Shareable is in the running for a $300,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to redo our site using an open design process.

Please help us win by liking our proposal and leaving a comment or question.

This would be a huge win for Shareable, the sharing community, and all of our readers. We'd use the funds to reinvent Shareable to be more transparent, participatory, and continuously co-created by our community. The more input we have from our readers, the better the chance that Shareable will make it to the finalist stage.

It's quick, and you don't need to register in order to leave a comment. After reading Shareable's 500-word proposal:

  • Click the "Like" button at the bottom of the proposal
  • Type a comment or question in the Add New Comment box

Please take a moment right now to help Shareable win this contest so that we can take Shareable — and the sharing movement — to the next level.

Please help us win by liking our proposal and leaving a comment or question.

UPDATE 3/16/2012: By request, here are additional instructions for how to "like" and comment on the proposal. There are two ways to like the proposal:

  1. At the top-left of the proposal is a Heart button. You'll need a Tumblr account to like our proposal with the Heart button.
  2. To "like" it without having to register, use the Like button. Scroll below the proposal and continue below the People Who Liked This Post section. You'll see a Like button to the left of the DISQUS button. Using that Like button does not require registration.

Either method is equally valid and the Knight Foundation has said they don't care which one we use.

We also invite you to leave a question or comment, which is especially valuable feedback.




I was Shareable's Online Community and Fundraising Director from January 2012 through January 2014.

Things I share: I don't own a car, so I share cars by using City CarShare. I have borrowed through Neighborgoods, given and received things via Craigslist, Freecycle, and Yerdle, exchanged on, and participated in the BACE Timebank.