AI Published Date, 2023

Maximizing Fundraising Potential: Unlocking the Power of AI Tools | Orr Group LEARNS

In today's tech-driven world, artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed the way industries operate, including nonprofit organizations. AI tools have proven to be significant game-changers, enhancing efficiency, creativity, and personalization in donor engagement, as well as streamlining internal and time-consuming functions like communications and human resources.

Orr Group LEARNS is our new educational series dedicated to exploring innovative tools and resources that drive philanthropy forward. In this first session, Orr Group's President and Partner, CJ Orr, dives into the world of AI tools, including Chat GPT, Beautiful.AI, and Mid Journey. Through real-time demonstrations, CJ guides participants on how to effectively leverage each tool for fundraising, while also highlighting their associated benefits and challenges.

Whether you're a novice embarking on your AI journey or an experienced professional seeking to diversify your fundraising toolbox, this webinar offers actionable takeaways and practical tactics for nonprofit professionals at all levels. Discover how to harness the power of AI in a safe and effective manner, equipping yourself with the knowledge to navigate this transformative technology with confidence.


  • Understanding how to correctly and efficiently use AI tools such as Chat GPT, Beautiful.AI, Mid Journey, and more in fundraising operations.
  • The advantages, limitations, and precautions that come with using AI tools in fundraising.
  • Insights on incorporating AI tools into your overall fundraising strategy and day-to-day tasks.


Having served as a trusted partner to clients for over 10 years, CJ Orr has broad experience in fundraising and development, executive leadership, strategic planning, campaigns, and event management. He has launched funds, designed and led strategic initiatives, and driven fundraising for large galas and campaigns ranging from $10M to $1B+ in revenue. As an expert project and relationship manager, he executes on the development of strategies and tactics to drive effective fundraising plans that meet or exceed targets.

Internally, CJ is responsible for setting and driving achievement of Orr Group’s financial targets and overseeing efficient operations within the firm. Additionally, CJ supports the efforts of Orr Group’s Growth team to identify and cultivate new business opportunities and build relationships with nonprofit partners, ensuring that the services offered are best aligned with our partners’ needs. 

CJ’s background in finance provides him with a strong foundation in analytics, metrics and ROI. Prior to working at Orr Group, CJ worked in Institutional Fixed Income Trading at Alliance Bernstein, where he was responsible for funds trading, account management, and reviewing analytical research. He also spent several years in municipal bonds sales and trading at Oppenheimer & Co.

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