Responsible AI Adoption for Funders

Responsible AI Adoption for Funders

Thursday, February 22, 2024, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Join the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) for a discussion regarding the recent release of its groundbreaking version 1 of the "Responsible AI Adoption in Philanthropy" framework. A collaborative effort between TAG and Project Evident, this framework was released in December 2023 with the goal of providing essential guidance on the responsible and equitable use of artificial intelligence (AI) within grantmaking organizations.

During this webinar, you can expect to learn about the collaborative process that resulted in this first version of the framework. In addition, you'll get to hear from peers and practitioners who contributed to the development of the framework. Don't miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the framework's design principles and how they foster equity, transparency, and responsible AI adoption.

Our speakers will be Jean Westrick, Executive Director, Sarah Di Troia, Senior Advisor Product Innovation at Project Evident, and Gozi Egbuonu, Director of Programs, Technology Association of Grantmakers.

Who Should Attend:
  • Grantmaking Executives
  • Philanthropy Tech Professionals
  • Program Managers
  • Technology Leaders
  • AI for Good Enthusiasts and Advocate

This program is for members of the following philanthropy-serving organizations: Maryland Philanthropy Network, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, Florida Philanthropic Network, Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, Philanthropy West Virginia, Wisconsin Philanthropy Network, NY Funders Alliance, and North Carolina Grantmakers.


Live captions will be provided during this session. For any other access needs, please contact Nina Riivald

Speaker Bios

Jean Westrick, Executive Director, Technology Association of Grantmakers
Jean Westrick is the Executive Director of the Technology Association of Grantmakers, a nonprofit organization that cultivates the strategic, equitable, and innovative use of technology in philanthropy. Westrick brings two decades of experience building communities, leveraging technology, and leading innovative and programmatic strategies. Prior to being named Executive Director of TAG, Westrick was the Director of IT Strategy and Communications at The Chicago Community Trust where she led change management efforts for the foundation’s $6M digital transformation initiative. Also, while at The Trust, Westrick directed On the Table, an award-winning engagement model designed to inspire resident action that was replicated in 30 cities nationwide. A longtime advocate for equity in STEM education, expanding technology access and increasing science literacy, Westrick holds a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and a Master of Science from DePaul University.  

Gozi Egbuonu, Director of Programs, Technology Association of Grantmakers
Gozi Egbuonu is the Director of Programs at the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG), a nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate the strategic, equitable, and innovative use of technology in philanthropy. Prior to TAG, Gozi was an Impact Officer at Network for Good’s (now Bonterra) capacity-building program called Jumpstart. Through her advocacy for philanthropic investments in the technological capacity of talented nonprofit leaders and organizations throughout the United States, Gozi helped generate more than $500,000 in capacity-building funds to help nonprofits become more sustainable. In addition to helping generate lasting impact for nonprofits, Gozi created meaningful content and events aimed at educating philanthropic communities on the power of trust-based partnerships between grantmakers and nonprofits. Committed to using technology to improve lives and advance social change, Gozi is researching the use of medical technology to improve healthcare delivery while earning her doctorate in behavioral health from Cummings Graduate Institute. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Washington and Lee University, a Master of Arts from Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology, and a Master of Science from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Sarah Di Trioa, Senior Advisor Product Innovation | Project Evident

Sarah Di Troia has spent thirty years in the social sector as a nonprofit leader, philanthropic funder, and consultant. As the Senior Advisor on Product Innovation for Project Evident, Sarah has immersed herself in AI for equitable outcomes, leading AI research, a cohort of AI pilots, AI webinars, and the creation of an AI readiness diagnostic. She recently co-led a national survey of nonprofits and foundations on AI use in partnership with the Standford Institute for Human-Centered AI. Sarah enjoys moments of great change inside organizations and across the sector, and is known for teasing order out of the creative chaos of growth and innovation. Prior to joining Project Evident, Sarah was Chief Operating Officer at Health Leads and a Managing Partner at New Profit, Inc. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School.


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