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TAG Board Changes

TAG Board Secretary Rebecca Smith resigned from her position at the Kresge Foundation to work as a consultant in the sector. Rebecca will remain a TAG member but is no longer eligible to be a TAG board member so we had two positions to fill.

Dan Schoenfeld was elected to the Board to serve out Rebecca's unexpired term. Dan is the Director of Grants Administration at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and he will represent a growing segment of the TAG membership, grants managers. Congratulations, Dan!

John Mohr, Chief Information Officer at the MacArthur Foundation, assumed Rebecca's role on the Executive Committee as board secretary. Congratulations, John!



TAG 2016 Dues are Due!

TAG Primary Contacts: please login to www.tagtech.org and click on the link to renew your membership now.

You must renew your membership online prior to March 15th for your foundation's TAG members to continue to receive member benefits and access the TAG web site. During the online renewal process, you can elect to pay dues by credit card or by check.


Member Search by Technology Used

Do you ever wonder who else is using a particular technology you are either using or thinking about using? You can search by "Current Technologies" to find others using similar technologies.

Please update your profile to include your foundation's current technology list and your skills. You can do this by clicking on Manage your Profile - Edit Bio.


  

New Fluxx Release has Simplify Built-in

Fluxx Labs released an upgrade to its Fluxx grants management software that has the Simplify integration automatically built into the software. This means foundations using Fluxx software do not need to purchase Simplify – it is automatically included in the base product. More >>

GuideStar Introduces New Nonprofit Profiles

GuideStar has released completely redesigned GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles.  Here are some of the major updates:

  • Enhanced presentation and clarity of information
  • Increased focus on programs and results
  • Turning snapshots into stories
  • New information adds new chapters to nonprofits’ stories
  • Interactive data visualizations 

Find out more about the new GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles >>


Update to A Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems

TAG and the Grants Managers Network (GMN) have once again partnered with Idealware to update the A Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems. We expect to have the full report and a webinar for you in April 2016.

As part of their research, Idealware is asking grants management system users to complete a customer experience survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GrantsMgmt2016. It should take 10-15 minutes and will remain open until Feb 22. Thanks for your participation!


Interesting Reading

Practical Data Security Within Your Reach: A New Idealware Report

Because hackers tend to value easy targets, there’s plenty you can do to make your organization less desirable to them. Perfect security may not be possible, but practical security is well within your reach.

Is your organization doing enough to secure its most important data? Download the report.


3 Reasons You’re About to Love Outcomes Measurement

Impact investing means more than simply "doing good." It means investing with purpose to achieve specific, measurable outcomes and impact. In the impact investing model, when we give to a cause, we should see specific and measurable return in the form of social change. More >>

events & more


Webinars

Data Culture: How to Maintain Quality Data and Turn Your Staff into Data Champions

Tuesday, February 23rd

3:00 - 4:30 pm EST

RWJF Cybersecurity Case Study

Thursday, March 17th

2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT

Comparing the New Options in Grants Management Systems

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


Regional Meetings

San Francisco Regional Meeting

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

Washington, DC Regional Meeting

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


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

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