Ten Ways ChatGPT Helps Nonprofit Professionals

Hello Nonprofit Insights Community,

Today, we're focusing on how ChatGPT can support nonprofit professionals. This is a tool that I use almost every day, from researching potential funding opportunities to writing bodies of text. ChatGPT has become an ever-important tool in my workday.

While the capabilities of tools like ChatGPT are extraordinary, it's crucial to remember that they should serve as starting points rather than final products. ChatGPT's responses can provide a helpful foundation, but it's still essential for users to review, fact-check, and customize the content. This is because ChatGPT doesn't possess the nuanced understanding, context-specific knowledge, and personal touch we have. By inserting your voice and unique perspective into the final product, you ensure the communication remains authentic, relevant, and directly aligned with your organization's mission and values.

Fact-checking is vital to maintaining the highest standards of accuracy, as AI models can occasionally misinterpret or oversimplify complex information. So, while ChatGPT can be a powerful tool in your nonprofit toolbox, remember to utilize it as a starting point, refining its output to suit your specific needs and maintaining the human touch that is so vital in the nonprofit sector.

Here are ten ways ChatGPT can benefit nonprofit professionals:

1. Grant Writing Support: ChatGPT can assist with grant writing by offering suggestions for wording, reviewing drafts for clarity and coherence, or even writing sections based on key points provided.

2. Donor Communication: Use ChatGPT to create personalized donor communication, including thank-you notes, newsletters, or follow-up emails, ensuring your stakeholders feel valued and updated on your efforts.

3. Social Media Management: ChatGPT can help generate engaging social media posts, hashtags, and campaign slogans to enhance your online presence and community engagement.

4. Event Planning: From brainstorming themes to drafting invites, ChatGPT can support various aspects of event planning, freeing up time for your team to focus on the logistics.

5. Volunteer Management: AI can help draft schedules, role descriptions, and training materials for volunteers, ensuring they're well-equipped and knowledgeable about their tasks.

6. Data Analysis: Input your data, and ChatGPT can generate reports in plain English, highlighting key points and findings vital for strategic planning.

7. Research: ChatGPT can summarize complex articles, reports, or papers, making research more efficient.

8. Fundraising Campaigns: ChatGPT can assist in drafting compelling fundraising appeals, case studies, or stories highlighting your organization's impact and needs.

9. Policy and Advocacy: ChatGPT can help create policy briefs, statements, and persuasive letters or emails for your advocacy efforts.

10. Training and Education: ChatGPT can design educational materials, including staff onboarding documents, workshops, webinars, and more, enhancing your organization's capacity building.

The potential of AI like ChatGPT in the nonprofit sector is tremendous, opening doors to increased efficiency and effectiveness. As we continue to explore and adapt these technologies, it's thrilling to imagine what the future of nonprofit work could look like.


I encourage you to explore the five fundraising opportunities below and apply if your organization's programs align. Good luck! Also, check out this week's ten most downloaded free tools.

Reach out to me with your thoughts and questions. I would love to hear from you.

Have a great week ahead!

Kind regards,
Tom Stader
Founder of Nonprofit Insights &
Founder of The Library Project

Five Fundraising Opportunities

The Toyota Foundation: The website address is https://www.toyotafound.or.jp/english/. The Toyota Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports initiatives that promote sustainable development, human rights, and intercultural understanding in Asia and Oceania. Interested organizations can apply for a grant by submitting an online application.

The Global Fund for Women: The website address is https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/. The Global Fund for Women supports women-led organizations that advance gender equality and human rights. Interested organizations can apply for a grant by submitting an online application that includes their program goals, budget, and organization’s background.

Women First Digital: The website address is https://www.womenfirstfund.org/. Women First Digital is a grant-making initiative that supports the use of technology to address gender-based violence, harassment, and abuse. The foundation provides funding for innovative projects that use technology to promote women’s safety, security, and rights online. Interested organizations can apply for a grant by submitting an online application through the Women First Digital website.

The Global Fund for Children: The website address is https://globalfundforchildren.org/become-a-partner/. The Global Fund for Children invests in grassroots organizations around the world that support the education and development of children and youth. To apply for a grant, organizations can submit an online pre-application to determine eligibility. If eligible, they will be invited to submit a full application.

African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF): The website address is https://awdf.org. AWDF is a grant-making foundation that supports the leadership and rights of African women, particularly those who are marginalized. The foundation provides financial and technical support to women-led organizations in Africa to advance social justice, gender equality, and women’s empowerment.

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  1. ​​Annual Organization Budget with Cash Flow (Excel)
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