Five Important Steps on the Nonprofit AI Journey

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Trying new technology can feel like exploring a new place. Nonprofits are at a crossroads with artificial intelligence (AI). AI seems exciting but it is also risky. Nonprofits need to think carefully as they move forward. AI is not just about new tools for nonprofits. It changes how they can think about things. This article… Read more »

A Practical AI Path for Nonprofits

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In my work helping philanthropic and nonprofit organizations consider how to integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools into their work, a pathway for good outcomes is emerging.   It starts with Foundational Elements (for some this means dusting these off): – Strategic Plan that includes Technology – even better if there is a detailed Technology Plan… Read more »

The Next Wave of Technology for Nonprofits

  Category: Nonprofit Technology, Nonprofit Web Presence, Social Media

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Marnie Webb, CEO at Caravan Studios, recently asked nonprofit tech folks via Twitter “I’m giving a talk on the next wave of technology for NGOs. What groups of technology would you include? And why?”. I think Marnie was asking about tools or technologies, like Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning. Thinking beyond the tools, the question… Read more »

Static Site Generators – Technical Requirements, Options & Migration

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Website management tools like WordPress leave your nonprofit’s website vulnerable to attack, hacking or being held hostage. A new type of website management tool known as Static Site Generators makes websites less vulnerable. In this article, we go into the technical how-to’s for the technically inclined. This is part two of a series. In part… Read more »

Get the Inside Scoop on What Topics Interest Your NonProfit Website Visitors

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Google Analytics has a section called Affinity Categories. Based on the websites that people visit before and after they visit your website, along with other information Google collects, Google Analytics categorizes the kinds of content that interest your website visitors. Here is an example from one of my nonprofit client’s websites. What does the data… Read more »

The Best Nonprofit Online Strategies are Data-Informed

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Want to improve the results you get from the effort you put into your online presence? Your nonprofit’s best online strategies are the ones informed by your data. Data not just on activity but also on what content is most popular across your website, emails and social media channels. You don’t have to be a… Read more »

Digital Crisis Counseling – Technology Meets the Hotline

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Nonprofits provide digital crisis counseling services using online chat or text via a computer or mobile device. These services augment the traditional telephone counseling hotline services provided by organizations that support survivors of domestic or intimate partner violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and many other issues. While phone hotlines have been in use for decades,… Read more »

Why AmazonSmile Doesn’t Turn My Frown Upside Down :(

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The AmazonSmile program, where a small percentage of sales is given to a designated nonprofit, is a nice sentiment but will likely prove a net loss for most participating nonprofit organizations. The sentiment is admirable – provide exposure to nonprofits on the popular shopping site and donate a portion of sales to worthy causes. Unfortunately,… Read more »