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TAG Security Survey Results

There were 80 foundations that completed TAG's recent 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 read a partial summary of the survey results here.

Coming Soon: Consumers Guide to GM Systems

TAG and GMN have once again partnered with Idealware to update A Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems. Look for the release in late April 2016.

TAG 2016 Annual Conference News

Responding to feedback from vendors and attendees, here are some changes for the TAG 2016 conference:

  • Instead of a pre-conference, we're expanding the full conference. The opening keynote will start the conference on Tuesday morning.
  • The Exhibit Hall days will expand to two (Tuesday & Wednesday). The Exhibit Hall is a hub of activity throughout the conference, with 16 vendors.

For a TAG 2016 Conference preview, click here.

Supporting Ethical Data Choices with

The Digital Impact initiative that was launched at the TAG 2015 conference is now a flagship project for the Digital Civil Society Lab and Markets For Good. Follow the latest developments of the experiment which helps individual organizations and learning communities use digital data safely, ethically, and effectively. Read More >

Interesting Reading

The Landscape of WordPress for Nonprofits: A Report on the Current Marketplace for Plugins

WordPress is the most popular website development platform in the world. One big reason is its flexibility. Small nonprofits can put together a solid website without hiring a coder, but nonprofits seeking a lot of features have plenty of options through the landscape of plugins available. This report lays out your options as a WordPress user. It provides newcomers with a basic understanding of the platform and helps longtime users consider new capabilities. More >

What Nonprofits Need to Know About Security: A Practical Guide to Managing Risk

For insights into nonprofit data security, download Idealware’s recent report: "What Nonprofits Need to Know About Security: A Practical Guide to Managing Risk."

2016 TAG Webinar Recordings

Webinar recordings and presentations are available for TAG members. Click here to suggest a webinar.

  • January: PARL Demonstration by European Climate Foundation
  • February: Data Culture: How to Maintain Quality Data & Turn Your Staff into Data Champions
  • March: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Cybersecurity Case Study

events & more


Comparing the New Options in Grants Management Systems

Thursday, April 21st
1:30 - 3:00 pm EDT

Protecting Donor Privacy Against Cyber Threats available for Community Foundations Only

Tuesday, April 26th
1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT

Cloud-based Collaboration Services - Save the Date!

Thursday, May 19th
2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT

Regional TAG Meetings

Washington, DC Regional Meeting

Tuesday, May 17th
12:00 - 2:00 pm EDT

New York City Regional Meeting

Thursday, June 16th
12:00 - 2:00 pm EDT

San Francisco Regional Meeting

Monday, June 27th
12:00 - 2:00 pm PDT

What We're Discussing

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