On this episode of The Tatiana Show, we have a talk with Connie Gallippi, the founder and executive director of www.Bitgivefoundation.org. Bitgive is the first bitcoin and blockchain non-profit charity organization.
Connie discusses their flagship project www.GiveTrack.org which allows charities to provide transparency and accountability to their donor via blockchain technology. She also describes some amazing projects the foundation has been involved with such as a girl’s coding school in Afghanistan and providing relief to the Bahamas.
We discuss the process for selecting charities and the possibilities and challenges of cryptocurrency in the non-profit world.
About the Guests:
Connie is the Founder and Executive Director of BitGive, established in 2013, the first government recognized 501(c)(3) Bitcoin nonprofit, focused on bridging the gap between an innovative technology and its practical applications for nonprofits and humanitarian work in the developing world. Miss Gallippi is a well-known industry spokesperson for the social impact of Bitcoin and blockchain and advocating for more diversity and equal opportunity in the digital currency community.
BitGive has built partnerships and raised funds with well-known nonprofits including Save the Children, The Water Project, Medic Mobile, Code to Inspire, and many more. Their flagship project is GiveTrack, leveraging the Bitcoin blockchain for tracking contributions and engaging donors in project results on the ground in real time. GiveTrack features projects all over the world, including Afghanistan, Chile, Venezuela, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Ukraine, and the Bahamas. BitGive has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Glamour, Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, NonProfit Times, Inside Philanthropy, and more.
Previously, Connie worked with environmental organizations in California for over 14 years, specializing in consulting, strategy development, policy and advocacy, funding assistance, and program management. Most notably, her work included the development and implementation of multi-million dollar programs in public funding for the environmental sector. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sierra Business Council and Tahoe Silicon Mountain.
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