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

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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 social justice movement, step by step: Start with community. Understand the context. Apply an equity lens. Develop a shared vision. 

This series takes secret (and not-so-secret) accidental techies, data nerds, and tech futurists alike on a learning journey around philanthropy, technology, and equity.

Session 4: The Future of Tech in Philanthropy

The final key principle for social justice work is to develop a shared vision. But first… let’s get creative. In this series close-out, TAG and the Tech Futurists (Is that a band? It should be a band!) imagine together – what could we co-create, with user experience and equity at the forefront? How can emerging tech play a role in this new infrastructure and also ensure it is built in an ethical and equitable way? Get prepared for some BIG ideas from this crew!


Sam Caplan
Founder, New Spark Strategy




Adam Liebling
Director, Grants Management, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation




Iara Peng
Founder, JustFund Portal