Webinar: Bitcoin for Nonprofits: A Fundraising Digital Disruptor

Bitcoin is a digital peer-to-peer currency that has been gaining momentum globally. In 2013, Bitcoin had 3.4 million online mentions and many companies, as well as nonprofits, have begun experimenting with emerging digital currencies. Nonprofit Bitcoin experts, David J. Neff and Jason Shim, will help you understand how the digital currency can benefit your nonprofit.

David J. Neff helped PricewaterhouseCoopers (pwc) with an online consumer survey to gather awareness, attitudes, and behaviors about Bitcoin, and he will share some of the findings. What should nonprofit tech, web, digital, and executives know about Bitcoin and its potential impact? What are the risks and benefits? PwC’s point of view is that Bitcoin can be part of an innovative strategy for products, services, and payment systems.

Jason Shim led the Bitcoin implementation for Pathways to Education Canada in 2013, and has advised numerous other nonprofit organizations on how to integrate digital currency as a donation channel. Jason will explain the process of how Pathways integrated Bitcoin and will discuss common challenges around executive buy-in, legal and financial compliance, donation tracking, and security. In this webinar, you will also learn about a funding opportunity that will donate $1,000 USD to your nonprofit if you implement Bitcoin as a donation channel.

Key takeaways: 

  • A basic understanding of how Bitcoin and other digital currencies work
  • An understanding of the potential impact of Bitcoin and other digital currencies
  • How your nonprofit can prepare for Bitcoin
  • Learn about a funding opportunity that will donate $1000 USD to your nonprofit if you implement Bitcoin as a donation channel

Who should attend:

This webinar is geared toward nonprofit staff members that work in finance, operations, and fundraising. This webinar is ideal for those that run payment and database systems, as well as payment integrations. It is also a good fit for nonprofit folks who work on digital strategy, and online fundraising.


Speaker: David Neff
David J. Neff has been doing things that have never been done in digital strategy for the last 13 years. In 2011, he wrote his first management book “The Future of Nonprofits: How to Thrive and Innovate in the Digital Age” which was published by Wiley. He is the current past president of the Social Media Club Austin and is now a senior management consultant working for Fortune 500 brands for PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He is also the founder of Lights. Camera. Help. A nonprofit that helps other causes tell their mission through video. He is currently the VP of the Board of Directors. He also serves on the advisory boards for GivingCity Austin and Greater Good Labs. In his recent past, he has executed strategic marketing plans for Best Friends Animal Society, Emory University, PBS, SAP, Jack in the Box, Starbucks, Dell, The Center for Disease Control, VivoGig, AuntBertha, KLRU-TV and KCPT-TV. His latest work also includes the Best Friends' InvisibleDogs.org campaign and launching his second mobile app project, My Dog ID. Follow him on Twitter @davieam.
Speaker: Jason Shim
Jason Shim is the Digital Media Manager at Pathways to Education Canada in Toronto. Before joining Pathways to Education, Jason's experience included working as a frontline youth worker as well as supporting online communities for a research think tank. You can find Jason on Twitter at @jasonshim.