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Responsible AI Adoption Framework in Philanthropy: An Initial Framework for Grantmakers

December 6, 2023

As society grapples with the increasing prevalence of AI tools, this framework addresses the need for grantmakers to adopt AI in alignment with their core values. It emphasizes the responsibility of philanthropic organizations to ensure that the usage of AI enables human flourishing, minimizes risk, and maximizes benefit. Beyond AI adoption, the framework also calls for foundations to play a crucial role in advancing the responsible use of AI for nonprofit enablement.

Emerging Practices in Funding Nonprofit Technology

July 28, 2023

As the nonprofit sector continues to embrace the transformative power of technology, the landscape of funding opportunities is evolving to meet the unique needs and challenges faced by organizations in this digital age. This whitepaper aims to shed light on the emerging practices in funding nonprofit technology, providing valuable insights and guidance to grantmakers, philanthropic organizations, and stakeholders invested in the nonprofit sector.Since 2020, the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) has been at the forefront of fostering discussions and facilitating knowledge sharing on the evolving practices in funding nonprofit technology. Through a series of meetings, webinars, and publications, TAG members have identified the pressing need for effective funding strategies in this digital era. These ongoing conversations have created a vibrant forum for industry professionals to exchange ideas, experiences, and innovative approaches. Leveraging the insights gained from these interactions, this whitepaper identifies and explores the leading practices that have emerged as innovative approaches to funding nonprofit technology.

2022 State of Philanthropy Tech: A Survey of Grantmaking Organizations

November 17, 2022

In the summer of 2022, the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) conducted a survey to better understand the technology environment, practices, and perceptions of grantmaking organizations throughout North America and beyond. This year's approach builds on previous surveys in exploring technology practices, selection, and management. Additionally, the 2022 survey continues to explore cybersecurity trends, the role of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, as well as the philanthropic sector's ongoing crisis response. New questions this year explored the prevalence of hybrid/remote workplace policies as well as staffing and retention challenges.In all, 277 foundations in North America and beyond responded to the survey. Their experiences have provided valuable insights into the current state of technology in philanthropy including:What workplace model most people are embracing, and how well we are investing in what it takes to sustain it.What technology budgeting looks like, and noteworthy trends in staffing and promotion.What the responsiveness and commitment to nonprofits looks like in continued crisis.What the ongoing challenges are when building a culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.What technology tools, practices, and management approaches are in use within philanthropy.What approaches foundations are taking toward growing security threats.