We have exciting news.
For the past six months, our team has been hard at work on forging a new path for Shareable. We sought and received invaluable input from more than 400 readers, 34 leaders in the sharing movement, our readers, partners, board, funders, staff, and Miriam Abrams, our indomitable strategic planning facilitator. Today, we're thrilled to share this work with you — a strategic plan that charts a bold, new direction for Shareable. You can read it here.
As you'll see in the plan, the analysis of our work revealed that it is Shareable's unique, solutions journalism that resonated the most with people. From inspiring readers to change their consumption habits to galvanizing policymakers about the concept of "Sharing Cities," our stories have led to direct, on-the-ground change. So starting on Jan. 1, 2017, we're going to double down on our storytelling. We're going to ramp up the number of stories we produce, diversify our coverage, deepen our influence with decision-makers, and expand our partnerships with news outlets and other organizations.
Who is the most important part of this new plan? You. As a nonprofit media outlet, we exist to serve you, but our plan takes this a big step further. We've committed to be more transparent, diverse, community-driven, and community supported. We're headed in this direction because that’s what readers like you asked us to do. And because it's what we need to do to achieve our mission.
Moving forward, we'll be engaging you even more. Tell us what stories you want us to cover and what resources you need to integrate sharing into your life. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org — We're all ears! As our stories have demonstrated, the simple act of sharing can — and does — transform lives. And at a time of great uncertainty, these stories can not only uplift us, but catalyze positive change.
We'll be in touch with more in the weeks ahead.
Thank you from team Shareable.
Header image: Shareable staff and board members.