WHY ON EARTH DO YOU THINK READERS *IN TECH/MEDIA* WOULD BE INTERESTED IN YOUR STORY?

The charity sector has for some time been facing considerable challenges, in particular engaging with Millennials who are less likely to donate compared to older people and large corporations - yet more willing to be engaged to give. Blockchain technology use provides a portal to connect with younger, more tech savvy people who are looking to donate, it also addresses concerns about personal data being handed over and used without their permission.  

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE NEWS *RIGHT NOW* THAT MAKES YOU RELEVANT *RIGHT NOW*?

Prior to Cambridge Analytica there was a growing awareness and concern that data was being handed over to authorities without any accountability as to how it was used or sold on. GiveSafely.io stores personal data and information on the blockchain and if people choose to share their personal data they can be rewarded with GivingPoints. GiveSafely.io does not come into contact with any donor data - or the donations themselves.

WHAT IS THE BIG PICTURE HERE? WHAT IS THE STORY?

GiveSafely.io is addressing the genuine concerns people have regarding trust with online donations and interactions. Privacy is a human right and people’s data is their personal property, who they chose to share it with is for them to decide and GiveSafely.io empowers them in this area

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM YOU ARE SOLVING?

Charities need to improve the online donation experience to ensure it is more transparent and accountable while engaging younger donors who are less likely to give comparative to their older peers. Trust in all institutions is declining and GiveSafely.io helps guarantee confidentiality in how personal data is saved and used.

HOW IS YOUR PRODUCT SOLVING THAT PROBLEM?

Personal data is stored on the Ardor blockchain, and only handed over to charities with the expressed permission of the donors who are rewarded for sharing their details.

WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY *ACTUALLY* DO?

It enables online donations (in cryptocurrencies and fiat) between individual donors and charities which are accredited by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance over the blockchain in a secure, transparent and instant way free from third parties, personal information is stored on the blockchain and only handed over to charities with the expressed permission of donors who are rewarded with GivingPoints.

DESCRIBE IT AS IF YOU WERE DESCRIBING IT TO A NON-TECH/MEDIA PERSON ON THE STREET:

GiveSafely.io provides a safe space between donors and established charities to ensure personal information is stored, where access is only gained with the permission of donors who are then rewarded with GivingPoints.

DESCRIBE THE GENESIS OF YOUR PRODUCT/BUSINESS?
  • Drawing on a whiteboard 
HOW MUCH TRACTION DO YOU HAVE...

GiveSafely.io the online donation platform of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance. We are Beta Testing it and some of the leading charities involved include: American Heart Association, Cure Alzheimers Fund, Save the Children, Wild Animal Sanctuary, World Emergency Relief and the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.

NOW WALK ME THROUGH THE USER EXPERIENCE:
WHO ARE YOUR MAJOR COMPETITORS?
WHAT ARE THE KEY DIFFERENTIATORS BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER PLAYERS?
  • BBB WGA is a trusted entity amongst donors and charities
    • X years track-record
    • X # national charities reviewed 
  • We do in-depth evaluations
    • 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability- look at governance, finances, measuring effectiveness, and fundraising 
    • Charities voluntarily submit information to be evaluated and we work with them to meet Standards
  • Because of this deep trust/relationship with charities
    • They are willing to try this with us
    • Willing to have us serve as a guide to crypto and blockchain
WHY IS THIS BETTER THAN THOSE OTHER GUYS?
  • We are a crypto + fiat donation platform
    • Our platform only lists trusted (Accredited) charities
      • Other platforms list all charities
  • We offer GivingPoints that can be exchanged for 
    • Charity experiences (connect with the charity’s mission and cause)
    • Charity swag
    • NFT’s 
  • We are nimble and iterative
    • Phase 1, 2, 3
  • Transaction Fees
  • We don’t harvest (or even touch) data
    • Part of our philosophy
      • We are the connector between Charities and donors- it’s not about us
HOW BIG IS THE MARKET IT IS ADDRESSING?

In the USA alone charities collected $410bn in donations.

WHO IS ON THE TEAM?

Ezra Vazquez-D’Amico, Art Taylor

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