Mobile phones and screen can be distracting and overwhelming. Even worse they can be addictive. Not all technology is bad. There are apps and other technology tools that can help you create a new habit, healthier habits. The ScreenTime Genie, a clever chat bot designed by the BJ Fogg's Behavioral Science Lab at Stanford can help grant your wish for reduced screen time. Just answer a few questions about your goals and motivation levels, the Genie will offer up some … [Read more...] about The Screen Time Genie: A Bot That's Help With Your Tech Addiction
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Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit, and I are actively researching the use of Artificial Intelligence to better understand what nonprofits need to know about artificial intelligence to future proof their programs, marketing, and fundraising strategies? The field of artificial intelligence has been around since the 1950's and evolved into many sub-areas and an alphabet soup of technical jargon. Although we are most interested in the human, organizational, and societal impacts … [Read more...] about AI for Fundraising Today: Voice Activated Fundraising & Chat Bots for Giving
There are many chat bot authoring platforms that make it easy for anyone to create a bot without requiring the technical expertise in natural language programming. While easy to set up, designing an effective bot for a nonprofit from scratch can be daunting. Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization, and its Direct Relief and its bot builder, Mind Heros, have open-sourced their model. It’s available for free to other nonprofits through BotsForCharity.com. Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid … [Read more...] about Nonprofits Are Adding Bots to their Social Media Teams
Much of my training and facilitation work lately has been centered around the ideas in my recent book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit. The nonprofit organizations I'm working with are are seeking out ways to create collective resilience in their workplaces. Much of this has to do with how people appreciate each other as well as building a sense of community, followed by activities and supporting policies in the workplace. I've been facilitating nonprofit workshops and staff retreats focused on … [Read more...] about Can AI & Bots Help Create A More Positive Nonprofit Workplace Culture?
My Networked Nonprofit co-author Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about the Age of Automation with an eye towards our next book. This past year wrote an op-ed for the Chronicle of Philanthropy on the age of automation and it implications for fundraisers as well as other articles, including Leveraging the Power of Bots for Civil Society on SSIR Blog and The Robots Have Arrived: How Nonprofits Can Put Them To Work on Guidestar Blog. As part of our ongoing research, … [Read more...] about Nonprofits and the Age of Automation: AI, Machine Learning, Bots Link Roundup