Retrieval Augmented Generation For Non-Profits: Advancing Research, Marketing, and Organizational Success
Non-profit organizations play a crucial role in our society, working towards the betterment of communities, causes, and individuals. However, with the ever-growing demand for transparency, accountability, and impact measurement, non-profits are facing new challenges and opportunities. One of the key strategies to address these challenges and seize opportunities is through the use of advanced technologies, such as retrieval augmented generation.
But what exactly is retrieval augmented generation and how can it benefit non-profits? In this article, we will explore the concept of retrieval augmented generation, its potential for non-profits, and how it can advance research, marketing, and organizational success.
Understanding Retrieval Augmented Generation
Retrieval augmented generation (RAG) is a generative AI model that combines the power of large language models with a retrieval system. In simpler terms, it means using artificial intelligence to generate text that is relevant to a given context or query. This technology has been gaining traction in recent years, particularly in the field of natural language processing (NLP).
One of the key advantages of RAG is its ability to generate text that is more human-like and coherent, compared to traditional AI text generation methods. This is achieved by incorporating a retrieval system, which allows the model to retrieve and use relevant information from a large database of text. As a result, RAG can generate text that is not only accurate but also contextually relevant and diverse.
The Benefits of RAG for Non-Profits
As non-profits strive to make a difference and drive positive change, they face numerous challenges, such as limited resources, donor fatigue, and the need for effective communication and outreach. Here’s how RAG can help non-profits overcome these challenges and achieve their goals:
1. Advancing Research
Non-profits often conduct research to understand the needs, preferences, and behaviors of their target audience. This information is crucial for developing effective programs, services, and campaigns. With RAG, researchers can generate text that is contextually relevant to their research questions, helping them gain valuable insights and make data-driven decisions.
Moreover, RAG can be used to analyze large amounts of text data, such as social media posts, reviews, and surveys, to identify patterns and trends. This can help non-profits better understand their audience, identify gaps in their services, and improve their impact.
2. Enhancing Marketing Efforts
Marketing is essential for non-profits to raise awareness, attract donors, and engage with their community. However, with limited resources, non-profits often struggle to create compelling and personalized marketing content. This is where RAG can make a significant difference.
With its ability to generate diverse and contextually relevant text, RAG can assist non-profits in creating personalized marketing content for different channels and target audiences. This can help them stand out in a crowded digital landscape and connect with their audience in a more meaningful way.
3. Improving Organizational Success
Non-profits are constantly striving to improve their impact and outcomes. RAG can help them achieve this by providing insights and suggestions for program development and evaluation. By analyzing large amounts of text data, RAG can identify patterns and trends that can inform decision-making and improve program design.
Moreover, RAG can assist non-profits in creating personalized and relevant communications for their stakeholders, such as donors, volunteers, and beneficiaries. This can help improve engagement, donor retention, and overall organizational success.
Retrieval augmented generation is a powerful tool that can benefit non-profits in various ways. By using RAG, non-profits can advance their research, enhance their marketing efforts, and improve organizational success. As the demand for transparency and impact measurement continues to grow, non-profits can leverage RAG to stay ahead and drive positive change in their communities. So, if you’re a non-profit looking to make a difference, consider incorporating retrieval augmented generation into your strategy to unlock its full potential.
How To Use Speak’s Retrieval Augmented Generation For Non-Profits
Step 1: Create Your Speak Account
To start your transcription and analysis, you first need to create a Speak account. No worries, this is super easy to do!
Get a 14-day trial with 30 minutes of free audio and video transcription and analysis included when you sign up for Speak.
To sign up for Speak and start using Speak Magic Prompts with retrieval augmented generation, just visit the Speak app register page here.
Step 2: Upload Your Non-Profits
We typically recommend MP4s for video or MP3s for audio.
However, we accept a range of audio, video and text file types.
You can upload your file for transcription in several ways using Speak:
Accepted Audio File Types
Accepted Video File Types
Accepted Text File Types
- Word Doc
You can also upload CSVs of text files or audio and video files. You can learn more about CSV uploads and download Speak-compatible CSVs here.
With the CSVs, you can upload anything from dozens of YouTube videos to thousands of Non-Profits files.
Publicly Available URLs
You can also upload media to Speak through a publicly available URL.
As long as the file type extension is available at the end of the URL you will have no problem importing your recording for automatic transcription and analysis.
Speak is compatible with YouTube videos. All you have to do is copy the URL of the YouTube video (for example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKfcLcHeivc).
Speak will automatically find the file, calculate the length, and import the video.
If using YouTube videos, please make sure you use the full link and not the shortened YouTube snippet. Additionally, make sure you remove the channel name from the URL.
This library of integrations continues to grow! Have a request? Feel encouraged to send us a message.
Step 3: Calculate and Pay the Total Automatically
Once you have your file(s) ready and load it into Speak, it will automatically calculate the total cost (you get 30 minutes of audio and video free in the 14-day trial – take advantage of it!).
If you are uploading text data into Speak, you do not currently have to pay any cost. Only the Speak Magic Prompts analysis would create a fee which will be detailed below.
Once you go over your 30 minutes or need to use Speak Magic Prompts, you can pay by subscribing to a personalized plan using our real-time calculator.
Step 4: Wait for Speak to Analyze Your Non-Profits
If you are uploading audio and video, our automated transcription software will prepare your transcript quickly. Once completed, you will get an email notification that your transcript is complete.
That email will contain a link back to the file so you can access the interactive media player with the transcript, analysis, and export formats ready for you.
If you are importing CSVs or uploading text files Speak will generally analyze the information much more quickly.
Speak will automatically embed your data in a well-architected vector database which allows you to use retrieval augmented generation for Non-Profits.
Step 5: Visit Your File Or Folder
Speak is capable of analyzing both individual files and entire folders of data.
When you are viewing any individual file in Speak, all you have to do is click on the “Prompts” button.
If you want to analyze many files, all you have to do is add the files you want to analyze into a folder within Speak.
You can do that by adding new files into Speak or you can organize your current files into your desired folder with the software’s easy editing functionality.
Step 6: Select Speak Magic Prompts To Analyze Your Non-Profits
What Are Magic Prompts?
Speak Magic Prompts leverage innovation in artificial intelligence models often referred to as “generative AI”.
These models have analyzed huge amounts of data from across the internet to gain an understanding of language.
With that understanding, these “large language models” are capable of performing mind-bending tasks!
With Speak Magic Prompts, you can now perform those tasks on the audio, video and text data in your Speak account.
Retrieval augmented generation is what makes these Magic Prompts work so well.
Step 7: Select or Create Your Assistant Type
To help you get better results from Speak Magic Prompts, Speak has introduced “Assistant Type”.
These assistant types pre-set and provide context to the prompt engine for more concise, meaningful outputs based on your needs.
To begin, we have included:
Choose the most relevant assistant type from the dropdown.
You can also create your own custom Assistant Template Type.
If you visit the new page Account Preferences, you can see there is now an area where you can create your own custom Assistant.
This allows you to set the context of the engine for higher quality and more consistent outputs.
For example, you could say:
“We are [COMPANY NAME]. We are analyzing [DATA] to understand how to improve [GOAL]. We want all responses to be concise and in table format.”.
This becomes a reusable template in any of your manual or automated Magic Prompts.
You can create multiple templates for different use cases.
As an example, the analysis you run on a focus group may be different than a one-on-one interview.
Step 8: Create Or Select Your Desired Prompt
Here are some examples prompts that you can apply to any file right now:
- Create a SWOT Analysis
- Give me the top action items
- Create a bullet point list summary
- Tell me the key issues that were left unresolved
- Tell me what questions were asked
A modal will pop up so you can use the suggested prompts we shared above to instantly and magically get your answers.
If you have your own prompts you want to create, select “Custom Prompt” from the dropdown and another text box will open where you can ask anything you want of your data!
Step 9: Review & Share Responses
Speak will generate a concise response for you in a text box below the prompt selection dropdown. With Chat enabled, you can also continue to query that data to reveal more insights and reformat the information to your needs.
In this example, we ask to analyze all the Non-Profits in the folder at once for the top product dissatisfiers.
You can easily copy that response for your presentations, content, emails, team members and more!
Speak Magic Prompts Pricing
Our team at Speak Ai continues to optimize the pricing for Magic Prompts and Speak as a whole.
Right now, anyone in the 14-day trial of Speak gets 100,000 characters included in their account.
If you need more characters, you can easily include Speak Magic Prompts in your plan when you create a subscription.
You can also upgrade the number of characters in your account if you already have a subscription.
Both options are available on the subscription page.
Alternatively, you can use Speak Magic Prompts by adding a balance to your account. The balance will be used as you analyze characters.
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