32. The Case for Crypto: What We Can Learn from Challenging Times

Alex Wilson of The Giving Block


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About this episode

Happy 2023 and welcome back to The Intentional Fundraiser Podcast! Today we’re talking with Alex Wilson, Co-Founder of The Giving Block about The Case for Crypto: What we can learn from challenging times.

The Giving Block is the leading Crypto Philanthropy platform that connects nonprofits with crypto donors. Alex oversees The Giving Block’s growth in several areas, including: 

  • technological innovation
  • crypto and financial partnerships 
  • and institutional giving

I have to give a shout out to Alex and entire team at The Giving Block. They committed in a big way to our Transform23 Virtual Fundraising Summit as our top sponsor. 

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Alex’s background is in management consulting, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies to develop strategies for emerging technologies like AI, IoT, blockchain, and cryptocurrency. 

As he went down the cryptocurrency rabbit hole, he and his Co-Founder, Pat Duffy, discovered a need for nonprofits to tap into the growing crypto donor demographic.

Alex graduated from Wake Forest University School of Business, with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Enterprise Management and a concentration in International Business.

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Our guest

Alex WilsonCo-Founder of The Giving Block


"There are already thousands of nonprofits accepting crypto successfully and using it to grow their revenue and diversify their donor base. So, the longer you wait, the harder it is for you to carve out what I keep calling market share, with this donor community because it really is a new donor demographic."

-Alex Wilson, Co-Founder of The Giving Block


Resources mentioned in this episode 

Bitcoin Billionaire by Ben Mezrich

Bitcoin and the Future of Fundraising by Anne Connelly & Jason Shim

Consensus Conference 2023 – April 26-28 Austin Texas

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