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501(c) Success: Overcoming the Competition for Connection through Radical Connection

April 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am CDT


As charitable giving trends hit unprecedented lows and forecasts suggest a potential decline to single-digit participation rates within decades, the imperative for nonprofits to forge meaningful connections has never been more critical. This presentation illuminates the evolving landscape of generosity, highlighting the fierce competition for connection confronting contemporary nonprofit entities.

To address this challenge, nonprofits must adopt a fresh perspective on connection and embrace technology once exclusive to for-profit enterprises. Through an exploration of current data and insightful analysis, attendees will gain invaluable insights into the significance of measuring and prioritizing connection, alongside identifying the technological tools that can streamline efforts to overcome this competition.

With fewer American households contributing to charitable causes annually, amidst escalating demands for philanthropic support, nonprofits are compelled to operate with unprecedented efficiency to survive, let alone flourish. Join Nathan Chappell, a leading authority at the nexus of Artificial Intelligence and generosity, as he shares strategies for nonprofits to harness the potential of big data and deep learning. Discover how personalized prospecting efforts can redefine connection and position your organization to triumph in the competition for heartfelt engagement.

501(c) Success National Speaker Series brings prominent thought leaders to Kansas City to discuss latest sector research and trends. Over the course of the year, four nationally recognized experts address cutting-edge issues, explore best practices and provide critical insights for increased positive social impact. This is an outstanding opportunity for the Kansas City community to meet and engage with exceptional nonprofit leaders right here in our own backyard.

Dennis Williams, 501c Speaker

Nathan Chappell 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.


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Truman Forum Auditorium
Kansas City Public Library, 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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