Givitas for K-12 Educators of Color

Givitas for K-12 Educators of Color

Join a free, inclusive network for K-12 educators of color.

As COVID-19 transforms our industry, connect with peers and experts on how they’re managing through change.

Ask questions, get advice, help others. Then pay it forward to someone else…

Givitas is Kinder, Gentler Social Networking

Originally suggested by the Ron Rapatalo, the Givitas community for K-12 Educators of Color is a place to ask for and offer help on the topics that are important to you in a safe, supported, giving environment.

Members of this community have been through whatever you’re going through, and can provide advice, experience, resources, introductions, connections, examples, and more.

Members use the community to exchange information on topics like:

  • Remote learning
  • Race and equity
  • Pedagogy
  • Career development
  • Issues with coworkers
  • The role of leadership
  • Any other help, advice, knowledge, or connections
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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 minutes 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 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
  • ​"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
  • "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 idea of a platform just for exchanging help is simple but brilliant."

    Givitas user
  • “Givitas created a better sense of our community. ”

    Givitas buyer Fortune Top 100 Digital Company
  • "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
  • "The simplicity of sharing, helping, and learning in a fairly closed group is liberating and profound."

    Givitas user
  • “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
  • "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
  • “[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
  • "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
  • “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] 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
  • "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
  • “In a world where poor knowledge-sharing costs Fortune 500 companies $31.5 billion annually, Givitas’ potential positive impact on employers is clear.”

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

    Sharon Danzinger Control Chaos
  • "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

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