Dear Upic Solutions Partners,

By now, almost everyone has used generative AI for fun and work. My first use case was to entertain my impatient son over a year ago as we envisioned silly songs together with Chat GPT. Today, I use it daily in countless ways to help me focus on what is important and to get more done than I ever thought possible. It augments and extends my capabilities and it is now available and secure for all of us today.

As a nonprofit, imagine effortlessly navigating administrative tasks, crafting compelling grant proposals easily, and engaging with donors in unique ways. Microsoft Copilot utilizes advanced AI to meticulously analyze historical donation patterns, tailor personalized communications, and refine your fundraising approaches. This tool transcends only time saving, it serves to amplify your creative capabilities and elevate your nonprofit’s community interaction to new heights. Copilot stands as a pivotal innovation in your search for broader impact, announcing a new era in nonprofit management.

Microsoft Copilot can transform the way you work and create with Teams, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and beyond. It is a generative AI tool that can help you draft emails, documents, presentations and more with just a few keystrokes. It can save you time, enhance your creativity and improve your productivity. With Microsoft Copilot, you can leverage generative AI in the business apps that you already use daily. 

Microsoft Copilot is secure and ready to use in your organization. We recommend that you identify some power users to test and come up with use cases that will be useful to drive further adoption across your wider teams into the future. For example, you can use Microsoft Copilot to:

• Generate summaries, bullet points, headlines and captions for your emails, documents and presentations.
• Create charts, graphs, tables and formulas for your Excel spreadsheets.
• Personalize and optimize your email messages and subject lines.

The possibilities are endless, and we are eager to hear from you how you use Microsoft Copilot to enhance your work and creativity.

To use Generative AI with Microsoft Copilot, I recommend taking these next steps:

1. Adopt an organizational Responsible AI Policy: AI is powerful and new technology, with real risks and concerns that shouldn’t be ignored. Start out by adopting a policy, know that this is new technology and with any policy will be living and need to be adapted as we learn more about AI, but be proactive in your responsible adoption of this powerful technology your teams are likely using today. Remember to share this policy once adopted across the organization.

2. Identify a few power users to prove the technology internally, support their open collaboration and communication with one another as they openly embrace its use with curiosity. Contact Member Services to purchase and provision licenses for those users, who will be a large part of helping lead the wider adoption of Generative AI in your organization in the future.

3. While most power users will already have been playing with AI tools, encourage them to learn more by supporting an investment of time into training and playing with the new toys. LinkedIn Learning has released a training series for free on generative AI and Copilot, which are free and available today. Upic will be leveraging our partnership with Microsoft to provide demos and Q&A sessions on Copilot in the
coming weeks.

We also encourage you to share any novel use cases that you discover with Microsoft Copilot with us, so that we can share them with the rest of the Upic Solutions community. 

We hope that you are as excited as we are about Microsoft Copilot and generative AI. We believe that this is the future of work and creativity, and we are thrilled to be your partners in this journey.


David Burley
Chief Operating & Technology Officer, Upic Solutions

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