Monetery raises $20,000 for nonprofits, Dwolla announces Transition Forward Project
Two Iowa nonprofits accepted $10,000 each raised and donated by the 2019 Monetery Tech Summit, the second annual technology and entrepreneurship conference organized by Dwolla. Iowa Safe Schools and Pursuit of Innovation (Pi515) each received the donation at the end of Tuesday’s summit at the Temple for Performing Arts.
Dwolla also announced the Transition Forward Project, a collection of resources to help companies and organizations develop guidelines inclusive of transgender and gender-nonconforming employees.
“We’re asking everyone from the community to participate,” said Stephanie Atkin, vice president of marketing. “At Dwolla, we have introduced our own policies, so we want to use these as a resource for the community on ‘Where do I start?’ We did all of this work, and we have a very welcoming environment for all our employees, no matter how they identify.”
The project is “open-source,” Atkin said, and asks other organizations and nonprofits to contribute their research to the resource library collection. Those interested in accessing or contributing to the collection will find a sign-up link on Dwolla’s blog announcing the project.
“It is a project that will evolve, and it will evolve depending on how the community decides to contribute to it,” Atkin said.