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Leading EDGE Updates | May 2024

Check out our latest TNPA blog post for quarterly updates, including ways to get involved with our community of nonprofits, nonprofit-supporting companies, schools, and students who are passionate about making a difference through the social good sector!
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Marketing EDGE Reinforces Support for TNPA Foundation’s Leading EDGE Student Internship Program with a New $127,000 Contribution

The Nonprofit Alliance (TNPA) Foundation is delighted to announce a significant continuation of support from Marketing EDGE, which has generously contributed an additional $127,000 to the Leading EDGE Student Internship Program. This donation bolsters efforts to introduce college students to careers in the nonprofit sector, including marketing, data-focused, and organizational infrastructure roles.
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5 Takeaways for the Future of AI in Nonprofit Marketing: A Discussion with 70 Leading Agencies and Nonprofit Consultants

Technology has posed significant challenges and opportunities for nonprofits before, sparking innovation and change for direct-response fundraisers. Today, we stand at a similar crossroads with the emergence of generative AI. Recently The Nonprofit Alliance’s (TNPA) Direct Response Fundraising Counsel (ADRFCO) convened a roundtable discussion at the Nonprofit Fundraisers Symposium (presented by DMAW and TNPA), inviting the agency and partner perspectives on navigating AI. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to facilitate the discussion. The attendees shared a tremendous wealth of knowledge, so I wanted to share my five key takeaways that offer a glimpse into the future of AI in nonprofit marketing and beyond.
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Harnessing AI Responsibly: A Guide For Nonprofit Leaders

In a time where AI is becoming more important and influential in shaping all aspects of our lives, the question for nonprofit organizations has shifted from whether to use AI to how it can be used effectively and responsibly. Simply saying ‘no’ to AI is no longer viable; dismissing it as too overwhelming or complex undermines the potential for considerable mission advancement and societal impact. Now is the time for nonprofits and leaders alike to move beyond apprehension and embrace a holistic AI strategy that considers its ethical and responsible use across all facets of an organization.
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Leading EDGE Updates | February 2024

Check out our latest TNPA blog post for quarterly updates, including ways to get involved with our community of nonprofits, nonprofit-supporting companies, schools, and students who are passionate about making a difference through the social good sector!
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Community-Centric AI Principles

The idea of Responsible AI is like building a bridge that stays solid for many, many years to come. You and I may have the tools and manuals to use those tools, but until we understand the gap between where we came from and what our future should (not could) look like, you and I will never be able to build that solid bridge.
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College Is the Right Time to Find a Mentor

Mentors help college students build the foundation they need to thrive in their professional lives. In fact, college graduates who had a mentor while they were students are almost twice as engaged with their professional work as those who didn't have a mentor, according to the 2018 Gallup Alumni Survey.
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Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Nonprofits? A response to the end of Affirmative Action

Why diversity? Why programs like TNPA’s Leading EDGE? Try asking it a different way: Why not? It’s a question many of us are asking after the Supreme Court’s decision to ban affirmative action in school admissions despite the conspicuous need for proactive efforts towards diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of our country’s educational institutions and workforce.
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