Member Benefits


TAG is the only open membership association for technology professionals working in philanthropy. Your membership provides access to invaluable educational opportunities and knowledge exchange. 

Welcome to the TAG Network

TAG is a community greater than any individual or organization. Our deep and extensive network as well as partnerships with industry vendors and the sector at large make us all greater than the sum of our parts.

Welcome to the network of leaders, learners, and problem-solvers in philanthropy.

“TAG has members that are curious thinkers and solvers that want to get out ahead of where we are today, as well as leaders and doers in the space now.”
— Jonathan Mergy, Director of IT, Tides

Your Membership Provides Access


TAG is a private network of IT leaders, staff, and partners at foundations throughout the world including:

  • Community Foundations
  • Family Foundations
  • Private Independent Foundations
  • Corporate Foundations

Knowledge Exchange

Membership includes access to the following opportunities for exchange and collaboration:

  • Private Slack community for TAG members worldwide
  • Online Resource Library
  • Monthly Webinar Series
  • Private Online Meet-Up Events
  • Annual In-Person Events for U.S. West Coast, East Coast, and Central Region (Small registration fee applies)
  • Participation on a TAG committee, deepening relationships and advancing the sector

Annual Conference

Known as the capstone event in philanthropy tech, the annual TAG conference occurs every October/November and attracts foundation leadership, staff, and partners throughout the globe to a private event for networking and collaboration.

Technology Surveys

TAG regularly conducts surveys of grantmakers and the sector at large. The survey data is shared in detail to survey participants and in summary to the sector.

View the 2018 State of Philanthropy Tech survey results

Professional Development

TAG members are invited to participate in our Emerging Leaders Initiative, either as a mentor or an applicant for the program. Learn more about the Emerging Leaders Initiative.


Amazon Web Services Program: Through TechSoup,TAG members and their grantees are eligible to receive up to $2000 annually in AWS credits—plus free training and technical support. Learn more at TechSoup.

Idealware Training: TAG members receive 15–25% off all Idealware training courses. Idealware is a nonprofit that provides resources to help nonprofits use technology for better social impact.

Foundation members are eligible for the Microsoft Open Charity Program administered by TechSoup as well as discounted hardware and software from many other vendors. Learn more.

How We Work with Peer Organizations

Working closely with peer organizations in the social sector, TAG regularly hosts joint events, webinar, and publications with PEAK Grantmaking, NTEN, Council on Foundations, and the United Philanthropy Forum. This unique partnership approach ensures your membership dues are not duplicating effort in the sector.

Consider Joining TAG

Membership expands the horizon for you and your entire team. Together with the entire TAG community, we invite you to participate.

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