One of the great and unique things that you experience when giving through B1G1 is that every contribution you make (no matter how big or small) counts toward creating tangible outcomes. And to enhance that experience, and also to make it make it easier to share the joy of giving, we’ve created the B1G1 Impact Counter Widget and Dynamic Impact Map. Enjoy sharing!
Embed your Impact Counter on Your Site
You can very easily add the embed code to display the new B1G1 Widgets on your own website (just like the way you embed a YouTube video on your site). The new Widgets also give you more control over the look to match your website. You can also embed the total impact counts on your site as a plain number or embed a B1G1 Community Widget show how everyone in B1G1 is making a difference together.
Please let us know if you encounter any issues when embedding any of the B1G1 Widgets. When you share what you are doing, there is a greater chance of more people being intrigued and inspired to join the giving movement too!
Embed the Live impact Map on Your Site
Now you can also display your live Impact Map on your site too.
You can find your own company on the main map here and get the embed code from the pop-up when you click on your business icon or you can find the embed code on your Widget page. Please let us know if you need any help with embedding the B1G1 Map.
Give Your Customers Gratitude Certificates
Giving Gratitude Certificates to your customers is a great way to share the story of your giving, and to thank and delight your customers in a very different way.
There are a variety of Gratitude Certificate templates available, showcasing different causes and messages. Certificates are fully customizable to suit your company and giving story. You can edit the contents of the certificate directly within your browser and choose to either print it or send it via email.
How are Giving Impacts tracked through B1G1?
People often ask us how we ensure that Giving Impacts are actually created as we pass on 100% of your giving to the selected causes. Let us explain more about this.
1. We carefully select the projects
The secret of making sure that every cent you give is utilised for the specified activity lies in our project selection process.
B1G1 only works with causes that have been running the same activities for at least 3 years with a good track record and clear financial statistics. We do not list projects based on their future promises.
This means that we need to review and verify the organisations’ activities annually to be confident in the regular delivery of the specified activities without spending excessive time and resources on due diligence. You can find out more here.
2. We top up your giving
You probably know that 100% of your giving is forwarded to your chosen causes.
What you might not know is that when you are making online payments, the payment gateway (or the bank) takes a percentage as a processing fee. But if every cent creates a great impact in B1G1, we don’t want even a cent to be wasted. To solve this challenge, B1G1 currently tops up your contributions.
We are very proud to be doing this. But if you do have a suggestion or an idea for a sponsor to help fund this, please let us know so that we can continue to pass on 100% of your giving to the great projects listed on B1G1—no matter how much your giving grows.
3. We consolidate your giving
Even though B1G1 makes sure to send every cent you give to the causes you support, you can understand that it would cause a problem to these organisations if we sent many small transactions.
We understand that the organisations we work with are busy doing the great things they do. We also want to help reduce their workload. That’s why we amalgamate all your givings for one month and send the accumulated sum to the nominated organisation just once a month with clear breakdowns (reporting) of all the giving activities.
And it’s totally free for an approved NGO (charity organisation) to join B1G1.