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1 / Join the Nation

Register to join thousands of other citizens of the Shared Nation.

2 / Contribute

Every citizen needs to commit at least $3 to join the upcoming round. The Shared Nation welcomes people to commit more but all citizens' votes count the same.

3 / You Vote!

After a period where Shared Nation citizens can endorse their favorite projects, we use our innovative voting technology to allow them to zero in on which solutions to support through simple, pair-wise votes. Click here to see what a sample vote looks like!

4 / The Winning Organization Gets Funded

 When a winner is announced, Shared Nation will distribute the money as unrestricted gifts. As a community, we'll watch them make strides towards addressing global challenges, and eagerly await the next organizations we can support.


What We Are Not

It is important to note that Shared Nation is not:

A crowdfunding site where individuals can select many options for investment; it is a nation that seeks to aggregate its wealth and power to support powerful solutions to shared problems.

A lobbying or advocacy site where people try to influence elected officials.

We believe that too much debate and contemplation is ineffective, that direct action is needed and that advocacy alone won’t suffice.

So far, participants have said SN reminds them of a citizens’ foundation, March Madness and a massive multiplayer game, all rolled into one. But the truth is there is really no simple analogy for what we are creating. It is something new in the world, and, we think, an idea whose time has come.

Please join us!