Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on artificial intelligence and its implications for civil society. We are tracking reports, articles, and new items about AI and Social Good. Here’s this month’s roundup. People’s Guide to AI: This comprehensive beginner's guide to understanding AI and other data-driven tech explains AI-based technologies so that … [Read more...] about AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup
Archives for December 2018
Note from Beth: As we head into the holiday season and year-end giving, I invited Amy Neumann to share some thoughts about giving and her new book, "Simple Acts to Change the World." Guest Post: Giving the Gift of Giving by Amy Neumann "Nothing else in life is such a maker of joy and cheer as the privilege of doing good." — James Russell Miller Is there any feeling quite like the smile someone gives you when you just did even a small kindness? Perhaps it was simply because you were … [Read more...] about Book: Simple Acts to Change the World
Google.Org is giving away $25 million to humanitarian projects that use Google’s machine learning technology. The “A.I. Impact Challenge” is based on Google’s belief that artificial intelligence can provide new solutions to old problems and improve people’s lives. I recently interviewed Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink, Head of Product Impact, who designed the challenged to learn more. I understand that the Google AI Impact Challenge is something that you created. First, can you introduce yourself … [Read more...] about Interview: Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink on the Google AI Impact Challenge
No, I'm not talking about the cute red Muppet. ELMO stands for "Enough! Let's Move On." It is a ritual or organizational norm that can used during meetings to avoid unnecessary discussions that don't support the meeting objectives. It's a fun way to avoid one of the most common meeting productivity killers: Rabbit Holes. How does it work? Introduce the concept at the beginning of the meeting. If the discussion during the meeting has jumped down a rabbit and become a time waster, anyone … [Read more...] about How Can Elmo Make Your Nonprofit's Meetings More Effective?
In the Happy Healthy Nonprofit, one important area that we focus on are the pillars of self-care which begins with getting good quality sleep. This healthy habit sets the stage for you to incorporate other self-care routines that we describe in our book. One surefire way to ruin your sleep is to use your mobile phone as an alarm clock. Why? According to scientific research, reading a tablet or mobile phone with its backlit display in bed can make it harder to fall asleep and your sleep … [Read more...] about Stop Sleeping with Your Iphone