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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
“Givitas can make asking for and getting help from other employees simple – which can make your business a lot more efficient and effective.”
"A few minutes in Givitas saved me 5-10 hours of research, and it was awesome connecting with new people who have shared interests."
"In a world where poor knowledge-sharing costs Fortune 500 companies $31.5 billion annually, Givitas’ potential positive impact on employers is clear."
“Givitas helps build bridges across an organization and makes it easier for both newcomers and senior leaders to ask for and offer help!”
"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."
The idea of a platform just for exchanging help is simple but brilliant."
"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."
"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."
"The time I saved was in not having to come up with ideas that I may not necessarily have come up with anyway.”
“I regularly received offers for all of my requests; the notifications and daily digest were also really helpful.”
"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."
"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.“
"I made a nice connection with a like-minded individual!"
"It created a better sense of our community. It proactively positioned people to ask for - and offer - assistance to the group."
“Collaboration is the key, and Givitas makes it easy. It allowed me to reach out and connect with colleagues around the world.”
“Givitas created a better sense of our community. ”
“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.”
“In a world where poor knowledge-sharing costs Fortune 500 companies $31.5 billion annually, Givitas’ potential positive impact on employers is clear.”
"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!"
"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.”