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Transforming business
through social impact

Givewith harnesses the power of commerce to create funding for effective nonprofits and tangible measurable business value for companies.

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves empowers women in Sumpango, Guatemala

Our Mission

Givewith provides new models for connecting the business and nonprofit sectors to deliver greater social impact and enhanced performance across a wide spectrum of business objectives.

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

An employee of The Eden Projects plants a cashew tree sapling in Saint Michel De L’Attaiaye, Haiti

Givewith® Advertising

In today’s saturated media market, it’s critical to find new and more effective ways to earn customers’ loyalty and trust. Givewith® Advertising makes it possible for your business to engage with consumers around a common purpose.

Givewith® Advertising

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.

Third-party testing shows:

80%

increased brand affinity

5x

engagement rate

60%

increased purchase intent

Source: Testing by Frank Magid Associates. Givewith makes no promises or guarantees as to the effectiveness of its advertising products.
“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

The Dell Technologies marketing team wanted to build awareness of a new brand family while showcasing the company’s long-standing support of STEM education.

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UnitedHealthcare was looking to build awareness for the produce distribution centers they fund with Second Harvest Heartland, and engage consumers in their efforts to fight hunger.

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Reporting Platform

CSROI Report

Our proprietary Corporate Social Return on Investment (CSROI™) Report unites social impact, brand impact, and advertising analytics in one interactive report.

Givewith® Commerce

Helping to improve the quality of others’ lives is inherently personal—but it needn’t be individual in scale. Givewith® Commerce puts social impact at the heart of every business-to-business transaction, expanding the reach of your company’s social responsibility initiatives and tapping a new reservoir of funding for some of the most effective nonprofit organizations.

“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


THE GROWTH OF SUSTAINABLE, RESPONSIBLE, AND IMPACT INVESTING IN THE U.S.

$3.75

Trillion
2012

$6.6

Trillion
2014

$8.75

Trillion
2016
Source: US SIF Foundation Biennial Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends – 2016 Trends Report

Givewith® Commerce

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:

 

  • Integration of CSR goals across corporate departments and divisions
  • A sales incentive that results in improved business returns on CSR spending
  • Deeper client relationships centered around shared values
  • Creative content including videos, newsletters, and impact reports
  • Disclosure reporting that supplements your ESG, GRI, CDP, and UN Sustainable Development Goal metrics

The Platform

Many businesses struggle to capture the wide array of benefits that can be achieved from their CSR initiatives. Givewith’s proprietary social impact technology platform translates the important philanthropic work your company does in the world into quantifiable business gains.

The Platform

At the core of everything we do is the Givewith® platform, a data-driven system that enables your business to transform social impact goals and objectives into action and tangible results.

1

Analysis

Our social impact algorithm identifies your company’s ESG areas of strength and weakness.

2

Matching

The platform suggests the nonprofit programs through which your company can make the greatest impact and achieve the greatest business value.

3

Plan of Action

We build a customized Givewith® plan, outlining strategy and deliverables.

4

Reporting

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.

Our Network

Givewith is privileged to collaborate with a distinguished group of like-minded nonprofit organizations and businesses.

Nonprofit Organizations

The Givewith social impact team has more than 20 years of experience working with the most effective nonprofits worldwide. We're experts at developing corporate relationships that unlock new sources of critical funding and generate greater public awareness of nonprofits’ work.

Nonprofit organizations we work with include:

Learn more and apply to be a Givewith Nonprofit

With support from:

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

Volunteers with Waterkeeper Alliance clear a beach of ocean-bound plastic near Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Founder & CEO

Paul Polizzotto

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.


Global Leadership Team

Todd Ellsworth

Chief Business Development Officer & Chief Legal Officer

New York

Kelley Gott

SVP, Sales & Business Development

New York

Jeff Honea

Chief Content Officer

Manhattan Beach

Ani Mamourian

Chief Strategy Officer

New York

Theresa Schieber

Chief Social Impact Officer

New York

Emily Smith

Managing Director

London

Sam Smith

Chief Operating Officer

New York

Our Services

We provide an all-in-one solution to bring your Givewith® plan to life

Social Impact

  • Nonprofit sourcing
  • Impact reporting

Brand Impact

  • Campaign impact surveys
  • CSROI™ Report
  • ESG disclosures

Creative and Technology

  • Concepting
  • Creative production
  • Video production
  • Web development

Advertising

  • Strategy
  • Media planning and buying
  • Real-time optimizations
  • Analytics

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