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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

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

    Sharon Danzinger Control Chaos
  • "Givitas has been a wonderful way for our entrepreneurs and founders to have access to a wide range of contacts, expertise, resources, and advice. It has enriched our community and our individual and collective success."

    Diane Durance Director, UNC Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)
  • "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 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
  • "I made a nice connection with a like-minded individual!"

    Kate Drescher
  • "[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
  • “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
  • “[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 participant Fortune 500 Company
  • “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
  • ​"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
  • "It created a better sense of our community.  It proactively positioned people to ask for - and offer - assistance to the group."

    Givitas Participant National Technology Company
  • “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
  • "Engagement comes from being in an environment where you build relationships with the company and the team, where you feel trusted, where you're getting the support you need."

    Jeff Haden Contributing editor, Inc.
  • “Givitas can make asking for and getting help from other employees simple – which can make your business a lot more efficient and effective.”

    Inc. Magazine
  • "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
  • "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.“

    Adam Grant Bestselling author of Give and Take
  • "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 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."

    Ellen Volpe ABA
  • "Givitas is powerful within teams, but it really shines as a cross-organization tool that connects subject matter experts across the company to get the right answers to simple questions in minutes instead of chasing the answers for days. It’s not often that a business tool comes along that can both improve productivity and make the office a better place to work at the same time, but Givitas is such a tool!"

    Technical Delivery Lead Fortune 100 Insurance Company
  • "The time I saved was in not having to come up with ideas that I may not necessarily have come up with anyway.”

    Angelique P.

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