By Kevin Leahy • December 28, 2018

Gravyty's Greatest Hits of 2018

2018, what a year! Gravyty is so excited for what's on the horizon in 2019 and incredibly proud of our successes in 2018.

Those who know us may have noticed that we've been sharing our version of 2018's "Greatest Hits" recently. After combing through our collection carefully, we've compiled this roundup of the best from the year gone by, in no particular order. 


Gravyty CEO Rings Nasdaq Opening Bell on #GivingTuesday

Gravyty CEO, Adam Martel and Director of Customer Success, Lisa Alvezi, rang the Nasdaq 'opening bell' today to raise the call for #GivingTuesday. As an organization created to help others develop a culture of giving, and the first AI company devoted to Social Good, we were honored to open the day's trading on #GivingTuesday.

Gravyty Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell

Gravyty Announces the first Artificial Intelligence in Advancement Advisory Council (AAAC) and Introduces Inaugural Members

“Artificial Intelligence has proven to be the catalyst that changes the way people work, across all industries,” says Adam Martel, CEO at Gravyty. “With the launch of this first-of-its-kind council, I’m excited and grateful to have the opportunity to partner with these amazing and inspiring leaders to define how artificial intelligence will impact the future of advancement for nonprofit organizations. This council will be at the center of major progress in applying AI in advancement and, ultimately, this core will change the world by accelerating the impact that nonprofit organizations have on the world at large.”

Gravyty Featured as AI that "Helps Fundraising Focus on What Matters" in the Chronicle of Philanthropy Article

We were honored to be featured in an article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy that described on Gravyty's First Draft solution as AI technology that "helps fundraising focus on what matters" for donor cultivation.

Gravyty Featured in Inc.

Gravyty, and our CEO, Adam Martel, are featured in Inc., the publication famous for covering America's most extraordinary people and the world's most dynamic businesses. In his article, “This Startup Is Using AI to Help Nonprofits Raise More Money,” columnist Glenn Leibowitz explains how nonprofit fundraisers are hampered by spreadsheets and CRM systems they’re dependent on, when what they really need is a system of action – that recommends potential donors to reach out to and personalized outreach, at scale.

Gravyty Featured in Inc.

Introducing Gravyty Connect - An AI Solution to Empower Leadership to Strategically Support Fundraising Efforts

Gravyty Connect is the newest solution within Gravyty’s AI-suite of fundraising tools. Gravyty Connect allows leaders who aren’t in traditional fundraising roles, such as deans, board members, pastors, department heads, program managers, athletic directors, provosts, and more to seamlessly contribute to an organization’s overall fundraising efforts.

Gravyty Connect

Gravyty Stewardship, The First AI Solution for Giving Thanks and Cultivating Donors

Fundraisers spend an inordinate amount of time cultivating and soliciting gifts, but hectic schedules don't leave time to thank top and mid-level donors in a meaningful and personalized way. Saying thank you should never be a secondary task. That's why we launched Gravyty Stewardship, to proactively give thanks and cultivate donors for future giving.

Gravyty and iWave Announce First-of-its-Kind Strategic Partnership in Fundraising Industry

Gravyty and iWave have entered a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership that will involve a roadmap of joint solutions combining Gravyty’s AI-enabled suite of tools and iWave’s comprehensive wealth and philanthropic data. Together these solutions will provide frontline fundraisers and researchers the tools to manage relationships with the most important donors at the most opportune times and streamline personalized, donor-centric fundraising, at scale.

In the Studio: Vala Afshar, Chief Digital Evangelist at Salesforce

We were lucky to host Vala Afshar, Chief Digital Evangelist at Salesforce, when he visited our office earlier this year to talk about artificial intelligence, social media, SaaS technology, and building products people love. Vala is a widely respected thought leader and influencer in the digital technology space, co-host of DisrupTV, and an avid storyteller.

We took a minute to reflect on the journey Vala has undertaken throughout his career and his thoughts on our opportunities at Gravyty.

Vala Afshar Visits Gravyty

Taking Charge and Embracing Change: How the University of Delaware will Implement Artificial Intelligence to Drive Increased Activity for Frontline Fundraisers

CEO of Gravyty Adam Martel and VP of Development at University of Delaware Jim Dicker, discuss challenges faced by frontline fundraisers and how Gravyty's products will help drive success.

Westmont College: Higher Education Fundraising with Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Reed Sheard, VP for College Advancement and CIO of Westmont College writes about the perfect storm of challenges that led to committing to an experiment with AI and using Gravyty to drive engagement with prospective donors in a $250 million campaign.

How to Rally Your Organization's Stakeholders Around AI

In a second post by Dr. Reed Sheard, the VP of College Advancement and CIO of Westmont College explains his process for adopting disruptive technology and rallying stakeholders to ensure the success of AI projects.

Gravyty & Westmont College

Go Boldly: How the University at Buffalo and Gravyty Partnership Seeks to Accelerate Fundraising with Artificial Intelligence

Rod Grabowski, University at Buffalo Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement took to the Gravyty blog to explain how our AI solutions gave him the tools he needed to turn a system of record into a system of action for Advancement.

Gravyty Webinar Series: Stewardship with Karin George of Washburn & McGoldrick

Believe it or not – stewardship is something that even the most sophisticated advancement offices often struggles with. The Gravyty Webinar Series continued with an important conversation about stewardship with Karin George, principal and co-owner of the renowned consulting firm, Washburn & McGoldrick.

Gravyty Wins Ellucian "Rising Star" Award

Gravyty was proud to accent Ellucian's "Rising Star" award at its annual Partner Forum in Denver, Colorado. Gravyty won the award for being the first to bring AI solutions to Higher Education fundraising and designing its technology in a way that empowers frontline fundraisers to build more relationships with donors. On hand to accept the award was Lindsey Athanasiou, VP Higher Education, Gravyty.

Gravyty Wins Ellucian Rising Star Award

Gravyty Announces Partnership with Salesforce to Bring Innovative AI Solutions to the Salesforce Nonprofit Fundraising Community

Earlier this year, Gravyty announced the launch of the full Gravyty suite of tools on the Salesforce AppExchange via the Gravyty Connector, empowering businesses to connect with their customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways. Gravyty also announced that it joined the Salesforce ISV partner program, which means customers can feed up to 30 data points into Gravyty from the Salesforce connector in near real-time for immediate action.

4 Things To Know About Gravyty’s Implementation Process

At Gravyty, we believe that you shouldn’t have to learn your software, but rather your software should learn you. Similarly, we also believe that implementing technology should be a seamless, straightforward and simple experience for you, the customer. Here are four ways we break the mold of on-boarding.



Here's to even more "hits" in 2019! To learn more about AI and tools that support the development of a culture of philanthropy in ways never before thought possible, contact our team.