Develop and promote technology education in Northwest Washington.
Strengthen our technology community and serve our community with technology.
Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington (TAGNW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Bellingham, WA focused on technology education and community engagement (EIN: 85-2170683). We advocate for technology education, foster innovation, assist business, workforce, and economic development, and provide community for students, professionals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and local government in Northwest Washington. We provide events, programs, and services to Strengthen our technology community and serve our community with technology. Foremost, we build relationships and infrastructure in our community to do the things we do better together.
TAGNW events include Predictions, Expo, Bash, Summit, and recurring Community Group meetings. Predictions highlights innovation and economics with guest speaker and celebrated technologist, Mark Anderson. Expo highlights technology recruiting and workforce development in the beloved business exhibition format, including Community Groups and Community Partners. Bash celebrates technology education in a summer social format, featuring our Student Scholarship Fundraiser to support exceptional technology students in our community. Summit highlights technology expertise in our community as an annual technology conference with an educational focus. TAGNW Community Groups include Analytics, Creative, Cybersecurity, Digital Marketing, Engineering, IT, Nonprofits, Robotics, Women in Tech, and growing! Affiliated groups include Bellingham Codes (Software Development) and the Bellingham Linux Users Group (BLUG).
TAGNW programs and services include Whatcom STEM, Career Launch, Mentorship, and Consulting. Whatcom STEM is a new program to expand statewide and regional STEM resources and career connected learning to Whatcom County in collaboration with Washington STEM, NW Washington STEM, Skagit STEM, and Career Connect WA. The Career Launch programs, in partnership with Whatcom Community College, integrate work-based learning experience and modern technology fundamentals into a new Software Development degree and a refreshed CIS degree. Mentorship matches junior and senior community members to share experience and expertise, build relationships, and share personal and professional development in both a pair and cohort model. Consulting was launched to combat impacts of coronavirus in our community, including FREE technology consulting for nonprofit organizations, and available to the public by donation.
TAG was formed in 1999 as a coalition of business leaders in Northwest Washington to assist in navigating the many challenges, advancements, and opportunities that the new and expanding world of technology provided. In 2006, TAG became a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization to advocate for the NW WA technology industry on behalf of our individual and business members. In 2020, after several years of planned expansion of new educational and community programs, Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington was formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to more accurately reflect the vision, mission, and work that we lead in our community and beyond. A new era of advocacy has begun! Our website now reflects the work of our new 501(c)(3) organization.