Posts by Eric Okimoto

Fundraiser Heroes

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So where did the name “boodle” come from anyway? boodle is the name for care packages that loved ones send to cadets at West Point. I fondly remember opening up the (boodle) packages from my mom filled with homemade brownies or chocolate chip cookies. For West Point grads, and much of the military, boodle is…

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Can AI Clean Your
Nonprofit Data?

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What Are the Benefits of Clean Donor Data? You spend a fortune on a direct mail campaign only to have hundreds of letters sent back as undeliverable. You send an email to a former table host to follow-up on your invite to this year’s annual gala…only to discover they moved and never received the physical…

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Why AI Is Powerful and We Need to Harness That Power For Good

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Artificial intelligence (AI) makes many people uneasy…and rightfully so. Dumbfounded, the world’s top Go player (Lee Sedol) reviewed the game board and quickly realized he had just lost to a computer. In 2016, AlphaGo, a neural network built by DeepMind (now Google) made a superhuman move to victory. Go is considered the most complex board…

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Case Study

After he established the Code of Support Foundation (CoSF) in 2010, General Alan Salisbury worked hard to grow the foundation into the success it is today. Like all non-profits, finding new donors is both costly and timely. That is why the Computer Science Ph.D. from Stanford and former  Commanding General of the U.S. Army Information…

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What does AI-fueled nonprofit technology look like?

Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have the potential to revolutionize nonprofit technology. So how exactly will ML and AI change nonprofit technology and fundraising? Let’s explore just a few possibilities: Prospect Engagement: New donor acquisition is a costly and timely endeavor. AI and ML coupled with better enrichment data allows for targeted engagements…

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