SXSW 2024

Power to the People: Disruptions in Philanthropy


New approaches to funding and power dynamics are turning the world of philanthropy on its head. From trust-based giving to DAOs to the immutable transparency of Web3, it’s clear that we’ve entered a new era in philanthropy. Hear from the leaders at the forefront of this movement who are reimagining the role of the funder, rewriting the rules of giving and investing, and embracing ownership in social impact funding.

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Hear from the other panelists:
Thanasi Dilos at Solve at MIT Summit:
Sihyun Choi on People are the Answer Podcast:


  1. Refined understanding of tech-enabled, democratized philanthropy
  2. Expanded awareness of innovative models of funding
  3. Insight into creative ways web3 tools can be embraced for social impact



Serena Deutch, External Affairs Associate, VELA Education Fund

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Startups
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

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