Online Research

Help Tax-Aid conduct research on a particular topic or question.
San Francisco, CA, USA
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Posted February 14th

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What we need
  • A compilation of research on a specific topic (e.g. industry best practices, literature review, media contacts, industry trends, etc.) including a list of sources
  • Recommendations on areas for further exploration/research
  • Note: This project is not designed to be used for prospect or grant research
Additional details

We need your help figuring out the best way to handle volunteer refreshments.

What we have in place
  • Hello research volunteer! We need your help for a problem we are facing. Our volunteer managers have to order lunch for volunteers at our community based tax sites. It is always an extra hassle for them to do this because they are busy with other tasks and don't have time to research the best food options that deliver, are delicious and affordable. Can you help us to solve this problem?
How this will help
This project will save us $5,239 , allowing us to help more people with low income

This makes it easier for our volunteer managers to focus on helping the community instead of having to worry about lunch.

Project plan

Prep: Information Gathering
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss specific topic(s) of interest, research objectives and information needs, as well as preferred sources/databases (if any)
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional create research questions and agree on key terms
Milestone 1: Preliminary Research Outline
  • Professional conducts preliminary online research and creates an outline
  • Professional shares outline with Volunteer Manager for feedback
Milestone 2: Research & Analysis
  • Professional conducts online research and analyzes information
  • Professional drafts a research report and creates a list of sources
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback, which Professional incorporates
  • Professional conducts an additional round of research (if necessary)
Milestone 3: Report Findings
  • Professional delivers research and shares findings with Volunteer Manager
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About the org

Our mission

Through skilled volunteers, Tax-Aid provides year-round free tax services to strengthen our San Francisco Bay Area community.


Tanuj understood our challenge and did the research we needed to propose options to explore.
Jill S.
Jill S.

Executive Director

Online Research Project

My experience with Jill have been very good. She came with clear problem statement and areas for me to do the online research. I enjoyed working with Jill.
Tanuj B.
Tanuj B.


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