Sharing Cities Toolkit

Responding to the calls from organizers in the SCN who articulated the need for a cohesive repository of the tools and resources necessary to support their cities on the path to becoming a Sharing City.

To meet this need we are creating the Sharing Cities Toolkit; an evolving compilation of resources comprised of a mix of How-to’s, Project Guides, example Policy and tried and true Models and Advice. While a lot of these resources have been either created or published by Shareable over the last five years we are curating the best content we can find and have pulled resources created by many other organizations.           

PLEASE SHARE YOUR RESOURCES THROUGH THE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Table of Contents:

SHARING CITY ORGANIZING

COMMUNITY ACTION GUIDES

  • How To Share Project Library - 200+ guides written by expert practitioners and Shareable's writers to make your community, city and your life more fun and shareable.
  • Guide to Sharing - Co-produced by the Center for a New American Dream and Shareable, this guide explores 4 action ideas to make your community more shareable: Organize a Community Swap (clothes), Lend Locally (tool libraries), Share Time, Labor, and Skills (timebanks), and Set Up a Co-op (solar co-ops).
  • New Dream Webinars - Excellent video presentations hosted by Center for a New American with practitioners teaching exciting topics like How to Start a Tool Library and Community Solar 101.
  • Cultivate Coop Library - From starting up to good group process, this site contains your free, complete guide to cooperatives.
  • Transition Online Trainings - Videos on projects and the process of making the transition to a more sharing and sustainable world.
  • Practical Guides for Community Economic Change - A Trio of Guides from the REconomy Project focusing on running events, starting enterprise and resourcing core activities. 

LEGAL & ADVOCACY RESOURCES

  • Sharing Cities Policy Primer - Shareable and Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) present Policies for Shareable Cities: A Sharing Economy Policy Primer for Urban Leaders. This 40 page guide curates innovative, high impact policies that US city governments developed to help residents share resources, co-produce, create their own jobs, and share food, housing, and transportation. Available in Korean.
  • SELC's Legal Guides - Legal support books on worker cooperatives and food justice enterprises.
  • SELC's Legal Libraries - Extensive legal resources on coops, community currencies, community food, community enterprise, and urban ag.
  • MoveOn Petitions - Start a campaign for your sharing policy campaign using MoveOn's free petitions.

PROJECT SPECIFIC RESOURCES

FUNDRAISING RESOURCES

SHARING ECONOMY PRESENTATIONS

TOOLS FOR ORGANIZING

GENERAL NONPROFIT RESOURCES

SHARE KNOWLEDGE

  • Join the Sharing Cities Network group to share ideas with other practitioners.
  • Email us your resources to add to this list or fill out the form below.
  • Volunteer to help build our resources list or help translate these resources.

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