AI for charities - our Charity AI Toolbox makes free AI tools available for all charities and non profits. Our Charity AI Steppingstones Strategy will enable the rapid, but safe adoption of charity AI by any charity and adapting our remaining systems to create a charity AI concierge service - a single gateway to everything in the sector that'll be not only far more powerful, but also even more accessible and easier to use.
Following the launch of ChatGPT in Nov 22, we launched our first AI service in Dec 22. Click the AI bunny icon in the bottom right of any screen and ask it short questions, including key words. These are free, available 24/7 and can handle unlimited numbers of tasks.
Biomni provide their Tenjin AI machine learning software and GPT access at no cost. We haven't yet begun scaling usage, as we've been focussed on building and training the AI but the bunnies are already helping 4,500+ people a month. They can answer 20,000 non profit questions with a 90% success rate. If you'd like a bot for your charity, here's what you need to know.
Our AI Insight Briefings on how AI might impact the sector.
A simple introduction to AI, including the new generative AI systems, such as ChatGPT. We also look at the problems, estimate the impact we think this will have on charities, including our assessment of the future.
The impact of AI on fundraising, looking at how fundraising jobs and the sector will change, providing ideas on how to exploit the innovation offered, and who the winners and losers might be. We also revisit the risk of the very large charities creating 'digital moats', by building on their already very dominant position to secure an ever greater share of the available income. And the opportunity to instead level that already unequal playing field, by making AI accessible to all charities.
The impact on jobs - which will go, what changes we might expect, new roles that will be created and what charities need to think about and do to make the most of this opportunity and to ensure their people are properly cared for in the process.
Our very popular AI training webinars, primarily to support small infrastructure bodies and groups of charities.
The courses are practical and do not require any IT expertise.
AI tools and resources that work for every non-profit, from sector level decision making to tiny charities making changes to their policies to ensure AI works well for them.
AI is now far ahead of both the legal and ethical issues it has created. Fixing these will take years and we're likely to be in for a (possibly very) bumpy ride in the meantime. This Charity AI Governance and Ethics Framework provides a simple, practical and flexible framework that anyone can use to manage these challenges.
This is our own AI risk register which we've published to help anyone. It can also be copied and adapted by any charity to create their own AI Risk Register.
AI represents a real data protection risk. This toolkit is for charities whose staff and volunteers are (probably already) using AI systems like ChatGPT, and those using charity IT systems, such as CRMs that will have AI built in and also for those building or commissioning/funding AI systems.
A simple practical guide - Charity AI: Cyber Security for Charities. The cyber risk is already significant and it's going to get a lot worse, not only for your charity but also your beneficiaries and you. What you need to know and do in simple English.
This charity AI tool explains the key things any charity needs to think about and gives you questions to ask to find out if AI is a threat, or the opportunity it should be.
These are how we use our steppingstones approach with ChatGPT for charities. Start at Stage 1 or whatever one suits you, progress through and then you'll end up knowing more about it than us. Perfect!
If you're uncomfortable using any kind of tech and wary of AI, you don't even need to have a ChatGPT account of your own. Simply register, login and have a chat with the in-system AI bunny. He'll create a prompt for you then hop off to ChatGPT and run it for you. If you think it could be improved on, click the regenerate button and he'll hop back over to ChatGPT and do it all over again.
Ready to get started on your own? Our introduction to ChatGPT - what it is and does, what you need to know and how to use it, including how to register with OpenAI for your free account.
Want to begin getting a bit more out of it? Our 'oven ready' ChatGPT prompts for a variety of tasks that any charity can amend and use to very quickly and simply create content using AI. From press releases, events plans and fundraising through to finance, governance, HR and how to be happy. We have 60+, so far. Better still, if you don't know what techie stuff like a hierarchy of messages is we've built that in for you.
Bored with listening to us and feel ready to do it yourself? Our ChatGPT 'Pick-n-Mix' is a simple guide that anyone can use to write their own prompts from scratch. Then you'll know as much as we do and you won't need us any longer. Bye!
If you still haven't found what you want, try these.
There's a whole new vocabulary emerging. Everything from the AI machine learning and ChatGPT large language model we use, to stochastic parrots and paperclip maximisers. If you ever need to know what any of this stuff actually means, just ask an AI bunny.
If you wish to create an AI policy for your non profit, you can use our AI Ethics & Governance Framework to do so.
Not all charities will want or need AI specific policies but almost all will have to make changes to their existing policies. For example, their website privacy, data protection and social media policies and potentially others. The Charity Excellence example policies have been updated and now include sections on both AI and crypto fundraising. These can be downloaded from within the system.
Some non profits may wish to have more specific AI policies and our work is being used more widely than just our own sector, so we've sourced other AI ethics and policy guidance for non profit, public and private sector organisations below. You can find this in the Other Useful Resources section below.
Biomni provide is with AI software and pro bono support from their AI experts, without which we would not be able to deliver our growing suite of AI services. To exploit the potential of AI in your own charity, speak to them about having your own Charity Bot.
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