The event, which will be held May 18, will feature several experts in AI adoption, who will discuss the capabilities of AI and show non-profits how they can use it to their advantage.
Fundmetric, a Halifax company that helps non-profits raise money from philanthropists, has posted more information about the Fundraising AI Forum and a booking page here.
"The Non-profit AI Forum is designed to give non-profit leaders access to the latest technology and reposition the non-profit sector from being under-served to first in line to access experts and learn the tactics that can give the third sector the edge," said Fundmetric CEO Mark Hobbs in a statement.
The thinking behind the virtual conference is that the pandemic has created a difficult environment for non-profits, and AI can help improve their chances to survive and thrive. The experts speaking at the conference will give non-profit executives the information they need to develop AI strategies. They will delve into the ethics and digital challenges faced by non-profits, and examine such issues as planned giving, major gifts, donor retention, donor experience, and AI adoption experts.
The speakers include: Micah Berman, Manager of Product and AI at Google.org; Senator Colin Deacon; David Janes of the Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology; Mark Koenig, Chief Innovation Officer of Oregon State University; Senator Ratna Omidvar; Dr. Amir Pasic, Dean of the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy; AI Expert Barney Pell; Dr. Russel James, Professor of Charitable Financial Planning at Texas Tech University; Ajith Kumar and Aishwarya Vaishali of Acadia University; and Judy Zhu, Interim Director at the Canadian Cancer Society.
In an interview, Hobbs said the speakers include such noted investors as Pell, a leading fellow with the Creative Destruction Lab in Toronto. He said it will benefit the local community to have them participating in Nova Scotian events.
"The non-profit sector is in an era of transition,” said Hobbs. “As donors become more informed and increasingly sophisticated, they are demanding more from non-profits. With that said, the collaborative discussions seek to guide non-profits on how they should prepare for the future."