Episode 18


Episode 18 - Empathy in Action: Crafting Impactful Narratives with Nick Lynch


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Join Nick Lynch, co-founder and CEO of, in this compelling podcast episode as he delves into the power of storytelling, empathy, and partnership in driving social impact.  

Nick is a dynamic innovator, leveraging his expertise in digital marketing to empower brands to navigate the online landscape. Beyond his entrepreneurial pursuits, Nick’s journey as a cancer survivor and Make-A-Wish recipient fuels his dedication to supporting nonprofit causes. Recognizing the digital pivot compelled by the pandemic, Nick’s strategic mindset spurred him to develop  

Drawing from his extensive experience in the nonprofit sector and tech industry, Nick shares invaluable insights on how organizations can leverage these pillars to amplify their mission and connect with their audience. From social media and influencer marketing to the transformative potential of AI and data analytics, Nick offers practical advice and real-world examples that resonate with seasoned professionals and newcomers alike. He discusses the genesis of his book, which serves as a roadmap for organizations seeking to harness the power of narrative to drive change. 

Throughout the conversation, Nick emphasizes the importance of meeting clients where they are and tailoring strategies to their unique needs and goals. He shares personal anecdotes and favorite case studies, including a remarkable partnership with the American Lung Association, showcasing the tangible results of a strategic approach grounded in empathy and collaboration. 




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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.