Session: Bitcoin and the Future of Fundraising


Date: May 04, 2021
Location: Virtual - Zoom


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Session: Bitcoin and the Future of Fundraising

Date:  Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Virtual via Zoom

Participation in this session is approved for 1.0 CE points

About the session:

Bitcoin. You’ve heard of it, you’ve seen it in the news, but what is it? And how can this new technology help with fundraising? In this session, fundraisers and bitcoin experts Jason Shim and Anne Connelly will help you learn about what bitcoin is, how it’s transforming non-profits, and give you a step by step plan to set up a cryptocurrency donation program at your organization and engage donors today!
About the speaker(s):
Anne Connelly is passionate about harnessing blockchain and cryptocurrencies to transform the lives of people around the world. Anne is Faculty at Singularity University, teaching global leaders how exponential technologies can solve problems that impact over a billion people. Anne previously worked with Doctors Without Borders as a field worker in Central Africa, as a fundraiser in their Canadian and Irish offices, and as a member of the board of directors. As the Director of Fundraising at Dignitas International, Anne set up one of the world’s first bitcoin donation programs. In 2015, she was given the AFP New Fundraising Professional Award.

Anne has a Bachelor of Life Sciences from Queen’s University, an MBA from McMaster University, and is certified in Strategic Disruption from Harvard Business School. She was honoured as one of CBC’s 12 Young Leaders Changing Canada and one of the Fifty Most Inspirational Women in Technology in Canada.

How can we harness technology to make a difference in the world? That’s the question Jason Shim loves to explore with organizations. As Director of Digital Strategy and Transformation, Jason has led technology and innovation at Pathways to Education Canada, an organization dedicated to helping youth in low-income communities to graduate from high school and reach their full potential. With experience spanning the nonprofit and academic sectors both as an employee and a consultant, Jason has consistently helped organizations stay ahead of the technology curve. In 2013, he led Pathways to Education Canada to become the first charity to issue tax receipts for Bitcoin donations.

Jason serves as an editor at Ledger, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal at the University of Pittsburgh that publishes full-length original research articles on the subjects of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. In addition, Jason also serves on the board of NTEN, an organization dedicated to helping nonprofits fulfill their missions through the skillful and racially equitable use of technology.

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Price of registration includes the 'Bitcoin and the Future of Fundraising' e-book