Food Loss and Waste Reduction
Today, the United Nations celebrates the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction, in an effort to educate people about the importance of the issue of sustainable food production and cultivation. When food is wasted, all the resources that were used to produce this food also goes to waste. In addition, the disposal of food loss and waste in landfills, leads to greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change.
Posted by LC Hines on September 29, 2020
Equal Pay Day
For the first time in history, the United Nations is celebrating International Equal Pay Day in an effort to raise awareness surrounding the income inequality between men and women. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) acknowledge the need for equality as a fundamental human right, listing gender equality as SDG #5, and Decent work & economic growth as SDG #8. Women around the world continue to be impacted by discrimination in the work force, “making only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men” (UN).
Posted by Hannah Wright on September 18, 2020
Global issues - Flooding and Deforestation
ShareYourself is dedicated to guiding your success as a change-maker. Our guiding includes shining a spotlight on specific social issues in the hopes that we can encourage new ideas and solutions. Right now it is flood season in many parts of the world. Flooding and heavy rainfall can lead to power outages and damage to infrastructure which can trap people in their homes.
Posted by Mitchell O'Neill on August 26, 2020
World Humanitarian Day: Support through the Pandemic
World Humanitarian Day is held every year on the 19th of August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. ShareYourself supports and appreciates humanitarian services; today goes to all of the aid workers, thank you for everything you do.
Posted by Mitchell O'Neill on August 19, 2020
Between COVID and the Classroom
ShareYourself recognizes how crucial global education is during COVID-19, in response, we are offering an education grant that supports education during the pandemic. Please apply to the grant here. Below are examples of ways to help educate students in a safe manner these examples can inspire creative ideas and projects for our grant.
Posted by Mitchell O'Neill on August 12, 2020
A look into ShareYourself
As ShareYourself grows, we think it is important everyone can get a glimpse into who we are and how we operate behind the scenes. We interviewed each employee on the team! Learn more about each of us from our day to day tasks at the company, to our thoughts on our personal involvement in solving social issues.
Posted by Mitchell O'Neill on July 29, 2020
10 Ways To Enjoy Summer While Social Distancing
Summer is when we celebrate, travel, and spend time with others. Due to public health restrictions, it isn’t safe to do most activities that are typical of the summer season. Here are 10 ways you can get the most out of the summer during the pandemic.
Posted by LC Hines on July 22, 2020
COVID Response Grant - West Africa Grant Winner Spotlight: Olanike Timipa-Uge
Olanike Timipa-Uge was our winner of the COVID Response Grant - West Africa. Olanike shares the inspiration behind her Safe Girls Project, along with firsthand experiences working with adolescent girls, her project goals, as well as the long term effects of the project in Nigeria.
Posted by Mitchell O'Neill on July 17, 2020
#DONTGOVIRAL ShareYourself Virtual Concert
During this pandemic there has been a stop to all live in person performances in the music scene. With the help of the internet, collaboration from many different artists, and the power of editing, we can bring provide a virtual concert.
Posted by LC Hines on July 08, 2020
How To Celebrate The Planet Virtually: Earth Day 2020
Unfortunately Earth day has to be observed from home this year. Here are a few fantastic ways to do so.
Posted by Kunthea Relinski on April 22, 2020
SYS's Top Ten Reads To Inspire Your Activism
We all have a little extra time on our hands, here are some book recommendations to fill your lazy days and inspire your activism.
Posted by Kunthea Relinski on April 22, 2020
73 Questions With Founder/CEO of ShareYourself: Stu McGowan
Learn more about the Founder/CEO of ShareYourself!
Posted by Kunthea Relinski on April 20, 2020
5 Ways To Support Your Mental Health While Social Distancing
While it is important to be cautious of your physical health, it is equally important to focus on your mental health during these times of uncertainty. Here are a few ways to support your mental health from home.
Posted by Kunthea Relinski on April 16, 2020
A Few Extraordinary Project Creators: Women's History Month
As Women’s History Month is coming to an end, we want to take the opportunity to recognize a few of the extraordinary women on our platform.
Posted by Kunthea Relinski on March 31, 2020
Advocacy Is Not Canceled
This is a time of fear and uncertainty but that does not mean that we can not continue to support our communities. Here are some ways to do so.
Posted by Kunthea Relinski on March 24, 2020
How To Ensure That Your Online Activism Has Real World Influence
We live in an age dominated by social media and hashtag activism. Sharing a post on any platform can make people feel as if they’ve supported a cause even though they have put in minimal effort.
Posted by Kunthea Relinski on March 11, 2020
5 Ways To Take Better Project Photos
Tips to take project photos that will attract helpers, followers, and potential teammates.
Posted by Kunthea Relinski on March 04, 2020
A Small but Important Change
We have made a change, learn what it is and why.
Posted by Kunthea Relinski on March 02, 2020
Climate Grant Winner Spotlight: Kingsley Adindu
Learn more about Kingsley Adindu: environmentalist, teacher, and winner of the ShareYourself Climate Solution Grant.
Posted by Kunthea Relinski on February 14, 2020
Climate Solution Grant Winner Spotlight: Heather Fromkin
Learn more about Heather Fromkin: sculptor, environmentalist, and winner of the ShareYourself Climate Solution Grant
Posted by Kunthea Relinski on February 13, 2020
The Best Free and Cheap Online Tools for Social Entrepreneurs
One of the great things about the internet is that there are so many tools out there to help you on your journey to change the world. Whether you’re looking for ways to organize your team or manage your time or communicate better, there’s definitely at least one company — if not five — out there that you can use for free or very cheap.
Posted by Lauren McKenna on September 20, 2019
How ShareYourself Uses ShareYourself
While working on a project management platform, it is important that we preach what we teach and use our own tool.
Posted by Mitchell O'Neill on September 13, 2019
Task Management Redesign Overhaul
Summer is almost over and it’s time to tackle all of your projects here on ShareYourself! Knowing that we would see an increase in work being done on projects, we took the liberty of improving our task management features to a whole new level. Read on to learn more about all of our new changes.
Posted by Mitchell O'Neill on September 06, 2019
The Grant Winners
Last month and for the first time ever, ShareYourself announced that we would be giving two $500 grants to creators of social-good projects in order to propel their endeavors forward. Receiving over a dozen submissions, we’re excited to announce the recipients, who used every extent of the platform to manage their work and their team.
Posted by Mitchell O'Neill on July 05, 2019
Presenting Your Idea
You have a project or business idea, but perhaps you haven’t shared it yet. Want to know how to identify when you’re ready and the best practices to prepare, share and utilize feedback? Read on.
Posted by Lauren McKenna on June 14, 2019
How to Find and Activate Your Community to Help You Change the World
Without community engagement, your business or project will fail. We break down the different types of communities there are, why it's important to engage with them and then detail just how to do it.
Posted by Lauren McKenna on June 07, 2019
Project Creator Interview: Tom Stanton Presenting at ComCap conference
Tom Stanton is a Michigan-based resident nearing retirement age, and he cares deeply about his retirement funds helping his community. Tom’s passion is bringing him and ShareYourself founder and CEO, Stu McGowan, to the 2019 ComCap conference hosted by NC3 being held in Detroit from June 11-13, 2019. There, they’ll be presenting about the Open Space Philosophy and using ShareYourself to organize participation with the 300+ attendees.
Posted by Lauren McKenna on June 03, 2019
ShareYourself Grant Opportunity
For the first time ever, ShareYourself is hosting a small-grant opportunity for social-good entrepreneurs!
Posted by Lauren McKenna on May 31, 2019
Staying on Track with Project Milestones
Project milestones are absolutely essential to any endeavor of any kind. They will help you stay on track, keep you and your team motivated, and enable you to celebrate small victories along the way. Here are our best practices for making them and using them.
Posted by Lauren McKenna on May 24, 2019
How to Stay Motivated: Finding Your Cheerleaders and Dealing With Haters
Burnout is real - and, eventually, it comes for us all. Luckily, you already have a group of people who will help you through it: your cheerleaders!
Posted by Lauren McKenna on May 17, 2019
Project Creator Interview: Jes Scribner of Birdhous
Jes introduces us to Birdhous, her farm and learning laboratory for young farmers in VT. She talks to us about collaboration, self-employment, accountability and saving agriculture.
Posted by Lauren McKenna on April 29, 2019
The Best Free and Cheap Online Tools for Social Entrepreneurs
One of the great things about the internet is that there are so many tools out there to help you on your journey to change the world. Whether you're looking for ways to organize your team or manage your time or communicate better, there's definitely at least one company - if not five - out there tha
Posted by Lauren McKenna on April 23, 2019
How to Find Work/Life Balance When You're Launching a Business
The struggle is real: Work/life balance
Posted by Lauren McKenna on April 22, 2019
How to Stay Motivated: Pushing Through Plateaus and Burnout
Undoubtedly, a day will come where you've lost steam. This doesn't necessarily mean you don't care anymore, but hitting plateaus and even burning out is very possible at one point or another. With this module, we'll do our best to prepare you for if and when that day comes.
Posted by Lauren McKenna on April 20, 2019
Intro to Crowdfunding: How To Find Funders
You can't have a crowdfunding campaign without funders. Here's how to find them.
Posted by Lauren McKenna on April 18, 2019
Intro to Crowdfunding: How to create a compelling story
Here's how to create a compelling story that convinces people to help fund your crowdfunding campaign.
Posted by Lauren McKenna on April 17, 2019
Intro to Crowdfunding: What is Crowdfunding and How Do You Choose a Platform?
What is crowdfunding, types of crowdfunding, how to choose a platform
Posted by Lauren McKenna on April 16, 2019
Project Creator Interview: Jenni Bee of Migrant Children Memorial
ShareYourself member Jenni Bee just started her project, a public art installation memorializing migrant children. We’re tracking her process and she needs your help. This is part one of a series of conversations with Jenni.
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