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Your contribution enables us to run workshops, capacity building, virtual trainings, mentoring and coaching for the young social entrepreneurs in our network. You also allow us to bring together changemakers for the purpose of creating collaboration projects towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. And you help us invest in critical infrastructure, test new formats to build the capacity of young changemakers and to bring ChangemakerXchange to many more young social entrepreneurs across the world. We also regularly run a "solidarity fund" to financially support changemakers in the network who struggle to make ends meet.

We take the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies (particularly of those like Bitcoin using an energy-heavy "proof of work" approach to approve transactions on the blockchain) seriously. In order to mitigate the negative impact on the climate we will therefore regularly calculate the amount of energy consumed for donations and transactions to and from ChangemakerXchange. We then deliberately assume the maximum carbon emissions that could be associated to the production of said energy (that is because energy consumption is not equivalent to carbon emissions, read more on this here) and then offset these in accordance with our "sustainable changemaking" policy. At the same time we think there is reason to believe Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are to some extent disproportionately and wrongfully demonized: The actual amount of energy used for mining operations is a lot lower than often reported (see this for background for example) and statements like "Bitcoin uses as much energy as country x" are therefor misleading, or at least incomplete without knowing what sources (e.g. renewable vs. coal) were used to produce the energy. That said we find it encouraging that more miners worldwide switch to renewable energy sources, use excess energy that would otherwise go to waste (e.g. by leveraging hydro energy in remote areas) and introduce innovations to reduce the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies even further. While we take the issue seriously and do not want to downplay it in any way, we'd also like to point out though that the financial industry, including the mining of gold & silver, the real estate needed for banks and financial institutions and the infrastructure of our cash economy have an impact and in order to address the issue we should look at it overall and in a holistic way versus demonizing just one approach.

In case you require a legally compliant donation receipt we are required to ask you for a number of personal details. Please understand that we cannot provide a donation receipt unless you give in person (we cannot accept requests for a receipt in case of an anonymous donation). In case you give in cryptocurrency you will be asked to fill a form. In case you give via PayPal or bank transfer please kindly share with us your full name and address via . Typically donation receipts for 2021 are being shared with you in March 2022. Please let us know if you need it sooner.
Please understand that due to the significant administrative effort we do not provide donation receipts for contributions below 200 EURO, unless you absolutely need one.

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