We’ve recently been looking into the best way to donate to charity over the long term. This week, after an eye-opening call with Paul Dunn – Co-Founder of B1G1 – James signed up on the spot.
Make a difference – just by doing what you do
In 2007, B1G1 (Buy1Give1) started with a simple idea: “What if every business could make a difference in their own way, just by doing what they normally do?” Today, over 2,500 businesses worldwide make a donation every time they welcome a new client, make a sale or reach a milestone.
Every cause on B1G1 supports one or more of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These are blueprints to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.
Our first cause: Bookkeeping skills for women in Zambia
Starting from December, we’ll donate every time a new practice joins AccountancyManager. Every quarter, we’ll channel the funds to a different cause. It’s a tough job to decide which program to support, but since we work with bookkeepers in the UK and Ireland, providing women in Zambia with bookkeeping skills felt fitting.
The program is run by Microloan Foundation Australia, an organisation that helps women in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia lift their families from poverty and become self-supporting. Our donations will help fund courses for women business owners to develop their financial literacy and bookkeeping skills.
We’re excited about getting started and delighted to have the opportunity to make a difference to those less fortunate than ourselves. To read more about B1G1, please visit their website.