Shareable accomplished a lot in 2011. Can you help us continue our work in 2012 by making a tax deductible donation to our nonprofit?
We hope so. A donation will be much appreciated, not to mention it will be put to good use educating the public about sharing as a solution to the crises of environment, economy, and social division - not to mention a more rewarding way to live.
Here's just some of what we accomplished this year:
- We doubled the number of readers we reach with our message from 20,000 visitors per month to 40,000. Shareable's readership continues to grow because you and our partners share our content, all which is offered under a Creative Commons license.
- We educated the media about sharing including such prestigious outlets as The New York Times, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Utne Reader, Grist, GOOD, Sunset Magazine and more. Media work is essential to our goal to take sharing mainstream, and there's no one completely dedicated to this like Shareable.
- We produced packages on libraries, crowdfunding, policies for sharing in cities and greatly expanded our sharing how-to collection focusing on content that helps our readers move toward economic self-sufficiency like "How to Start a Worker Coop" and "How to Set Up an Open Mesh Network". Shareable has dedicated editors covering eight beats, not to mention that we're the only online magazine dedicated to sharing.
- We produced two action-focused conferences, one in San Francisco and one in New York, featuring thought leaders who inspired hundreds of attendees to start sharing projects or take their existing projects to the next level. We engaged partners such as The Parsons New School of Design, The Hub, and Mesh Labs to amplify the impact of our events.
- We published two e-books, one that's the ultimate guide to Crowdfunding, Crowdfunding Nation, and also Share or Die: Youth in Recession, which was written by Gen Y to help Gen Y navigate the new economic precarity.
And here's just some of what you can help us acheive in 2012:
- We will redesign our web site making our resources more accessible, offering interactive tools, and increasing the speed of the site.
- This Spring we will launch a new, expanded paperback version of Share or Die, which is being published by New Society Press. In a groundbreaking move, New Society has agreed that we should continue sharing the original content for free on Shareable.net.
- We will invest in more online and offline community building, events, and project support for sharing leaders, all designed for increased impact.
- We will publish new e-books in 2012 including Shareable Futures, a scifi anthology with original stories by Bruce Sterling, Cory Doctorow, Mary Robinett Kowal, Douglas Rushkoff, Benjamin Rosenbaum, and more. All content will be available for free on Shareable.net.
If you've never donated to Shareable before, I invite you to make a $10 donation, the price of a schlocky Hollywood movie. Your money is better spent with Shareable on media that matters to you. We'll even sweeten the offer - you'll get a copy of our Crowdfunding Nation e-book for a $10 donation.
And for a $25 or more donation, you'll get both Crowdfunding Nation (any format) and Share or Die (only PDF available).
Please make a tax deductable donation today. It will feel good to share with us!
Neal Gorenflo, publisher of Shareable
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