Shared Nation is a breakthrough software platform that helps large groups of people make efficient, effective decisions on how to invest pooled contributions. It was built to empower small-dollar donors, and to redistribute wealth and influence.

We piloted the platform with over a thousand people, building a large giving circle and conducting ten funding rounds from May 2017 to May 2019. You can learn more about that experiment by reviewing this site, and by reading about “massive aggregation,” the concept behind the platform, in this article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

You can also contact us directly with inquiries.

If millions of us combine our money and our time, what kind of impact could we make?

We could purchase 10,000,000 acres in the Amazon forest for conservation.

We could provide safe drinking water to every human on the planet.

We could buy out one of the world's most destructive corporations.

Part virtual country, part people's foundation, Shared Nation attempts to revolutionize and democratize online giving, empowering people around the world to combine their resources and take big, bold actions that will have an impact on the planet.


What We've Accomplished

Since Spring 2017, more than 1700 people have pooled more than $65,000 to fund great organizations in these exciting funding rounds:


Breakthrough Voting Technology

Homepage Product Focus
  • Efficient

    Shared Nation's breakthrough voting platform allows huge numbers of people to efficiently choose between a large number of options for action and investment, overcoming a longstanding barrier in civic engagement. 

  • Effective

    The quality of the group's decisions is similar to what we'd achieve with lengthy deliberation, and all candidate organizations get some support just for taking part.

Shared Nation In the News

Massive Aggregation: A New Form of New Power

A Mega Giving Circle Makes Us Powerful

Public Trust Reboot: Unleashing the Millennial Civic Spirit

Building a community to fund solutions for the world's problems with Shared Nation's Joe McCannon | Episode 156

What Citizens Are Saying

Shared Nation has created this fun, friendly, informative model that let's me participate in initiatives that I would never otherwise hear about, interact with people I would never have found and contribute in ways beyond (and including!) the dollars I spend. I love that even the initiatives that don't "win" now have exposure and each initiative has the potential to spark imagination and creativity.

As this idea grows, the world will have more people with a deeper understanding of the issues and solutions out there for fixing global concerns. And through pooling our money, we are hopefully making a bigger impact than if we were all separately searching for ways to help.

This is a game-changer for how we come together to create impact. My contribution can only do so much. But if thousands of us, or a million of us (let's hold that vision, shall we?) all put in whatever we can, imagine the impact we could have!