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Dispatch: What You Missed at the Microsoft Global Nonprofit Leaders Summit

This episode explores the big takeaways and specific insights from the exclusive event where nonprofit leaders gathered to focus on AI.

Dispatch: What You Missed at the Microsoft Global Nonprofit Leaders Summit

31 MIN

Go behind the scenes of the exclusive event to learn how top social impact experts think AI will redefine their work.



This episode takes you behind the scenes of the first-ever Microsoft Global Nonprofit Leaders Summit. It marked a big turning point in the adoption of AI across the sector. 

In this episode we cover: 

  • How nonprofit professionals see AI enhancing their work

  • Why Microsoft is going all in on the nonprofit sector

  • Where to start on your own AI journey 


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Sam Ellsworth

Sam is Submittable's Product Marketer focused on Foundations, Non-Profits, and organizations that distribute grants or awards. She is passionate about helping organizations of any size to measure their impact and scale their programs with the platform. When not at work you can catch her in the mountains of Montana with her golden retrievers.

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Sam Caplan

Sam Caplan is the Vice President of Social Impact at Submittable. Inspired by the amazing work performed by grantmakers of all stripes, at Submittable, Sam strives to help them achieve their missions through better, more effective software. Sam has served as founder of New Spark Strategy, Chief Information Officer at the Walton Family Foundation, and director of technology at the Walmart Foundation. He consults, advises, and writes prolifically on social impact technology, strategy, and innovation. Sam recently published a series of whitepapers with the Technology Association of Grantmakers titled “The Strategic Role of Technology in Philanthropy.”

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