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Updated by Beth Kanter on Jan 01, 2021
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Nonprofit and Bots

This is a list of examples of good bot design and marketing. Not all of them are from nonprofits, but a good list to give you some ideas to design.

Einstein Bot

.This bot was launched to promote a series on National Geographic Television. While it is no longer active, you can read about how a more sophisticated bot works. It was developed with AI programming language so when you chatted with it, it was like chatting with the real Einstein.

The Pope's Bot can help you be more spirtual

This bot is designed by a nonprofit in South Africa to help pregnant women receive important health information via Facebook Messenger.

This bot dispenses great advice and tips for marketing your bot. While not nonprofit specific, the content is useful. But more importantly, this bot illustrates the potential for using bots to deliver educational content. This bot is more advanced and takes a bit of design work.

This bot is about how to design and market bots . While the information is about selling different services, there are some good tips and examples.

This bot is designed to help Facebook Fans sign up for more information about Climate Reality. Example of use of bot for lead building.

Designed to engage people in a conversation with "Yeshi" a young girl from Ethiopia on her daily walk to get water.

Use of Bots for youth engagement around a development report



Robot therapist.

This bot will share the history of Anne Frank or help you plan your visit

This bot shares the history and educates about democracy in Australia.

This report from the ICRC looks at the overall trend of messaging and considerations about how it can be used by humanitarian organizations to deliver services to vulnerable populations like refugees or getting food to those in famine areas or to influence public policy.

Bots for the greater good: 6 chatbots making the world a better place - Watson

Here are 6 chatbots, developed using AI and cognitive APIs, that are helping improve the world, for everyone.

How the WFP developed it pilot and what it learned

Messages Matter: Exploring the Evolution of Conversation | Facebook Newsroom

Research on the adoption and use of messaging.

Seattle nonprofit fights online sex crimes with chat bots | KOMO

SEATTLE – A local nonprofit is using chat-bot technology to scare people if they try to buy sex online.With the help of volunteer programmers from Microsoft, Robert Beiser and his group Seattle Against Slavery are creating chat bots to pose as online sex w

Twitter Bots for Good: USC ISI Study Reveals How Information Spreads on Social Media

After an election year marked by heated exchanges and the
distribution of fake news, Twitter bots earned a bad
reputation—but not all bots are bad, suggests a new study
co-authored by Emilio Ferrara, a USC Information Sciences
Institute computer scientist and a research assistant professor
in the department of computer science at the USC Viterbi
School of Engineering.

Paper is here:

TiHS Episode 12: Marc-André Séguin – so you want to immigrate, there’s a chatbot for that! – Marco Campana

In this episode, I spoke with Marc-André Séguin, an immigration lawyer with the firm Exeo, in Montreal. Earlier this year, Marc-André and his partner Francis Tourigny, launched the first immigration chatbot in Canada. Immigration Virtual Assistant, or IVA, is a Facebook Messenger-based chatbot.

Meet IVA - Your Immigration Virtual Assistant

Want to make Canada your new home? Explore your options.

IBMVoice: AI For Social Good: How Humans And Machines Are Making A Better World

Artificial intelligence (AI) combined with our human ingenuity is helping us “do good” in new and better ways.

Why you should care about bots if you care about social justice / Ford Foundation

Why you should care about bots if you care about social justice

Anonymously rate your experiences with police.

Bot combined with data dashboard for activism

10 Examples of How Brands Are Using Chatbots to Delight Customers

You can order food, schedule flights, and get recommendations for pretty much anything you can think of. We’re still in the early days, but all the latest chatbot statistics all say the same thing…

WaterAid chatbot connects supporters with communities

Accessed through Facebook, the chatbot allows users to experience the life of Sellu, a farmer and fisherman in Sierra Leone