TAG Launches “Equity Essentials” Series in Partnership with Resilia

Jun 16, 2022

Addressing a longstanding gap in equity training for technology-related staff, teams, and vendors in philanthropy, the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) announces a 6-month learning and support series to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

“This program aims to address a need identified by our members in the charitable sector,” says TAG Executive Director, Chantal Forster. “People in technology-related roles are seeking new skills to contribute and even lead equity work in their organizations. Our data from the 2018 and 2020 State of Philanthropy Tech surveys show they’re not receiving relevant training in-house.”

To address this gap, TAG is partnering with Resilia to pilot a 6-month learning and support series, funded in part by a grant from The Kresge Foundation and sponsorship by SubmittableThe program begins in July, 2022.

With the TAG and Resilia collaboration, foundation staff as well as consultants and providers to philanthropy will have access to a multi-modal and outcomes-oriented curriculum designed to provide equity awareness and skill-building specifically for people in technology-related roles. “Our partnership with TAG represents a significant step towards the advancement of equity work for technologists within the philanthropy sector,” says Sevetri Wilson, Founder/CEO of Resilia. “It is a comprehensive program designed to solve a real problem and we’re excited to collaborate around this first of its kind initiative.”

Nearly two years in development, the “Equity Essentials” series is the result of member feedback gathered by TAG’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group. This program is designed with operations teams in mind, recognizing the often pivotal role that technology systems and staff play in advancing equity. 

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Learn More About the Program 

TAG and Resilia will be hosting an information session on July 14, 2022 to provide an overview of the program. Those who join the session will have an opportunity to learn about the curriculum, sliding scale fee structure, time commitment, and benefits of participation. 

Additionally, attendees will have the chance to learn more about the digital certificates offered to those who complete all coursework. Participants who earn the certificate will have the opportunity to be included in TAG’s directory of “Equity Essentials” certified participants. 

Registration for the program will begin immediately following the July 14th information session.

Visit the Equity Essentials for Philanthropy page for additional information about the program.

About Resilia 

Founded in 2016, Resilia is a Black-led organization that leverages a combination of technology & human touch to help nonprofits and change makers build capacity and elevate stories. 

Resilia’s Funder Program enables grantors (foundations, corporations, and cities) to empower their nonprofit partners with on-demand technical assistance and capacity support that meets them where they are. More information on Resilia’s Funder Program can be found here.

Contact:  Ron Rivers, Director of Institutional Partnerships, can be reached at ron.rivers@resilia.com

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.