Tim Lawson, Chief Revenue Officer at RenPSG, was recently featured as a guest columnist for Technical.ly, an online community of technology professionals brought together by reporting about local tech economies. Technical.ly provides original editorial, expert programming and tools which improve recruitment, marketing, community cultivation and economic development. It serve technologists, entrepreneurs and people who care about technology’s local impact.
In his piece, titled, “Charitable giving is under fire. Can philanthrotech save the day?,” Tim discusses the unfortunate dangers of online giving when not armed with the proper knowledge or tech to combat cyberscammers, with fintech fraud spiking 129% in the first quarter of this year alone.
How can philanthrotech pave the way for an accessible, yet secure future for donors? Donating via platforms like Venmo, PayPal or GoFundMe may offer easy giving, yet often aren’t tax deductible. Recently developed philanthropic tools have allowed a larger pool of donors, large and small, to securely establish donor advised funds (DAFs) and other charitable trusts in minutes, forgoing any arduous paperwork or financial prerequisites. Such accessibility offers an attractive online giving alternative to less reliable platforms, essentially democratizing the philanthropic world.
The dynamic between donor and recipient is drastically changing – and Tim stands at the forefront of such change. To read Tim’s full article, click here.