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PODCAST: Blockchain for Associations: Separating the Hype from the Promise

In this Podcast, Justin talks with Elizabeth Weaver Engel, CEO and Chief Strategist at Spark Consulting, and Shelly Alcorn, Chief Operating and Curriculum Officer about their white paper, “Blockchain for Associations: Separating the Hype from the Promise.”

Their paper addresses the topic of blockchain, its potential, and how it could be integrated into everyday life. The areas of focus their paper touches on are: Education/Credentialing, Supply Chain Management, Smart Contracts, Persistent Identity, Risk Management and Land Records.
White paper is available at http://getmespark.com/wp-content/uploads/BlockchainForAssociations.pdf

Shelly Alcorn is the Chief Operating and Curriculum Officer at Ubiquity University and a Principal in Alcorn Associates Management Consulting. In her dual roles, she specializes in operations, curriculum development, and programming for Ubiquity University and all aspects of nonprofit trade associations and professional societies with Alcorn Associates.

Elizabeth Weaver Engel, M.A., CAE, is CEO and Chief Strategist at Spark Consulting LLC. For more than twenty years, Elizabeth has helped associations grow in membership, marketing, communications, public presence, and especially revenue, which is what Spark is all about. She speaks and writes frequently on a variety of topics in association management. When she’s not helping associations grow, Elizabeth loves to dance, listen to live music, cook and garden.

Music featured in the podcast is Royalty Free Music from Bensound.

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Justin Burniske

Justin Burniske

Justin serves as the Director of Enterprise Solutions at fusionSpan, bringing his experience implementing and overseeing an association management system for an education nonprofit. Additionally, he brings his positive, can-do attitude to any project on which he is working. Justin graduated from University of Maryland’s MBA program, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining fusionSpan, Justin taught middle school math and worked with education nonprofits. Also, he wants you to know he loves his family.

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