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Resource Topic: Technology Management

The Future of Tech in Philanthropy: Building a Robust Digital Infrastructure with TAG and Tech Futurists

As traditional grantmaking practices are being up-ended with the global pandemic and renewed energy around racial, social, and economic justice, what’s taking tech so long to catch up?   In this four-part Philanthropy, Tech & Equity series, PEAK, TAG, GrantAdvisor, and Grantbook investigate how philanthropy can leverage technology to drive equitable grantmaking practices and build a … Continued

Designing Agile and Equitable Granting Systems

Sponsored by Submittable. Submittable’s Caitlin Stainken interviewed Lauren Slone, MAP Fund’s director of grants and research, on how MAP Fund has worked to design more agile and equitable systems into its granting process. MAP awards $1 million annually to support innovation and cross-cultural exploration in new works of live performance. With an emphasis on creating … Continued

How COVID-19 Will Forever Change Grantmaking

​Sponsored by SmartSimple. As regions cautiously reopen and rapid response efforts steer towards long-term, equitable recovery, grantmakers are wondering how the lasting changes will reshape the future of giving. How can philanthropic organizations future-proof their operations for resiliency? What skills will be most critical for grantmaking professionals to adapt to new challenges and resulting culture … Continued

The State of Philanthropy Tech: Understanding the Landscape

As traditional grantmaking practices are being up-ended with the global pandemic and renewed energy around racial, social, and economic justice, what’s taking tech so long to catch up?   In this four-part Philanthropy, Tech & Equity series, PEAK, TAG, GrantAdvisor, and Grantbook investigate how philanthropy can leverage technology to drive equitable grantmaking practices and build a … Continued

Listening to Stakeholders: Focus on Nonprofit User Experience

As traditional grantmaking practices are being up-ended with the global pandemic and renewed energy around racial, social, and economic justice, what’s taking tech so long to catch up?   In this four-part Philanthropy, Tech & Equity series, PEAK, TAG, GrantAdvisor, and Grantbook investigate how philanthropy can leverage technology to drive equitable grantmaking practices and build a … Continued

Breaking the Nonprofit Starvation Cycle

Sponsored by WizeHive. With organizations like Charity Navigator using an overhead ratio as a key factor in their ratings, nonprofits are often afraid to invest in technology because donors expect low overhead. This results in nonprofits skimping on vital systems, which fuels donors’ skewed beliefs while stressing staff and potentially leading to poor grant decisions … Continued

The ABCs of a Great Grant Review Process

From establishing clear guidelines to addressing bias to automating the process, there are specific steps everyone can take to design a grant review process that delivers quality results, while also improving the application experience for grantseekers. In this webinar, you’ll– hear strategies for making the application and review process more equitable and diverse; learn about … Continued

2020 Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems

Hear findings from the 2020 edition of the Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems, developed by Idealware in partnership with PEAK Grantmaking and Grantbook. This fifth edition reviews more than a dozen systems against more than 100 requirements criteria developed with the help of consultants, vendors, foundation program officers, and system administrators. Following an overview … Continued

2020 Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems

Developed by Tech Impact’s Idealware in partnership with PEAK Grantmaking and Grantbook, the 2020 Guide reviews 14 of the most widely used grants management systems against hundreds of requirements criteria developed with the expertise of consultants, vendors, foundation program officers, and system administrators. What you’ll find in the new Guide: In the four years since … Continued

5 Rules for Foundations to Follow When Evaluating Grantmaking Technology

Sponsored by Blackbaud. David Hazeltine from Blackbaud shares the five criteria that will make or break the grantmaking experience in your organization. He covers five fundamental considerations for evaluating your incumbent and/or new vendor grantmaking technology vendor to keep your grantmaking heart beating. No matter what the size of the foundation, most agree that their … Continued