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Greenpeace partners with BitPay to accept bitcoin

Posted on 22nd September, 2014

International environmental nonprofit Greenpeace announced today that has partnered with BitPay to begin accepting bitcoin donations. The organization is in a unique position to benefit from bitcoin’s international and decentralized nature, as the it is wholly funded by direct individual donations rather than corporate sponsorship or government support. As a result, Greenpeace donations are typically […]

Nonprofit giant United Way partners with Coinbase

Posted on 15th September, 2014

In terms of donations received, the United Way Worldwide is the largest privately held nonprofit organization, raising over $5 billion per year. With over 1,800 offices in 45 countries, and with 2.8 million volunteers, United Way is also a titanically large and truly global organization. As of today, it also accepts bitcoin through a new […]

Apache Software Foundation now accepts bitcoin donations

Posted on 2nd September, 2014

In a new post on the Apache Software Foundation blog, the massive open-source initiative announced that it is now accepting bitcoin. The ASF said that the decision was made in response to a simple email request from a member on August 26th, with the implementation (by an admittedly expert team of web developers) taking mere […]

BitGive Foundation becomes first tax-exempt bitcoin charity in U.S.

Posted on 25th August, 2014

The BitGive Foundation announced today that it has been officially granted 501(c)(3) status from the IRS, making it the first tax-exempt bitcoin charity in the U.S. The organization is now able to provide a tax deduction to donors, including those who donate directly in BTC, greatly enhancing the potential for fundraising. With their new tax […]