Giving101 is a nonprofit that strives to unleash the amazing power of contagious giving.

We currently have three programs that facilitate our mission in different ways:

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    Expedition Give

    It’s like The Amazing Race with a charity twist. In this five-hour urban scavenger hunt, teams of two race all over a city collecting items, taking pictures, and completing micro (5-10 minute) community service projects to earn points. The teams with the most points at the end take home some sweet prizes.

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    White Envelope Project

    Inspired by an incredible true story, The White Envelope Project is a worldwide movement to "give something different" during the holiday season. Watch or read the story (you might need to get a tissue first) and then commit to giving a white envelope this year.

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    Giving101 Blog

    We publish 101 stories each year of contagious giving. The stories are true, relevant and inspirational. We have a team of volunteer bloggers who keep their eyes peeled for amazing stories to share with our readers. We also post updates to our other projects and general news about Giving101 so check it out!

We were founded by four siblings in 2006 under the name of our flagship program, White Envelope Project. Since its inception, the program has attracted national media attention that has resulted in exposure to more than 5 million people in over 100 countries.

We continue to be entirely volunteer-run and donor-supported and are proud to be able to spread this message of giving around the world without any permanent staff, office space, etc.

Looking to get in touch?

We're here to help, whether you have a story for us to share or an idea for
a new program to spread contagious giving - let us know!



Ben Lawder : President

Ben currently leads market research and competitive intelligence at ADP - the HR and payroll company. He has a wealth of nonprofit and business experience, and he leads the group. Expedition Give is Ben's baby, and he's led the program to a successful, growing state.

Stuart Lawder : Vice President

Stuart is our in-house art department, webmaster, and creative guru. With a background in Industrial Design at Georgia Tech, he is a web and graphic designer and runs a freelance company, Lawderberry Ltd and is the Lead Designer at Pardot. Stuart is our big idea guy and sets the future strategy for the organization with Ben.

Kathleen Lawder : Secretary

Kathleen is currently an Operation Business Analyst at The Home Depot. With a degree from Georgia Tech in Chemical Engineering, a knack for details, and a love for problem solving, she helps keep us organized and on track.

Billy Lawder : Treasurer

Billy is currently a logistics manager at 3PD delivery logistics. He has expertise in budgeting, logistics, distribution, product fulfillment, and project management. He manages our finances and donor relations.

Volunteer Leaders

Brandon Beacher : Technology

Board of Directors

Ben Lawder (Chairman)

Mark Butler

Liz Glazka

Kevin Floyd

Billy Lawder

Kathleen Lawder

Stuart Lawder

Bubba Meager

Christina Schrerrer


Giving101 is committed to keeping potential donors informed about our finances, pass-through donations, and activities. We are an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) public charity in good standing with all local and federal entities. If you have any questions about our organization, please contact us. Thank you for your support.

On June 14, 2009, the Board of Directors of The White Envelope Project voted to change the name of the organization to Giving101. Documents created prior to this date bear The White Envelope Project name. The organization’s activities and programs remain the same, and the organization is still a 501(c)(3) nonprofit under the same IRS tax ID number. For any financial or organization related questions, please contact us.