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.
"In a world where poor knowledge-sharing costs Fortune 500 companies $31.5 billion annually, Givitas’ potential positive impact on employers is clear."
“Givitas can make asking for and getting help from other employees simple – which can make your business a lot more efficient and effective.”
"I felt very confident in using Givitas as a forum for my question. Spending 5 minutes in the platform saved me easily two hours and more than $700."
"I am learning how to seek help without shame. Giving help comes much easier to me naturally, but asking for help is hard. I am learning everyday on this platform. Thank you Givitas."
The idea of a platform just for exchanging help is simple but brilliant."
“Collaboration is the key, and Givitas makes it easy. It allowed me to reach out and connect with colleagues around the world.”
“[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 gives me an opportunity to have some unusual requests granted that I wouldn't elsewhere. It feels productive and satisfying. I feel smarter and more resourceful."
"Givitas is a wonderful and unique way to help people."
"Asking for help at work is absolutely essential to a productive, successful, and fulfilling life. Givitas makes asking for help easy.