You’ve heard the term, but what exactly is cryptocurrency and how and why is it used? Join us in exploring answers to these questions and more, including donation processes, risk management, tax benefits, and the underlying technology needed to accept this new form of currency. You’ll come away understanding how you can start accepting cryptocurrency donations at your nonprofit.
Tickets are pay-what-you-can, valued at $12/person.
Clare Grotting, Advancement Officer, La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Clare has over 12 years of experience in community engagement, management, and development, including major gift fundraising and planned giving. She joined the Institute in early 2020 and works closely with donors to secure philanthropic support for the Institute’s research. Clare recently led the organization’s efforts to accept cryptocurrency donations. Prior to her current role, Clare spent 11 years at KPBS as the community development and engagement manager. She is an active member of the San Diego Planned Giving Partnership, holds an MBA from San Diego State University and a BA from the University of Virginia.
Jeremy Pearl, J.D., LL.M., Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego
Jeremy oversees the Foundation’s finances and operations, investment management, human resources, and information systems. He also works closely with donors and their advisors to support charitable gift planning. Jeremy’s career has focused on tax, estate, and financial planning.
Alex Wilson, Co-Founder, Giving Block
Alex’s background is in management consulting where he worked with Fortune 500 companies to develop strategies around emerging technologies like AI, IoT, blockchain and cryptocurrency. As he went down the cryptocurrency rabbit hole, he began investing in and advising early stage cryptocurrency startups. Now, he’s turned his attention to the nonprofit world where he equips nonprofits to accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency donations.