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The State of Philanthropy Tech: Understanding the Landscape

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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 2: The State of Philanthropy Tech: Understanding the Landscape

A key principle in social justice work is to understand the context. In the second installment of our Philanthropy, Tech, & Equity series, expert panelists help you understand and navigate options in grantmaking systems. You will gain insights from TAG’s State of Philanthropy Tech Report and PEAK’s 2020 Consumers’ Guide to Grants Management Systems and learn about the latest technology practices, tools, and perceptions in philanthropy, DEI practices, and need-to-knows about technology strategy and budget updates due to COVID-19.


Chantal Forster
Executive Director, TAG




Wendye Mingo
Managing Director, Information Technology, Kresge Foundation




Amadie Hart
President, Hart Strategic Consulting LLC




Chris Worman
Vice President of Alliances and Program Development, TechSoup