Give and Take builds solutions that allow people to share knowledge, exchange help, and build relationships while delivering tangible ROI.
Give and Take is rooted in cutting-edge academic research showing that when you make it surprisingly easy, people will be surprisingly generous, kind, and connected.
In turn, these positive attitudes translate to engagement, loyalty, and bottom-line business results.
Givitas is a knowledge-sharing platform that connects employees, customers, members, donors, students, alumni, followers, subscribers, or any other group for the purpose of exchanging help.
Givitas is kinder, gentler social networking that delivers real ROI to organizations that offer it.
Givitas is designed to require less than 5 minutes a day from users and gives everyone in a group equal access to the collective intelligence of leaders and peers.
Our work is inspired and influenced by the award-winning work of our founding team.
- Adam Grant organizational psychologist, Wharton professor, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, member of the Give and Take founding team
- Wayne Baker network science pioneer, University of Michigan Ross School of Business professor, Give and Take co-founder
- Cheryl Baker company co-founder, co-creator of the Reciprocity Ring, and social capital and social science innovator
Our Ebooks are a free resource for you. Diving into our philosophy, these short PDFs show you how using Givitas or the Reciprocity Ring could best benefit your group or organization.
In The News
Give and Take has been recognized for our working building generous communities for more than two years.
"Asking for help at work is absolutely essential to a productive, successful, and fulfilling life. Givitas makes asking for help easy.
"Givitas by Give and Take is the web platform that takes the Reciprocity Ring concept to the next level."
“Givitas created a better sense of our community. ”
"One of the more powerful ways to learn and grow into your career is to feel comfortable asking for help. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness or of lack of work ethic, it's a sign of strength and confidence."
"The hallmark of any great work culture is that people care as much about each other’s success as their own. Many organizations never reach that level of 'productive generosity’, and it’s not because people aren’t willing to give. It’s because they’re afraid to ask for help. Givitas reduces the stigma of asking for help and enables people to give in five minutes a day.“
“[Givitas] has been very helpful and I can really say we have a gold mine of ideas; what's better is everyone is really willing to help each other.”
"Givitas is an invaluable tool to allow professionals to network and connect. This community has saved me an extraordinary amount of time. Thank you, Givitas!"
“Collaboration is the key, and Givitas makes it easy. It allowed me to reach out and connect with colleagues around the world.”
The idea of a platform just for exchanging help is simple but brilliant."
"The simplicity of sharing, helping, and learning in a fairly closed group is liberating and profound."