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? PEAK, Technology Association of Grantmakers, GrantAdvisor, and Grantbook put together Philanthropy, Tech & Equity, a four-part series illuminating how philanthropy can leverage technology to drive equitable grantmaking practices and build a social justice movement, step by step. We guarantee to satisfy secret (and not-so-secret) accidental techies, data nerds, and tech futurists alike as we take you on a learning journey around philanthropy, technology, and equity.

A key principle in social justice work is to understand the context. Hot off the presses, the TAG’s State of Philanthropy Tech Report is here! Combined with our release of the 2020 Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems, we’ve got experts ready to help you understand and navigate your options in grantmaking systems. 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.

Original air date: November 5, 2020

Chantal Forster

Executive Director

Technology Affinity Group (TAG)

Wendye Mingo

Managing Director, Information Technology

Kresge Foundation

Amadie Hart


Hart Strategic Marketing

Chris Worman

Vice President of Alliances and Program Development,


Grants Management Professional Competency Model

Cross-Cutting Competencies

  • Technology Management: Apply technology solutions to grantmaking to support grantmaker applicant, and grantee success.

Principles for Peak Grantmaking

Steward Responsively - Manage all entrusted resources—people, finances, reputation, time—with care to balance stewardship with an agile approach to risk. 


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