In 2007, a group of small-business owners had an idea. They asked, “What would happen if we all gave back just by doing the things we do every day?” It was a question that deeply inspired them. Three years and a great undertaking later, they were able to design the systems and processes necessary to make it work, and their dream is now a reality. The initiative was originally called Buy 1 Give 1, backed by the idea that companies would make a giving impact with each designated business transaction. Today, the BIG1 initiative has more than 2,100 businesses from around the world—each making significant impacts every day.
B1G1 is a social enterprise and non-profit organization with a mission to create a world full of giving. Unlike conventional giving models, B1G1 helps small- and medium-sized businesses achieve more social impact by embedding giving activities into everyday business operations and creating unique giving stories. Every business transaction (and as a result, the business’ day-to-day activity) can impact lives for as little as just one cent.
It’s simple – Every time you purchase a product or when we coach and train you and your team, we contribute to a project on your behalf.
In other words while you take care of your team and business, you are helping other women, men and children around the world enjoy simple necessities for a better life. It really is that simple!
As partners in the global Buy1Give1 initiative we give back in meaningful and impactful ways. Together, we are making a great difference in the world by doing what we do every day and are proud to share our Impacts to date.