TAG funded this video for technology leaders to use to begin the discussion about data governance with foundation leadership.
Managing and governing digital data is a new core responsibility of nonprofits and foundations and should be viewed as both an asset and a liability. The Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford PACS has built digitalimpact.io to help nonprofits and foundations use digital data ethically, safely and effectively. (Jan 2017)
Employment Scam Alert
It has come to our attention that an unidentified party has been soliciting personal information by impersonating an alleged manager hiring on TAG’s behalf. In some instances, this has included a virtual interview process based on a false job posting. Please note that TAG is not currently hiring at any level.
If you believe you have been contacted regarding employment at TAG, do not communicate with the impersonator. Instead please report this to us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
TAG Announces Mentoring Program!
The mission of TAG’s Mentoring program is to help TAG members further their professional development. Mentors and Mentees will be matched based on their backgrounds and skills. Visit the Mentoring Page for details. (Nov 2016)
TAG Releases "What do you use?” Survey Results
97 unique foundations participated in the September 2016 "what do you use" survey. Detailed survey results were mailed to participants in September.
Members who didn't participate can download the summary results. Highlights include:
- Gifts Classic was reported as the most commonly used grants management software (19%), followed by foundationConnect (13%) and Fluxx (12%).
- 53% of respondents are using Office 365.
- More than 75% reported using cloud storage.
Remember you need to participate to see who uses what! (Jan 2017)
TAG Releases Update to Consumers Guide to Grants Management Software (GMS)
TAG announces the release of an update to the recent Consumers Guide to GMS. Because vendors are constantly improving their products between editions of the report, this year, vendor product updates will be published every six month to help you keep up with those improvements. Click here to download the update.
A Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems, was released by Grants Managers Network (GMN) and Technology Affinity Group (TAG), with research conducted by Idealware. The report compares 29 grants management systems across 174 requirements criteria, looks at what each system does, and compares the strengths and weaknesses of each system available to grantmakers. Read more and download the May 2016 Consumers Guide to GMS.
TAG Security Survey Results
There were 80 foundations that completed TAG's security survey. A few highlights include: 15% of respondents reported having a security breach, 50% of respondents have cyber security insurance, 1/3 of respondents conduct security audits. TAG members can download a partial summary of the survey results here. (Jan 2016)