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AI and Nonprofits: What’s Hype, What’s Real, and What Should You Do About It with Mallory Erickson

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“If you have a lot of hope around the way in which AI could support your fundraising, your motivation is likely going to be higher, which is going to allow you to try and test and look for a number of different AI solutions, not necessarily just the easiest one to implement and use right away.”

Mallory Erickson
Episode #151

Overview

In this episode of What the Fundraising Podcast…

In this episode, Mallory explores the convergence of AI and fundraising, discusses the upcoming fundraising AI global summit held on October 23rd and 24th, and addresses common inquiries to clarify AI’s role in nonprofit fundraising. Furthermore, she offers perspectives on the ethical use of AI and how it aligns with improving the well-being of fundraisers by reducing stress and increasing empowerment.

Starting the episode, Mallory describes her unanticipated journey into AI fundraising, which began with a chance encounter at AFP ICON in New Orleans. There, she noticed a demand for a more practical approach to implementing AI in nonprofit organizations. This initial observation eventually inspired her to develop a responsible AI framework and orchestrate an innovative summit to advance AI’s responsible and ethical utilization in fundraising. Also, Mallory explores her motivations for deeply engaging in fundraising AI despite not being a technologist. She emphasizes the need for a brand-agnostic, collaborative approach in the nonprofit sector to responsibly harness AI’s potential while safeguarding against its risks. Her work centers on improving fundraisers’ lives by addressing overwhelm, enabling them to navigate the evolving AI landscape, and ensuring that technology is an empowering tool rather than an additional burden. 

Mallory shares about the first-ever fundraising AI global summit. This summit promises to be a transformative experience, featuring technology experts, one-on-one content, and comprehensive discussions on AI in fundraising. Whether you’re new to AI or a seasoned expert, this summit is a must-attend event to unlock the full potential of AI in your fundraising efforts.

So, mark your calendars and prepare to embark on a journey towards responsible AI usage, empowerment, and fundraising success. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this groundbreaking summit—your path to becoming an emboldened and enabled fundraiser starts here!

 

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • 2023 Fundraising.AI Virtual Global Summit: fundraising.ai/summit
  • Fundriasing AI: fundraising.ai
  • Many thanks to our sponsor, iWave for making this episode possible. Our friends at iWave help nonprofits identify, qualify, and retain donors to raise more major gifts. Using their comprehensive software, iWave gives you access to the industry’s highest quality wealth and philanthropic information so you can determine who to ask, how much to ask for, and when to ask. To get a demo and learn more, check out iWave.
  • If you haven’t already, please visit our new What the Fundraising community forum. Check it out and join the conversation at this link.
  • If you’re looking to raise more from the right funders, then you’ll want to check out my Power Partners Formula, a step-by-step approach to identifying the optimal partners for your organization. This free masterclass offers a great starting point

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