The purpose-driven business series features a different Business for Good to showcase their unique giving stories. We hope these stories inspire you with interesting, new and joyful ideas on how to integrate giving into your business.
We all have that one moment when something impacts us so profoundly, we’re never quite the same after. This week’s featured B1G1 business member has been fortunate enough to experience multiple such moments through life, with one as recent as last year during the B1G1 Study Tour to India.
INTRODUCING…THE UPWARD SPIRAL PARTNERSHIP!
WHO: Martin Bissett from The Upward Spiral Partnership
WHERE: Lanceshire, UK
WHAT: My business works with accounting firms globally to win clients and create leaders from within their ranks.
CAN YOU GIVE US A SENSE OF WHY YOU DECIDED TO START GIVING?
Giving has been habitual throughout my career, this is just another conduit for doing so.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PROJECT(S) TO GIVE TO AND WHY?Water and education based projects as I believe in eradicating the most extreme causes of poverty first.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE IMPACT B1G1 HAS HAD ON YOUR COMPANY AND ITS CULTURE?
It’s given me a platform to verify the giving and share the impact in other’s lives.
WHAT’S THE BEST EXPERIENCE YOU’VE HAD THROUGH YOUR GIVING ACTIVITIES AND BEING A PART OF B1G1?
Our study tour to India in 2016 broke open a very closed heart. Still trying to weld it shut again. India was nothing but moments, but the ones that really stick were seeing how lives were impacted in the mountain village, and in seeing the girls rescued from trafficking which cracked me open.
DOES ANYBODY IN YOUR TEAM HAVE AN INTERESTING GIVING STORY TO SHARE?
Yes, my aim is to get to 1 million giving impact ASAP which would give me about 3 impacts/gifts for every hour I’ve been alive.
WHAT QUESTION WOULD YOU WISH THAT WE’D ASKED AND WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ANSWER?
I wish you’d asked what inspires my giving and then I’d have been able to tell you about ‘the dream’ :-) The video is still being made so ‘the dream’ story hasn’t completely been captured yet. Let’s make that ‘part 2’.
If you have an interesting Giving Story to share, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the next feature!
READ ABOUT THE OTHER PURPOSE-DRIVEN BUSINESSES IN THIS SERIES:
- Gardens for Good: What’s In A Name?
- Mind and Body Consultancy: Patients are People
- Sarah McCrum: Defining the Spirit of Giving
- Cheap Sheds: Give to a Man, Give to the World
- High Street Dental Practice: ‘Ubuntu’ means Kindness
- Lewis Ballard: How Far Would You Go to Give?
- Collins Hume: The Eye-rony of Giving Sight