The Giving Tree began with a question - How can we create a space where it is simple and easy for every individual to use their skills to accelerate change within their community and around the world? Our answer was to set up a global platform for social organizations, corporates, academic institutions and individuals to collaborate towards the achievement of social goals in a professional and sustainable manner.
After working in the development sector for over 15 years we have experienced the challenges faced by social organizations to attract, afford and retain skilled people. In spite of their great work, most social organizations are under-resourced and overworked. We are entering a new age where the virtual transcends international borders. We believe that we have the ability to use our expertise and skills to take social impact to another dimension...and all we need is collaboration. We decided to apply our collective learnings and experience to set up a platform for collaboration with the end goal of creating an impact and making a difference.
The Giving Tree is a place where social organizations, corporates and skilled individuals come together to participate and contribute their skills to social impact projects, connect and collaborate over causes that matter to them and share their inspiring stories of change.
We achieve our mantra of Skills + Needs = Social Impact in two ways:
We understand that social impact organisations are often constrained by limited resources, staff
and business experience. To help you with these challenges, we offer a consultancy service
where we advise nonprofits, foundations and social enterprises on how to develop and evaluate strategies
that advance their missions and support companies by designing social impact strategies and initiatives.
By combining practical advice with
unconventional thinking we ensure that you reach your full potential.
Our virtual consultants consist of highly motivated professionals who are passionate about making a social impact anywhere in the world. All these services typically come at a high fee but we offer this at a highly subsidised and affordable cost keeping in mind your limited resources. We select and curate our consultants to ensure that they are able to deliver the impact necessary for you to grow and succeed - all this tailored to your needs.
We Act for Impact! Our team consists of people with different backgrounds and skill sets and we recognise the strength in diversity. We believe that international borders are not an obstacle to giving and creative collaboration can happen anywhere!