AID:Tech’s platform brings transparency and traceability to the distributions of resources by governments, NGOs, corporations, and charities. And by using blockchain applications, they are able to bring access and inclusion to the underserved.
Here to tell us about how this all works in practice, it’s a pleasure to have Niall Dennehy, the co-founder and COO of AID:Tech.
As philanthropists and impact investors pour money into social and environmentally-focused businesses and projects, a nagging question often hovers over their efforts: Is the capital actually ending up where it’s intended? And is it delivering impact in a measurable, tangible manner? The ixo Foundation based in South Africa believes blockchain technology could help us assure that the answer to that is: Yes.
And here to tell us how, it’s a pleasure to have Dr. Shaun Conway, the founder and president of the ixo Foundation.
NTEN, founded in 2000, is a community for those interested in the use of technology to support nonprofit organizations and the issues in which they’re engaged. Its signature activity is its annual international conference, which is talked about by most everyone in the sector. This has been a time for a profound change, which includes the equity issues connected with the use of technology, both in the sector and in society at large. And here to discuss some of those issues, it’s a pleasure to have with us, Amy Sample Ward, the CEO of NTEN.
AI for Good brings together the best minds and technologies to solve the world’s most urgent challenges such as reaching the sustainable development goals by 2030. Well, what about AI4Giving? What possibilities does it provide to enhance and expand philanthropy? What do you need to know but also need to be mindful of? Those answers were provided in a recent paper funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and co-authored by my next two guests.
They are Allison Fine, a pioneer in the use of digital technology for social good, and Beth Kanter, a recognized thought leader in digital transformation and well-being in the nonprofit workplace. And they will be coming out with a new book next spring on the subject titled The Smart Nonprofit: The Human Centered Approach to Artificial Intelligence for Social Good.
The nonprofit sector tends to operate on tight budgets, so the cost of up-to-date technology can seem prohibitive. But effective use of technology can spawn innovation, improvements in efficacy, and better delivery on mission, more than justifying the cost and challenges of organizational change.
A company that partners with many nonprofits in this area is Amazon Web Services or AWS. And here to tell us what they do and the possibilities for your organization is David Levy, vice president at Amazon Web Services.