Episode 12


Episode 12 - Tomorrow's Tools: Exploring the Cutting Edge of AI


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Drawing insights from the recent Imagine AI conference, Nathan and Scott offer a comprehensive recap of the groundbreaking advancements, ranging from generative AI to multi-agent systems. With a keen eye on the evolving tech landscape, they explore the potential of AI in revolutionizing fundraising practices, emphasizing the importance of ethical considerations and responsible use. 

Diving into recent developments, they discuss rumors surrounding iOS 18 and Apple’s potential collaboration with AI giants like Anthropic and Google. Moreover, they highlight the growing threat of cyberattacks and the imperative of safeguarding donor data, shedding light on the critical need for cybersecurity in the nonprofit sector. 

Nathan and Scott reflect on the balance between innovation and responsibility in AI implementation. They analyze the role of AI review boards and ethical considerations, cautioning against stifling creativity while ensuring ethical AI practices. Also, they underscore the transformative potential of AI in fundraising, urging nonprofits to embrace innovation while upholding ethical standards.  





Nathan Chappell

As a thought leader, public speaker, author and inventor, Nathan is one of the world’s foremost experts on the intersection between Artificial Intelligence and philanthropy. Nathan serves as Senior Vice President of DonorSearch AI, where he leads AI deployments for some of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations. Nathan’s subject matter expertise has been featured in several publications, including Fast Company, University of Notre Dame and the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy. In 2021, Nathan founded Fundraising.Ai as a member-centric collaboration of nonprofit professionals with a focus on data ethics, data equality, privacy and security, sustainability. Nathan presented the first TEDx on the topic of artificial intelligence and the future of generosity in 2018. Nathan is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and holds a Masters in Nonprofit Administration from University of Notre Dame, an MBA from University of Redlands, a certificate in International Economics from University of Cambridge and a certificate in Artificial Intelligence from MIT.

Scott Rosenkrans

Scott Rosenkrans is the Assistant Vice President of DonorSearch Ai and has been with the organization for three years. He began his journey in the nonprofit sector twelve years ago as a prospect researcher. He quickly became fascinated with data as he noticed the organization that he previously worked for was amassing a wealth of information but was unsure how to efficiently use the data and resources to its full potential. This led him to become interested in predictive modeling and data analytics. During this time, he began to create an immense commitment to delivering tailor-made machine learning models to nonprofits.

The thing that Scott loves most about working for DonorSearch is the ability to prioritize what is best for the client and nonprofit sector above all else. He believes that growth is our most important core value because the DSAi team continuously evolves and brings a unique perspective that provides value to our clients. He stays ahead of industry trends because of his insatiable drive to constantly try out new things.

Favorite nonprofit: Shriner’s Children Hospital because of their extreme commitment to providing exceptional medical care, while also alleviating the financial burdens on families.