→ One that brings an entirely new donor set to nonprofits that they've never seen before.
→ One that offers applications that can fundamentally improve the way nonprofits work.
→ One that disrupts the underlying problems nonprofits are treating the symptoms of.
Anne, a global educator, author, speaker, and cryptocurrency expert, recently sat down with Funraise CEO and Co-founder Justin Wheeler, to walk listeners through what blockchain technology is, introduce ways that it can be used for exponentially magnified impact, and highlight the value of long-game vision when pitching a shining blockchain future. She also advises a surprisingly exciting way to dip a toe into cryptocurrency: go online and buy $1 of bitcoin.
Anne doesn't pretend that this precise and delicately complex subject matter is uncomplicated, but she demonstrates that it can be interesting and straightforward and—ultimately—attainable.
Anne Connelly is passionate about harnessing blockchain and decentralized technology to transform the lives of people in developing countries.
Anne is Faculty at Singularity University and SU Canada, teaching global leaders how exponential technologies can solve problems that impact over a billion people. She has been an active part of the global blockchain community since 2012.
She previously worked with Doctors Without Borders Canada in Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and was previously on their board of directors. Merging her two passions, Anne is co-writing a graphic novel about blockchain for east African readers with an artist in Kenya, https://www.trustgraphicnovel.com/, and co-authored Bitcoin and the Future of Fundraising.
Anne has a Bachelor of Life Sciences from Queen’s University, an MBA from McMaster University, and a certificate in Disruptive strategy from Harvard Business School. She was honoured as one of CBC’s 12 Young Leaders Changing Canada and one of the Fifty Most Inspirational Women in Technology in Canada.
As a social entrepreneur, Justin helped start two successful nonprofits, both of which became multi-million dollar organizations. He brings over 10 years of experience from the nonprofit sector and was an early team member of Invisible Children, which raised over $50M in the first 8 years of operation.