About The Giving Block

The Giving Block makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency fundraising easy for nonprofits. Empowering mission-driven organizations, charities, universities, and faith-based organizations of all sizes to leverage crypto technology to achieve their mission.

Our Story

The Giving Block was founded in 2018, when our co-founders saw new fundraising opportunities emerging from the cryptocurrency landscape.

With the cryptocurrency bull market of 2017-2018, millions of people around the world made a fortune investing in and trading cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether.

But while hundreds of millions of dollars in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies flowed to charitable causes, few nonprofits were actually equipped to accept those donations. And among investors, it wasn’t yet common knowledge that they had (and still have) a huge tax incentive to donate cryptocurrencies directly to nonprofits.

In short, nonprofits and cryptocurrency donors needed something that didn’t exist: a way to find each other easily so they could change the world together.

With backgrounds in financial management, cryptocurrency, and nonprofit fundraising and operations, co-founders Alex Wilson and Pat Duffy set out to create a platform to help nonprofits to accept crypto donations and allow donors to quickly identify crypto-ready charities.

The Giving Block has become the go-to solution for nonprofits seeking cryptocurrency donations because we:

  • Power a best-in-class donation platform for nonprofits to accept cryptocurrency
  • Build community to raise awareness of crypto’s potential to fuel social good causes
  • Create viral campaigns that empower nonprofits to connect with this new pool of donors

In just a few years, The Giving Block has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, donors have thousands of nonprofit organizations to choose from, and it’s easier than ever to begin accepting cryptocurrency donations.

About the Founders

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Alex Wilson

Co-Founder
Pat Duffy Co-Founder | The Giving Block

Pat Duffy

Co-Founder

The Giving Block Team

Michael Early - Michael Earley Head of Research & Nonprofit Outreach - The Giving Block

Michael Earley

Head of Research
Ben Pousty

Ben Pousty

Chief Operating Officer
Mike McLean | The Giving Block

Mike McLean

Head of The Giving Block Institutional
Michael Wood

Michael Wood

Director of Sales
Luis Cisneros - Marketing Manager - The Giving Block

Luis Cisneros

Marketing Director
Erin O’Donnel

Erin O’Donnell

Creative Director
Emily Fascilla

Emily Fascilla

Director of Client Success
Adonis Demetriou

Adonis Demetriou

Director of Client Onboarding
Amy Bronston

Amy Bronston

Director of Partnerships
Vitaliy Tratsevskiy - Technical Project Lead - The Giving Block

Vitaly Tratsevskiy

Director of Engineering
Ben Wilson, CPA - Nonprofit Crypto Tax & Accounting - The Giving Block

Ben Wilson, CPA

Accounting & Finance Manager
Killian Raynor | The Giving Block

Killian Raynor

Product Manager
Shelby Tanner

Shelby Tanner

Executive Assistant
Duke Kim | The Giving Block

Duke Kim

Director Of Institutional Client Solutions
Teddy Heil

Teddy Heil

Sales Operations Analyst
Ryan Fox | The Giving Block

Ryan Fox

Account Executive
Wyatt Hill

Wyatt Hill

Sales Manager
Katie Irving - Account Executive - The Giving Block

Katie Irving

Senior Account Executive
Nick Mikhalevsky - Account Executive - The Giving Block

Nick Mikhalevsky

Senior Account Executive
Ethan Bell | The Giving Block

Ethan Bell

Sales Development Representative
Sam Leunig | The Giving Block

Sam Leunig

Sales Development Representative
Zach Tucker | The Giving Block

Zach Tucker

Account Executive
Amanda D'Annucci-Kean | The Giving Block

Amanda D’Annucci-Kean

Account Executive
Aaron Leifer | The Giving Block

Aaron Leifer

Nonprofit Growth Advisor
Rob Ford | The Giving Block

Rob Ford

Account Executive
Jen Gornstein | The Giving Block

Jen Gornstein

Account Executive
Ashtin Eskew | The Giving Block

Ashtin Eskew

Account Executive
Andrew Wilcox

Andrew Wilcox

Account Executive
Carly Evans

Carly Evans

Account Executive
Karl Simpson

Karl Simpson

Account Executive
Morgan Carroll

Morgan Carroll

Senior Marketing Manager
Mariah Terry

Mariah Terry

PR Manager
Zoe Nawar

Zoe Nawar

Digital Communications Manager
Sam Kahler

Sam Kahler

Content Manager
Ilya Rubinchik | The Giving Block

Ilya Rubinchik

Senior DevOps Engineer
Casey Kreher | The Giving Block

Casey Kreher

People Manager
Safiya White | The Giving Block

Safiya White

Onboarding Associate
Katie Rosshirt | The Giving Block

Katie Rosshirt

Marketing Coordinator
Kaitlin Brennan | The Giving Block

Kaitlin Brennan

Senior Copywriter
Lindsay Wysocki | The Giving Block

Lindsay Wysocki

Senior Project Manager
Brandy Wilson | The Giving Block

Brandy Wilson

Email Marketing Manager
Michael Elliott

Michael Elliott

Project Marketing Manager
Laura Myers

Laura Myers

Content Associate
Allison Birkhead

Allison Birkhead

Marketing Coordinator
Jaime Sosa

Jaime Sosa

Multimedia Designer
Celeo Ramos

Celeo Ramos

Graphic Designer
Christopher Corrales

Christopher Corrales

Full Stack Developer
Dan Coleman

Dan Coleman

Senior Client Success Manager
Rachelle Cockrel | The Giving Block

Rachelle Cockrel

Crypto Fundraising Strategist
Kelli Schneider | The Giving Block

Kelli Schneider

Crypto Partnerships Associate
Lindsay Tipping | The Giving Block

Lindsay Tipping

Crypto Fundraising Strategist
Jasmine Bass | The Giving Block

Jasmine Bass

Crypto Fundraising Strategist
Antonicia Bishop | The Giving Block

Antonicia Bishop

Client Success Support Manager
Gaby Zunde | The Giving Block

Gaby Zunde

Crypto Fundraising Strategist
Bailey Huston | The Giving Block

Bailey Huston

Nonprofit Channel Partnerships Associate
David Johnson | The Giving Block

David Johnson

General Counsel & Strategic Advisor
Alexandra Keenan | The Giving Block

Alexandra Keenan

Senior Project Manager
Kira Hale | The Giving Block

Kira Hale

Client Success Support Associate
Austin Sgro | The Giving Block

Austin Sgro

Client Success Support Associate
Ryan Crawford

Ryan Crawford

Crypto Fundraising Strategist
Megan Schultz

Megan Schultz

Client Success Operations Associate
Scott Remington

Scott Remington

Crypto Fundraising Strategist
Reginald Trimiew, Jr.

Reginald Trimiew, Jr.

Senior Client Onboarding Associate
Pietro Moran | The Giving Block

Pietro Moran

Director Of Crypto Partnerships
Andrey Kondaurov - Senior Front-end Developer - The Giving Block

Andrey Kondaurov

Front-End Lead
Aleksei Kulikov - Lead Back-end Developer - The Giving Block

Aleksei Kulikov

Back-End Lead
Pavel Trukhanovich | The Giving Block

Pavel Trukhanovich

Senior QA Automation
Michał Wróbel | The Giving Block

Michał Wróbel

Senior Front-End Developer
Sergii Zinkevych

Sergii Zinkevych

Senior Back-End Developer
Bulat Nabiullin

Bulat Nabiullin

Senior Back End Developer
Martin Kamenov

Martin Kamenov

Senior Front-End
Tatiana Eliseeva | The Giving Block

Tatiana Eliseeva

Senior Technical Project Manager

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About The Giving Block

The Giving Block makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency fundraising easy for nonprofits. Empowering mission-driven organizations, charities, universities, and faith-based organizations of all sizes to leverage crypto technology to achieve their mission. Discover why cryptocurrency is the fastest growing donation method for Millennial and Gen-Z donors, at TheGivingBlock.com.