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Blockchain for Nonprofits: Fact vs. Fiction

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These slides were part of the presentation by Sheila Warren of the World Economic Forum and Marnie Webb of Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup Global at #18NTC in New Orleans. These include a basic definition of blockchain, some use cases, and a list of resources.

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Blockchain for Nonprofits: Fact vs. Fiction

  1. 1. Blockchain for Nonprofits: Fact vs. Fiction #18NTCblockchain
  2. 2. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved2 @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb HELLO!
  3. 3. Sheila Warren Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology The World Economic Form @sheila_warren Marnie Webb Chief Community Impact Officer,TechSoup CEO, Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup @webb
  4. 4. 4 First, some background…
  5. 5. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved5 @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb What is blockchain?
  6. 6. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved6 @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb
  7. 7. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved7 @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb
  8. 8. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved8 @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb Blockchain enables the decentralization and secure storage and transfer of information and has already proven itself to be a powerful tracking and transaction tool. It can minimize friction, reduce corruption, increase trust and empower users. -Adapted from https://www.weforum.org/center-for-the-fourth-industrial-revolution/areas-of-focus
  9. 9. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved9 @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb What does that mean?
  10. 10. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved10 @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb So, how does it work?
  11. 11. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved11 @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb Distributed Database.
  12. 12. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved12 Distributed Database. Peer-to-Peer Transmission. @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb
  13. 13. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved13 Distributed Database. Peer-to-Peer Transmission. Transparency with Psuedonymity. @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb
  14. 14. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved14 Distributed Database. Peer-to-Peer Transmission. Transparency with Psuedonymity. Irreversibility of Records. @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb
  15. 15. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved15 Distributed Database. Peer-to-Peer Transmission. Transparency with Psuedonymity. Irreversibility of Records. Computational Logic. - Adapted from https://hbr.org/2017/01/the-truth-about-blockchain @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb
  16. 16. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved16 @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb What does this mean to you?
  17. 17. 17 Use Cases That have nothing to do with donations
  18. 18. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved18 1. Make sending and receiving money easier and cheaper.
  19. 19. @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb 19 2. Protect open data.
  20. 20. @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb 20 3. Verify sustainable practices.
  21. 21. @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb 21 4. Track aid shipments.
  22. 22. @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb 22 5. Prove ownership.
  23. 23. Questions?
  24. 24. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved24 @sheila_warren #18NTCblockchain @webb Thank You!
  25. 25. Contact Us! Marnie Webb meet.techsoup.org @webb Sheila Warren https://www.weforum.org/center-for-the- fourth-industrial-revolution @sheila_warren
  26. 26. 26 Resources
  27. 27. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved27 • The Truth About Blockchain by Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani • https://hbr.org/2017/01/the-truth-about-blockchain • Reddit thread on blockchain and nonprofits • https://www.reddit.com/r/nonprofit/comments/7irl64/are_there_any_blockchain_nonprofits/ • Reddit thread on blockchain and NGOs in developing nations • https://www.reddit.com/r/nonprofit/comments/7irl64/are_there_any_blockchain_nonprofits/ • Blockchain for Good by Jayne Cravens • http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/f/16/t/42629.aspx • How Blockchain Could Transform The Way International Aid Is Distributed by Ben Paynter • https://www.fastcompany.com/40457354/how-blockchain-could-transform-the-way-international-aid-is- distributed • Anna Karenina • https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780141199610 • Bitcoin and Blockchain Provides Transparency for Donations • http://blog.techimpact.org/bitcoin-and-blockchain-provides-transparency-for-donations • Blockchain for Development: A Handy Bluffers Guide • https://oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/blockchain-for-development-a-handy-bluffers-guide/ • Blockchain for Development: Hope or Hype • https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/12945/RRB17.pdf?sequence=38 • A Tale of a Social Worker Lost on the Blockchain • http://stuckonsocialwork.com/2018/02/21/a-tale-of-a-social-worker-lost-on-the-blockchain/
  28. 28. 28 Image Credits
  29. 29. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved29 • Slide 18: https://www.flickr.com/photos/blatantworld/4149529614 • Slide 19: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pauldineen/4529216647 • Slide 20: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Logging_(8692551051).jpg • Slide 21: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USAID.jpg • Slide 22: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HM_Land_Registry_name.jpg

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