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B1G1 was founded on a very important and visionary what-if: “What if every business owner could change lives every day just by doing what they do?”
As early as 2007, we launched Giving Stories to allow B1G1 Business Members to link their business activities with high-impact giving to a project. Traditionally, giving through these Stories meant that you had to manually count the number of products sold, clients created, or projects completed each period when you do your giving.
But there’s a much faster and smarter way to do your giving now.
Introducing the B1G1 Integration on Zapier
We are excited to share with you a powerful new way of automating these Giving Stories: via Zapier.
Zapier is an online automation tool that allows you to create code-free, automated workflows (called Zaps) that connect apps you use every day. If you are an existing Zapier user, you can already link 1,500+ apps – including MailChimp, Xero, Quickbooks, InfusionSoft, Autotask, PipeDrive and many more – to B1G1’s Giving Stories.
The B1G1 integration is now in the Early Access stage on Zapier – click here to get started.
Once you’ve set up the Zaps between your business apps and B1G1, whenever your specified activity occurs on the apps, your Giving Stories will be automagically added to the Giving Cart.
Thereafter, all that’s left to do is log in to B1G1 regularly, head to your Giving Cart, and check out. :)
How forerunners in the B1G1 community are automating their giving
To make it really easy for everyone to get started, we’ve involved a few tech-savvy members in creating their own B1G1 Zaps (or more affectionately known as Giving Zaps) and they have generously shared examples of what they’ve done:
Give automatically whenever an invoice gets paid
Mike Wick of Message on Hold, an on-hold marketing service that serves businesses in all industries throughout America, uses B1G1 and Zapier to automate their giving whenever they receive a new payment.
This is Message on Hold’s Giving Story:
Whenever a client makes a payment and it is received in their invoicing app (Quickbooks), Zapier adds the above Giving Story to their B1G1 Giving Cart. In Zapier terms, the payment is the Trigger that leads to the Action of adding a Giving Story to the Cart.
Give automatically throughout the customer journey
You can embed giving into many other touchpoints in the customer journey too. For example, Monty Hooke of The Exponential – an outsourcing company that’s now geared towards scaling a global business and leaving a legacy of positive impact with all the businesses they work with – gives every time they get a new prospective client, every time they complete an important task for their clients, and even every time Monty posts something on Instagram.
To automate these Giving Stories, Monty created Zaps using Triggers from GetResponse, PipeDrive, and Instagram and connected them with B1G1’s Action to add a Giving Story to the Cart. The possibilities are endless.
Give automatically whenever someone gives to your Giving Campaign
You can also do more than automating your Giving Stories. David Keith of Collins Hume, an accounting firm in Ballina that seeks to inspire business owners to achieve success in meaningful ways, designed a Zap that adds a giving to their Cart whenever somebody gives on Collins Hume’s B1G1 Giving Campaign. This is possible by using the New Campaign Giving Trigger and the Add Favourite Project to Cart Action.
We hope this gives you inspiration on how you can automate your giving and make it so much more seamless and joyful.
For more examples and a step-by-step guide on how to create your own Giving Zaps, download our user guide here.
Help B1G1 become the first business giving app on Zapier
In order for the B1G1 integration to graduate from the Early Access stage and become publicly available on Zapier, we’ll need to first have 50 users with active Giving Zaps.
And when we do, we’ll be the first business giving app on Zapier’s automation platform. This is a significant milestone not only for B1G1 Business Members and Partners, but for businesses all around the world.
We now have in our hands the power to make our vision – where every business owner changes lives every day just by doing what they do – a reality. It is a huge responsibility and a deep privilege that comes with belonging to this global giving movement.
Here’s how we can work together to reach this significant milestone:
- For existing Zapier users: Head to your account now and create a Giving Zap!
- For those new to Zapier: Sign up for the upcoming Web Event (Session 1 and Session 2) where we’ll be doing a walkthrough of the process and going through the examples in greater detail. You can get all your questions about automating your giving answered too.
- For everyone who loves a sweet deal: As a special offer for the first 50 sign-ups, we’ve created a “do-it-with-you” service where we’ll understand your needs, set up a Zap for you, AND provide a customised video recording so you’re equipped with all the Zapier knowledge you need to automate your giving – at just $195. Find out all about it right here.
Together, we can create a world where every business can really become a force for good.
Comment below or connect with us at [email protected] to share your case studies, suggestions, or questions. We’d love to hear from you.