We are well known known for connecting clients with talented contractors who are reliable, affordable and dependable. Step one, I we help you identify the best candidates from a pool of talented, verified contractors. We can also help you write contract-based job descriptions, develop a realistic cost for services and post the role on your behalf, allowing you to do what you do best — which is focusing on all the other aspects of your mission!

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After years of working with nonprofit clients, our team understands the challenges that mission-driven organizations face. We are fiscally responsible and understand a nonprofit organization’s unique needs and priorities.

We have always believed that quality services should be accessible to every nonprofit, regardless of their overall operating budget. 

Trialogue helps us turn that belief into action and impact.

How does the Trialogue program work?

Once you tell us what services your nonprofit is seeking, our team will help you create a detailed job description and recommended budget for your project. We then share the listing with our pool of verified contractors and complete the first round of follow up before providing up to three “best fit” candidate recommendations.

Because we are long-time contractors ourselves with extensive nonprofit experience, we can also offer helpful insight into the considerations for hiring.

Once a candidate is interviewed and selected, you will work directly with them and they will invoice you for their services. Trialogue will remain in touch to ensure you are both satisfied with the project outcome.

Once the match is made and the project is assigned, Trialogue will charge an agency commission (not to exceed 15%) of the total project cost. This amount can be taken from the total project cost, and does not need to be in addition to it.

How is this different from other freelance websites like Fiverr and Upwork?

Before Trialogue, no freelance/contractor placement website existed that was designed to serve non-profits exclusively. Because our team has always served the non-profit community, we understand the level of trust that underscores business relationships and successful projects in this sector.

Often, our clients ask us for help in hiring other contractors because they don’t always know what they need or how much it should cost. That personal connection is what separates Trialogue from other more transactional freelance job search platforms.

How does Trialogue make money?

As experienced contractors dedicated to serving nonprofits, we understand the challenges in finding opportunities and are committed to making this service as affordable as possible.

Clients/nonprofits will pay a fee of up to 15%for of the total project cost for our job placement services. The cost of the retainer/project will then be paid directly to the chosen contractor. 

Is this just for one time projects? Can I hire someone for ongoing work?

Yes! We are eager for you to have the help you need. And we are happy to work out agreements based on your specific needs.

The only difference between one-time-only projects and ongoing work would be the terms of your placement contract. For ongoing projects, we request a fee-for-service based on an initial 6-month commitment. We also ask that you and the independent contractor continue to be up front about any future work needs or the intention to hire someone directly after the initial agreement is complete. 

What services do Trialogue independent contractors provide?

We currently have qualified and approved contractors in the areas of fundraising, board development, event planning, administrative support, web development, social media management, content creation, video production and editing, SEO, communication planning, strategic planning, impact measurement, executive leadership coaching, and more.

We are constantly forming new relationships and expanding our independent network to take the guesswork out of the hiring process for you.

Please let us know if there is an area of support you are seeking that is not listed, we will be happy to reach out to our extended community on your behalf. 

Are rates and fees negotiable?

We do our best to provide insight and guidance so that all projects are priced fairly and affordably. We respect the talents and expertise of our professional contractors and the budgets of our nonprofit clients. Once a budget is set, contractors agree to those rates, so negotiation should be avoided. Payment to Trialogue is based on a small percentage of the total project budget. 

What if I am not happy with a project or it's not a good fit?

While we do our best to vet, verify and carefully match all of our independent contractors with projects in which they can be successful there is also an element of “connection” that needs to happen in this type of work.

Sometimes it’s not a good fit or things don’t work out for one reason or another.
If that happens, please get in touch with us. We will be happy to follow up with referrals for another independent contractor  based on the original project scope and terms.