Episode 6


Episode 6: Revolutionizing Donor Relations in Fundraising Through AI


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In this episode of Fundraising.AI Podcast…

Let us explore the dynamic landscape of donor relations and how AI revolutionizes personalized engagement strategies for nonprofits! 

Discover how AI-driven technologies like text-to-video conversion and generative AI reshape traditional fundraising practices. From creating captivating multimedia content to automating mundane tasks like writing auction item descriptions, Nathan and Scott uncover the myriad ways AI streamlines operations and enhances donor experiences. 

Also, they examine Google’s ongoing efforts to address bias in AI models, shedding light on the recent rebranding of Google’s AI project from “Bard” to “Gemini” to promote transparency and inclusivity. The discussion delves into the implications of Google’s AI mistakes, particularly the controversy surrounding their inaccurate images and news. Through thought-provoking dialogue, Scott and Nathan analyze the impact of these missteps on public perception and trust in AI technologies. 

Moreover, Nathan and Scott unravel the potential of AI to transform donor relations from a labor-intensive process to a seamlessly personalized journey. Also, they point out how nonprofits can leverage AI to forge deeper connections with donors, boost efficiency, and propel their missions forward in this digital age. 




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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.