Getting Started: 3 Steps to Successful Giving
Congratulations on becoming a Business for Good!
Follow these 3 steps and you’ll get your giving up and running in no time.
The 3 steps to successful giving:
Then you can automate your Recurring Impact to ensure that your impact is created every time your activity takes place.
Note: Certain features in your B1G1 account will only be accessible after you create your first impact
Step 1: Explore the projects page and favorite a project
Favoriting a project is highly recommended to filter projects based on what resonates with you. It is also required in order to create a Recurring Impact later on.
First things first, head to the Project List page in your account's top navigation bar.
Use the Filters on the left-hand side to search for a project that resonates with you. You have the option of filtering by Keyword, Category, SDG, Beneficiaries, Country, Region, or Worthy Cause.
Once you find a project that you connect with, simply click on the Heart ❤️ icon to favorite it.
Step 2: Create a Recurring Impact
A Recurring Impact is a feature on B1G1 that helps you embed impact into your business. You create an impact that links your business activity.
For example: When I send an email, I give one day of access to clean water
To create a Recurring Impact, head to the Create Impacts tab in your top navigation bar and click on New Recurring Impacts.
With the drag-and-drop interface, from the left Activities column, choose a business activity that you want to link, and from the right Impacts column, choose a project that you favorited earlier.
Click CREATE and you're done!
Tip: You also have the option to automatically create Recurring Impacts every month. Automate Your Recurring Impact covers the steps to do that.
Step 3: Make your first impact
Just like you would do your online shopping, giving through B1G1 is just a matter of adding your desired story or project to your cart.
To add a Recurring Impact to your cart, simply adjust the desired Activity Quantity then click Add to Cart.
To add a project to your cart, either 1) add to the cart from the Actions menu or 2) add to the cart from the detailed project page.
Once you have your desired Recurring Impacts and Projects in your cart, simply select 'Make it Happen' to check out your cart!
Congratulations!! You've now made your first impact with B1G1 and are well on your way to making a difference in the world just by doing what you normally do.
But wait, there's more!
Once you have these basic features mastered, you can now think about streamlining and maximising your impacts. Check out our help centre to learn more about B1G1 or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Here are some recommended next steps for your giving journey: