givitas improves culture and generosity

Cultivate Community + Generosity

Givitas makes people feel safe asking for help. We built in features like recognition and gratitude to drive positive, productive exchanges.

Good technology can be good for the world and good for business.

Science shows you can drive hard ROI by encouraging collaboration and connection.

Connecting with peers, leaders, co-workers, and friends online should make us feel better, not worse.

Join a free Givitas group.

Experience kinder, gentler online networking.

Exchange help with generous people.

Backed by Research:
Givitas Improves Connection and Generosity

Decades of social science research shows that people feel better and do better when they are able to easily get the help they need.

For instance, health, longevity, efficiency, and effectiveness all improve.

Above all, Givitas was custom-built to drive generosity, trust, connection, and gratitude.

But the organization that brings them together reaps benefits as well. Engagement, retention, loyalty and satisfaction all improve.

It’s a win-win for everyone involved.

Three Steps to Build a Generous Network

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Step 1

Make Givitas Software Available

First, schedule a demo. Learn how Givitas can connect your large group to encourage generosity and gratitude.

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Step 2

Encourage them to ask for and offer help

Once your community has access to Givitas, we educate them on the importance and benefits of productive generosity.

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Step 3

Watch high-quality connections grow

Givitas takes hold in your organization. As a result, engagement, satisfaction and retention improve. Members become more generous and connected.

From Adam Grant:

“As a leader of a growing team or company, the single most important thing you can do to ensure your success is to invest in building a culture of givers.”

~Adam Grant, author of the book Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, and co-founder of Give and Take.

Leaders all over the country have taken this advice to heart.

As a result, hundreds of thousands are using Give and Take’s tools to transform culture. We can help by:

  • Breaking down silos
  • Encouraging generosity
  • Creating a safe place to get the help you need to get the job done.
  • Giving everyone access to the collective intelligence, reducing barriers and inequity.

Testimonials

  • "After the 2013 publication of Adam Grant’s Give and Take, more organizations began to understand that asking for assistance might not be a sign of weakness after all."

    Vicky Valet Forbes Staff
  • "The Reciprocity Ring is proving to be a powerful and insightful tool that has real practical application in problem solving for bottom-line business results. The Reciprocity Ring builds trust and relationships by creating new and fast connections where they might not have existed otherwise. The Ring finds solutions in unexpected places, ultimately helping people get the information they need now."​

    Karen De-Cuir-DiNicola Former Manager, Diversity Initiatives, General Motors Corporation
  • "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 simplicity of sharing, helping, and learning in a fairly closed group is liberating and profound."

    Givitas user
  • “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
  • "Givitas has been quite valuable, making it easy for me to both give and receive. In once instance, 19 generous givers offered me 39 useful ideas in just 13 days - far exceeding the quality and response rate using traditional collaboration tools."

    Patricia Bravo Bravo for You
  • "I made a nice connection with a like-minded individual!"

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

    Givitas user
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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.
  • “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. 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

Happy Customers

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How to Ask for Help at Work

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10 Ways a Collaborative Culture Helps Employees

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7 Simple Ways to Cultivate a Happy Workplace

High employee turnover is the headache of every HR department and costs US companies nearly $11 billion a year collectively. Additionally, it is estimated that lost productivity from unhappy and disengaged workers cost businesses up to $550 billion annually! Those numbers are a striking recognition of the consequences of widespread unhealthy work environments. Cultivating a […]

How Givitas Works

With the help of Give and Take, your group feels they are in a safe and supportive environment where they can succeed and grow. As a result, they trust leaders and colleagues in a collaborative, team-first space.

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