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Quantifying Connection: The 5 Evolutions of AI in Philanthropy

This presentation will discuss the changing definition of generosity, shedding light on the unprecedented competition for connection facing modern nonprofit organizations.  To this end, nonprofits must develop a renewed appreciation for connection and learn to leverage technology, such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, once only used by for-profit organizations.  Using current data and analysis, attendees will learn the importance of measuring and prioritizing connection as well as how AI methods have evolved to help them to work smarter, not harder to overcome the competition for connection.


Scott Rosenkrans, AVP at DonorSearch AI

As a highly accomplished fundraising AI strategist, Scott brings a wealth of expertise in leveraging Artificial Intelligence and big data to drive impactful insights for nonprofits. With a successful track record of leading data science teams, he has played a pivotal role in helping organizations harness the power of AI for actionable results.

Throughout his career, Scott has demonstrated analytical prowess and forward-thinking strategies, advising both nonprofits and for-profit entities on establishing and implementing data-driven projects. His innovative approach and dedication to finding creative solutions have consistently overcome the everyday challenges faced by organizations, optimizing operations and driving meaningful outcomes through comprehensive AI-driven strategies.

In addition to his expertise, Scott is highly skilled in effectively communicating technical concepts to audiences with varying levels of technical understanding. This ability has allowed him to foster strong connections between technical and non-technical stakeholders, bridging the gap and ensuring successful project implementation.

Scott's commitment to ethical practices and making a difference through AI has earned him recognition, Including being honored by Fast Company through their prestigious World Changing Ideas awards. With a unique blend of academic knowledge, holding a Master's Degree in Psychology from Loyola University, and extensive practical experience as a founding member of Fundraising.AI, Scott brings valuable expertise to both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors in harnessing the potential of AI and big data.


Parking will be provided in Circle Park and in the S30 lot. This is next to the building for the College of Communication & Information.

Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Communications Building, Room 321
1345 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN

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