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Share Spray: A New Way to Do Everything
October 13, 2012 – 9:56 pm | Comments Off
Share Spray: A New Way to Do Everything

Last year, an inspiring and creative friend, Rebecca Valentine of Share Exchange, handed me a bottle of something she called “share spray.”  It was a lovely rose water spray which – as the label indicated …

Sample Agreements for Sharing
October 13, 2012 – 9:31 pm | Comments Off
Sample Agreements for Sharing

Sample Car Sharing Agreement
Share a car with a friend or neighbor! Click here for a sample agreement you can use to manage the terms of your co-ownership and shared use.
 
Sample Ride Sharing Agreement
Here’s an agreement …

How to Start a Neighborhood Fruit Harvest
October 13, 2012 – 9:23 pm | Comments Off
How to Start a Neighborhood Fruit Harvest

Anyone with a mature fruit tree is familiar with the annual quandaries: How do you get all that fruit out of the tree and what do you do with 500 plums? If you’ve ever tried …

Just Published! Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy
October 13, 2012 – 9:10 pm | Comments Off
Just Published! Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy

JUST PUBLISHED!

Sharing Solution co-author Janelle Orsi has published a new book:
Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy: Helping People Build Cooperatives, Social Enterprise, and Local Sustainable Economies (ABA Books 2012)
 Click here to buy a copy on the …

How to Start a “Stuff” Sharing Group
October 13, 2012 – 9:05 pm | Comments Off
How to Start a “Stuff” Sharing Group

A neighborhood stuff sharing group is primarily a system of borrowing and lending, in which participants allow others to use their stuff but actual ownership of the items doesn’t change hands. To get started, you’ll …

20 Questions to Discuss When You Share
October 13, 2012 – 8:55 pm | Comments Off
20 Questions to Discuss When You Share

When you sit down to discuss the details of a sharing arrangement, here is a list of 20 categories of questions to discuss. It may not be quite as entertaining as a good old fashioned …

How to Start a Neighborhood Work Group
October 13, 2012 – 8:44 pm | Comments Off
How to Start a Neighborhood Work Group

Q: My house needs a lot of work, but I just don’t have the time or skills. Is sharing work with neighbors a solution? How can I can do that?

A: I grew up a city girl, …

The Four Degrees of Sharing
October 13, 2012 – 8:17 pm | Comments Off
The Four Degrees of Sharing

Sharing is a big deal these days. Sharing is a growth industry, a new field of study and of practice; it presents a realm of career opportunities, a new way of life, and a concept …

How to Share a Vegetable Garden
October 13, 2012 – 4:42 pm | Comments Off
How to Share a Vegetable Garden

 

Question: “I would like to start a vegetable garden, but I live in an apartment and don’t have yard space. My neighbor a few blocks down has a huge front yard and she offered to let me …

How to Barter, Give, and Get Stuff
October 11, 2012 – 1:14 pm | One Comment
How to Barter, Give, and Get Stuff

Read it on Shareable.net: How to Barter Give and Get Stuff: Attorney Janelle Orsi Explains the Legal Nuts and Bolts of a Sharing Economy

Holding Title to Shared Property
October 10, 2012 – 8:50 pm | Comments Off
Holding Title to Shared Property

Tenancy in Common (TIC)
When you own property as tenants in common (TIC), you each own an undivided share. For example, if you own a duplex with another person as tenants in common, you each own …

Sample Ridesharing Agreement
September 2, 2012 – 7:24 pm | Comments Off
Sample Ridesharing Agreement

A Note About Insurance and Carpooling
If you will be carting people around on a regular basis, you may want to increase your limit of liability. The more people in a car during an accident, the higher …

Sample Office-Sharing Agreement
August 13, 2012 – 2:38 pm | Comments Off
Sample Office-Sharing Agreement

Many small businesses and entrepreneurs use commercial space to house their operations, and sharing these work spaces is often a smart business decision.  And, once you start sharing space with others, it will be much …

Trend Toward Car-Sharing Expected to Continue
February 3, 2010 – 9:14 pm | Comments Off
Trend Toward Car-Sharing Expected to Continue

Research firm Frost & Sullivan just issued a new report that says car-sharing is on the rise and expected to grow exponentially over the next five years. Between 2007 and 2009, the number of drivers …

New App for Cab Sharing Could Help Travelers Share and Save
January 6, 2010 – 8:39 pm | One Comment
New App for Cab Sharing Could Help Travelers Share and Save

An article in today’s Seattle Times about cab-sharing from Seattle-Tacoma Airport got me wondering why more cities don’t facilitate this money-saving and ecologically sound form of transportation. The article features a new application for the …

Nanny-Sharing: Finding the Right Fit Can Be Challenging
December 28, 2009 – 8:08 pm | 2 Comments
Nanny-Sharing: Finding the Right Fit Can Be Challenging

An interesting article in a recent Wall Street Journal describes the author’s struggle to find an appropriate nanny-sharing setup for her infant daughter. The challenge is twofold: first, finding a family to share with, and …

Seattle Times Grapples with the Stickiness of Sharing
December 23, 2009 – 8:00 pm | 4 Comments
Seattle Times Grapples with the Stickiness of Sharing

The Seattle Times’ Pacific Northwest Magazine just featured a great article about sharing. Something I love about the article is that writer Carol Ostrom seemed to search far and wide for examples of the …

The Return of the Holiday Party: How Sharing Makes it Happen
December 9, 2009 – 7:33 pm | 3 Comments
The Return of the Holiday Party: How Sharing Makes it Happen

Yup, it’s that time of year again–holiday time. But it’s also recession time, and businesses are spending less–and an easy place to cut costs is to reduce the costs of company events. One of the …

A Big List of Sharing Ideas from Green Fest
November 23, 2009 – 6:17 pm | Comments Off
A Big List of Sharing Ideas from Green Fest

Here’s yet another list of sharing ideas! We collected these ideas on post-it notes from visitors to our booth at the San Francisco Green Festival. We asked people to tell us their ideas for …

Tip: Sharing Food and Making Friends
November 12, 2009 – 11:28 pm | Comments Off
Tip: Sharing Food and Making Friends

Here’s a great idea for sharing food in community with others: get a bunch of people, many of whom are strangers to one another, together in a kitchen and give them cooking assignments in small …