GIVIT /giv·it/

noun

GIVIT is a social good platform that enables people to use their content to raise money for charity.

Create it. Share it. GIVIT.

CELEB DYK: Yara Shahidi

“Giving back isn’t something you do when you’re old, it’s something you do when you’re young as well, and that means right now.” – Yara Shahidi Yara Shahidi is living proof teenagers can change the world. On top of starring on the ABC hit show Black-ish, Yara is a self-described “current humanitarian” with a 4.6…

Put some money aside for donations this year

Mashable Social Good posted a 7-step thought process for assessing how you can give money to charitable organizations in need, in 2017. Step number seven is the most poignant : CONSIDER IT AN INVESTMENT. It truly is, depending on what charity you choose, you might help save an individual life, assist hundreds in their struggle to…

When $5 is really $50,000 — and you give it to charity

A Northern Irish woman who discovered a rare £5 note worth £50,000 ($62,317) has given the note to charity. The note is one of just four ultra-rare notes worth £50,000 in circulation in the UK. The note — which is engraved with a special Jane Austen inscription — is the third one to be snapped…

CELEB DYK: J.K. Rowling

Long before she had fame and success, J.K. was active in the world of charity. After college she worked for Amnesty International, and from there became an ambassador to One Parent Families where she was awarded the honorary position of President in 2007, after being an ambassador for 7 years. J.K. was also a Patron…

How to give TIME, if you don’t have the money

Not flush with cash, but still want to do good for others? Get started by identifying a local nonprofit, getting in touch, and asking about their specific needs. If you have particular skills or talents (such as coding or fluency in another language), mention them, because they might be of use. Many organizations need help with outreach…

CELEB DYK: Chance the Rapper

Chance The Rapper is not only a three-time Grammy Award winner (as of last night!) — he is also incredibly active in giving back to his native Chicago by being very hands-on. In 2014, he started the social media campaign #SaveChicago with his father to combat the increasing murder rate in Chicago. Because of the…

The Inspiring Founding Story of GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers

We came across this touching story of love, caring, and entrepreneurship that we felt compelled to share with you. Nancy Gianni is the Founder and “Chief Belief Officer” of GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers, and the visionary behind the organization’s launch and dramatic growth where thousands of individuals and families nationwide and in Mexico participate…

CELEB DYK : Queen Bey

We all know Beyoncé broke the Instagram record for photo with the most likes (congrats on the twins!), but did you know DoSomething.org named her the most charitable celebrity of 2016 in their Celebs Gone Good list? In 2016 alone, Beyoncé raised $82,000 for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan by asking her fans to…

CSR in 2017

Tyler Butler, Former Director of CSR at GoDaddy, has some insightful thoughts on what is to come in 2017 in the CSR space. “You can expect to see more large-scale campaigns in 2017 and beyond that leverage their company products to help their local communities. One great example of this is Subaru’s Drive the Love campaign. This…

CELEB DYK : Meghan Markle

Our Celebrity Did You Know posts will spotlight influencers in the arts, sports, entertainment, and business worlds who are using their fame to do good for their community, country, and the world. We begin, with Meghan Markle and her work with World Vision. Known for her role on the USA Network hit show Suits, Meghan Markle…

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