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Blockchain – The Future of Philanthropy?

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June 15, 2017 / 2 - 4pm / Sloane Club, Lower Sloane St, Chelsea, London SW1W 8BS

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Until now, Blockchain technology has mostly been seen as the underlying technology that allows digital currencies such as bitcoin to function. But many people still don’t realise that blockchain can be used and applied to other ends including to philanthropy. This could range from accepting donations in bitcoin or other currencies to a more fundamental shift in sending funds via a peer-to-peer network. In future, could ‘smart contracts’ run on the blockchain offer new ways for charities to raise money and even manage their projects more effectively? Can blockchain’s application to philanthropic causes restore public trust and scepticism over charitable ethics by increasing transparency? Could this new technology even allow for donations of intangible assets such as intellectual property as well as simply money?

Are you interested in finding out how UK charities and philanthropists can put this cutting-edge technology into effect to make the maximum impact for their giving or their charitable campaigns as well as understanding some of the possible pitfalls and risks? Please join Apple Fundraising and Unblocked Events for a special event to discuss this exciting new trend in philanthropic giving.

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Agenda

Welcome and Opening Remarks

2.00 - 2.10pm

The event will be opened and introduced by charitable fundraising expert Nicole Gray Conchar, CEO and Founder of Apple Fundraising.

Introduction to Blockchain & Philanthropy

2.10 - 2.30pm

Helen Disney, CEO & Founder of Unblocked, will give a presentation outlining what Blockchain technology is, explaining why and how it relates to philanthropic giving and asking what are some of the opportunities and challenges it presents for the third sector.

Case Study 1: Disberse

2.30 - 3.00pm

Ben Joakim, CEO and Co-Founder of Disberse, will explain what Disberse does and why it presents a step change in the way we organise charitable giving. Disberse is a fund management platform built on blockchain technology that drives the transparent, efficient and effective flow and delivery of development and humanitarian aid.

Case Study 2: Alice

3.00-3.30pm

Raphaël Mazet, CEO of Alice, will explain why the powerful combination of blockchain, crowdfunding, smart contracts and payment by results has the power to reinvigorate charitable giving. What if you could track exactly what impact your charitable donation makes? And what if you got your money back if you don’t see results? New philanthropic platforms built on blockchain are promising a more accountable way of building charitable endeavours.

Audience Q&A and discussion

3.30 - 4.00pm

The event will close with an opportunity for audience questions and an open roundtable discussion, followed by drinks and networking. Please stay with us and continue the conversations after the end of the formal discussion.

Speakers

    Helen Disney

    Helen Disney is the CEO and Founder of Unblocked and a Founding Partner of Dots Ventures. She is also a founding board member of the British Blockchain and Frontier Technologies Association (BBFTA).

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    Nicole Gray Conchar

    Nicole Gray Conchar is the Founder and CEO of Apple Fundraising Consultants.

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    Ben Joakim

    Ben Joakim is the CEO and Co-Founder of Disberse, a fund management platform built on blockchain technology.

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    Raphaël Mazet

    Raphaël Mazet is the co-founder of Alice, a blockchain-enabled donation platform.

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