#Empower2024: AI, Your Copilot

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Annual Virtual Conference for Nonprofits & Charities: AI, Your Copilot

Co-Hosted by leading experts in AI for business

January 31st, 2024

The Empower lobby is now closed. Thank you for joining #Empower2024! 

About #Empower2024

The transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) permeates the very air we breathe. It's undeniable that it shapes the narrative of our daily lives. Numerous surveys indicate that the participating nonprofits and charities echo the sentiment that AI is not just a technological phenomenon; it's a key player in the orchestration of societal change.

While AI brings a lot of excitement, it also brings uncertainty, anxiety, and fear. With its novelty and rapid advancement, it is challenging to keep up and understand how to fully embrace its benefits or navigate the challenges it presents. AI for Nonprofit organizations is at the forefront of our discussion at #Empower2024.

Why Focus on AI?

#Empower is an annual virtual conference designed specifically for nonprofits and charities to empower them with the latest technology trends. Given that our commitment with the #Empower conference is not just to provide insights but to empower, there can't be a better theme than AI for businesses for our 5th annual conference.

Join us, not just as spectators, but as active participants in a movement that harnesses the power of AI for the greater good. Let's envision together how the power of AI can empower your organization to advance your cause more efficiently and effectively. The stage is set, the spotlight is on AI, and the invitation is extended — let's empower change, let's embrace the future.

Why should nonprofits and charities attend #Empower?

#Empower is our biggest annual give-back initiative for nonprofits and charities. As a brief history of #Empower, we came up with this virtual event idea in 2019, with the aim of helping people working in the charity sector. 

Since attending in-person conferences can be quite costly and not all organizations can afford to send many people, we thought of helping nonprofits and charities in our own, unique way.  This virtual event is completely complimentary, and our way of empowering nonprofits and charities to further their missions.

Nonprofits Find #Empower Valuable.

Since 2020,


people from the charitable sector attended.


different organizations represented.

The conference was well organized and delivered. I appreciated the workshop structure along with the actionable tips and tools received - all of which nonprofit need. I will definitely be in attendance again and again. Congratulations to the entire team who coordinated and delivered the conference, well done!

I'm half way through the conference and shared it with my entire team - SO very glad I shared it with them, we are learning so much!

The sessions were informative and beneficial in my roles within various nonprofits. I enjoyed the data combined with the concepts and tech tools presented. The keynote was thought-provoking and truly fit with the theme of reimagining how we operate nonprofits. I'm looking forward to next years conference!

The length of the sessions was perfect - 20 min to 30 for most was a great choice for the virtual landscape. Thank you!!

Having the sessions be asynchronously available was great, wish I had known that before today. Nice to be able to bounce in and out as schedule permitted, not strictly at session times. And the story time poll games were a nice touch, looking forward to receiving prize info. Thanks for a good conference overall!

Conference was great, as a newbie in fundraising sector I learn a lot about role of technology in fundraising. I learn about new tech innovation like accepting Crypto and NFTs as donation. It was truly empowering to know how tech can enhance and make many fundraising goals possible. Thank you for hosting.

Thank you for the variety of excellent sessions offered. It was an excellent learning opportunity for me and will benefit me in my role as a board member (ideas, issues to raise, tools available, etc).

I appreciated the virtual conference, it was much easier to schedule my time knowing I just had to hop online, no travel required!

Great content so far. Thanks for doing this, great to get updated on so many various topics.

I am confident the knowledge gained and the support will help to grow my nonprofit organization and increase impact.

Director of Operations, CEE Toronto
Director of Student Affairs, University of North Florida
Communications & Public Relations Specialist, Child & Family Services of Western Manitoba
Regional Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
Head of IT Operations, The Mastercard Foundation
Philanthropy Coordinator, YMCA GTA
Board Member, Canadian Children's Optimist Foundation
Manager of Events and Leadership Giving, The Center for Child Development
Director of Fundraising and Community Engagement, Whistler Community Services Society
Executive Director, Brainpower Development Center

#Empower2024 Agenda

10:30AM - 11:00AM EST

Creating Your AI Roadmap

Advisory • Digital Transformation

11:00AM - 11:30AM EST

What is Copilot for Microsoft 365? Let's Get Your Organization Ready for it.

Copilot for Microsoft 365 • Productivity

11:30AM - 12:00PM EST

Sales Copilot for Nonprofits and Charities: Introduction and Demo

Sales Copilot • Productivity

12:00PM - 12:30PM EST

Responsible AI

Ethics • Digital Transformation

12:30PM - 1:00PM EST

Copilot, ChatGPT's Bigger Sister: Safe and Secure Way to Use Generative AI

Microsoft Copilot • Productivity

1:00PM - 1:30PM EST

How to Get Ready to Fully Harness Your Data with Copilot for Power BI

Copilot for Power BI • Data & Analytics

1:30PM - 2:00PM EST

AI-Powered Cybersecurity

Security Copilot • Cybersecurity

2:00PM - 2:30PM EST

Harness Generative AI for Your Content Marketing: Proven, Best Tools

Marketing Tools • Brand Experience

2:30PM - 2:45PM EST

Community Opportunities for Your Nonprofit

#Empower2024 Session Descriptions

Creating Your AI Roadmap

Time: 10:30-11AM EST
Microsoft Teams Live Event

AI technology is here and many are wondering what the journey will look like and where to start. What is my competition going to do and how do we embrace the advantages while everything is still so very new and promising but will continuously evolve? This session will guide you through some organizational thoughts on where you are and where you may want to start in order to begin visualizing what your AI journey will look like.

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Peter Bagley


What is Microsoft 365 Copilot? Let's Get Your Organization Ready for it.

Time: 11-11:30AM EST
Location: Microsoft Teams Live Event

Microsoft has introduced its new AI-assistant Copilot for Microsoft 365, a revolutionary new technology that will transform our work. Copilot for Microsoft 365 works alongside popular Apps such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and more, to provide AI assistance in the flow of daily work.

Join Ben to learn how you can set the foundation for your adoption of Copilot for Microsoft 365. We’ll explore the top five considerations for organizations. These include: 
• Security and privacy protection
• Governance policy considerations
• Metadata tagging and naming conventions
• SharePoint structure recommendations
• Microsoft Teams governance 

We’ll help you to understand how your organization can easily adopt Copilot for Microsoft 365. 

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Ben Murney


Sales Copilot for Nonprofits and Charities: Introduction and Demo

Time: 11:30-12PM EST
: Microsoft Teams Live Event
Are you looking for a game-changing solution to elevate your sales team's performance and drive greater success? Join this session where we introduce you to the incredible AI (artificial intelligence) world with the new Microsoft Sales Copilot. Sales Copilot empowers your sales team with the tools they need to thrive in today's competitive landscape, including integrations with Dynamics and Salesforce. Sales Copilot is your co-pilot on the journey to achieving exceptional sales results, designed with simplicity and effectiveness in mind
During the session, Corey introduces Sales Copilot and showcases its essential features to immerse you in the world of Copilot. Whether you're an experienced sales expert or embarking on your sales journey, this session will offer invaluable insights and inspiration to drive you towards achieving your sales goals!



Corey Reyneker


Responsible AI

Time: 12-12:30PM EST
: Microsoft Teams Live Event

Responsible AI is an approach to developing, assessing, and deploying AI systems in a safe, trustworthy, and ethical way. Microsoft has developed a Responsible AI Standard that we are proud to support. The framework has six principles: fairness, reliability and safety, privacy and security, inclusiveness, transparency, and accountability.  Learn how the standard can help proactively guide decisions toward more beneficial and equitable outcomes with AI technology. 

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Jaime McMahon


Copilot, ChatGPT's Bigger Sister: Safe and Secure Way to Use Generative AI

Time: 12:30-1PM EST
: Microsoft Teams Live Event

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to gain significance in today's digital landscape, a wide array of tools are readily available to boost productivity, efficiency, and creativity in the workplace. However, using AI tools that aren't designed for the enterprise may pose a potential risk to sensitive business data. 

In this session, we'll introduce Copilot (formerly Bing Chat Enterprise), a secure solution for nonprofits looking to harness the power of AI while safeguarding their sensitive business data. Join Katherine as she explores the endless possibilities that Copilot offers, empowering your organization to confidently adopt AI, knowing that your valuable data is safeguarded every step of the way.



Katherine Quon


How to Get Ready to Fully Harness Your Data with Power BI Copilot

Time: 1-1:30PM EST
: Microsoft Teams Live Event
Join us for an engaging session where we will explore how to prepare your data for the upcoming Power BI Copilot. This innovative AI feature is set to transform how we interact with data by generating insights from natural language queries. To unlock its full potential, it's essential that your data is properly organized and prepared. 
In this session, Scott will focus on some key considerations around data security, data privacy, consistent naming conventions, and more. We’ll share best practices for identifying and eliminating duplicates and inaccuracies.  

Both experienced data analysts and beginners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to prepare their data for Power BI CoPilot and other AI tools. Don't miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in leveraging AI for data analytics.  

Scott Sugar, ProServeIT


Scott Sugar


AI-Powered Cybersecurity

Time: 1:30:-2PM EST
: Microsoft Teams Live Event

Unlock the full potential of AI in Cybersecurity with Microsoft Sentinel and Security Copilot. This session is tailored for security professionals seeking to harness the power of generative AI to enhance their cyber defense mechanisms.

Learn how this powerful tool aids security teams in incident response, threat hunting, and security posture management using natural language processing and advanced AI plugins. See how it integrates with Microsoft's security suite for a smarter, faster, and more comprehensive security approach. Perfect for security professionals ready to accelerate their capabilities with cutting-edge AI technology.

George Abou-Samra_ProServeIT


George Abou-Samra


Harness Generative AI for Your Content Marketing: Proven, Best Tools

Time: 2-2:30PM EST
: Microsoft Teams Live Event

Join us for an exciting session where you'll explore the world of AI and content creation. This session is perfect for anyone looking to use the latest AI technology to boost their content and meet top SEO standards.

We'll start with a friendly introduction to Generative AI – what it is, and how it's changing the game for creators like you. Cassandra will guide you through the essentials, answering big questions like "Where do I begin?" and "Which AI tool is right for me?" Then, Hyun-Jin will take you through a live demo with popular tools such as Jasper, Surfer SEO, and Bing Chat, showing you how these can help create amazing content.

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Cassandra Quintana


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Hyun-Jin Im


Community Opportunities for Your Nonprofit

Time: 2:30-2:45PM EST
: Microsoft Teams Live Event

At ProServeIT, we care about our community and the nonprofit sector. We believe that nonprofits are important for making the world a better place and we want to help them achieve their mission. We invite you to listen and discover the possibilities of working together, so we can help you create a positive impact in our broader communities and support your cause.



Mihae Ahn