Nonprofits Are Adding Bots to their Social Media Teams

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…

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#AI4Good: What Your Nonprofit Needs To Know About AI

Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit, and I are actively researching the use of AI for Good, in particular to scale giving and to spread generosity.  We are most excited about the human side of AI and how it will augment the work of fundraisers and create a better experience for donors. What about…

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#AI4Good: Augmenting Human Interaction

Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit, and I are actively researching the use of AI for Good, in particular to scale giving and to spread generosity.  We are particularly interested in the human side of AI and how it will augment the work of fundraisers and support donors. This week I interviewed long-time blog…

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Just One Good Tip To Address Nonprofit Workload Stress

When I facilitate staff retreats or workshop on wellbeing in the workplace based on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit, we do some reflective exercises, including taking the nonprofit burnout assessment, identifying stress triggers and reactions before creating a self-care plan and addressing cultural norms.. As a group, I have participants take an online poll or do…

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A Meeting Ritual To Get Rid of Unnecessary Meetings That Waste Time

The Meeting Escape Hatch: Ritual Design Lab for Org Change from Margaret Hagan on Vimeo. I’ve been interested in organizational rituals that build resilience.  Being in a meeting that is a waste of your time can suck your energy.  How many meetings are you invited to that you where it isn’t mission critical that you attend?…

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WEB Network: The Well-Being and Equity Bridging Network

I have been working on an exciting project along with dream team of network thinkers and people who are excited about the idea of how collective action drives health in our communities. I want to share it with you. The network is called “WEB” which stands for The Well-Being and Equity Bridging (WEB) Network.  The…

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