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Update Your TAG Member List - Dues are Due Soon

To prepare for dues renewals, please review and update your organization's list of TAG members NOW. If you are the primary TAG contact, go to Manage Profile - Sub Accounts and review the list.

  1. To Add new TAG members, enter their email address in the invitation box and click invite.
  2. To Remove TAG members from your organization, send their name to Lisa Pool.

Primary contacts will receive dues renewal notices January 15th. You must renew your membership online prior to March 15th for your foundation's TAG members to continue to receive TAG benefits, including participating in webinars and accessing the web site.

TAG dues remain the same as in 2015, except for a new category:  foundations with assets between $250 - $500 million will now pay $650 instead of $1000. Click here to see the 2016 dues rates.


Call for Volunteers!

Many thanks to everyone who volunteered to be on a committee. All committees are now full, except the Agenda Committee, which develops the agenda for the annual conference. This involves reviewing session submissions and coordinating one or two sessions.

Please contact Lisa Pool by January 15th if you want to join the Agenda Committee. 


Do You Have a Webinar Idea?

TAG is looking for ideas for webinar topics and presenters. We are open to a wide range of technology-related topics, which should be educational and not promotional. Webinars are 60-90 minutes and are held monthly. You do not have to be a TAG member to submit an idea - and submitters are welcome to self-nominate. All suggestions are reviewed and selected by the webinar committee.

Please submit your webinar ideas by January 15th to make the first committee review  


Interesting Reading

What Nonprofits Need to Know About the Cloud and Project Management

The team at WestEd faces challenges not unfamiliar to the rest of the nonprofit world. To accomplish their mission, minimize administrative costs, and keep the focus on many impactful programs. That means streamlining project management processes, empowering staff to do great work and tracking tasks closely. But how does a nonprofit do this effectively? The answer is in the cloud. More >>

Nonprofit Technology Trends: What Can the Past Teach Us About the Future?

Ruth McCambridge facilitates a roundtable discussion co-sponsored with Idealware about the past and future of nonprofit technology. Panelists include nonprofit and tech guru Beth Kanter, Executive Director of Idealist Ami Dar, Director of Programs at ZeroDivide McCrae Parker, and Idealware’s Laura Quinn. We look back on all that has changed in the world of nonprofit technology over the past 10 years, what’s stayed the same, and what you can count on over the next five to 10 years. More >>

events & more


Webinars

PARL Demonstration by European Climate Foundation

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


Regional TAG Meetings

New York City Regional Meeting

Friday, January 22nd
12:00 - 2:00 pm EST

San Francisco Regional Meeting

Wednesday, February, 3rd
12:00 - 2:00 pm PST

Washington, DC Regional Meeting

Wednesday, February, 3rd
12:00 - 2:00 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


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 | tagtech.org | January 2016

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