Artificial Intelligence and Nonprofits

A discussion with Beth Kanter and Allison Fine
April 9, 2021

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Beth Kanter

About Beth Kanter

Beth Kanter is a Trainer, Facilitator, Author, and is an internationally recognized thought leader in digital transformation and wellbeing in the nonprofit workplace. Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company, she has over three decades of experience in designing and delivering training and capacity-building programs for nonprofits and foundations.  www.bethkanter.org

Allison Fine

About Allison Fine

Allison Fine is among the nation’s pre-eminent thinkers and strategists for using technology for social good. She has written and co-authored three books on the subject including The Networked Nonprofit with Beth Kanter. They recently co-authored Unlocking Generosity with Artificial Intelligence funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and released in August 2020.

Episode Summary

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and predictive analytics - oh my! Beth Kanter and Allison Fine join us to discuss what these terms mean for nonprofit organizations and how artificial intelligence is so much more than a new feature that software vendors are adding to their systems. If used correctly, AI can make a real difference for a nonprofit organization's ability to engage more effectively with their supporters.

We sit down with Beth and Allison to discuss how AI can be used - and why and where the human touch still important.  We explore why AI is not just for large organizations, and how it can solve issues and save time for all organizations.  

Allison and Beth also get into some of the ethical issues that can arise when sophisticated technology, like an automated chatbot, becomes easy for everyone to set up and use.  Are we obligated, for example, to tell someone that they are chatting with an AI bot, not a real person?

Listen to learn more!