aboutus

We're here because we believe in the

magic of community

A  Missoula-owned social impact company founded in 2011, our newest vision TAP, starts in our hometown of Missoula. TAP was created because we believe in the magic of community and we want to help build a connection to the place we all live. TAP is a supportive platform for positive thought, word, and action and we're excited to show the world Missoula charm. Join, and TAP into Missoula today.

Whyus

Why choose us over the big guys?

What makes us different?

Choose us alongside your familiar social media platforms. We serve different purposes.

 

How are we different?

  • We're locally owned and we're for Missoula and Montana locals, people interested in visiting the Missoula community, and Missoula alumnus who just can't fully say goodbye. (We know it's hard!)

  • We don't sell your personal information.

  • Any ads you see are from your local Missoula or Montana-based businesses and nonprofits.

  • We're about connecting neighbor with neighbor.

  • We're about supporting the local economy.

  • We're for people and community always.

  • We're a safe space to network.

Ourstory

Where did we come from?

We're from Missoula! We're owned by two Missoula-natives who have always had a mission to connect the community in a positive way that may be outside your daily commute, visits, routine, and social circle. What else is out there?!

TAP soft-launched in June of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the founders found herself at a stand-still with her career. In the stillness, she created a spin-off from another product she and her business partner developed years ago, TrikleTrade.

 

The TAPMissoula platform came from the question, how can we bring positivity and productivity into the Missoula community that may be hurting from the Coronavirus pandemic? With the intention to add to the movement #MissoulaStrong, TAP was created. We hope you join us.

Ourmission

We're here because we believe in the

magic of community

Our mission is to create a safe, fun, hip, and positive virtual social space for the community of Missoula. Our intention is to translate our virtual space into real-life and supportive interpersonal interactions. We aim to connect individuals, community organizations, and local nonprofits and businesses through micro-advertising in branded groups and community forums. Each section of our website centers around acts of kindness in topics ranging from paying it forward, sharing, trading, promotion, and gifting items and services. In addition, our TAPMissoula marketplace is coming soon. We believe kindness is the new cool and we want you to TAP into your community.

your

benefits

What you get with your free account

Signing up for a free account on TAPMissoula has its perks!

  • Receive exclusive offers to your inbox from local businesses.

  • Participate in quarterly incentive giveaways from local and national brands including travel perks.

  • If you're a Missoula-based artist or artisan promote your work for free.

  • For a limited time, promote your Missoula-based event and sell your items or services for free.

  • If you're visiting Missoula, connect with our Missoula Discovered forum. Get feedback, direction, and advice from Missoula-locals.

  • Connect with a Missoula-based group you may already be a part of and keep up to date on their information and events.

  • Connect with like-minded Missoula community members you may not have an opportunity to cross paths with otherwise.

  • We're locally owned for locals to support other locals. That's quite a mouthful!

tapvalues 

kindness is the new cool

respect one another

You may not agree with your neighbor and that's OK, but be courteous at all times.

be kind

No bullying, targeting, or attacking another TAPMissoula member. 

 

keep it positive

Soliciting or spamming of TAPMissoula members is not OK.

TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR yourself AND HAVE FUN!

howtotap

keep it positive and be safe

TAP INTO MISSOULA,

 FORUM TIPS FOR SAFETY

  • Do not provide payment to anyone you have not met in person.

  • Beware of offers involving shipping - deal with Missoula community members you can meet in person.

  • Never wire funds.

  • Don't accept cashier/certified checks or money orders.

  • Transactions are between users only.

  • Never give out financial info.

  • Do not rent or purchase sight-unseen.

  • Refuse background/credit checks.

WHEN MEETING SOMEONE FOR THE FIRST TIME

  • Insist on a public meeting place.

  • Do not meet in a secluded place, or invite strangers into your home.

  • Be especially careful buying/selling high-value items.

  • Tell a friend or family member where you're going.

  • Take your cell phone along if you have one.

  • Consider having a friend accompany you.

  • Trust your instincts.

TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR yoursElf AND HAVE FUN!