The future of giving: Unlocking generosity with artificial intelligence

2019 Bursary

The future of giving: Unlocking generosity with artificial intelligence


About this session

As non-profits emerge from the shock of the pandemic and financial crisis, there is an opportunity to reinvent philanthropy for a new era of activism and giving. This is a moment to move away from transactional giving, churning through donors and asks, to a new model of making giving more relational, customised and engaging. Using Artificial Intelligence well is the key ingredient to scaling this approach. Based on research supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (http://www.ai4giving.org), Allison Fine and Beth Kanter will outline the processes, products and promise for scaling AI for generosity during this session. We hope it is the beginning of a broader conversation in the philanthropic and non-profit sectors of what’s next for giving.

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What you will learn

  • Understand the possible future scenarios for giving post-COVID and how to future-proof your fundraising strategy
  • Gain a basic understanding of how artificial intelligence can leverage giving and what fundraisers need to know to harness it
  • An overview of the challenges and ways to overcome
  • Walkthrough a process for getting started with a strategic plan for using AI for fundraising.