Shareable is an award-winning 501(c)3* nonprofit news, action network, and consultancy for the sharing transformation.
What’s the sharing transformation? It’s a movement of movements emerging from the grassroots up to solve today’s biggest challenges, which outdated institutions are failing to address.
Behind these failing industrial-age institutions are outmoded beliefs about how the world works — that ordinary people can’t govern themselves directly; that economic growth leads to shared prosperity; and that more stuff leads to happiness.
Amid crisis, a new way forward is emerging — the sharing transformation. The sharing transformation is big, global, and impacts every part of society.
New and resurgent solutions are democratizing how we produce, consume, govern, and solve social problems. The maker movement, the solidarity economy, open source software, transition towns, open government, and social enterprise are just a sample of the movements showing a way forward based on sharing.
The sharing transformation shows that it’s possible to govern ourselves, build a green economy that serves everyone, and create meaningful lives together. It also suggests that we can solve the world’s biggest challenges — like poverty and global warming — by unleashing the power of collaboration.
At the core of the sharing transformation is timeless wisdom updated for today — that it’s only through sharing, cooperation, and contribution to the common good that it’s possible to create lives and a world worth experiencing.
And herein lay the engine of the sharing transformation: When individuals embrace sharing as a worldview and practice, they experience a new, enlivening way to be in the world. Sharing heals the painful disconnect we feel within ourselves, with each other, and the places we love. Sharing opens a channel to our creative potential. Sharing is fun, practical, and perhaps most of all, it’s empowering. Sharing enables us to experience and do things we never thought possible.
We at Shareable can say this because we’ve experienced the sharing transformation ourselves. We are sharers. We’ve told the stories of sharers to millions of people from all over the world since 2009. We’ve seen this transformation time and again, in people from all walks of life. It’s why we do what we do. It’s why we believe the sharing transformation is unstoppable.
So join us. Click here to take the next step to start the sharing transformation in your life and community.
What is Shareable?
Shareable is an award-winning nonprofit media outlet, action network, and consultancy with a mission to empower communities to share.
We’re most known for our daily solutions-based reporting on Shareable.net and for catalyzing several movements including the sharing economy, sharing cities, and platform co-operativism.
We’ve published several books including our most recent, “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons.”
The campaigns we’ve led or supported — including MapJams, ShareFests, Global Sharing Week, Save Seed Sharing, MAKESMTHNG Week — have engaged hundreds of thousands of people in new, more sustainable ways to manage resources.
We also advise governments, organizations, and leaders about how to achieve their goals through sharing. This has included work for Seoul Metropolitan Government, the city and county of San Francisco, the University of Lund, the Sharing Economy Association of Japan, and more. You can learn more about our services here.
What is Shareable’s mission?
Shareable is a nonprofit media outlet and action network that empowers people to share for a more resilient, equitable, and joyful world. We inspire social change by publishing stories, analysis, and tools in collaboration with our global partners.
What are Shareable’s values?
The Commons: Ensuring everyone can access and steward the commons, the source of our prosperity, well-being, and resilience.
Sharing: We’re passionate about the transformative power of sharing which brings joy, increases productivity, builds community, distributes wealth equitably, and reduces environmental impact.
Inspiration: The best stories, case studies, and role models inspire positive change.
Action: We learn by doing, lead by example, and advance new leaders in the sharing community.
Community: We are empowered by our commitment to our values, each other, and our community.
Diversity: Including diverse players, perspectives, and practices supports better outcomes.
Collaboration: Achieving our goals is best accomplished by working well with others.
Fun: The best solutions are so much fun that we can’t resist them.
What are Shareable’s diversity principles?
First and foremost, our coverage communicates strongly that we’re all in it together and that we believe in a broad agenda for the common good. We seize the opportunity to weave a rich, multicolored tapestry of sharing solutions that reflects and is inviting to every person no matter their race, gender, geography, class, religion, ability, or ideology.
We focus our editorial agenda on our readers’ most common and essential needs and opportunities, such as housing, food, transportation, jobs, and information access.
Our work focuses on common good, sharing solutions while acknowledging the broader social and historical context about inequities and obstacles based on race, religion, gender, and sexuality.
We develop empathy among ourselves as well as in our coverage and readership. We listen to and make a sincere effort to understand and respect various communities’ perspectives.
We make a continual effort to build a diverse team of board members, staff, contributors, sources, readers, and projects.
We seek out examples of people sharing across race, class, and gender lines. We aim to reduce prejudice by showing different groups working together. We make use of research to understand and combat these issues. When available, we use data to explain and address the scope of the problem.
We take care to present sharing as a nonpartisan, common good-oriented solution appropriate for all people, organizations, and communities.
How do you donate to Shareable?
Shareable is a 501(c)(3) and accepts (and greatly appreciates!) tax-deductible donations. You can donate online using Paypal or major credit cards on our donation page here. Or you can send a check or money order payable to Shareable:
Shareable, 487 Central Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043
We also accept donations from trusts and through wire transfers. If you’d like to donate this way, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shareable offers a variety of professional services aligned with our mission to empower communities to share. Generally speaking, we help governments, organizations, and leaders achieve their goals through sharing. Click here to learn more about how we can help you.
How do you contact Shareable?
Send us an email at email@example.com
We still get snail mail too at:
487 Central Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
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How do you subscribe to Shareable’s newsletter?
Subscribe to our e-newsletter to learn about the latest sharing innovations, events, research, and campaigns. It’s a great way to connect to the sharing movement. Sign up for our updates with the latest on sharing here.
How do you submit a story tip?
Got a story idea for us? Submit your suggestion here.
I’m a journalist. How do you pitch a story idea to Shareable’s editor?
To pitch a story, please submit your idea here and we’ll be in touch.
How do you sponsor Shareable?
Shareable offers standard and customized sponsorship packages to fit any budget. Visit our sponsorship page for more information.
*Shareable is a registered 501(c)3 organization with the IRS under the name Sharing, Inc. dba Shareable.