Responsible AI Adoption in Philanthropy

As society grapples with the increasing prevalence of AI tools, the “Responsible AI Adoption in Philanthropy” guide provides pragmatic guidance and a holistic evaluation framework for grantmakers 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 framework includes considerations for AI adoption in three key areas – Organizational, Ethical, and Technical – each essential for grantmakers considering the use of AI.

Serving as a starting point for decision-makers, the framework provides a catalogue of considerations when exploring or expanding the use of AI.

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AI Adoption for Funders: Release of V1 Framework

December 6, 2023
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AI Solutions Showcase

August 22, 2023
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AI in Philanthropy: Trends & Responsible Use

October 26, 2023
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TAG Resources

Survey Results: AI Pulse Check

In July-August, 2023, the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) conducted a preliminary survey with grantmakers to gauge the sector’s perspectives, concerns, and aspirations relating to AI. These initial findings offer valuable insights into the most pressing questions and needs of the philanthropic community relating to AI.

DOWNLOAD: Navigating the AI Landscape in Philanthropy: Initial Insights from a Survey by TAG

AI Usage Policies

Enable the safe and ethical use of AI tools by staff and partners with a carefully considered AI usage policy. In the collection below, you’ll find examples from peers in philanthropy.

DOWNLOAD: Visit the Policies section of the TAG Knowledge Center (Members Only)

Reading Materials

Current State Overview

These resources are a great place for an overview of the current landscape of AI technologies and their risks, benefits, and future evolution.

General Information

The information provided below has been sourced directly from TAG members. Articles Books
  • Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World (Cade Metz) Recommended by multiple TAG IT Executives
  • Future Normal (Bhargava and Coutinho-Mason)
  • Bridging The AI Gap (Abhinav & Raghavan Aggarwa)
  • Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (Nick Bostrom)
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