Feb 22, 2024 | 12 to 1 p.m.

Presented by Jean-Marc Fontan and Katherine Mac Donald, this webinar will recollect the role played by patrons of the arts in the emergence of the field of cybernetics and artificial intelligence. It will provide an overview of the main uses of AI, take a critical look at the benchmarks to be taken into consideration, and provide functional examples based on case studies.

A twenty-minute Q&A session will invite participants to discuss with panelists and learn more about the AI tools used in philanthropy, their application and delimitation.


Jean Marc Fontan

Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Jean Marc is co-director, with Peter Elson, of the Canadian Research Centre for Grantmaking Philanthropy (PhiLab).


Katherine Mac Donald

Katherine is the co-coordinator of the PhiLab Network. She is responsible for communications and relations with members and partners. With over 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, Katherine is also a consultant to other organizations, particularly in the areas of fundraising and development.



In videoconference


Students in philanthropy : 20 $ plus tax (proof required to send zoom link)
Member rate (AFP and PhiLab) : 35 $ plus tax (proof required to send zoom link)
Non-member : 55 $ plus tax

Additional information

Conference offered in French. Q&A period in French and English.

A Zoom link will be sent the day before the webinar.

Full participation in this program is applicable for 1 points in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.