What is new I.T.?

The Innovate for Good Challenge will recognize organizations catalyzing social change using new I.T. such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, or extended reality. Learn more about the Innovate for Good Challenge.

New, emerging technologies are changing the landscape of possibilities. New I.T. is disrupting the status quo and pushing the limits in a way never seen before by delivering new capabilities value and business outcomes. It represents a fundamental shift from traditional technology strategy, development, and delivery models.

These new I.T. include artificial intelligence, blockchain, and extended reality. Descriptions and potential value can be found below.

How is your mission-driven organization using new I.T.?

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a multitude of technologies that allow machines and systems to sense, comprehend, act and learn. These technologies include machine learning, natural language processing, virtual assistants, unique identity, video analytics and many more. AI enables us to leverage key data insights at an unprecedented rate.

AI can help your institution engage with donors in the right places at the right times and deliver branded and personalized services to beneficiaries. Learn more on AI.


Blockchain is a secure transaction ledger database that securely transmits any type of information without the control of any central authority. It is shared by all parties participating in an established, distributed network of computers. It records and stores every transaction that occurs in the network, allowing for a single source of truth.

Blockchain can help your institution keep services high-quality and affordable along with enhancing accountability and transparency standards. Learn more on Blockchain.

Extended Reality (XR)

Extended Reality (XR), which includes Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and newly-developed immersive technologies, connects and engages customers at deeper, more meaningful levels. It helps employees improve their productivity and performance. And it creates entirely new ways for people to experience the world around them.

XR can help your institution give donors and volunteers real-time information and a more empathetic experience. Learn more on XR.

Learn more about the Innovate for Good Challenge.