A chance meeting with Helen Campbell eight years ago when I established Business Transformation Solutions (BTS), unleashed for me, the enormous power of giving initiated through the simple but profound concept of Buy1Give1 (B1G1). Paul Dunn and Masami Sato the architects of B1G1, enabled me to realize something that I wanted to do, but did not know how to.
I had established my business to create brighter futures for individuals, corporates and countries. As a sole trader, the pathway for me to do so for individuals was clear. I would do that through mentoring and lecturing. For corporates, I would facilitate this through corporate consulting in management, leadership, strategic planning and risk management.
But I had no idea of how I could influence countries and this seemed daunting.
Helen suggested I look at B1G1 and what Paul Dunn had created. I was struck by the simplicity of the thought, the process and the reach to make lives better for so many in need in so many countries around the globe.
More importantly, as a sole trader, with ebb and flow of income, I knew that I could not commit to the hitherto monthly contributions to aid organizations as I had been accustomed to.
B1G1 had the perfect answer- contribute when one can, and in bite sizes, and to tangible projects that one can relate to.
And, each contribution shows the linkages to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Thanks to Steve Pipe and Paul Dunn for asking me to express my thoughts, in the Foreword of the book “Our Time to RISE”, on why I believe so strongly in the B1G1 concept.
“Our time to Rise” sends a powerful message and I hope this inspires others to think of how they can contribute, in a small but meaningful way, towards the betterment of an individual in need and through the masses, the betterment of so many in need throughout the world.