How it works?

This model is designed for companies that want to seize and generate opportunities to learn and explore new technologies and business paths. By following this engagement model, you can gain valuable experience in developing and testing new technologies and methods while positively impacting society through partnership with a nonprofit.

Benefits for your company

  • Gaining insights into new technologies; 
  • Optimized experience for learning and applying new technologies and products using real-life experiences; 
  • Motivating the team and inspiring them to continue learning and upskilling; 
  • Partnering with nonprofits can help you expand your portfolio and build your reputation by demonstrating your commitment to social responsibility; 
  • Identifying any issues with the new technology and make the necessary investments before commercially scaling up your technology.

Tech To The Rescue recommended process to work with this model:

Step 1

Define which new technology skills you want to develop while working with the nonprofit. This can include which technologies or methods you want to use or which problem you’d like to explore. 

Step 2

Decide the size of your team that will be involved in the project. This should also include determining who will be responsible for which task and who is the implementation leader.

Step 3

Choose a project that will allow them to test and learn from the new technology. This should be manageable within the project timeline and align with the nonprofit’s needs.

Step 4

Select a project from our Available Projects page by filtering per Requested Services or Problem Area, and see a list of segmented opportunities; or contact one of our Matching Managers with your criteria and we’ll find the most suitable ones.

Risks management:

The final product or service delivery may not be in its optimal version because you are experimenting with something new. To mitigate this risk, make sure you have communicated with the nonprofit about your learning objectives, and that the process can experience changes in timeline (due to learning curves). We suggest choosing a project with a flexible timeline.

Last year we all saw generative AI become unexpectedly viable. There was also a clearer vision for how many human-driven services will be rapidly digitized. Tools for replacing customer service reps and copywriters have hit the market quickly, but many other roles like educators, coaches, and trainers are yet to be fully explored. 

 

We jumped in early last year to develop our prompt-engineering skills to explore the capabilities and limitations of these new powerful generative AI tools in digitizing various roles.  

 

Most NGOs have a public awareness educational mandate. Plus, the use of technology has been key to these organizations scaling efficiently. We’re very happy to be able to bring our experience to NGOs to allow them to use generative AI for scaling and improving their educational efforts.

Andrew Gauvin, CEO & Co-founder of Freeport Metrics

Andrew Gauvin, CEO & Co-founder of Freeport Metrics

 

About Freeport Metrics and the match:

Freeport Metrics designs and implements digital products with teams in Poland for US-based clients by combining business acumen, human-centered design principles and technical expertise. At the request of Tech to the Rescue, they delivered a pro-bono project for Animal Ethics – an American NGO focused on educating the public about animal suffering in the wild. The primary goal of the project was to design an engaging AI-powered educational chat experience consistent with the organization’s values.


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