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.
“I like that people in our [Givitas] community come from different diverse fields and backgrounds. I use Givitas when a challenge is new to me, and there's a feeling of satisfaction whenever I provide real help to someone else.”
"Givitas has been a godsend. So thankful to have it right now. Givitas is the edge that will keep our members above the waterline in the age of Corona."
“Givitas created a better sense of our community. ”
"Asking for help at work is absolutely essential to a productive, successful, and fulfilling life. Givitas makes asking for help easy.
I have learned SO MUCH from this group. I really want to share and help others because I have gained so much. [In other networks] answers are often brief and (sometimes) snarky. With Givitas, people seem more accountable and I have followed up with individuals after a request to obtain additional information."
“In a world where poor knowledge-sharing costs Fortune 500 companies $31.5 billion annually, Givitas’ potential positive impact on employers is clear.”
"Collaboration is the key, and Givitas makes it easy. It allowed me to reach out and connect with colleagues around the world. I received support for my questions and I was also happy to help others providing my knowledge or providing proper contact within our organization."
"A few minutes in Givitas saved me 5-10 hours of research, and it was awesome connecting with new people who have shared interests."
"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."
"Givitas by Give and Take is the web platform that takes the Reciprocity Ring concept to the next level."