Teaming up to do good

We are a passionate group dedicated to creating a new paradigm for impactful workplace giving.

Our team

Our
Story

Beginnings
2009–2014
Simon Kirk and Danny Aranda have an idea – if everyone at a workplace donates a small amount monthly to their favorite charity, the numbers quickly add up. They start collaborating with tech startups in NYC, calling the movement TechiesGiveBack (TGB).
Rising up
2014–2018
TGB’s vision crystalizes through formal partnerships with workplace tech platforms and an expanded client roster. TGB achieves 501(c)3 status in 2014 and officially becomes RaisedBy.Us in 2016. In 2018, the organization hits its first milestone of $1M directed to charities worldwide.
Doing more good
2018–Present
RBU continues to grow its operations and impact. Hiring full time staff, expanding its board, and increasing clients served - RBU mobilizes tens of thousands of employees to make a difference. In 2022, RBU’s portfolio directs a record $3M to charity and hits $12M donated since inception.

Our board

Andy Dunn
Andy Dunn

Co-Founder & Former CEO, Bonobos

Author, “Burn Rate”

Ben Lerer
Ben Lerer

Managing Partner, Lerer Hippeau

Founder, Group Nine Media

Dave Heath
Dave Heath

CEO & Co-Founder, Bombas

David Fraga
David Fraga

Former COO, InVision & Shutterstock

Emily Heyward
Emily Heyward

Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer,

Red Antler

Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk

CEO & Founder, Vayner Media

Jonathan Basker
Jonathan Basker

Founder & CEO, Basker & Co.

Matt Amalfitano
Matt Amalfitano

Treasurer,  Raised By Us

Director, HSBC

Samir Malik
Samir Malik

CEO & Founder, Firsthand

Sara Patterson
Sara Patterson

Chief People Officer, Cart.com

Simon Kirk
Simon Kirk

Co-Founder & Chairperson, Raised By Us

Vice President, Culture Amp

Tanya Ramos Puig
Tanya Ramos Puig

CEO, Monique Burr Foundation

Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk

CEO & Founder, Vayner Media

Jonathan Basker
Jonathan Basker

Founder & CEO, Basker & Co.

Matt Amalfitano
Matt Amalfitano

Treasurer,  Raised By Us

Director, HSBC

Samir Malik
Samir Malik

CEO & Founder, Firsthand

Sara Patterson
Sara Patterson

Chief People Officer, Cart.com

Get up to good
Our mission

Raised By Us unlocks the collective power of the workplace to do good.

We are dedicated to amplifying the social impact of purpose-driven companies. Every workplace is full of more than just workers. It is full of dreamers. Change makers. Millions of people overflowing with the desire for their job to be more than just work.
Companies can’t let that energy go to waste. Whether through giving, getting out in the community, or amplifying voices, Raised By Us gives companies the tools they need to harness their employees’ energy and embrace their own social responsibility.
When workplaces do good, the ripple effects elevate every part of a business, from employee recruitment to productivity and retention. Successful companies know their bottom line depends on more than just profit. That’s why we help companies put good to work.

Our values

Creativity
We look for creative ways for teams to have fun while doing good. We give people exciting new ways to experience the warm glow of giving back to high need causes.
Equity & Justice
We are working towards a more just and equitable world. We commit to practices of anti-racism, and to reflecting on our own biases, policies, and systems – as well as those of our partners.
Agility
We maintain an unmatched ability to adapt as an organization. Operating in a space that is ever-changing and unpredictable, we stay comfortable with ambiguity to pivot quickly.
Collaboration
We do this work to elevate people and drive them to action. We achieve that by working hand-in-hand with our clients, nonprofits, and partners – not in siloes.
Optimism
We believe everyone can create meaningful impact. We want people to be as generous as they can be, and encourage optimism about the power of their individual and collective impact.
Optimism
We believe everyone can create meaningful impact. We want people to be as generous as they can be, and encourage optimism about the power of their individual and collective impact.

Our strategic partners

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Frequently asked questions

How do you work with your company partners?

Our most common approach is an annual partnership where we help develop a company giving strategy and an employee-facing and employee-driven program. Sometimes partners have a specific problem they are trying to solve and/or want help building out a single event. That’s okay, too. We meet you where you are at!

My company is planning a day of service. Can you help?

Absolutely! We can help plan and execute a day, week, or month of service, including identifying opportunities, sourcing nonprofit partners, and managing all aspects of the project plan. We always recommend days of service as part of a broader give-back strategy and can work with you to develop that, too.

How much does it cost?

Each partnership is unique so we don’t have cookie cutter pricing. Our fees are based on things like company size, scope of work, and complexity of the project. We are a nonprofit so we never let money get in the way of impact.

Do you work with companies outside of the United States?

We sure do. These days most of our companies are international with a distributed workforce. Over 20,000 employees across four continents currently have access to Raised By Us programs.

Are you a technology platform?

Nope! We are a service provider that works alongside some of the most innovative tech providers out there. Our goal is to connect our partners with resources that best meet their needs and as a result we have relationships with a variety of workplace technology companies to help you build your toolbox.

Who do you work with at a company?

Our typical points of contact are Chief People Officers and Heads of DEI. Sometimes communications and marketing departments co-lead this work as well.

What do I need to bring Raised By Us to my company?

Every partner is different. Some already have robust programs in place and are looking to take theirs to the next level. Others are starting from scratch. To start, all you need is an executive sponsor for the program (someone who owns the work) and we will walk you through the rest!

How can I bring Raised By Us to my company?

Give us a shout. We are always looking to bring on companies who understand the importance and value of supporting their communities.

It looks like you work with a lot of technology companies. Mine is in a different industry. Are we a fit?

Sure thing. While we got our start working in tech and consider ourselves experts in the high-growth space, we successfully work with companies across all industries. In fact, our staff have extensive experience running corporate partnership programs with large financial institutions and professional services companies.