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7 Easy Ways to Create Global Impact on #Do1Give Day

Creating a global impact of happiness may sound like a daunting task, but it is something that we can all achieve by spreading kindness and giving to others.

In fact, even small acts of kindness can have a ripple effect that can extend far beyond our immediate circle. All acts effect the receiver as well as the giver and if anyone witnesses the act of giving, or hears about it, the ripple spreads 3 times over. Now that is creating an impact!

With #Do1Give Day fast approaching on April 27th this year, we have one day to participate in a global movement to create an impact of happiness all over the world. Our goal this year is to have 25,000 small acts of giving happen on one day around the world. And you can participate.

7 easy ways to create a global impact of happiness in just one day

  1. Write a Positive Review. If you’ve had a good experience with a business or a product, take a few minutes to write a positive review. Your kind words could encourage others to try the product or service, which could help support the business and its employees.
  2. Pay It Forward. The concept of paying it forward is all about doing something kind for someone else without expecting anything in return. Whether it’s buying a stranger a cup of coffee or leaving a generous tip for a server, paying it forward can create a chain reaction of kindness that can spread far and wide.
  3. Spread Positivity on Social Media. Social media can be a powerful tool for spreading positivity and happiness. Instead of sharing negative news or complaints, try posting uplifting stories, inspiring quotes, or cute animal videos. You never know who might be in need of a little pick-me-up.
  4. Give a Compliment. Giving someone a genuine compliment can brighten their day and boost their self-confidence. Whether it’s complimenting a coworker on their outfit or telling a friend how much you appreciate them, taking the time to acknowledge and celebrate others can create a positive ripple effect.
  5. Practice Gratitude. The act of thinking of gratitude words will make you feel good. Tell others you are grateful for them or start a gratitude journal to keep yourself feeling good.
  6. Reduce, Re-use, Recycle. Give back to the planet by reducing your use of non-reusable materials, re-use whatever you can and finally recycle it when its lived its life.
  7. Shop Local. Support local business and help your local economy thrive.

Locally = Globally

So how does acting locally, or just participating in small acts of giving, have an impact that can be felt worldwide? While it may seem counterintuitive, giving locally can actually have a significant global impact and there are various ways in which giving locally can make a difference on a global scale.

Support for local economies

When you give locally, you are supporting your community’s economy. This is especially important in developing countries, where local businesses may struggle to compete with larger corporations. By supporting these businesses, you are helping to create jobs and boost the local economy. This can have a ripple effect on the global economy, as stronger local economies can lead to greater stability and prosperity.

Environmental impact

Giving locally can also have a positive impact on the environment. By supporting local farmers and businesses, you are reducing the carbon footprint associated with transportation and shipping. This, in turn, can help to mitigate climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, supporting local conservation efforts can help to protect natural resources and preserve biodiversity.

Strengthening communities

When you give locally, you are helping to strengthen your community. This can have a positive impact on social cohesion and reduce the likelihood of conflict. Strong communities are also better equipped to deal with crises, whether they be natural disasters or economic downturns. By investing in your community, you are helping to build resilience and promote stability, which can have far-reaching effects.

Empowering individuals

Finally, giving locally can empower individuals to make a positive change in their own lives. By supporting local charities and organizations, you are helping to provide resources and opportunities for those who may otherwise be marginalized. This can have a transformative impact on individuals and families, helping them to break out of cycles of poverty and achieve greater success.

Creating a global impact of happiness doesn’t have to be a monumental task. By practicing kindness and giving to others, we can all make a positive difference in the world. So why not try one of these easy ways to spread happiness today? You never know who you might inspire along the way and, remember, that the impact of your donation can be far greater than you might think.

Go to 365give to get more information on #Do1Give day and see how you can join the global movement to create a happier world on April 27, 2023!

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)