Whether you’ve been with us since TheShareWay’s beginnings or you discovered the site yesterday, we’re happy to have had your support this year. Our Year in Review features updates on TheShareWay’s growth, our commitment to taking action against climate change, top donors featured on the site, blog posts of 2021, and more.
This year, TheShareWay helped numerous nonprofits find support for their events. Over 220 donations were approved in 2021, providing users with gift cards, food items, and other in-kind product donations from the 400+ donors on the site.
The top 5 donors of the year on TheShareWay site were:
You can read more about these donors in our Thanksgiving blog post, which highlighted their giving this year. Other notable donors of the year were Rocketbook, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, and Habit Burger.
2021 marked the national expansion of TheShareWay directory. While initial companies added to the site donated only in San Francisco, New York City, and Los Angeles, TheShareWay directory has since expanded to feature donors from all 50 states.
Each week, we added 8 new donors to the directory to provide new and exciting options for users. An additional 249 new donors were added to the directory in 2021, providing donation information on everything from neighborhood small businesses to nationwide companies.
Rising donors that were recently added to TheShareWay include:
TheShareWay blog offers educational guides and helpful tips related to donations. Five new blog posts were added to TheShareWay blog this year, helping ShareWay members to better navigate the directory and find new donors. Whether you were looking for information on where and how to request donations, an explanation of the details of complex donation programs, and or an accessible list of companies that might be a perfect match for your next event, TheShareWay blog had something for you this year.
The five blog posts published in 2021 were:
Keep an eye on TheShareWay blog for more tips, tricks, and donation request information.
In 2021, TheShareWay partnered with Stripe Climate to use revenues to support carbon removal projects. Pro members are key in supporting TheShareWay’s commitment to environmental action, with 1.5% of revenue from their subscription going towards verified projects chosen by Stripe such as Running Tide—which sequesters carbon by growing kelp forests in the open ocean—or Carbon Built, which converts CO2 into a low-carbon alternative to traditional concrete.
The number of people using TheShareWay grew by an average of 30% each month! Community contributions are a significant part of enhancing the directory; we value the reviews that provide informative details on companies and their donation programs, as well as the nonprofits that use Apply Mode to provide data for our weekly newsletter report on recently approved or declined donations.
We’re always excited to see new nonprofits joining TheShareWay and making use of our directory to find the perfect donor for their event, and we extend a warm welcome to all the new members that joined in 2021!
John Charles Bendijo and Taylor Atienza are new members of TheShareWay team, joining in October 2021 and November 2020 respectively. They are responsible for adding new donors to the directory each week, as well as authoring newsletters and recent blog posts.
We couldn’t have done it without you, and we appreciate your support of TheShareWay that helps to continually grow and improve the directory. We are excited for what’s to come in 2022, and we hope you’ll stay with us to see what’s in store.
TheShareWay team wishes you a happy holiday season, and a Happy New Year!