University of Michigan
Leveraging Generative AI for Social Impact Organizations
University of Michigan

Leveraging Generative AI for Social Impact Organizations

Taught in English


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Barbara Hiltz
Brian E. Perron

Instructors: Barbara Hiltz

Beginner level

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4 hours to complete
3 weeks at 1 hour a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Understand key capabilities of generative AI that would benefit social impact organizations

  • Identify specific generative AI applications you can adopt in your social impact organizations

  • Learn the potential limitations and ethical implications that using AI could have for your organization and other social impact organizations

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There are 5 modules in this course

Module 1 covers the foundational knowledge necessary for integrating Generative AI tools into social impact organizations, focusing on understanding AI's importance, effective prompting, and identifying AI's potential applications.

What's included

3 videos6 readings1 assignment

Module 2 explores the diverse applications of Generative AI in content generation, illustrating how these tools can be adapted to various contexts within social impact organizations. It enhances learners’ understanding of effective AI usage through lecture videos, guided activities and a detailed prompting guide.

What's included

1 video2 readings2 assignments1 app item

Module 3 addresses the challenges and strategies associated with integrating AI into existing organizational workflows, offering insights through lectures and guided activities.

What's included

3 videos2 readings1 assignment

Module 4 focuses on using Generative AI for ongoing learning and service improvement. It builds learners’ ability to effectively utilize Generative AI through a combination of lecture videos, readings, and guided activities.

What's included

1 video3 readings1 assignment

Module 5 examines the ethical considerations and responsible use of Generative AI within social impact organizations, featuring discussions through videos, a podcast, and readings that guide the refinement of the organizational plan with a focus on responsible AI use.

What's included

2 videos4 readings1 assignment1 app item


Barbara Hiltz
University of Michigan
4 Courses25,323 learners
Brian E. Perron
University of Michigan
1 Course233 learners

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