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Choosing AI Wisely: Beyond the Binary of Content Creation
Episode 5627th February 2024 • IMPACTability: The Nonprofit Leaders' Podcast • Soukup Strategic Solutions
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In this episode, host Josh Hirsch discusses the power of AI in nonprofits with guest Cherian Koshy. They explore Cherian's journey into AI and how it can be used to make nonprofits more efficient and effective. They also discuss the steps to getting started with AI and the future of AI integration in the nonprofit sector. They emphasize the importance of responsible use of AI and transparency in its implementation. In the Coaches Corner segment, Jacob Wenge shares insights on building a sustainable volunteer program.


  • AI has the power to make nonprofits more efficient and effective.
  • Getting started with AI involves aligning values, defining goals, and exploring different tools.
  • Responsible use of AI requires transparency and ethical considerations. AI Usage Policy:
  • Building a sustainable volunteer program involves defining goals, aligning expectations, and empowering volunteers.


00:34 The Power of AI in Nonprofits

05:25 The Impact of AI on Jobs

07:50 Using AI for Efficiency and Effectiveness

08:18 Steps to Getting Started with AI

09:45 Building Trust and Aligning Values

10:37 The Future of AI Integration

13:29 Responsible Use of AI

14:55 Transparency and Disclosure

37:55 Coaches Corner: “What are the Best approaches on building a sustainable volunteer program?” 

Guest Bio

Cherian Koshy is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP), & AFP Master Trainer. He founded the NonprofitOS, a generative AI platform designed to help organizations maximize their impact, which was acquired by iWave. Before starting NonprofitOS, Cherian spent more than 25 years working in the nonprofit sector, working with thousands of donors and raising more than 100 million for various organizations and causes. He proudly serves as the Vice Chair of Professional Development on the AFP Global Board. He is a sought-after trainer and keynote speaker, and his thought leadership has been featured in several publications.

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