Sample ChatGPT Prompts

  • Sample ChatGPT Prompts

    Posted by Joshua on March 4, 2024 at 1:48 pm

    Got your chatGPT account set up?


    When you ask chatGPT a question, you’re giving it a ‘prompt.’  The general rule is, the more specific your prompt, the more likely you are to get good information back.

    ‘Write me a poem’ is vague and who knows what you’ll get back.

    ‘Write me a sonnet in the style of Shakespeare about the first warm day in the spring’ is specific enough to get you something fun.

    Below is a list of 100 prompts you can drop into chatGPT.  Some of them are tangentially related to fundraising and your work at a nonprofit. But remember — that’s not the point of this challenge.  The goal is just to get you thinking of chatGPT as a place to go, a tool to use.

    So… not sure what to make for dinner tonite?  Tell chatGPT what you have in your fridge and ask it for a recipe.  Want to kick off your next meeting with a really corny knock knock joke?  Ask chatGPT!

    100 prompts to help you get familiar with ChatGPT (and explore its ability to help you with with daily tasks and creative adventures).  

    Write an email to reschedule a meeting.
    Generate a poem about autumn.
    Create a vegan grocery list.
    Suggest a weekly meal plan for a family of four.
    Outline a home-based upper body workout.
    Summarize the main points of the latest climate change article.
    Give me beginner French conversation starters.
    Explain Newton’s laws of motion in simple terms.
    Help me brainstorm ideas for a 10th wedding anniversary gift.
    Compose a short fantasy story involving dragons.
    Help me write song lyrics about hope.
    How do I write a professional bio for a nonprofit fundraiser?
    Assist me in creating a job description for a marketing job.
    What are common questions asked in a project manager job interview?
    Suggest some science fiction books with strong female leads.
    Tell me about the fall of the Roman Empire.
    Explain the concept of relativity.
    How do I fix a bug in my Python code?
    Give me some funny knock-knock jokes.
    Help me write a letter to the editor about traffic in front of the local elementary school.
    Generate a positive affirmation for self-confidence.
    Write a birthday card message for my best friend.
    What are some helpful tips for solving a difficult crossword puzzle?
    Explain the science behind a rainbow.
    How to write an effective thank-you note after a job interview?
    Compose a heartfelt condolence message for a friend.
    What should I journal about today?
    Give me some creative date night ideas at home.
    Plan a three-day itinerary for Paris.
    Create a beginner’s strength training routine.
    Outline a study plan for the SAT exam.
    Tell me about basic investing strategies.
    What should I wear to a job interview?
    Write an inspirational speech on resilience.
    Generate trivia questions for a game night.
    What are some organic gardening tips?
    Help me write wedding vows that include humor.
    How can I speed up my laptop’s performance?
    What are some strategies for better getting a better nights sleep?
    Give me tips for training a new puppy.
    Outline a simple business plan for a coffee shop.
    Write a press release for a charity golf tournament.
    Create a marketing email for a book launch.
    Give me ideas for engaging social media posts for a bakery.
    How can I organize my home office efficiently?
    Help me plan a birthday party for a 12-year-old.
    Write a script for a podcast episode about mindfulness.
    Develop a backstory for a rogue character in D&D.
    Generate quiz questions for a high school biology class.
    Teach me about Japanese etiquette.
    Compose a haiku about the sea.
    Suggest topics for my technology podcast.
    How do I build a birdhouse?
    What are some good wine and cheese pairings?
    Give me tips for taking professional-looking photos with my phone.
    Write a blog post about sustainable living.
    Generate a list of unique baby names combining Italian and English heritage.
    What are the principles of the Mediterranean diet?
    How can I manage my time more effectively?
    Create a simple budget spreadsheet.
    Suggest ideas for a middle school science fair project.
    List video ideas for a new YouTuber focused on fitness.
    Help me write an argument for a debate on renewable energy.
    Tell me how to check my car’s oil.
    How should I plan my finances for retirement?
    Solve this algebra problem for me.
    Create a weekly training schedule for a marathon.
    What are some tips for public speaking?
    Teach me a card trick.
    Give me a list of relaxing hobbies.
    What are some online resources for mental health support?
    Plan a layout for a vegetable garden.
    Create a backstory for a sci-fi novel character.
    What are the best films for learning about history?
    How can I eat a balanced diet?
    Explain how to understand a medical diagnosis.
    Teach me about zero-waste living.
    Help me write a letter to my college roomate.
    Draft an event sponsorship request letter.
    What are some must-see local events this month?
    Teach me how to brew a perfect cup of espresso.
    How can I reduce anxiety before a big presentation?
    Create a list of questions for an author’s book talk.
    Explain the conservation of momentum.
    Tell me about the basics of Bitcoin.
    How can I start painting as a hobby?
    List some fun icebreaker activities for a team retreat.
    Suggest experiments for a child’s birthday party.
    Write a children’s story about a magical forest.
    How can I improve my focus while studying?
    What are some interesting facts about different types of tea?
    What should I consider when starting to write my first book?
    Plan a historical tour of Boston.
    Give me tips for learning to play the piano.
    Suggest ideas for remodeling my living room.
    What are different yoga poses for beginners?
    How do I choose a college major in the arts?
    Write a speech for a colleague’s retirement.
    How can I resolve a disagreement with a friend?
    List some self-care activities for a relaxing evening.

    Joshua replied 1 month, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Benjamin

    March 5, 2024 at 1:29 pm

    I asked it to “tell me in 3 paragraphs why storytelling helps bring people together” And fell asleep – Then I asked it to “use a short story to show me how stories bring people together” And I made it to the end, but I was not enlightened…

    Once upon a time in a small village nestled among rolling hills, there lived a diverse community of farmers, artisans, and traders. Despite their differences in backgrounds and beliefs, they came together every evening around a crackling bonfire to share stories passed down through generations. One chilly evening, as the flames danced and the stars twinkled overhead, an elderly farmer named Amara began to recount a tale of bravery and resilience…..”

    • Joshua

      March 6, 2024 at 7:02 am

      Yay for getting some reps, @benjamin! And bonus points for the hashtags!

      Specificity is key (see below), but AI will never replace really good storytellers. BUT! It can help come up with character names or spooky town names. Or a list of 50 first sentences that create suspense/fear/intrigue.

      Here’s a story using your prompt and the phrase ‘in the style of Edgar Allen Poe.’


      In the somber village of Eldritch, shrouded in the perpetual mists of a forgotten valley, there stood an ancient mansion, its silhouette a stark testament to a bygone era. This was the House of Wraithmoore, a place whispered about in the local taverns and around fireplaces, a subject of fear and fascination alike. Its lore was as old as the hills that cradled the village, and on one peculiar night, it became the stage for a tale most extraordinary.

      Under the guise of a storm that tore at the heavens with the ferocity of warring gods, a gathering was to take place within the mansion’s crumbling walls. Drawn by a mysterious invitation, a diverse assembly of villagers found themselves at the doorstep of Wraithmoore, their reasons as varied as their countenances. There was the skeptic, Mr. Eberhardt, who believed the mansion held no secrets but those of decay; Miss Arabella, a maiden whose curiosity was as vast as the ocean; and old Mr. Dunwoody, whose ancestors had served the Wraithmoore lineage since time immemorial.

      As thunder boomed and lightning illuminated the grand hall with ephemeral brilliance, the guests congregated, casting wary glances at one another and the shadows that danced like specters. The air was thick with anticipation, and then, from the grand staircase descended a figure, enigmatic and cloaked, the master of ceremonies for the evening.

      “Ladies and gentlemen,” the figure began, its voice echoing through the vastness of the hall, “tonight, we delve into the essence of our very beings, through the medium of story. Each of you has been chosen not by chance, but by the threads of fate that connect us all.”

      And so, as the storm raged with unbridled fury outside, stories were shared within the safety of Wraithmoore’s embrace. Mr. Eberhardt recounted a tale of logic defied, a mystery that had perplexed him in his youth, unsolvable by reason alone. Miss Arabella spoke of love, a story of two souls bound through time, transcending the boundaries of life and death. Mr. Dunwoody, with a voice as old as the hills themselves, narrated the history of Wraithmoore, revealing secrets not found in any book or scroll.

      With each story, the initial apprehension melted away, replaced by a bond forged in the crucible of shared humanity. Laughter filled the hall, and eyes sparkled with tears of sorrow and joy alike. The stories, each a thread, wove a tapestry of connection among the guests, who realized that despite their differences, they shared the commonality of experience, of fear, of love, and of wonder.

      As the storm abated, giving way to the serene glow of dawn, the mysterious host revealed themselves as the last descendant of the Wraithmoore lineage, long thought lost to the annals of history. The gathering was no mere coincidence but a deliberate effort to reunite the fragmented community, to remind them that in stories lay the power to transcend the mundane, to connect souls, and to heal wounds old and new.

      The guests departed as the sun breached the horizon, casting the mansion in a light that seemed to cleanse it of its forlorn aspect. They left not as strangers, but as friends, bound by the stories they shared, a testament to the unifying power of narrative.

      And thus, the legend of the House of Wraithmoore evolved, no longer a tale of dread, but one of unity and understanding, a beacon for all who believe in the power of stories to bring people together, even in the darkest of times.

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