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Nonprofits and the Age of Automation: AI, Machine Learning, Bots Link Roundup

Age of Automation, Bots, Digital Strategy

My Networked Nonprofit co-author Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about the Age of Automation with an eye towards our next book. This past year wrote an  op-ed for the Chronicle of Philanthropy on the age of automation and it implications for fundraisers as well as other articles, including Leveraging the Power of Bots for Civil Society on SSIR Blog and The Robots Have Arrived: How Nonprofits Can Put Them To Work on Guidestar Blog.   … Read More

The Causes and Costs of Lost Productivity in Nonprofit Workplaces and How To Avoid It

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Meetings, Organizational Culture, Research Studies

As part of the workshops that I deliver based on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit, one of my most popular is how to avoid collaborative overload in the nonprofit workplace. Collaborative overload results from too many pointless meetings, a tsunami of emails, and a drumbeat of constant interruptions.… Read More

52 Fun Ways To Take A Mini Break and Regenerate for Nonprofits

Happy Healthy Nonprofit

While writing The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout in 2015, we did a scan of what was available in the nonprofit.  Ever since, I’ve been keeping an eye out for new resources for nonprofit professionals about avoiding burnout and self-care.… Read More

Age of Automation and Nonprofits: Hiv.Gov ChatBot, Bots in Workplace, and More

Age of Automation, Bots

Here is a recent roundup of articles, blog posts, and research on the “Age of Automation” and what it means for nonprofits.

Special Report:  AI for Good:  Earlier this month, Allison Fine and I wrote an op-ed for the Chronicle of Philanthropy on the age of automation and it implications for fundraisers.… Read More

Nonprofit Professionals: Don’t Let Email Spoil Your Summer Vacation

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Mindfulness, Resilience

Mobile phones and 24/7 connectivity blur the lines between personal and work time, especially during summer break or vacation.  And according to recent polls, some 62% of people check their work email while on vacation. And that can ruin your time at the beach and more importantly prevent you from reaping the full benefits of taking break.… Read More