With an inception that was mired in mystery, cryptocurrency has grown to become one of the hottest and controversial investment opportunities. Global adoption rates are soaring, and major companies and governments are buying in. With a total market cap of over $2 trillion, cryptocurrency is quickly becoming hard to ignore. Similarly, donations of cryptocurrency are growing at exponential rates. Giving of cryptocurrency grew from $4.2 million to over $69 million in 2021! The explosive growth and the potential for massive returns may be fueling investor excitement, but what does this trend mean for philanthropy and how can you position your organization to be ready? This session will teach you what cryptocurrency is, the growth opportunities, and how to position your organization to accept it. You'll also learn how to educate your staff to identify characteristics of potential crypto investors and to feel comfortable discussing cryptocurrency gifts.