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AI for Foundations: A Primer for Pragmatists

Real World Customers with Secure Application Infrastructure


Real World Customers with Secure Application Infrastructure

12:00pm MT

Ground your understanding of AI with practical advice from experts in social impact and data science. Behind the buzzwords and fuzzy predictions lies a powerful tool you can learn to use today.

Join Anne Nies, Director of Science at Submittable, Alicia Tapia, Sr. Technology Strategist at Microsoft, and Sam Caplan, VP of Social Impact at Submittable, as they share what they’ve learned about AI and its uses for foundations.

In a short presentation followed by a roundtable discussion, your hosts will share:

  • What AI is and what it isn’t
  • How to use AI responsibly
  • Examples of how foundations are using AI right now
  • Findings from user research and focus groups
  • Insights from most interesting AI conversations in the world of nonprofits

We welcome attendee participation in this webinar, so bring your AI-related thoughts and questions.

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J.P. Gownder

Alicia Tapia

Sr. Partner Strategist at Microsoft

Alicia Tapia, a Senior Partner Strategist at Microsoft, brings a wealth of experience in empowering ISVs and digital natives with innovative solutions. With a background in program management at the FEMSA Foundation in Mexico, Alicia has honed her expertise in leveraging technology for social impact. Her previous roles as a Lead Solutions Architect, equipped her with a deep understanding of software development and technical architecture. Alicia’s commitment to responsible AI adoption aligns perfectly with the mission of nonprofit foundations seeking to make a difference in their communities.

J.P. Gownder

Anne Nies

Product Marketing Manager, Submittable

Anne Nies is an AI and machine learning leader who leads Submittable’s data science team. Over the past 15 years, she has led teams in developing data-based solutions in complex spaces, with a focus on scalability.

J.P. Gownder

Sam Caplan

Vice President of Social Impact, Submittable

Sam Caplan is the Vice President of Social Impact at Submittable. He has served as founder of New Spark Strategy, Chief Information Officer at the Walton Family Foundation, and director of technology at the Walmart Foundation. He consults and writes prolifically, recently publishing a series of whitepapers titled “The Strategic Role of Technology in Philanthropy.”

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