CENTRAL POINT, OR; Earlier this month Dogs for Better Lives (DBL) completed its application with new partner Giving Block, paving the way to allow donors to support the national nonprofit with donations made through cryptocurrencies.
“Accepting Cryptocurrencies is an innovative giving opportunity for Dogs for Better Lives and Giving Block makes it very easy to understand and get started,” stated CEO Bryan Williams. “We’re excited to be one of the first Assistance Dog organizations to participate and pleased to be able to offer our donors yet another option for how they can choose to effectively support us.”
Dogs for Better Lives continues to be thoughtful stewards of their donor’s dollars, and pleased to share that 100% of every dollar raised goes towards programmatic services. Administrative and fundraising expenses are fully funded by DBL’s endowment, specifically the annual interest earned from it, made possible by the past generosity of our Guardian Society members who have placed DBL in their estate plans.
The Giving Block was founded in 2018 after seeing hundreds of millions of dollars in Bitcoin being donated to the few nonprofits that were equipped to accept those donations. “Our founders came from cryptocurrency as well as nonprofit fundraising and operations backgrounds,” states Giving Block’s website.
The Giving Block makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency fundraising easy for nonprofits. Empowering mission-driven organizations, charities, universities, and faith-based organizations of all sizes to leverage crypto technology to achieve their mission. While there are more than 200 nonprofits participating on Giving Block, DBL is just the second national Assistance Dog organization to join.
In addition to now making cryptocurrency donations online, donors can also contribute in more traditional ways, including credit card and checking account.
“Our donors are beginning to ask for this, specifically how can I donate through cryptocurrency options,” stated Vice President of Development, Harvey Potts. “Ultimately, we want to provide options to our donors that work for their unique situations.”
Annually, more than 50% of cryptocurrency donations occur in December, with many donors participating in Crypto Tuesday (same day as Giving Tuesday), the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. In 2021, Crypto Tuesday will be on November 30th.
DBL is continuously striving to further diversify how donors are able to give, offering cryptocurrency is one more way DBL can serve their donors. DBL is currently exploring additional online payment options, including Google Pay, Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, Venmo, and PayPal.
To learn more about how to make a cryptocurrency donation to DBL, view FAQs, and read more about the impact of donations, visit here.