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9 Oct 2024

Leveraging AI Software for Non-Profits – Online 09/10/2024

Target Audience

Designed for all staff and volunteers working within non-profit organisations.


1. Introduction to AI in Non-Profits

  • Overview of AI and its relevance to non-profits
  • Benefits and ethical considerations

2. Understanding Chat GPT

  • What is Chat GPT?
    • Definition and capabilities
    • Use cases in non-profits
  • Practical Demonstrations
    • Live example of ChatGPT in action

3. Writing Effective Prompts

  • Basics of prompt writing
    • Structure and clarity
    • Examples of good and bad prompts
  • Techniques to enhance prompt effectiveness
    • Use of context and specificity

4. Refining ChatGPT Outputs

  • Iterative refinement techniques
    • Analysing initial outputs
    • Tweaking prompts for better results

5. Custom GPTs

  • Introduction to Custom GPTs
    • Definition and potential
    • Creating and managing Custom GPTs
  • Use cases for non-profits
    • Tailoring AI to specific organisational needs

6. AI in Speeding Up Internal Processes

  • Streamlining communication
    • Email and report generation
  • Data analysis and insights
    • AI-powered data processing
  • Enhancing customer service
    • Automated response systems

7. AI-Generated Imagery

  • Introduction to AI-generated imagery
    • What it is and how it works
  • Tools and platforms
    • Overview of popular tools
  • Practical guide to generating images
    • Step-by-step process
  • Ethical use of AI imagery
    • Recognising and appropriately using AI-generated content

8. AI Video Editing Tools

  • Overview of AI video editing tools
    • Introduction to Descript and other tools
  • Enhancing video production
    • Features and benefits for non-profits
  • Practical demonstrations
    • Editing a sample video with Descript
  • Best practices for professional video output
    • Tips and tricks for polished videos

9. Case Studies and Best Practices

  • Real-world examples
    • Success stories from non-profits with AI
  • Lessons learned and pitfalls to avoid

10. Q&A and Hands-On Workshop


Delivered via Zoom.


Sean Fahey

Motivated, passionate and creative with a sharp eye for what makes brands 'pop' in Ireland today. Seán has a long history in journalism and PR, having served as The Irish Daily Star's Digital Content Editor (spearheading and more recently, Head of Digital Communications at Gibney Communications, managing the accounts of some of Ireland's largest companies in the retail, construction and technology sectors.

With a wide-varying experience in the communications and media field, Seán brings a complete offering to his clients, no matter what their need, offering unique solutions and the kind of top-tier results that they require.


The outcomes of this course are;

  • Knowledge Acquisition: Participants will understand the basics of AI, specifically ChatGPT, AI-generated imagery, and AI video editing tools.
  • Skill Development: Participants will learn how to write effective prompts, refine AI outputs, and use Custom GPTs.
  • Practical Application: Participants will gain hands-on experience in generating AI imagery and editing videos with AI tools.
  • Enhanced Efficiency: Non-profits will be able to speed up internal processes and enhance their content output with AI tools.
  • Ethical Awareness: Participants will be informed about the ethical considerations and best practices for using AI in non-profits.

Carmichael’s Autumn/Winter 2024 Scheduled Training Programme is kindly sponsored by BoardEffect.

BoardEffect is part of Diligent, the leader in modern governance. BoardEffect delivers an agile board management solution optimised for governance leaders of nonprofits, higher education institutions, community healthcare organisations, and credit unions with the right tools, analytics, and insights to drive more efficient, transparent, and secure governance.


€80Nonprofit Organisation
€70Carmichael Resident Organisation
€90Statutory Organisation
€90Corporate Organisation

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