Feb 22

Exploring The Benefits Of Crypto-Philanthropy With Josh Hirsch Of The Giving Block

Talking Shizzle
Talking Shizzle
Exploring The Benefits Of Crypto-Philanthropy With Josh Hirsch Of The Giving Block

Show Notes

Today’s Shizzle is all about Josh Hirsch, and he is a great friend of The Talking Shizzle Team. We start by discussing Josh’s current work in cryptocurrency, philanthropy, and his work with The Giving Block. Josh explains that cryptocurrency is becoming increasingly popular, yet many still do not understand it. And while we totally agree; cryptocurrency isn’t very new, but new in some ways you can put it to use for good. During the talk, we aim to identify some of these areas of the crypto landscape by asking Josh to “explain cryptocurrency like we are five” as well as #ELI5, and the amazing work being done at The Giving Block.

A little background on Josh though; he is a nonprofit lifer who has been in the fundraising space for over 15 years. He got his start working in a community center, then moved on to a small nonprofit as the Director of Development and Training. He then worked at a children’s services council and a charter school for students with autism. He also worked in philanthropy for a private school for gifted students and then went to work for a nonprofit management association as their Director of Marketing and Membership. Most recently, he worked at Susan G. Komen as a conduit to care, providing resources to local hospitals and imaging centers. Then, due to the pandemic, she was promoted to Social Content Marketing Manager for Susan G. Komen, taking on channel leads for Twitter and LinkedIn. He believes that no matter what your passion is, there is a cause for you to support.

Josh was one of the early experts in using Facebook for fundraising. In June 2021, an article about using cryptocurrency for social good surfaced, which inspired Josh to learn more about the subject. After six months of research, he discovered the benefits of using cryptocurrency for nonprofits, such as donor demographics, benefits to nonprofits, NFT projects, and the various vendors available. He also found that most of their donor base was not interested in donating cryptocurrency. Despite this, they were able to get on board with accepting cryptocurrency and started having conversations with donors about it. We discuss this plus so much more, like:

  • Exploring Cryptocurrency Philanthropy and the Giving Block
  • Breaking Down Nonprofit Fundraising
  • The Advantages of Cryptocurrency Donations for Nonprofits
  • End-of-Year Giving with Giving Block
  • Exploring Modern Philanthropy: A Discussion on Crypto Currency, Blockchain, and NFTs
  • Basics of Non-Fungible Tokens
  • The World of Philanthropic NFTs & The Metaverse

If you would like to find out more about donations and fundraising with help from The Giving Block, check out their web site here:

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