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Navigating the AI Landscape: A Fundraiser’s Guide to Cutting-Edge Success

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Navigating the AI Landscape: A Fundraiser’s Guide to Cutting-Edge Success

March 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Note: This special event will be held at the YWCA. We’re collaborating with AFP Northern Arizona, who will be offering this session via Facebook Live. We’ll be holding a watch party at YWCA which will lead straight into a happy hour.

NEW: AFP Southern Arizona is implementing a “Pay What You Can” policy. Please see below for more.

Navigating the AI Landscape: A Fundraiser’s Guide to Cutting-Edge Success

presented by Josh Hirsch, Senior Strategist, Soukup Solutions

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, organizations are constantly seeking innovative ways to maximize their fundraising efforts. Artificial intelligence has emerged as a game-changer, revolutionizing the world of fundraising and empowering nonprofits to achieve remarkable results.

In this session, participants will unlock the potential of AI and learn how to leverage its power to supercharge their fundraising campaigns. Through an interactive session and practical demonstrations, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to utilise AI tools and techniques effectively, amplifying your fundraising impact and optimising your existing resources.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop strategies to optimize professional performance and productivity by harnessing efficient techniques that are both highly effective and cost-effective
  • Learn how to leverage free and low-cost tools and resources to streamline workflow, increase engagement, and create strong connections
  • Cultivate a mindset of excellence in all endeavours by adopting actionable insights and practical tips that can be immediately implemented to achieve outstanding results


3:00pm – Watch Party

4:30pm – Happy Hour


Thursday, March 14, 2024

YWCA Southern Arizona

525 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745

In our ongoing efforts to make our educational presentations as accessible as possible, AFP Southern Arizona is suspending our $25/$35/$15 payment policy and adopting a “pay what you can” policy. Please come, and if you are able to make a donation to AFP Southern Arizona, we would be grateful.

Drinks and appetizers will be served during the happy hour.

About the Presenter: 

Josh Hirsch, MS

Senior Strategist, Soukup Strategic Solution

Faculty/Digital Marketing Manager, The Fund Raising School at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.


Josh has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2006 with a focus on educational philanthropy for both public charter and independent private schools. He has an extensive background in social media, digital communications, and marketing along with experience in grant research and writing, individual giving, special event planning, stewardship, and cultivation of donors. Josh is a pioneering educator in the realm of artificial intelligence for nonprofits, having contributed to the development of a specialized curriculum at The Fund Raising School to empower nonprofit organizations with AI competencies. As a respected voice in this emerging field, he is frequently invited to speak at conferences and workshops about the strategic integration of AI in nonprofit initiatives.

He is the Florida Caucus Representative for the Association of Fundraising Professionals First Coast Chapter and Past-President of the Palm Beach County Chapter. Josh is also a member of the AFPeeps, the social media vanguard for the AFP International Conference and other AFP initiatives. He has spoken internationally on digital communications and has had numerous articles published in professional journals.

Josh received a Master of Science in Family, Youth and Community Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Florida. He has a Certificate in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy from Bay Path University and is a Certified Social Media Strategist by the National Institute for Social Media.


March 14
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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AFP Southern Arizona
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YWCA Southern Arizona
525 N Bonita Ave
Tucson, AZ 85745 United States
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