Making an Informed Ask

Once you’ve identified the source that is the best option for you, it’s time to make an “informed ask.” This entails providing the potential source with any information it requires to consider offering its service, proposing a concrete starting point for scoping and timing discussions, and demonstrating your organizational readiness at a project level.

Taproot Foundation’s Pro Bono Common Application is a template that incorporates these elements and can help drive more turnkey discussions with the providers you approach.

If you are interested in pursuing pro bono support from individuals, you may find it helpful to leverage specific tools and references on this site: