Episode 2



Episode 2: AI & Philanthropy: Shaping the Future of Fundraising


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In this episode of Fundraising.AI Podcast…

Welcome to today’s episode, where we delve into the intricate relationship between technology, responsibility, and philanthropy, shedding light on how Fundraising.AI is reshaping the fundraising landscape amidst rapid technological advancements. Join hosts Nathan and Scott as they navigate through a thought-provoking discussion, exploring the omnipresence of Responsible and Beneficial AI and the ongoing efforts required to uphold its principles.

Drawing from their recent experiences at the Microsoft Nonprofit Global Leaders Summit and a strategic planning session on fundraising.AI, Nathan and Scott provide a comprehensive recap, highlighting the pivotal role of Responsible and Beneficial AI and the ongoing work required in this realm. The conversation takes an intriguing turn as they delve into recent developments, including the EU’s proposed AI safety guidelines and Eric Schmidt’s contemplations on the evolving role of philanthropy amidst AI’s transformative impact on society and employment.

Also, referencing the IMF’s report on the projected ramifications of AI on employment and societal equity, Nathan and Scott underscore the urgency of navigating these advancements with careful consideration and foresight. As they explore cutting-edge browser technology and reflect on the dual nature of AI’s potential, the hosts emphasize the importance of staying informed and discerning in an ever-evolving technological landscape.

Throughout the conversation, Nathan and Scott provide listeners with valuable and actionable perspectives to navigate the complexities of applied AI in fundraising and beyond. Moreover, their unique insights and engaging banter offer a deeper understanding of how Responsible and Beneficial AI is shaping the future of fundraising in an era of unprecedented technological progress.




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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.