Several years ago, Allison Fine and I started talking about our next book together and started writing and thinking about the implications of an emerging technology that we describe as “Smart Tech,” and what nonprofit leaders need to know to be prepared.
Today is the day that a lot of writing, thinking, and speaking about this topic comes full circle.
Today, my new book,The Smart Nonprofit: Staying Human-Centered in an Automated World, co-authored with Allison Fine, launches.
The Smart Nonprofit is a jargon-free roadmap for nonprofit staff, boards, volunteers, and funders on the ways “smart technologies” like artificial intelligence are changing social change work. Smart tech will take over the time-consuming administrative tasks that make work feel overwhelming and endless, and that can lead to staff burnout and a lack of forward progress.
And here’s the most exciting part: Smart nonprofits create a “dividend of time,” a gift of new time that can be spent with clients and donors, preventing crises, thinking, learning, and even dreaming!
You can purchase the book on Amazon!
The Smart Nonprofit (Hardcover)
The Smart Nonprofit (Kindle)
To celebrate the launch, our friend and colleague, Susan McPherson, recorded a video with us to share the key ideas in our book. We’ll hope you take a listen and be inspired to purchase the book!
Allison Fine and I will be presenting at a FREE online book talk hosted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy Online Forum on March 16th at 11:00 am PT.
Many of you have been loyal readers of my blog for many years, I hope you will consider sharing a message about The Smart Nonprofit on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or email asking your colleagues to buy the book this week. You can use the social sharing buttons to share this post on social media or forward in email here.
Here are some messages
We are thrilled with the initial reception for the book, here’s a few links to different articles we’ve written and interviews
- Harvard Business Review: How Smart Tech is Transforming Nonprofits
- BizTech Magazine: Why Nonprofit Leaders Should Be Involved in Automation
- Candid Blog Post: Using Smart Tech To Reimagine Nonprofit Work
- Stanford Innovation Review: Book Excerpt on Staying Human-Centered Chapter
- Nonprofit Nation Podcast with Julia Campbell: Staying Human-Centered Interview
- Social Media Breakfast with Kami Huyse: Fireside Chat
- Nonprofit Leadership Podcast: Interview with Rob Harter
- Nonprofit Stop Nonprofit Podcast: Interview with Justin from @funraise “The Future of Giving”
- Springboard Partners: A Conversation with Beth Kanter about Smart Tech
Stay tuned for more information about additional book events in March, April, May, and June.
Please contact me if you are interested in hosting a book event or having us speak at your event.
And if you’d like to buy a copy yourself, well, I would be grateful for that, too! Thanks!