Episode 8


Episode 8: Unlocking the Potential of AI with Tim Paris


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Join us in this captivating episode as we explore the transformative power of artificial intelligence (AI) with Tim Paris, a visionary in the field. He is the CEO of Dataro, who spearheads a pioneering venture dedicated to advancing the fundraising endeavors of nonprofits. Through the innovative integration of AI-driven donor predictions, real-time dashboards, and analytical software, Dataro empowers nonprofits to enhance their fundraising income with precision and efficiency.  

Starting the conversation, Tim shares his journey from data science to social impact, recounting how he found his calling in using AI to revolutionize nonprofit organizations. Tim discusses the evolving landscape of AI adoption with optimism and pragmatism, drawing parallels between Australia and the US. He emphasizes the importance of mindset and cultural readiness in embarking on AI transformations, shedding light on markers and red flags for nonprofits considering AI integration. 

The conversation takes an exciting turn as Tim, Nathan, and Scott explore various AI tools, from GPT to multifaceted agents, and their potential to democratize access to technology. Tim’s enthusiasm for the creative possibilities of AI shines through as he shares anecdotes of his children using AI to unleash their imagination, from crafting mythical creatures to generating bedtime stories.  

Throughout the episode, Tim reflects on the profound impact of AI on diverse aspects of life, from nonprofit fundraising to everyday parenting. With insights into the intersection of technology and human ingenuity, this episode inspires listeners to embrace the limitless possibilities of AI while navigating its ethical and practical implications. Tune in for an insightful and engaging discussion on harnessing AI for empowerment and creativity. 





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.