Ethics, AI Tools, and Policies. How is Your Philanthropy Using AI?

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 3pm Eastern, 12 Noon Pacific

Community IT is thrilled to welcome two respected leaders with an informed perspective on AI in philanthropy to share this AI Framework with our audience. You will not want to miss this discussion.

As society grapples with the increasing prevalence of AI tools, the “Responsible AI Adoption in Philanthropy” guide from Project Evident and the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) provides pragmatic guidance and a holistic evaluation framework for grant makers to adopt AI in alignment with their core values.

The framework emphasizes the responsibility of philanthropic organizations to ensure that the usage of AI enables human flourishing, minimizes risk, and maximizes benefit. The easy-to-follow framework includes considerations in three key areas – Organizational, Ethical, and Technical.

Sarah Di Troia from Project Evident and Jean Westrick from TAG will walk us through the research and thought behind the framework. We’ll leave time for a moderated Q&A discussion of the role of nonprofits in the evolution of AI tools, and how your nonprofit can use the Framework to guide your own implementation and thinking about AI at your organization.

As with all our webinars, this presentation is appropriate for an audience of varied IT experience.

Community IT is proudly vendor-agnostic and our webinars cover a range of topics and discussions. Webinars are never a sales pitch, always a way to share our knowledge with our community.

Come ask your questions at registration or live at the virtual event and let us know how you would use this Nonprofit AI Framework at your organization.


Sarah Di Troia

Sarah Di Troia, Senior Strategic Advisor for Product Innovation at Project Evident, has spent thirty years in the social sector as a nonprofit leader, philanthropic funder, and consultant. As the Senior Advisor on Product Innovation for Project Evident, Sarah has immersed herself in AI for equitable outcomes, leading AI research, a cohort of AI pilots, AI webinars, and the creation of an AI readiness diagnostic. She co-led a national survey of nonprofits and foundations on AI use in partnership with the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI.

Sarah enjoys moments of great change inside organizations and across the sector, and is known for teasing order out of the creative chaos of growth and innovation. Prior to joining Project Evident, Sarah was Chief Operating Officer at Health Leads and a Managing Partner at New Profit, Inc. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School.

Sarah led the Community IT webinar Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Ethics for Nonprofits.

Jean Westrick

Jean Westrick is the Executive Director of the Technology Association of Grantmakers, a nonprofit organization that cultivates the strategic, equitable, and innovative use of technology in philanthropy. Westrick brings two decades of experience building communities, leveraging technology, and leading innovative and programmatic strategies.

Prior to being named Executive Director of TAG, Westrick was the Director of IT Strategy and Communications at The Chicago Community Trust where she led change management efforts for the foundation’s $6M digital transformation initiative. Also, while at The Trust, Westrick directed On the Table, an award-winning engagement model designed to inspire resident action that was replicated in 30 cities nationwide. 

A longtime advocate for equity in STEM education, expanding technology access and increasing science literacy, Westrick holds a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and a Master of Science from DePaul University.  

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Carolyn Woodard is currently head of Marketing and Outreach at Community IT Innovators. She has served many roles at Community IT, from client to project manager to marketing. With over twenty years of experience in the nonprofit world, including as a nonprofit technology project manager and Director of IT at both large and small organizations, Carolyn knows the frustrations and delights of working with technology professionals, accidental techies, executives, and staff to deliver your organization’s mission and keep your IT infrastructure operating. She has a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Johns Hopkins University and received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Williams College. She is happy to be moderating this webinar.

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Webinar: Nonprofit AI Framework

Join guest speakers Sarah Di Troia from Project Evident and Jean Westrick from the Technology Association of Grantmakers to walk through this new tool.

Wednesday, March 27 at 3pm Eastern, Noon Pacific.

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