Wednesday, December 6, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

Artificial Intelligence and Nonprofits

James Ellis, Managing Director, EV Strategic Partners

Join James Ellis of EV Strategic Partners for a comprehensive exploration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its strategic importance in the nonprofit sector. This presentation will provide an overview of AI's transformative role in content creation, analytics, and automation, while addressing the pivotal ethical aspects involved in its deployment. Participants will receive guidance on developing robust AI use policies that prioritize data privacy, security, and ethical standards. The session culminates with a foresight into future AI trends, equipping nonprofit leaders with the knowledge to navigate the evolving landscape of AI effectively and responsibly.

NAO is committed to creating inclusive learning environments and providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Automatic closed captioning via Zoom is turned on by default for all NAO virtual sessions. For other accommodation requests, please contact us at Advanced notice of at least 10 days is appreciated.

About the Presenter

James Ellis, Managing Director, EV Strategic Partners

James Ellis is the Managing Director of EV Strategic Partners. An engineer by training, James became interested in process design while working for local government - finding that creating efficiencies in how work was done had the wonderful benefit of making people's lives easier.

In previous nonprofit positions, James has been an executive director for a start-up nonprofit, board member and officer, and program manager. As a consultant, he's worked with large technology companies (Docker, Willow) helping with revenue operations and internal IT design. 

With a more than 20-year career spanning for-profit, nonprofit and governmental sectors, James leads a multidisciplinary team of nonprofit professionals in creating functional, implementable plans to support organizations' missions.


Thank You Sponsors and Funders

Partner Sponsor: Umpqua Bank
Friend Sponsor: CFO Selections
Foundation Supporters: Meyer Memorial Trust and M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust


$45 NAO Members
$75 Nonmembers

This event is Member Pass eligible.

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December 6th, 2023 from  9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Online Event
Event Fee(s)
Price $75.00
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership Development, Networking, Operations & Planning, Technology
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding
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