There are a variety of funders that exclusively aim to fund the development community with crypto. Organizations have taken a variety of stances when it comes to using and receiving crypto currency. In this webinar, we will provide a high level overview of the risks and opportunities associated with crypto currency and give you a better understanding of how crypto funding can benefit your organization.
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SPEAKER: Scott Onder | Senior Managing Director, Mercy Corps Ventures
Scott Onder is the Senior Managing Director of Mercy Corps Ventures where he invests in high-impact, high-growth startups in frontier and emerging markets. Mercy Corps Ventures leverages the global reach of a leading development agency to provide early stage capital, value-added support, and catalytic partnerships so ventures can scale to positively impact millions of people. Scott is focused on investments in startups that drive financial inclusion through blockchain, crypto and other fintech solutions. MCV also backs technology and business model innovations that help communities adapt in the face of climate change.
Scott is on the boards of directors of multiple portfolio companies and of Mercy Corps AgriFin, an initiative supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the MasterCard Foundation, that bundles digital financial and information services over mobile to improve small farmer productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is on the Social Impact Advisory Board of the Diem Association to design and execute impact investing and venture philanthropy approaches to ensure that the Libra payment system drives financial inclusion for billions of unbanked people who need it the most. He graduated magna cum laude from Duke University.
SPEAKER: Andreas Alexandrou | Partner, GRF CPAs
Andreas A. Alexandrou, CPA is an audit partner at GRF and has been consulting for and auditing tax-exempt organizations since 1996. Mr. Alexandrou's expertise includes audits and internal control reviews of nonprofit organizations including associations, international organizations, private foundations and other charitable institutions. He also specializes in federal compliance examinations required for organizations (domestic and international) funded by the US government and other pass-through agencies.
Mr. Alexandrou is responsible for all aspects of client service and engagement administration, and interacts with clients (and their boards) to plan engagements, resolve problems, and suggest procedures to improve the accounting process and internal controls. Additionally, he oversees budgeting and the supervision of audit staff to ensure the efficient completion of fieldwork.
Mr. Alexandrou travels abroad to oversee the completion of annual audit engagements for his international nongovernmental organization (NGO) clients. He also provides consulting services to his non-audit international clients abroad, including the review of field office internal controls, field office accounting and reporting, operational best practices and compliance with donor requirements. On occasion he visits remote regions where his international NGO clients maintain programmatic activities to review and advise on achieving organizational success. Over the years, Mr. Alexandrou has visited his clients in dozens of countries, including Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Brazil, Colombia, East Timor, Egypt, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Peru, Senegal, Uganda and numerous others.
Mr. Alexandrou has led presentations on appropriate financial stewardship of funds, including sub-recipient monitoring, indirect cost structuring, field office financial reporting and other best practices for his international NGO clients.
Mr. Alexandrou serves as treasurer of Freedom in Creation, an international humanitarian organization providing educational activities for children in Gulu, northern Uganda. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Greater Washington Society of CPAs and the Maryland Association of CPAs. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting at the University of Maryland.
SPEAKER: Jeremiah Centrella | Partner, Nichols Liu LLC
Jeremiah Centrella advises INGOs and government contractors on the legal issues related to operating in high-risk environments, such as Syria, Somalia and Gaza. He is a recognized expert on counter-terrorism and sanctions laws as they relate to humanitarian and development operations. He is a member of the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Strategic Policy, Terrorist Financing & Financial Crimes charities working group and regularly works with different U.S. Government agencies and the global Financial Action Task Force (FATF). He advises clients on setting up systems tailored for high-risk environments that comply with both humanitarian principles and applicable laws and on government and donor disclosure obligations, investigations and enforcement.
JOIN US FOR THIS WEBINAR –
March 31st | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST
- How are organizations using cryptocurrencies now and what potential might exist in the future
- What should organizations pursuing cryptocurrency donations consider and put in place from a governance, policy and control perspective
- What legal, accounting, ethical and risk considerations should organizations be thinking about before incorporating cryptocurrencies into their operations
- What should organizations consider before opening the door to mission related investments in blockchain based protocols
- Resources for additional learning without the hype
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