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Crypto Donations are Changing Philanthropy: Is Your Organization Ready?

November 3rd, 2022
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Zoom - information to be emailed
All, Consultant, Grantmaker, Grantseeker, Nonprofit, Philanthropic Advisor
Event type:
Joint Program
Member fee:
Base fee:
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Program Description

Cryptocurrency donations—and the number of nonprofits equipped to receive them—are on the rise. Is your organization ready for the future of fundraising?

With hundreds of millions of crypto users worldwide, The Giving Block has enabled more than 1,600 nonprofits to receive over $450 million in donations. All that to say, Crypto Philanthropy is not to be overlooked! It's now the fastest growing revenue channel for nonprofits everywhere, including United Way Worldwide, Save the Children, and the American Cancer Society. From Bitcoin to NFTs, these new currencies are changing the way people give and how nonprofits raise funds.

In this session, Mike McLean, Head of The Giving Block Institutional, will explain the benefits of Crypto Philanthropy and its impact on the nonprofit community. You will walk away with a greater understanding of the new currency landscape and how your nonprofit can get involved, should you so choose. 

Please note that though The Giving Block is a vendor, this program will be informational only. Your contact information will not be shared with the company.

Our Presenter 

Mike McLean, Head of The Giving Block Institutional

Prior to joining The Giving Block, Mike spent seven years as Director of Investment Operations and Program Management at Fidelity Charitable where he managed oversight of private asset contributions, cryptocurrency, alternative investments and trading operations. In 2015, Mike partnered with Fidelity’s Center for Applied Technology to build and launch the first cryptocurrency offering for donor advised funds, which he continued to oversee through 2021. Mike has also held various operations and product roles at Putnam Investments in Boston, MA and Sterling Capital Management in Raleigh, NC.

Registration closes at 2 pm on November 2nd. Please view the Zoom delivery information below.
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Registration & Program Follow-up Materials: Registration for the program will be closed at 2pm EST on the day before the program is scheduled to take place.  If you register after this point, you will be added to the waitlist and will be able to receive the program recording as well as all follow-up materials from the session.  For fee-based Nonprofit Partner programs, you can request these materials for a discounted rate.  Please note that it may take up to a week to prepare and disseminate those materials to all registrants.

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