Episode 19


Episode 19 - Unlock The Full Potential of AI Tools To Elevate Your Fundraising Efforts!


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Throughout today’s discussion, Nathan and Scott provide valuable insights into how AI revolutionizes fundraisers, from discussing the latest reports from Microsoft and OpenAI to exploring the functionalities of ChatGPT, Perplexity, and other cutting-edge AI models.

The conversation covers a wide range of topics, including the advantages of using different AI models such as ChatGPT, Perplexity, and Claude Opus, as well as the exciting new features of Adobe Firefly and DALL·E’s image editing capabilities. They share their experiences with these tools and highlight their strengths and limitations, offering listeners a comprehensive understanding of how AI can enhance their fundraising efforts.

Nathan and Scott also touch on the importance of responsible AI usage and the need for organizations to adapt to the rapidly changing technological landscape. They discuss the implications of AI in recruitment, retention, and professional development, emphasizing the role of leaders in driving AI transformation within their organizations. Moreover, Nathan and Scott tease an upcoming “Fundraising in a Box Challenge,” where they plan to showcase rapid-fire examples of AI applications tailored to different job functions in fundraising and nonprofit work.




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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.