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Ask questions, get advice and help others on topics related to work and psychology.

It’s smarter, kinder social networking. 

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Why Givitas Works

Job satisfaction, career success, and happiness in general are all results of having a strong network that allows you to get help when you need it and offer help in return.

We didn’t make this stuff up–our technology is inspired by academic research on generosity, knowledge sharing, and asking for help done by two of our co-founders:

  • Dr. Adam Grant of Wharton in his bestselling business book, Give and Take
  • Dr. Wayne Baker at the University of Michigan in his book All You Have to Do is Ask.
  • Givitas is free!
  • Givitas makes it easy to ask for help and be a giver on 5 minutes a week.
  • Using Givitas, you don’t have to know who to ask, and everyone has equal access to mentors and experts.
  • Givitas is a collection of people who have been successful doing whatever it is you’re trying to do. Ask for their advice, and get ahead in your career.
  • Get access to a unique network of generous, active, engaged professionals you can’t find anywhere else.
  • Get diverse, unbiased opinions that will make your work smarter and more informed.

How Givitas Works

“No question is a bad question.”

  • Log in to Givitas and ask for help, provide help, search a repository of institutional knowledge, collaborate, and connect in less than 5 minute a day
  • Asking for help is incredibly easy, reducing stigmas and barriers, and you don’t have to know who to ask
  • Providing help is quick and efficient, with robust notifications and engagement tools to notify you when someone needs help
  • Givitas provides guidance on making requests and responses, with educational prompts that assist you in crafting a productive request
  • Givitas creates and records organizational memory developing a valuable asset for future searches

Givitas is Easy to Use on Web or Mobile

Testimonials

  • "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."

    Scott Hanton Intertek
  • "The information I got in one request saved me at least a week and $1500, maybe more. The successful referral also advanced our startup process, gaining me credibility with my board. Worth a lot as a new founder!"

    Abigail Nobel
  • “I regularly received offers for all of my requests; the notifications and daily digest were also really helpful.”

    Givitas participant Service Delivery Center Employee
  • “In a world where poor knowledge-sharing costs Fortune 500 companies $31.5 billion annually, Givitas’ potential positive impact on employers is clear.”

    Forbes
  • "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."

    Givitas user
  • "Asking for help at work is absolutely essential to a productive, successful, and fulfilling life. Givitas makes asking for help easy.

    Wayne Baker University of Michigan
  • "Givitas is an easy-to-use tool with an unbeatable ROI. Every company that is serious about positive engagement and facilitating insights across the organization should be using Givitas."

    Kiran Chaudhri Lenz Director, Business Operations Program Management at GTB
  • "[Givitas] is a tool that helps build bridges across an organization and makes it easier for both newcomers and senior leaders to ask for--and offer--help."

    Maggie Bayless Managing Partner, Zingerman's
  • “Givitas helps build bridges across an organization and makes it easier for both newcomers and senior leaders to ask for and offer help!”

    Maggie Bayless Zingerman's
  • "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."

    Global IT Executive
  • "I made a nice connection with a like-minded individual!"

    Kate Drescher
  • The idea of a platform just for exchanging help is simple but brilliant."

    Givitas user
  • ​"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."

    Cindy Mark Benchmark Practice Consulting
  • "In a world where poor knowledge-sharing costs Fortune 500 companies $31.5 billion annually, Givitas’ potential positive impact on employers is clear."

    Forbes Magazine
  • "We use Givitas with our students as a follow-up to the Reciprocity Ring. We have seen students access valuable resources through the platform, build community, and in the process learn about the power of giving for networking.”​

    Bill McEvily Rotman School of Management
  • "The simplicity of sharing, helping, and learning in a fairly closed group is liberating and profound."

    Givitas user
  • "Givitas by Give and Take is the web platform that takes the Reciprocity Ring concept to the next level."

    Sharon Danzinger Control Chaos
  • "A few minutes in Givitas saved me 5-10 hours of research, and it was awesome connecting with new people who have shared interests."

    Tim Blomfeld
  • “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 participant International Technology Company
  • “Collaboration is the key, and Givitas makes it easy. It allowed me to reach out and connect with colleagues around the world.”

    Givitas buyer and Givitas user Global IT Executive

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