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  

1 person found this review helpful

Grassroots.org provides the best forum for nonprofit organizations to network and share their mission and stories. They provide an assortment of business partnerships and free resources from experts who volunteer their time, website, project, fundraising, marketing and administrative tools to help all charities achieve their mission.

We were able to get a Volunteer to re-design our brochure. Recently, we received an offer from a Grassroots.org volunteer to help us with SEO and social marketing. As a nonprofit organization, without the volunteer help from these experts, we are not in a financial position to pay for services we need.
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Most of our nonprofit's funds are very restricted in use. It's impossible to spend money on graphic design and web design when you are trying to just cover your necessary overhead expenses. Grassroots.org has been a lifesaver! We have found graphic designers for different projects--one was for a logo for our first fundraiser race (to help us attract donors and runners) and the other was for a one-pager explaining what we do to the general public (replacing our tri-fold brochure which was more than 5 years old). These were things we would have had to do on our own (taking time and not turning out as well), or not done at all.
Best of all though, is our new website. We found a designer through Grassroots.org that used a Wordpress template and modified it to suit us. Our old website looked fine but was old technology, so we could not update it ourselves but usually had to pay a company to make even simple text updates. Because of that, it was VERY out of date in almost every way. Now we have a Wordpress site that can be quickly updated at any minute of the day even by staff that are not IT folks. The site looks great too!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

As a new and small non-profit, Grassroots has been a blessing. Without services and tools they provide we would not have had much of a start at all!!!.. Thank you Grassroots and partners!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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3 people found this review helpful

I'm on the board of a very small non-profit (less than $15K income per year) and it's important for us to ensure that virtually every dollar collected goes to direct assistance of our clients - people who need food assistance in our town of Bethel, CT. We are 100% volunteer run and need to use a web site and email to get the volunteers in motion when we run our three food drives each year. Yet we don't have the funds to spend on these things! Grassroots has been instrumental in allowing us to have a web presence and email host at 0 cost - which allows us to keep our volunteers and donors informed without taking funds away from our clients. They've been great to work with!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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1 person found this review helpful

Our small non-profit group has battled with issues like an affordable web presence and fundraising tools. A member suggested we check out grassroots and we are so thankful we did. Thanks to grassroots we now have an attractive affordable web site and are part of the we-care fundraising campaign. The cost we have saved just on the web site is a huge benefit but not nearly as much as simply the exposure the website has brought us. The staff and volunteers have been wonderful to work with and the site has been a god send.

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

I can't think of any necessary changes its been wonderful!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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1 person found this review helpful

I just founded a not-for-profit corporation and I didn't know much on how to go around and create an impact. Joining grassroots has been very instrumental for me as far not-for-profit is concerned. Here I was introduced to GuideStar and then achieved a gold membership there. Afterwards, I will be getting lots of free tools to run my organization.

Thanks a lot to grassroots for opening my eyes.

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

not dare to do that. It looks good.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work for a large community mental health provider in SW Ohio called GCB, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, and funding for the tools needed for awareness building are nearly non-existent. I am in need of some branding assistance in order for us to present a consistent image in our materials, and looking for some simple graphic design help to improve what we are currently using. On a lark, I literally Googled something to the effect of, "free graphic design help for non-profits" and found Grassroots.org.
Now, I haven't yet connected with any help, but I wanted to leave a review because I had some trouble setting up my initial account, and the assistance I received blew me away! I expected to have to abandon my attempts because we didn't have the correct browser necessary. Val at Grassroots Support, made it happen for me, easily and pleasantly! If my initial experience is any indication, this is going to be the start of a beautiful relationship!

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

Have them utilize Internet Explorer...

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 3 stars  

We at Mukuru Slums Water & Sanitation Project,Nairobi ,Kenya have had the opportunity to be a beneficially of donor funding from European Union to address the poor water and sanitation conditions in our community in collaboration with local community.

However, since the implementation of the project, we have been unable to get a sponsor to our project which is currently not operational because of massive insensitivity from the Water supplier who disconnected the water supply to our project due to a debt.

We are now in the dark completely without any option to achieve the project objectives.The project does not have a website where people can have a look at our project mission and vision.Our country does not care less about Nonprofits whether or not affecting community and we have been looking for a well wisher to assist us with even a basic need like a computer .The many organization we have approached only told us that they do not sponsor infrastructure projects.Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you.

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

Quite true .From start to completion I was instrumental because I served not only the Board but also the manual construction works on the ground .This was because I could not imagine that our poor community could not manage to implement this important project to all age groups and classes of people.

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

I would really put the Government to consider the plight of the less fortunate people and also to make sure that budget allocation is provided for community initiatives. I would also campaign that local community are trained to enhance their capacity.

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1 person found this review helpful

I have been interacting with Grassroots.org for a couple of months and the need to put our Nonprofit on the worldwide map was the reason why, by design I fell onto the Grassroots.org website and what a fantastic discovery it was. I realized from the outset that Grassroots.org were in deed a friend and in need to assist other nonprofits especially with good development and maintaining of websites for those nonprofits subscribed with Grassroots.org In fact I do not have an idea of any other organization(s) that is performing the role of designing websites for other organization without an investment .For this we are in deed grateful to Grassroots.org for their role in supporting others even globally.Thank you and keep up the community spirits.

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

yes.

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

No changes please.

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5 people found this review helpful

My nonprofit, MUKURU WATER & SANITATION PROJECT helps the community access clean water and decent sanitation services at a very affordable rate. Through my short interaction with the Grassroots.org as a member, I am profoundly renewed and empowered to continue working for the community because I realized that they assist nonprofits to upgrade their programs and at the same time supports businesses to prosper significantly courtesy of their fantastic tools. Recently, I got linked up with a volunteer web designer who is just about to embark on web designing for my nonprofit.To this we are wow and really uphold Grassroots.org for we could not even dream of having a website let alone afford hiring a web designer to put up a website for our nonprofit.We really value and appreciate the interconnection we enjoy being a part of Grassroots.org members.Thanks.

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

It is now on my second month since I discovered this organization,Grassroots.org, from the internet.From look of things,I have no doubts that I have finally got a good connection to assist my nonprofit achieve its missions and goals.

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

I have learned that they can assist nonprofits and businesses to thrive in a difficult and challenging times economically and technologically.Also they do n

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Working to fullfill my purpose of good works as an image and likeness of God. Building my faith and helping others build their faith set me on a path of helping those in need with encouragement and soon to be linking those blessed with abundance to mentor and assist the suffering thru the internet with a Holy Place website. grassroots.org,inc. offered assistance to our efforts as the result of prayer and faith that God would send positive encouraging people to help us help others so I believe grassroots.org.inc. is a truly good organization.

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

Grassroots.org,inc. has been very patient with our organization getting to the internet and keeping us informed on good things going on in our community and other encouragement.

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

I would devote more personal contact with the organizations to help getting us going smooth.

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

the patience they have with me getting our web programs designed

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

always kind and helpful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

assist more in the operation of helpful organizations

Ways to make it better...

I contact you more for assistance

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

more staff to work closer with organizations

One thing I'd also say is that...

grassroots.org,inc. has been very encouraging and helpful every contact I have had

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I discovered grassroots.org quite by chance. We applied for their services and now are receiving their phone service for free (for a year). The service is much better than the one we had been paying for over 3 years. We also are utilizing their logo design service which has been amazing! So amazing - we can't truly decide. We are close though. We also plan on utilizing the web hosting services too once ours expires.

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

The services they offer to nonprofits is immeasurable and any contact we have had with them has been professional and friendly.

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

Surprisingly many times in signing up for services with others you feel that you are one of thousands, not with them. They have very quick turn around time and are clear and concise in explaining their services and how to utilize them.

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

Friendly, professional and courteous.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Extend it's reach, increase programs and services and grow to further many more great causes.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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