2022 State of Philanthropy Tech: A Survey of Grantmaking Organizations

Nov 17, 2022
  • Description

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:

  1. What workplace model most people are embracing, and how well we are investing in what it takes to sustain it.
  2. What technology budgeting looks like, and noteworthy trends in staffing and promotion.
  3. What the responsiveness and commitment to nonprofits looks like in continued crisis.
  4. What the ongoing challenges are when building a culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  5. What technology tools, practices, and management approaches are in use within philanthropy.
  6. What approaches foundations are taking toward growing security threats.