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Karbon: Hurray for this Survey

Wayne Schmidt B1G1 Conference

The purpose-driven business series features a different Business for Good every Thursday to showcase their unique giving stories. We hope these stories inspire you with interesting, new and joyful ideas on how to integrate giving into your business.

This next business owner has little words, but is making huge impacts! Just let their actions (and cool surveys) do the talking.



Who: Wayne Schmidt from Karbon

Where: Sydney, Australia

What: Karbon is the growth engine for accounting practices. Accountants around the world use Karbon’s task and workflow management to scale their firm, serve their clients and be more productive.


Can you give us a sense of why you decided to start giving?
I wanted to ensure I left a legacy and made an impact.

What are your favourite project(s) to give to and why? 
Anything education related. The circumstances a child is born into is beyond their control. Education allows them change those circumstances.

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Wayne at the B1G1 Conference

How would you describe the impact B1G1 has had on your company and its culture? 
It’s not about making money, but instead having a social impact.

What’s the best experience you’ve had through your giving activities and being a part of B1G1?
The B1G1 conference in Bali. Particularly hearing the Nalu Story.

Does anybody in your team have an interesting Giving Story to tell? 
Yes. I incorporated a simple survey at the end of webinars, that empowers the panelists you select what project that I’ll give on their behalf.


The unique ‘Thank You’ note that Wayne sent to his panelists after the webinar

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One of the responses Wayne received


Wayne embeds giving into surveys as a way to thank people

What question would you wish that we’d asked and what would be your answer? 

What is one thing you would recommend someone reading this interview start doing and what one thing should they stop doing? Answer: Well you’ll have to wait for that.


If you have an interesting Giving Story to share, write to us at [email protected] to be included in the next feature!

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