FYI: The San Francisco-based Taproot Foundation, which coordinates volunteers for nonprofits, is branching out to New York City and launching a new effort to draw tech and marketing professionals into local nonprofits. According to a New York Sun report this week, Taproot will put together volunteer teams to work six months at a time at participating nonprofits on developing one of four “deliverables”: brochures, web sites, banding materials, and donor databases. Ten groups have already been selected to participate in the first round, and in June Taproot will begin recruiting 20 more. It aims to work with 90 groups in the next two years, contributing what it says will be $3.6 million worth of labor. Taproot is setting up shop in Brooklyn Heights and partnering with United Way of New York City. [2/23/03]