A Note from the President and Vice President of TAG

Jun 5, 2023

Dear TAG Members and Partners,

Today, we share bittersweet news about an important transition at the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG). As part of a carefully planned succession process, Chantal Forster, our esteemed Executive Director, has announced that she will be stepping down on December 31, 2023.

Read the press release.

During her nearly six years at TAG, Chantal has been a driving force behind the organization’s growth and success. Under her leadership, TAG has become the leading voice in philanthropy tech, tripling its membership and forging strong partnerships with organizations such as NetHope, NTEN, TechSoup, TechImpact, Resilia, PEAK Grantmaking, Grantbook, GrantAdvisor, Candid, and Trust-Based Philanthropy Project. She has also spearheaded several key initiatives and programs that have had a profound impact on the philanthropy tech community, such as:

While we will miss Chantal’s leadership and contributions, we are confident that TAG is in a strong position for continued success. For the first time in our history, we have a strong and dedicated team with Gozi Egbuonu, Hugo Castro, and Tracie Mooneyham on board. Chantal will continue to serve as Executive Director until December 31, 2023.

The Board of Directors has initiated a search for Chantal’s successor, retaining the firm NPAG. Applicants interested in the role may learn more at npag.com.

We are hosting a public town hall webinar on June 20, 2023, to inform you of our transition plans. During this webinar, we will provide details about the transition timeline, the criteria being used to select our next Executive Director, and our plans to ensure a smooth and successful leadership transition. We will also be answering questions from attendees. We hope you’ll join us.

We want to thank Chantal for her incredible contributions to TAG and the philanthropy tech community. Her dedication to innovation, collaboration, and inclusivity has left an indelible mark on our organization and the programs she has stewarded.

Thank you for your continued support of TAG. We look forward to the exciting opportunities ahead.


Mark Walker speaking at event

Mark Walker, Chair, TAG Board of Directors
Director, The Jessie & Senior Program Officer, Jessie Ball duPont Fund

Jose Aron Diaz speaking at event

José Aron-Diaz, Vice President, TAG Board of Directors
Director of Information Technology, Bezos Earth Fund

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.