The Strategic Role of Technology in Philanthropy

A Series on Strategy by the Technology Association of Grantmakers

As technology roars to the fore as the new lifeblood of our organizations, it's become abundantly clear there’s a new, non-negotiable competency required of every IT leader across the sector: Strategy.

Strategy can be a much needed guidestar during uncertain times. It can provide a framework for making tough decisions to help ensure we stay the course. It can connect us holistically with departments and partners across the foundation, aligning technology with important business goals. And strategy can showcase and advance the role of technology, and technologists, within our organizations.

This series by the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) helps demystify the role of strategy, and to offer ideas for making it more approachable and actionable. You'll find insights and anecdotes gained from some of the best minds across the sector, leading to what we hope will become an elevated and inspired role for technology within your own organization.


Building Your IT Strategy

Aligning Technology With Programmatic Strategy To Achieve Greater Impact
Publish Date:  May 12, 2020
Written by: Sam Caplan, Strategic Advisor to TAG

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Strategic Roadmap for IT in Community Foundations

Elevating the Role of Technology within your Organization
NEW! Publish Date: June 10, 2020
Written by: Grantbook for TAG

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7/15/20: Join the webinar with TAG and the Council on Foundations


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Making The Case

How to Communicate the Value of IT & Gain A Seat At The Table
Publish Date: Coming in Q2, 2020
Written by: Sam Caplan, Strategic Advisor to TAG




How To Hire IT Leaders In Philanthropy

Hiring for Strategic Leadership and Mission Alignment
Publish Date: Coming in Q3, 2020
Written by: Sam Caplan, Strategic Advisor to TAG




Getting To Partnership

A Blueprint For Strategic IT In Philanthropy
Publish Date: Coming in Q4, 2020
Written by: Sam Caplan, Strategic Advisor to TAG




Funding For This Series

This series is funded in part through an award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant Fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation.


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.