“We’re incredibly proud to be partnering with an industry leader in protecting donors and charitable organizations,” said The Giving Block’s co-founder Alex Wilson. “With public trust in the nonprofit sector at historic lows, it’s important now more than ever to make sure that nonprofits have clear guidance from their partners on fundraising wisely and effectively.”
A key pillar of this partnership is an upcoming integration with GiveSafely.io, BBB Wise Giving Alliance’s donation and engagement platform for donors and BBB WGA Accredited Charities. Charities who choose to take advantage of this integration will be able to accept 50+ cryptocurrencies as charitable donations powered by The Giving Block.
On GiveSafely, donors are required to give a name and email address, but they maintain control over whether or not to share the rest of their personal information. Thanks to the platform’s decentralized structure, data and donations go to the intended charities without any contact from GiveSafely. Each additional piece of data shared (phone number, gender, age, etc.) earns the donor an additional GivingPoint which can be redeemed for rewards. Examples of current rewards offered include virtual experiences with charities, NFTs, and a guided tour of a wildlife sanctuary.
This is in close alignment with The Giving Block’s mission to improve the accommodation of donor privacy in the charitable giving space. The Giving Block’s co-founder, Pat Duffy, recently authored a CoinDesk OpEd in which he said, “Though I understand the motivation of nonprofits who mandate donor information, I hope we continue to move toward the normalization of donor privacy. Though data collection is helpful in reducing a charity’s fundraising expenses, nonprofits are creating unnecessary friction by forcing everyone to do so, and boxing out a lot of good human beings who deserve the right to support a great cause without sacrificing their right to privacy.”
Podcast Episode on the Crypto Donation Channel
To talk more about this partnership and the importance of trust in the charitable giving sector, The Giving Block’s Pat Duffy will join Art Taylor, CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, on The Heart of Giving Podcast which will go live on December 21st. Please consider listening in as these champions of philanthropy talk about the future of fundraising, donor motivations, and more! You can find the episode here, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.
About BBB Wise Giving Alliance
BBB Wise Giving Alliance is a standards-based charity evaluator that seeks to verify the trustworthiness of publicly-soliciting charities by completing rigorous evaluations based on the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. These twenty standards address charity governance, results reporting, finances, fundraising, appeal accuracy and other issues. All reports are published on Give.org. Click here to learn more about the charity accreditation process.