New Series on the Role of IT Strategy in Philanthropy

May 12, 2020

the strategic role of technology in philanthropy

It’s become abundantly clear there’s a new, non-negotiable competency required of every IT leader across the sector: Strategy.

Released on May 12, 2020, TAG is pleased to launch a new series that demystifies the role of strategy for IT leaders. By offering ideas for making strategy more approachable and actionable,The Strategic Role of Technology in Philanthropy series aims to provide insights and anecdotes gained from some of the best minds across the sector, leading to what we hope will become an elevated and inspired role for technology within your own organization.

The first publication in the series is entitled, “Building Your IT Strategy: Aligning Technology With Programmatic Strategy To Achieve Greater Impact” and provides pragmatic methods for developing technology strategy that serves the mission of philanthropy and prioritizes people over tools. Written by former CIO of the Walton Family Foundation, Sam Caplan, the guide features interviews with some of the foremost IT leaders in the philanthropic sector.

Learn more about the 2020 series at

About the Technology Association of Grantmakers

TAG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization that promotes the strategic, innovative, and equitable use of technology in philanthropy to solve problems and improve lives. With over 2000 members in 300 foundations throughout North America and beyond, TAG is the voice of technology in the philanthropic sector, providing technology professionals, tech funders, and “accidental techies” with knowledge, networks, mentoring, and educational opportunities.

Since 2008, the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) has built a global community, conducted groundbreaking research, and become an advocate for investment in tech infrastructure throughout the charitable sector. For more information, visit