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TAG Leadership & Community Awards Program
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"TAG is an active community of professionals responsible for information and communications technology in the philanthropic sector. The community provides the highest quality resources and learning opportunities in an open and trusted environment.” - Vision Statement, TAG Strategic Plan

With this vision in mind, the TAG Awards program is designed to encourage and recognize member participation in the TAG community. There are two types of awards: biennial and annual, which would be presented during TAG's annual conference.

The program has four main goals: 1) Encourage and reward participation in the TAG Community; 2) Improve trust and collaboration in the TAG Community; 3) Increase member satisfaction; and 4) Enhance TAG's reputation as a professional organization.

For any awards listed below that are approved by the Board, if a Board member is nominated, that Board member will recuse him/herself from the discussion and voting for that award.



Nomination Process



TAG Leadership Award

Nominated by TAG members. Nominations should be submitted via the online form by September 30th.

Individuals may not self-nominate.

The Board will review nominations and determine the winner by majority vote.


Awarded every two to three years. The award winner will be announced at the annual conference. 

Subjective. This person demonstrates exemplary leadership in the sector and is a trailblazer in the TAG community. This person has an outstanding record of achievement and serves as a source of inspiration and encouragement to others by exemplifying TAG's Core Values. Leadership is exemplified by service on TAG committees, active participation in TAG activities, and serving as an agent for change in the sector. He or she is committed to the professional development of other community members though shared knowledge and collaboration.

The achievements of this individual must have taken place within the last 5 years.


TAG Community Awards


Awarded Annually.

The achievements of the individual must have taken place within the last 12 months.


Most Active on Discussion Forums

The award winner will be announced during the annual conference.

Quantitative, calculated by Executive Director.

Count of # of blog posts, questions to the discussion forums, replies to the discussion forums.


Committee Participation Award

Nominated by other committee members and Executive Director.

Nominations should be submitted via the online form by September 30th.

The Board will review nominations and determine the winner by majority vote.

The award winner will be announced during the annual conference.

Subjective, based on contributions during committee membership (from conference to conference).


Audience Award

Conference participants are given 2 tickets with their registration packets. During the course of the conference, they can vote for their favorite TAG member presenter.

The award winner will be announced post-conference via email.


All TAG member presenters are eligible. Voters can use both tickets for one presenter or use one ticket each for two different presenters.


The Technology Affinity Group (TAG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization that promotes the power of technology to advance the goals of the philanthropic sector.