TAG Hosts Winter Peer Learning Series

Sep 13, 2021

The Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) announces a winter learning series focused on pressing technology challenges for foundation staff and leaders. Topics of discussion were identified through conversation with TAG members, often occurring in the TAG Discussion Forum on Slack, and reflect the areas where members see an opportunity for growth and development.

Led by peers at grantmakers such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Houston Endowment, each session provides a chance to take a “deep dive” into a specific element of the philanthropy tool stack or best practice. Sessions include an overview of the approach, a demo where possible, and time for open Q&A. 

As part of the series, TAG will host a Philanthropy Tech Product Showcase designed for technology decision-makers to hear directly from product providers and get a glimpse of what’s on the horizon. The two-day showcase scheduled for December 7th and 9th will cover products providing business intelligence, donor portals, grants management and more.

The 2021-22 Winter Learning Series is free for current TAG members and $30 per session for non-members. View upcoming events below.

Mobile Device/App Management
November 11, 2021

Join Jon Wu, Device Management Service Manager with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for an overview of their foundation’s approach to using mobile devices for work, with a special focus on balancing user convenience and data security. 

Office 365 Security Admin
December 1, 2021

Katie Niemann, Director of Information Technology with the Houston Endowment, and Ann Puckett, Director of IT with Grand Rapids Community Foundation, will share their organization’s approach to security, with a “behind the scenes” look at how to protect your organization against unauthorized account access through Office 365’s Security Admin.

Philanthropy Tech Product Showcase
December 7 & 9, 2021

Hear the latest updates and innovations from leading product providers in the philanthropic sector. Technology decision-makers will benefit from this review of the landscape in anticipation of 2022 roadmap planning. Register for the series and come and go as you’d like over the two-day event.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
January 18, 2022

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Guli Basu, Chief Technology Officer, will cover threat detection, analytics, and security incident management, during this deep dive on mitigating IT security risks in your organization.

Help Desk Software
February 10, 2022

Join Eglin Duong, Senior IT Support Specialist at The Marin Community Foundation, for an overview of the foundation’s Help Desk selection process and the subsequent implementation of Happy Fox software.

Dashboards for KPIs
March 9, 2022

Annie Choi, Data & Analytics Manager with Salesforce Philanthropies, will share best practices for designing compelling visualizations that measure what matters to your organization. 

Identity and Access Management (IAM)
March 22, 2022

Get an an overview of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s approach to monitoring and managing the foundation’s digital identities, led by Rob West, the Foundation’s Identity and Access Management Service Manager.

TAG’s 2021-22 Winter Learning Series is generously sponsored by:


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 tagtech.org.