Inside Philanthropy Profiles the Technology Association of Grantmakers

Jul 27, 2021

The Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) is profiled this week in an article by Inside Philanthropy: This Membership Organization Strives to Make Nonprofit IT More Accessible and Inclusive.

Prompted by TAG’s recent work with to raise awareness of pain points in the grant application process, the article provides an overview of the “100 Forms in 100 Days” campaign. Outcomes of the campaign include the collection of over 125 grant applications from foundations throughout the world. TAG has hired a data scientist to conduct similarity analysis on the forms in order to assess the existing degree of commonality between the questions asked by grantmakers. Research findings will be presented at an event on August 19th. RSVP to attend at:

“Members of Technology Association of Grantmakers are keenly aware of the role tech plays and have become even more vocal advocates for their nonprofit peers as a result of the pandemic,” says TAG Executive Director, Chantal Forster. “Our foundation members such as the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Charles S. Mott Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation have been unequivocal in their support of the “100 Forms in 100 Days” effort. Perhaps even more impactful, our tool provider members such as Fluxx, Foundant, SmartSimple, GivingData, and Blackbaud have put nearly a million hours back toward the mission of nonprofits by enabling the ability download a grant application before preparing a response.”

Additionally, the article highlights TAG’s Emerging Leaders Initiative, a unique mentoring program designed to build leadership in philanthropy that is more diverse, tech-savvy, and strategic. Applications for the 2022 cohort of Emerging Leaders closed on July 24th and will be announced in September. Meet previous participants in the Emerging Leaders Initiative.

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