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TAG 2015 Walk of Fame!

The stars were aligned for this year's TAG conference, with almost 300 in attendance. From Sue Gardner's thought-provoking and scary security predictions to Lucy Bernholz's launch of www.digitalimpact,io to the closing emerging technology session about blockchain technology, TAG members were dazzled by stimulating sessions and the glitz of the stars on Hollywood Boulevard!  

Click here to download the presentations and view the photos. (Non-member attendees can access the presentations via the TAG 2015 mobile app.)

Many thanks to Jim Lynch of TechSoup for his blog post that is a wonderful summary of the conference.   

2015 TAG Award Recipients

Member Appreciation Award

Congratulations to Linda Rosano, director of technology at the William T. Grant Foundation, for receiving the Member Appreciation Award. Linda is a long-time active TAG member who is the Chair for the 2015 Conference Logistic Committee, has hosted many NYC regional meetings and coordinated a variety of conference projects.

TAG 2015 Best Presenter Award

Gabriela Fitz (Director of Knowledge Management Initiatives, Foundation Center) and Lisa Brooks (Director of Knowledge Management Systems, Foundation Center) are co-recipients of the Best Presenter Award for their session "Open Knowledge: Where Principles Meet Practice." Congratulations and thank you both for your fantastic session!

TAG Board Announcements

In response to foundations who have found the jump in dues from $350 to $1000 to be cost prohibitive when they go over $250 million in assets, we are pleased to add an additional membership tier for foundations. All other dues categories will remain the same as in 2015. Effective January 2016, TAG dues will be as follows:

TAG Dues Foundation Asset Size 
$150 < $25 million 
$350 $25 million-$250 million 
$650 $250 million-$500 million
$1,000 $500 million-$1 billion
$2,000 > $1 billion 

Regional Meetings
In response to foundations’ request for more candid information-sharing, attendance at regional meetings may be restricted to foundation staff only. This restriction will be at the discretion of the meeting host and TAG executive director, depending on the location and topic. Notwithstanding the decision, an individual vendor or consultant may be invited to attend the meeting as a presenter or subject matter expert.

If you have any questions about these policy changes, please contact Lisa Pool at or 610-688-6832.

2016 TAG Officers

Congratulations to Deming Love for being elected president for 2016-2017. Laura Goff and Rebecca Smith continue in their roles as Treasurer and Secretary, respectively.  

  • Deming Love, The Pew Charitable Trusts - President
  • Laura Goff, Marin Community Foundation - Treasurer
  • Rebecca Smith, The Kresge Foundation - Secretary

Interesting Reading

Getting Started with Data Viz in Tableau

Data Analysts for Social Good presents this 1 hour video about how to create simple data visualizations in Tableau. More >>

Data Science Tutorial: Classification and Clustering

How can beer help you analyze your data? Check out this clever take on classification and clustering. Read >>

events & more


Online Survey Tools and Techniques

Friday, December 18th
1:30 - 3:00 pm EST

PARL Demonstration by European Climate Foundation

Tuesday, January 12th
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST

What We're Discussing

Many thanks to everyone for posting and replying to messages. Let's keep the discussions going!

Welcome New Members

Job Opportunities

2015 Webinar Recordings

TAG members can watch recorded webinars and download the presentation. More >>

  • Windows 10, Office 2016, Skype Telephony, Office 365: What’s New & Early Adopter Experience
  • Data-Driven Tools & Services For Funders
  • Implementing Simplify
  • Hosted Infrastructure Services
  • Measuring Outcomes
  • Information Technology Risks in a Rapidly Changing World
  • Board Portal Software
  • Building Your Outcome Capacity
  • Establishing a Cloud Roadmap for Success
  • Trends for 2015 and Their Implications for Grantmakers, Specifically Mobile, Wearables and the Internet of Things
  • Creating a Data-Focused Organization
Technology Affinity Group | | December 2015

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