that we were charged full price the second year, after we understood that it would be half price for the second year, and full price the following years. Not sure what happened.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Attending the board meetings for our organization, it was very easy to tell that the GrassRoots / Phone.com relationship was the best choice to make, because there were no more missed calls, or messages. Every call was going to the appropriate person.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure that it's made clear that if an organization is getting a discount for the second year, that it's spelled out how. We're still a little confused on some of the invoices that we received.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I used to work for Grassroots.org, and I just wanted to say that the staff is extremely kind and one that loves the people they serve. I think the services they offer really do provide many nonprofits a way of reaching out to a client base that they normally could not reach out to. It help makes the world smaller for nonprofits.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing how many people want to obtain access to Grassroots.org's services.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to find some more office space so I could go back and work for them!

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Grassroots.org has a lot of great services for nonprofits and the one we needed the most was the free web hosting. Our animal rescue organization wanted and needed a clean, organized and flexible site to showcase our rescues, our programs, and to generate support. Our volunteers have tons of great ideas but we didn't have the technology to implement them. But because of Grassroots.org, we now do and can make those ideas become realities. Additionally, we plan to take advantage of the free graphic design services and possibly the business consulting in the future. We are very grateful for the services provided by Grassroots.org. It is an organization that really touches many things - the environment, people, animals. It gives nonprofits a chance to make a bigger difference in this world than was originally imagined. Grassroots.org is a great nonprofit that creates even greater nonprofits.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Not sure how to answer this question. Maybe reword the question?

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I had the privilege of being the designer/developer for one of GrassRoots.org's listed organizations, Break the Chain Foundation. Working hand in hand with one of GrassRoots.org's leading members, Laura, I was able to obtain the necessary information needed to begin a solid partnership with Break the Chain Foundation's contact person, Jamie. Although I have been a volunteer member of GrassRoots.org for a few years, this one project was my first and it was truly a great experience. GrassRoots.org is a great organization and they have an amazing philosophy that is carried on by those who play very vital roles in the day-to-day operations of connecting businesses to those non-profit orgs who are in need. I proudly let people know about Grassroots.org every chance I get.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being a volunteer designer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I stumbled across Grassroots.org when the bottom fell out of our website. We were using a free website application for PTAs and their funding under. Within no time, I was up and running again and our website looked outstanding! I had zero budget for the year as the original site had been free, so I was thrilled to find Grassroots to continue supporting our organization without the dollars.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the position that I hold as website administrator to our school PTA. Other school PTAs are now calling to ask questions about this organization!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

ease of use of their website development tool to create professional looking sites!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

they respond quickly when I ask questions!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Grassroots was a life preserver to our sinking website. Our organization had been hosting the web site on a members account but when the member switched to highspeed the website account was deleted. As a non-profit with our average board member age at 70+ we were just about ready to give up on a website. Then a member from the United States suggested I try Grassroots and they were so professional and so helpfull. Now our website is back online and I can manange it myself easily and they have offered other great services which our organization is starting to make use of.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helping other non-profits meet the needs and standards of todays world in the internet marketing and promotion. Grassroots is helping to bring organizations the help they need through other organizations in areas where costs are usually very restrictive.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Easy to access, easy programs to use and just an all around great service.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Grassroots has been one of the most effective, helpful organizations I have worked with in my 35 years of non-profit management. Can recommend them highly enough.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Web assistance

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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