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Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson

AI, Ethics, and Grant Writing

  • 12/07/2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom



AI can be a great time saver, but it is important to understand how it works and how to protect your organization. This session will explore how AI works, how to use it safely and effectively and clear up common misconceptions. What ethical, privacy, and intellectual property issues you should be thinking of now? What guardrails, policies, and procedures should your organization be putting into place to protect yourself and your clients?


Afua Bruce, Principal, ANB Advisory Group LLC. Afua Bruce is a leading public interest technologist who works at the intersection of technology, policy, and society. She is the Principal of the ANB Advisory Group LLC, a consulting firm that supports organizations developing, implementing, or funding responsible data and technology. With her background in software engineering, data science, and artificial intelligence, combined with experience developing and deploying technology in and with communities, Afua incorporates an equity-based framework into her engagements.

Afua is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University and an affiliate at Harvard Kennedy School’s Berkman Klein Center. Afua’s newest book, The Tech That Comes Next: How Changemakers, Technologists, and Philanthropists Can Build an Equitable World, describes how technology can advance equity. Previous work experience includes Director of Engineering, Public Interest Technology for New America, Chief Program Officer for DataKind, Data Strategy Lead for the FBI and Executive Director of the White House Science and Technology Council. Afua has a degree in Computer Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Philip Deng, Cofounder and CEO, Grantable. Philip is the Co-founder and CEO of Grantable, a world-class grant writing assistant for any organization, powered by AI. Philip devised the prototype from 15 years of experience working with grant-funded organizations in the nonprofit sector around the globe.

Margit Brazda Poirier, GPC, Owner, Founder, Grants for Good. Margit Brazda Poirier, GPC, M.S., founded Grants4Good LLC® in 2009. She and her team have written and received millions in grants from federal, state, foundation, and corporate sources – and she has the unique perspective of understanding both grant seeking and grant making, given her experience leading a prominent New York foundation. Margit’s passion is public speaking, training, and teaching others in this incredible field through her self-paced online course and through custom coaching. Margit holds a B.A. from Colgate University and a M.S. from State University of New York. She is based in Rochester, NY where she lives with her husband and son and spends as much time outdoors as possible.


  • 11:45 am: Announcements & Networking
  • 12 noon – 1 PM: Program


  • Non-members: $25
  • Members: FREE! Join GPLH today and attend this event for free!

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