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TAG 2016: Call for Session is Open!

Do you have an idea for a great presentation topic for the TAG 2016 conference? If so, please submit a session design proposal.

For all the details and to submit your proposal, click here! Submissions are due Friday, March 18th.

TAG Dues Reminder

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.

If you are the primary TAG contact, please login to and click on the link in your Profile to renew your membership now.

Security Survey Launching this Week

Don't miss this important new TAG survey focused on security policies and practices. The survey looks at Internet, end user devices, remote access, wireless security and more - and also asks about specific security products used by your organization. 

TAG Member Blog:
Impact and Technology: What's in a Theme?

By Deming Love, The Pew Charitable Trusts.

TAG has traditionally associated a theme with each year’s conference. This has provided a thread of continuity across various sessions and activities. As planning has progressed for 2016, we have realized that a unifying theme can inform myriad activities beyond the annual conference, providing continuity and coherence for TAG programming over multiple years.

With this in mind, the Board and its Digital Strategy Committee have identified as our inaugural multi-year theme “Impact and Technology.”

Learn more from TAG members by following and commenting on members blogs.

TAG at the GMN Conference

TAG Executive Director Lisa Pool and Simplify Committee Chair Tom Nall, Director of Technology at the Houston Endowment, will represent TAG at the GMN Conference. Tom and Lisa will be in the Exhibit Hall sharing information about Simplify – - and Lisa will be presenting a session on Monday afternoon about the Accidental Techie, targeted to grants managers with some IT responsibility.

If you want to join TAG for a Tuesday night dine-around, send an email message to

Interesting Reading

Foundation Center Opens the BRIDGE: New Lookup Tool Identifies Global Social Sector Entities

The Foundation Center is proud to announce that today we've launched the BRIDGE lookup tool. Now it's possible for anyone to search for an organization by its name, its location, or the BRIDGE Number that identifies it as a unique social sector entity. Read the full announcement.

Seize the Opportunity for Mobile Engagement in 2016

We’ve known it was coming for a while, but now we’re seeing concrete evidence of it. Mobile is where a big percentage of your audience is, so to reach them, you’re going to have to design your outreach with them in mind. This article from Michael Stein offers a few tips to help you think differently about what mobile users need and how to engage them. Read more >>

events & more


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

Cloud-based Collaboration Services

Save the Date: May 19th

Regional Meetings

Washington, DC Regional Meeting

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

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