Devin Thorpe

Champion of Social Good

Your Mark on the World Center

Regular Forbes Contributor covering social entrepreneurship and impact investing, passionate about crowdfunding, fascinated by crypto.

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Devin is a journalist, author and educator. He calls himself a champion of social good. As a new-media journalist and founder of the Your Mark on the World Center, Devin has established himself as a champion of social good. As a Forbes contributor, with over 400 bylines and over one million unique readers, he has become a recognized name in the social impact arena. His Your Mark on the World show, featuring over 900 celebrities, CEOs, billionaires, entrepreneurs and others who are out to change the world, gives him a recognizable face as well.

Previously, Devin served as the CFO of the third largest company on the 2009 Inc. 500 list. He also founded and led an NASD-registered investment bank. After completing a degree in finance at the University of Utah, he earned an MBA from Cornell University.

Having lived on three continents and visited over 30 countries on six continents and with guests from around the world on his show, Devin brings a global perspective to international audiences–from the UN to Nepal–empowering them to do more good and make their mark on the world. These lessons also enable them to change their personal lives and to drive positive change within their organizations. His books provide roadmaps to audiences on how to use money for good. His books have been read over 1 million times!

Today, Devin channels the idealism of his youth, volunteering whenever and wherever he can, with the loving support of his wife, Gail. Their son, Dayton, works in San Francisco.

6/25/2019 1:11:42 AM,
Devin Thorpe replied:

Great question. I'll substitute the word "crowdfunding" under the meaning given by the SEC in Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) for the word "fundraising" in your question as I suspect that is the import of your question.

Facebook would be radically different if it had been financed in its earliest days by hundreds of college students instead of by venture capitalists. It would have led to a more user-focused rather than advertiser-focused platform because the users would be owners.

I'd like to think we'd have all the best parts of Facebook without the worst parts.

3/9/2018 11:50:47 PM,
Devin Thorpe replied:

The big opportunity for nonprofits in the short run is finding a way to accept cryptocurrency donations. Many have appreciated dramatically, leaving holders of cryptocurrencies feeling wealthy and, in some cases, generous. Most nonprofits will need help establishing accounts on exchanges and wallets that would allow them to accept crypto donations.