Givewith scales the visionary business model pioneered by EcoMedia, our sister company.
“Prioritizing social impacts is the most effective way to cut through the noise and differentiate your business.”
Paul Polizzotto, Founder & CEO
Using our proprietary platform, Givewith creates social impact campaigns that unite your marketing and advertising objectives with your corporate social responsibility goals.
Givewith delivers a full spectrum of services, including creative production, media planning and buying, brand impact reporting, and nonprofit funding services—all powered by our data-driven matchmaking strategy and tools, and proven by in-market successes. The result is a more meaningful relationship between company and consumer with benefits for businesses, nonprofits, and people in need around the world.
increased brand affinity
increased purchase intent
“Working with the Givewith team gave us a more efficient way to shape our impact in STEM, drive awareness of our new brand family at Dell Technologies, and hit our advertising objectives. They delivered beautiful content, fantastic results, and were extremely easy to work with. Givewith continues to be a strategic collaborator for us as we think about next year’s marketing goals and plans.”
Rachael Henke, Director of Global Brand Campaigns, Dell
Our proprietary Corporate Social Return on Investment (CSROI™) Report unites social impact, brand impact, and advertising analytics in one interactive report.
“To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society.”
Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock, discussing the role of corporate purpose investing in his 2018 letter to CEOs
With the rapid growth of socially responsible investing, business leaders now have a mandate to elevate environmental and social issues, making them an integral part of the corporate mission. Givewith® Commerce offers a solution that transforms commerce into an agent for social change and delivers unparalleled benefits, including:
Our social impact algorithm identifies your company’s ESG areas of strength and weakness.
The platform suggests the nonprofit programs through which your company can make the greatest impact and achieve the greatest business value.
Plan of Action
We build a customized Givewith® plan, outlining strategy and deliverables.
Once the program is complete, we provide creative materials, reporting, and insights so your company can fully realize the business value of its social impact.
Some of the organizations we work with include:
In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.
With support from the United Nations Office for Partnerships
ESG Ratings provided by MSCI ESG Research LLC
MSCI ESG Research products and services are designed to provide in-depth research, ratings and analysis of environmental, social and governance-related business practices to companies worldwide. ESG ratings, data and analysis from MSCI ESG Research LLC are also used in the construction of the MSCI ESG Indexes. MSCI ESG Research LLC is a Registered Investment Adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and a subsidiary of MSCI Inc.
“We’re on a mission to change the way companies think about their impact.”
Paul Polizzotto, Founder & CEO
Over his 30-year career as a social entrepreneur, Paul has dedicated himself to developing, refining, and realizing the vision at the heart of Givewith: that by prioritizing social impact, businesses can deliver a sustainable source of funding for the critical work of nonprofits and differentiate themselves from the competition, driving sales, increasing profits and raising share prices.
Paul proved his theory with EcoMedia, the company he founded in 2001 and sold to CBS in 2010. To date, EcoMedia has directed more than $85 million in funding and resources to environmental, education and community health and wellness programs across the country, improving the quality of life for nearly 40 million people. By successfully differentiating CBS in the competitive, crowded advertising marketplace, EcoMedia's social impact offering continues to achieve enormous sales success.
Paul launched Givewith in 2016, scaling his model far beyond the American media and advertising sectors. Givewith—a social impact technology platform that can be applied to any and every transaction between seller and buyer—unleashes the intrinsic power of commerce as an engine of world-wide social change. It’s a radical paradigm shift that’s transforming the way both business and philanthropy are done, but Paul has remained true to the core mission and principles that first motivated him to dip his toes into the waters of social entrepreneurship. That was in 1989 when, as an avid surfer distressed by the pollution plaguing his hometown waters—the Santa Monica Bay in Southern California—Paul pioneered technology to remove toxins from run-off before it entered the storm drain system and ultimately, the Bay.
Paul has been honored with numerous recognitions for his work, including the Santa Monica Baykeeper’s and the Waterkeeper Alliance’s “Keeper Award” (2001); Coastal Living Magazine’s “Leadership Award” (2003); the US Conference of Mayors Award for Excellence in Public Private Partnerships (2009); back-to-back Edison Awards for Social Innovation and Social Impact (2012, 2013); and the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s “General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Leadership Award” (2014). He has been named an “Environmental Hero” by US EPA, a “Public-Private Visionary” by Vanity Fair magazine, and “Social Good Leader of the Year” by Cynopsis Media.
A frequent guest lecturer at business schools across the country, Paul is a Senior Fellow at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, where he was also an inaugural member of the Board of Advisors for the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab.
Chief Business Development Officer & Chief Legal Officer
SVP, Sales & Business Development
Chief Content Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Social Impact Officer
Ana Maria Santos
Chief Operating Officer
Creative and Technology