5 PREDICTIONS FOR THE USE OF CRYPTOCURRENCY & BLOCKCHAIN IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR NEXT YEAR

Over the past couple of years I’ve found myself beginning to change my tune on the impact of bitcoin and other cryptocurrency donations as a transformative source of charity over the short- to mid-term, from negligible to fathomable, meaning that there may be some depth to it. Look, I’m intrigued by the proposition of digital […]

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5 PREDICTIONS FOR THE USE OF VIRTUAL REALITY IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR NEXT YEAR

Nonprofits and associations within the sector are beginning to use virtual reality, augmented reality, 360 video, and other innovative storytelling vehicles to help advance their missions with some encouraging (if not, exceptional) results. So how far away is the charitable sector from using VR as a legitimate communications and fundraising tool? We take a look […]

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[RISING STARS IN PHILANTHROPY] Learnings from the Lilypad – A Tech Marketplace For Good.

Have you ever been on a sales or demo call for a tech platform and felt a strange disconnect with its narrative, stats, lingo, and insights? Like it doesn’t understand your services or impact and feels it necessary to “techsplain” all of your digital deficiencies? Well, you’re not alone.  According to NetChange’s survey of technology […]

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IS FUNDING ACADEMIA OUR FIRST & LAST LINE OF DEFENCE AGAINST BIASES IN AI?

AI can help identify and reduce the impact of human biases, but it can also make the problem worse by baking in and deploying biases at scale in sensitive application areas. For example, as the investigative news site ProPublica has found, a criminal justice algorithm used in Broward County, Florida, mislabeled African-American defendants as ‘high […]

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[RISING STARS IN PHILANTHROPY] No Money, No Mission – The Evolving Nature of Faith Based Fundraising  

I have always been fascinated by faith based organizing as to me it’s an authentic progression of translating your values, beliefs and what those have taught you into practice.   Another key piece of this is of course the infrastructure, the churches, gathering places scattered throughout our neighborhoods that welcome all and are historically (and still remain currently) […]

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THE GREAT RESIGNATION SHOULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO IDENTIFY & INVEST IN THE TALENT OF TOMORROW’S NONPROFITS, NOT AS A REACTIONARY STRATEGY TO REPLACE THEM

We talk a lot about systems change, understanding that if built, rebuilt, or—in more passionate circles—dismantled, then that can allow people to thrive, and our society to thrive with it. Systems are key, that’s true. But the “system” as it were still needs people to review it, ideate it, and, of course, implement it. I […]

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