Thrive in Trying Times: A Givitas Community
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Thrive in Trying Times with Givitas!

Join a free network for participants of the Thrive in trying Times Teach Out!

Connect with peers and other leaders on the topics that matter to you most.

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

Givitas is Kinder, Gentler Social Networking

We’re thrilled to introduce a new community for people associated with the Thrive in Trying Times Teach Out.

Givitas is place to exchange help, advice, connections, resources, and ideas.  You may have heard of  Givitas’ co-founders.

One is University of Michigan Ross School of Business professor Professor Wayne Baker, the first director of the Center for Positive Organizations. He’s also author of groundbreaking research on asking for help, All You Have to Do is Ask.

Another is Adam Grant, who has studied the personal and benefits of generosity for most of his life, including writing the bestseller Give and Take, giving one of the most watched TED talks, and hosting the popular Work Life podcast.

Membership is Givitas is free, and members use the community to exchange information on topics like:

  • Personal growth
  • Thriving in trying times
  • Creating  positive work environment
  • Anything else you need help, advice, or resources about.

It’s completely free to join and should take less than 5 minutes a week to participate.

If you need help logging in or have any questions about Givitas, please contact support@givitas.com

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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 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 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 is a wonderful and unique way to help people."

    Lindsay Sack Vistra
  • "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
  • "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.
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 created a better sense of our community. ”

    Givitas buyer Fortune Top 100 Digital 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
  • "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
  • "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 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 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
  • The idea of a platform just for exchanging help is simple but brilliant."

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

    Forbes
  • "[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
  • "The simplicity of sharing, helping, and learning in a fairly closed group is liberating and profound."

    Givitas user
  • "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)

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