It’s surprising that philanthropy as an industry has gotten by for so long without technology. That’s changing, however. The cost of technology has dropped at the same time that philanthropic organizations have been discovering an acute need for it. Of the more than 1.5 million charitable organizations in the U.S., it’s not a stretch to say that the vast majority of them are too small and underfunded to be able to afford technology support. That also is changing — primarily because Salesforce has brought down the cost of powerful systems.