As someone who is dyslexic, I have always had doubts about the quality of my written work, often feeling that it falls short of my expectations. This sentiment is probably familiar to many others with dyslexia who work in fields that involve frequent email correspondence and written documentation. 

Over the past decade, I have used various tech applications to improve my written English, with programs like Word or Grammarly offering suggestions and feedback as I write. However, after hearing from some of the technology partners we work with on how AI can be introduced into CRMs with email creation, I became curious about the potential of AI to support the non-profit organisations we work with.  

An example with ChatGPT

ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (AI) program designed to communicate with people using natural language. This means that you can talk to ChatGPT as if you were talking to another person. The program uses machine learning algorithms to understand and respond to your questions and messages.  

I asked ChatGPT the following question: 

“Write me an email promoting a fundraising run for a children’s charity called Run4Youth. Talk about the importance of raising money for the children’s charity and how you don’t have to be fit to join the race. 150 words and add a joke” 

ChatGPT responded with this:  

Subject: Join the Run4Youth and Make a Difference for Kids in Need! 

Dear [Recipient], 

I hope this email finds you well! I am writing to invite you to join the Run4Youth, a fundraising run for children’s charity that is dedicated to improving the lives of kids in need. As you may know, there are countless children around the world who face poverty, illness, and other challenges that make it difficult for them to reach their full potential. Run4Youth is working hard to change that by providing resources and support to help these children overcome their obstacles and achieve their dreams. 

The good news is that you don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to participate in the Run4Youth! Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting out, there’s a place for you in our community. You can choose to run, walk, or jog at your own pace, and our supportive team will be there to cheer you on every step of the way. Plus, by joining the Run4Youth, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of children who need your help. 

So why not lace up your sneakers and join us for a day of fun, fitness, and fundraising? You’ll get to meet new people, enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, and most importantly, you’ll be contributing to a great cause. Let’s work together to make a positive impact on the world! 

And now, for the joke: Why did the tomato turn red? Because it saw the salad dressing! (I hope that gave you a little chuckle!) 

Thank you for your time and consideration, and I hope to see you at the Run4Youth! 

Best regards, 

[Your name] 

Opportunities with using CHATGPT

While it may not be perfect, this kind of template can be incredibly helpful for someone who is struggling to find a starting point (the joke is awful however), and I could see how non-profit organisations who are short on time could use it to build a framework of communications quickly.

It is apparent that applying brand guidelines, understanding the organization’s tone of voice, and considering how the email recipients may perceive the subject matter, are crucial to our client’s communications. However, I think it is an impressive starting point which leads me to ponder the potential of this technology to change how we work. 

The future

During my research, I came across the Sigmoid Curve, which is a model that many technologies are built upon. It displays the life cycle of a technology, from its initial stages of development to its eventual peak and decline. 

If CHATGPT and other large language models are already at the maturity stage of the curve, then that’s excellent news for me as I have another helpful tool to assist with my written work. However, if we are still in the early stages of development, it is fascinating to consider how this technology can support organisations and individuals with dyslexia, like me, to spend less time on written tasks and more time working towards achieving organisational goals.  

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