|Excel Financial Advisors exists to help our clients build better futures. But there are only so many people you can meet and so many lives you can positively influence on a one-to-one basis. We want to do more.
In 2014 we were invited to help one of our clients with a project dear to their hearts - they were personally providing money to build a school in a Cambodian village. We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to share in this project by providing the funds to furnish two of the classrooms. It was a great feeling to know you were making a positive impact on the lives of so many people who you would probably never meet.
A project like that takes a whole lot of time and effort, and coordination through a local charitable organisation. It was something we couldn't do ourselves, and we were humbled to be able to be a part of such a worthwhile project.
But those sort of opportunities don't come around too often - or so I thought - but I was thinking about it all wrong. You see, it doesn't have to be a big project to make an impact. Many small giving events, if done regularly enough, can make such a huge difference. But where do you start, and how do you make it a regular part of what you do?
The answer for us came through an introduction to the great work done by an organisation known as Buy1Give1. B1G1 helps businesses achieve a greater social impact by embedding giving in their everyday activities. We knew this was the right solution for us.
We are proud to be a lifetime partner of the Global Giving Initiative of Buy1Give1. This means that whenever we do business with our clients, something great happens.
We know we can't change the world by ourselves, but collectively we can all make a big difference. Over 2000 businesses around the world are members of the B1G1 movement. The counter on the right shows the collective positive giving impacts to date.