AI Is a Game-Changer in the Fight Against Hunger and Poverty. Here's Why

AI Is a Game-Changer in the Fight Against Hunger and Poverty. Here’s Why

For good or bad, artificial intelligence has become ubiquitous. Thanks to AI, Amazon recommends items based on your browsing and purchase history. Facebook presents you with targeted ads after crawling your online profile and learning your behavior. And artificially intelligent smartphone apps respond to queries, recognize faces in photographs, and help you remember where you …

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[PODCAST] Managing Multigenerational Teams – Kate Viana

Managing Multigenerational Teams – Kate Viana One of the biggest challenges a nonprofit leader can face is managing their team. When you have a diverse group of people from multiple generations who all come with their own unique communication styles, motivations, and life experiences, it can be tough to bridge those gaps. On today’s episode, …

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Exploring the Critical Intersection between the Humanities and Artificial Intelligence

Exploring the Critical Intersection between the Humanities and Artificial Intelligence

In Our Image: Artificial Intelligence and the Humanities Artificial intelligence has infiltrated our daily lives—in the ways we conduct business, govern, provide healthcare and security, and communicate. The large-scale cultural and societal implications of these changes—and the ethical questions they raise—pose a serious challenge as we embrace a future increasingly shaped by the implementation of …

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Human-AI Interaction (HAX)

Human-AI Interaction (HAX)

What is Human-AI Interaction (HAX)? Human-AI interaction studies and designs how humans and artificial intelligence (AI) systems communicate and collaborate. AI systems are computer programs that can perform tasks that usually require human intelligence, such as understanding natural language, recognizing images, making decisions, and learning from data. Human-AI interaction aims to create AI systems that …

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[PODCAST] A Mission Statement Isn’t Marketing – Wes Gay

A Mission Statement Isn’t Marketing – Wes Gay Can your leadership, board, and key audiences rattle off your organization’s mission statement? Maybe, but not likely. Can they each tell you what your organization is about? Probably, but based on their perspective you can get a wide variety of answers. This is why clarity and simplicity …

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Global Perspectives on Digital Health Shubs Upadhyay

5 episodes The podcast delves into the realm of health tech, highlighting a common trend: a focus primarily on the US, EU, and UK. However, it advocates for a broader perspective, urging listeners to look beyond this bubble and consider the innovations happening in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). These regions face significant digital and …

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[PODCAST] What Makes Donors Tick, Click, and Give? – Moshe Hecht

What Makes Donors Tick, Click, and Give- Moshe Hecht What would happen to your fundraising strategy if you knew your donors beyond their names and addresses? What would happen if you could understand their passions, connections, and social circles? For many organizations, this would be a game changer in influencing how marketing dollars are spent …

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The Hidden Hero: How Product Managers Drive Impact in the Non-Profit Sector

As philanthropy and community engagement take center stage in the ever-changing world of non-profit organizations, product managers’ contributions are frequently overlooked. Their customer-centric attitude and strategic acumen, however, have tremendous potential to propel organizations to success and increase their social influence. By combining knowledge from conventional product development with the novel concept of social impact, …

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A Comprehensive Guide to Form 990 for Nonprofits!

Running a nonprofit means juggling many different objectives and responsibilities– with one of the most crucial being tax compliance with the IRS! The IRS has established various laws and regulations that provide nonprofits with the benefit of exemption from federal income taxes. Even after obtaining tax-exempt status, however, organizations must still report their financial details, …

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10 Best Blogging Practices for Nonprofit Organizations

An effective nonprofit blog is an indispensable marketing tool. The best blogs engage audiences by making personal connections with readers and sharing insider mission information. This guide will explore best practices for creating a blogging and content strategy that drives audience engagement, encourages donations, and makes readers feel like part of your nonprofit’s community.  1. …

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How AI ‘sees’ the world – what happened when we trained a deep learning model to identify poverty

How AI ‘sees’ the world – what happened when we trained a deep learning model to identify poverty

Visualising wealth and poverty through AI. Authors, CC BY-SA To most effectively deliver aid to alleviate poverty, you have to know where the people most in need are. In many countries, this is often done with household surveys. But these are usually infrequent and cover limited locations. Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have created …

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[PODCAST] Everyday AI

AI Can Make Your Day-to-Day Task List Easier! It’s easy to get caught up in thinking we’re headed for a Jetson’s-like reality when someone starts talking about AI and how it can help us in our work and daily lives. In this case though, we’re not talking about robots who will do you house chores, …

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How to Build a Successful Advocacy Campaign: A Guide

How to Build a Successful Advocacy Campaign: A Guide  More and more nonprofits are tapping into the power of advocacy—and for good reason. A strong advocacy campaign can help organizations grow their audience, bring issues to the public’s attention, and raise more donations for their cause.    Traditionally, advocacy campaigns have taken place by going …

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Outsourcing for Nonprofits: What It Is and Why It Matters

Outsourcing for Nonprofits: What It Is and Why It Matters It’s no secret that nonprofit professionals often wear many hats. From fundraising to marketing to financial management, there are so many essential responsibilities for running a nonprofit that it quickly becomes expensive and time-consuming to hire a different person to fill each role. The smaller …

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What is a Salesforce Implementation Partner and Why Do I Need One?

What is a Salesforce Implementation (SI) partner? Implementation partners are experienced professionals who know the ins and outs of Salesforce products. A Salesforce implementation partner, also referred to as a Salesforce consulting partner or Salesforce implementation consultant is a company or organization that specializes in helping businesses and organizations adopt and effectively use Salesforce, a …

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[PODCAST] Cultivating Leadership for the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit Leadership Under the Microscope What traits do you associate with strong nonprofit leadership? Confidence? Persistence? Assertiveness? In speaking with our latest guest, Trent Dunham,  the president and CEO of Dunham+Company, we learned that essential nonprofit leadership traits are often much more humbling. Trent upens up about how his leadership grew as a result of …

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Stay Centered: 3 Mindfulness Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Stay Centered: 3 Mindfulness Tips for Nonprofit Professionals As a nonprofit professional, you’re used to learning from others in the sector. For example, you might try a text-to-give campaign after witnessing another nonprofit’s success with that idea. But what about when it comes to alleviating workplace stress? Although you’re working to further a good cause, …

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Event Planning Checklist

Unlock Seamless Event Planning with Our Comprehensive Checklist! Are you ready to elevate your event planning game to new heights? Look no further! Introducing our meticulously crafted Event Planning Checklist, your ultimate companion for orchestrating unforgettable gatherings with ease and finesse. In this checklist you will find:  Streamline Your Planning Process: Bid farewell to chaos …

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Making AI work for us

Making AI work for us

Ethical and responsible artificial intelligence is an accelerator for sustainable development Whether it’s cause for excitement or concern, artificial intelligence (AI) is on everyone’s lips. This branch of computer science creates tools capable of collecting, analysing and interpreting data, and then using that information to make decisions or perform actions. Recognizing its potential as well …

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The 3 Types of Artificial Intelligence: ANI, AGI, and ASI

The 3 Types of Artificial Intelligence: ANI, AGI, and ASI

types of AI Need Computer Vision? Viso Suite is the world’s only end-to-end computer vision platform. Request a demo. There has been an immense rise in artificial intelligence (AI) applications across various industries recently and it is important to study their capabilities and impact. We can broadly recognize three types of artificial intelligence: Narrow or …

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[PODCAST] Creating Direct Mail Campaigns That Get Results

Creating Email Marketing Campaigns That Get Results   How well do Plato’s models of persuasion hold up with respect to direct email marketing over 2,400 years later? According to our guest Derek Scott, pretty reliably! Fundraisers who see poor results with their direct email marketing campaigns usually make at least one of the following mistakes. …

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5 Self-Learning Tips to Help You Thrive in the Nonprofit Sector 

5 Self-Learning Tips to Help You Thrive in the Nonprofit Sector  The continuous rollout of industry-disrupting technology and new workflows pressures nonprofit employees to keep skilling up. Some estimates suggest that half of all skills in today’s workforce will be eliminated within two years. So, immersing in one profession for five, let alone 15 years, …

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[PODCAST] Keeping All Bars on Green: Self-Care in the Professional Space

Professional Self-Care and the Art of “Showing Up”   How can we be more engaged and authentic in our professional lives? In an episode full of great tips on professional self-care and authenticity, our guest Bethany Cranfield shares two key mantras that stand out. The first is that we must keep “All bars on green” …

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Taking Action to Create a Future Where AI Benefits Us All

Taking Action to Create a Future Where AI Benefits Us All

Jo Stewart Rattray Having worked to establish ISACA’s SheLeadsTech program and participated in the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women , the underrepresentation of women in the tech workforce has been top of mind for me for many years. Now, the rapid adoption of artificial intelligence is amping up both risks and opportunities …

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[PODCAST] Making Meaningful Marketing Through Creativity

Making Meaningful Marketing Through Creativity   “There’s no excuse for not knowing a little bit more than you do right now about your audiences.” (Ben Smithee) In 2024, transparency and adaptability are more essential than ever for the survival of your brand. Transparency, because stakeholders have so many options to pick from that if your …

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AI Will Transform the Global Economy. Let’s Make Sure It Benefits Humanity.

Credit: X-poser/Adobe Stock We are on the brink of a technological revolution that could jumpstart productivity, boost global growth and raise incomes around the world. Yet it could also replace jobs and deepen inequality. The rapid advance of artificial intelligence has captivated the world, causing both excitement and alarm, and raising important questions about its …

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Innovative Solutions for Streamlining Nonprofit Finance

Innovative Solutions for Streamlining Nonprofit Finance By using fundraising software, data management tools, and AI — Nonprofits can increase their efficiency, expand their reach, and stabilize their finances. You don’t need to have a dedicated IT department or a tech guru on your staff to digitize your workflows and neither do you need a huge …

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What the Top 10 ICTworks Themes of 2023 Say About ICT4D in 2024

What the Top 10 ICTworks Themes of 2023 Say About ICT4D in 2024

ict4d trends 2024 ictworks I started ICTworks fifteen (15!) years ago to engage ICT4D leaders. Now this humble site is the blog of record for the digital development community. We have 25,000 email subscribers from around the world , with a majority of readers from the Global South. I regularly cull that subscriber list to …

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The Strategic Investment: How to use Google Ads/Grant to Elevate Your Nonprofit Brand

How to use Google Ads/Grant to Elevate Your Nonprofit Brand A strong brand isn’t just a logo, it’s like the DNA of your nonprofit. It helps people trust you, connect with what you’re doing and in the end support your cause. Think about well-known non-profits like the Red Cross or Unicef –  their logos and names …

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Public Interest Computing: Pluralistic Design of Ethically Responsible AI and Policy

Public Interest Computing: Pluralistic Design of Ethically Responsible AI and Policy

Abstract AI-enabled systems profoundly shape our daily lives, influencing our interactions with the world. Despite their vast impact, advanced AI technologies, like large language models (LLMs), often elude billions grappling with poverty and global climate challenges. This inequity underscores the urgent need for policy-oriented AI research focused on driving social change and sustainable development. This …

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