Angel Giving’s first nonprofit newsletter!

Welcome to Angel Giving's first newsletter!

OK, maybe not exactly the first we have ever written, but definitely the first as Angel Giving! Hopefully, you will have seen that the endowments for nonprofits & fundraising marketplace activities historically carried out through Angel Protocol have been rebranded to Angel Giving, which is a prime example of a use case enabled by Angel Smart Treasuries.

Smart what? Well, that’s the infrastructure that underpins Angel Giving. We are ‘powered’ by Angel Protocol’s Smart Treasuries. And others will also have the ability to create their own smart treasuries to innovate in their financial services world. Read more about the what, why and how of Angel Smart Treasuries on the new Angel Protocol blog.

Impact

It’s great to see nonprofits on the marketplace using the funds for direct impact. Donors always like to see how their funds are being used, and that is maybe doubly so for donors in the blockchain world. Part of the reason they are in that space is because they like the transparency that blockchain provides.

So, If you are an Angel Giving nonprofit reading this, please let us know when you have used funds and what impact they have had – you can add video or images to your social media and send those. Or let us know more for an article. Here are some examples of how nonprofits and the Angel Alliance are doing this.

Innovation

“Be afraid of standing still. Forget your mistakes, but remember what they taught you. So how do you become better tomorrow? By becoming better today.” Benjamin Franklin

The Angel Giving team never stands still! And we are always looking to improve what we do and how it is done. So either available now or coming soon are the following developments.

  • Donation Widget: Use a short piece of code to add as many widgets you want to your website. Fully customisable, you can choose the parameters you need to create a widget for every occasion! Take a look at Foodbank.co’s widget! Although note that very soon, we shall enable fiat donations as well as crypto! Want to try it out? Ask Gabriel (see below)!
  • Giftcards: 🎁 Coming very soon. Donors will be able to ‘gift’ friends or family a sum of money to donate to any nonprofit on the Marketplace. They can send a message to those they have given donation funds, who can also get tax receipts if needed.
  • Religious Organisations, Hospitals and Universities: Angel Giving accounts are now available to these nonprofit organisations. With marketplace pages, and fully searchable alongside the 501c3/charitable nonprofits. Just check the correct box when signing up. πŸ˜€
  • fiat!: πŸ’²Coming very soon – nonprofits will be able to accept ‘fiat’ currencies such as dollars, pounds, euros, pesos – whatever into their endowment account. So you can promote the benefits of the endowment to more than only crypto donors. πŸ’· πŸ’Ά πŸ’΄
Information

Great reads from around the nonprofit world: get some inspiration!

  • Local communities helping each other: We love seeing local nonprofits thrive, providing support directly where it’s needed: read more from the Chronicle of Philanthropy (free signup required)
  • STOP PRESS! Fancy a Million Dollars? MacKensie Scott has just this week launched an open competition for 250 US based (sorry rest of world!) community led nonprofits to get $1m unrestricted gifts! Find out more here and good luck. Maybe add a little to your Angel Giving endowment if you get the funding?
  • Ever wondered why we have blockchain transaction fees? Well, they are essential to the security and integrity of every blockchain and even contribute to the ‘passive income’ funds nonprofits get from being part of Angel Giving. Read on!
  • Futureproofing nonprofits in an uncertain world: A really good read from Indiana University. Note that their ‘road to resilience’ has digital technology at the top. By being part of the Angel Giving family, you are already preparing for two, three, fours years time. Don’t be reactive, be PROactive! Read it here.
  • Teaser – author makes note to add a new article about the Sigmoid Curve and how it relates to futureproofing nonprofits!

“The key to future success is to have the foresight and discipline to see the opportunities in what you are doing in the present cycle and then to make your moves while things are going well.If you act too late, you may be in the downward curve and not able to turn things around.”

We are really looking forward to the future. There’s so much going on. I hope to maybe see you attend the ‘office hours’ as well! See more about that below. Where you can hear directly from the team about any support you might need. And where you could communicate by message with other nonprofits from around the world!

New Social Media Acounts


PLEASE take a couple of minutes to follow our new ‘Angel Giving’ social media accounts. πŸ™

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Angel Aid! Need help?

1) Ask Gabriel! The on-page Angel Giving chatbot is is your first port of call for any help you need. Search the help guides or send us a message. If we are there, you get immediate help!

2) Look out for news soon about the live help webinars streamed on youtube on Tues (10am EDT) & Weds (2pm EDT) every 2 weeks. Join us and others as we delve into Angel Giving!

NYONE for an NFT?

What’s the true worth of an NFT? Read more about how NFTs from ‘Spaced Apes’ DIRECTLY contribute to ongoing donations to nonprofits on the marketplace.

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