Fundraising,Strategy Published Date, 2022

Crypto Philanthropy For Nonprofits And Donors | Orr Group TALKS

Cryptocurrency is changing the fundraising landscape, and with so much new wealth creation, nonprofit organizations should be paying attention. Today, crypto users are the fastest growing donor demographic, giving an average amount of $10,500 per donation – nearly 10 times larger than the average donation made in cash.

To explore the growth of cryptocurrency and its impact on philanthropy further, we are joined by Pat Duffy, Co-Founder of The Giving Block and Amanda Nelson, Vice President of Orr Group to discuss the emerging opportunities. If your nonprofit isn’t already accepting cryptocurrency, listen to learn more about the benefits, risks, and considerations for integrating cryptocurrency as a giving option. For donors considering making a gift of cryptocurrency, listen to hear about the tax benefits and growing community of crypto philanthropists.


  • Understanding cryptocurrency as a growing asset class and its impact on the philanthropic sector
  • How to accept crypto donations and the upside to accepting these types of donations
  • The tax benefits associated with crypto giving
  • The future of cryptocurrency and fundraising


  • Nonprofit executives and senior staff
  • Current nonprofit board members
  • Anyone who works for a nonprofit organization that is currently accepting cryptocurrency donations
  • Anyone who works for a nonprofit organization that is thinking about accepting cryptocurrency donations
  • Cryptocurrency hodlers considering expanding their philanthropy strategies

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Pat Duffy, Co-Founder, The Giving Block

Pat created The Giving Block with Co-Founder Alex Wilson in 2018, developing the leading solutions that charities, universities, and other nonprofits use to fundraise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. They quickly established themselves as the leading crypto fundraising experts through the explosive growth of their programs at Save the Children and United Way Worldwide. Over the last four years, The Giving Block has turned cryptocurrency into the fastest growing donation method, founding the industry’s giving pledge, giving days, and crowdfunding platform. Today, Pat, Alex, and their team are honored to be building Crypto-Philanthropy programs for hundreds of nonprofits raising millions every month.

Amanda Nelson, Vice President, Orr Group

As a Vice President, Amanda brings with her 15 years of professional fundraising and strategy experience. Amanda most recently served as the Associate Dean of External Affairs at The Columbia University School of Professional Studies. In this role, she oversaw alumni engagement, development, board relations, public relations, and communications. As a member of the Executive Committee, she advised the Dean and organizational leaders on strategic outreach, business development, and management decisions. Amanda was with Columbia for five years during tremendous organizational growth. She built and launched the School’s fundraising platform, strategic initiatives, engagement events, board governance and recruitment, industry and University-wide partnerships, in addition to hiring and leading the External Affairs and Dean’s Office teams.

Amanda was the inaugural Director of Investor Relations at TCP Venture Capital, an early-stage technology social impact fund. Prior to this role, she led Board Relations at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania and started her career at Orr Group, where she discovered her passion for the nonprofit sector.

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