Episode 15


Episode 15 - AI Insights: Governance, Use Cases, and Industry Updates


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In today’s conversation, Nathan and Scott dive into a whirlwind of updates and insights on the latest developments in AI. From reflections on recent conferences to discussions about the implications of AI on various industries, they cover it all!

First up, they reflect on their experiences at a recent conference where they observed a growing awareness and interest in AI governance policies among attendees. With the increasing adoption of AI in both personal and professional spheres, questions about governance and ethical use are becoming more pressing. Nathan and Scott share their thoughts on the importance of having frameworks in place and starting somewhere rather than striving for perfection.

Next, they delve into their favorite AI use cases of the week, highlighting examples demonstrating AI’s transformative potential across different domains. From AI-generated academic research papers to innovative approaches in nonprofit communications, they explore how AI reshapes workflows and opens up new possibilities. The conversation then turns to recent news stories, including Google’s legal dispute with OpenAI over data scraping and Microsoft’s ambitious plans to build a $100 billion supercomputer. They also discuss the implications of AI usage in Pulitzer Prize submissions, highlighting the increasing integration of AI tools in journalistic practices.





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.