Questions you may have for Giving Life:
Giving Life is one of the initiatives of B1G1 (Buy1GIVE1). Giving Life allows you to link your daily activities to impactful micro-giving activities. It means you get to make a difference and impact lives just by doing what you do every day.
Giving Life is designed and run by B1G1 (Buy1GIVE1) which is headquartered in Singapore. B1G1 has been working with businesses around the world since 2007 aiming to create a world that's full of giving and caring. It enables small or large businesses to link their business activities to impactful giving projects. Imagine if every time someone bought or sold something, it made a difference. B1G1 now lists over 600 projects on its giving engines. Find out more about B1G1 by visiting 'ABOUT B1G1' page.
Giving Life is not where you do normal charity giving. Giving Life exists to 'embed' giving and sharing in your everyday activities so that it becomes part of your life, and eventually, your habit. B1G1 also focuses on working with grassroots organisations that are doing great things yet do not have as much public exposure. The B1G1 Board regularly asesses applications from organisations that are recommended to B1G1 against its criteria to ensure the contributions you make are effectively utilised to serve people. You can find out more about this on B1G1's main site.
When you make contributions on Giving Life, the funds are first collected by B1G1 Giving and gets passed on to the organisation that runs the projects you selected. Because B1G1 Giving amalgamates the contributions and remits them each month with a detailed report to the nominated Worthy Causes, even small amount of giving becomes very valuable. B1G1 takes nothing off your contributions and even absorbs the bank charges so that the effectiveness of your giving is always maximised. B1G1's operation is funded by the business membership programme. If you like what B1G1 stands for, you can also choose to add on 'extra support' to B1G1 when you are making contribution payments on Giving Life.
Detailed project information can be found by clicking the 'more' link on the project information window or doing a mouse-over on the project image on your Giving History page. You can also visit the Worthy Causes' websites to find out even more. If you have further enquiries, please contact us. You can also "favourite" some of the projects so that you can easily find them later.
Yes, definitely. Many of the B1G1 Worthy Causes welcome your visit and support. B1G1 also organises giving trips to various destinations each year. Please contact us to find out more if you are interested in joining us.
Yes, you can recommend more projects to B1G1. B1G1 mainly works with projects that are recommended by its members and supporters. However, not all organisations can fit in the criteria B1G1 sets. So, please refer to the Worthy Cause criteria information first.
You can help more by inviting your friends to Giving Life. There is a Facebook invitation feature available. You can also recommend B1G1 to business people you know. B1G1 is working hard to engage more and more businesses so that every business around the world will become a giving company. You can also connect with others on Giving Life and give collectively too. If you are keen to support B1G1 in other ways (volunteering, funding, sponsoring, inviting to events etc), please contact us directly.
If you own a business and you want your business to be giving too, you can become a B1G1 Business Member or Partner. This information is available on the business website. Please contact us to find out more.
Simply contact us using the contact form or give us a call. We'd love to hear from you!