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About

The People Who Share is a not-for-profit in the process of applying for charity registration. that helps you access the shared resources you need by enabling a fairer, caring, Sharing Economy. We promote good citizenship, inclusivity and sharing, our mission is to make the Sharing Economy happen for everyone.

We work with a network of partners throughout the UK and worldwide to deliver services and activities for people and organisations. By opening up access to shared resources for yourself, your organisation or your community, we work to ease the economic, social and environmental challenges that are shaking up our world and spearhead the shift towards what’s known as the Sharing Economy. We believe, by building a fairer, caring, Sharing Economy, people and planet can thrive.

We are also the people behind the largest mass engagement campaign on the Sharing Economy - Global Sharing Week -  plus we host the Share Guide, the most extensive directory of Sharing services worldwide.

Campaigns

Our flagship campaign is Global Sharing Week that has grown to reach over 110 million people worldwide, via 450 events on 5 continents. What began in the UK as National Sharing Day back in 2011, then became Global Sharing Day, and is now a week-long celebration and the largest mass engagement campaign for the Sharing Economy.

Our purpose

We're committed to reshaping the world through the Sharing Economy, helping people and organisations across all sectors participate. Our passion is unlocking the sharing potential that exists and creating value for all. Our mission is to make the Sharing Economy happen for everyone.

Our vision of the future is a thriving, sustainable and fair Sharing Economy, where our collective capability meets our collective needs and we collaborate to enhance each other's lives, protect our planet and create wealth from which everybody benefits.

Our Values

CHANGE-MAKERS: We inspire the change that’s needed for our future sustainability. We know that the future economy will be built around the sharing of human and physical resources, we champion the change-makers that are building a fair, caring, Sharing Economy and we work to make shared resources available to everyone.

SOCIAL: We put people and planet at the heart of everything we do, creating positive social impact. Through inclusivity and opening up access to shared resources for all, we help transform lives and tackle the economic, social and environmental challenges of our time.

THRIVE: We believe that by building a fairer, caring, Sharing Economy, people and planet can revive and thrive.

People Behind the share

The People Who Share is a not-for-profit in the process of applying for charity registration  with a vision to help millions discover the Sharing Economy, founded in 2011 in Brighton, UK by Chief Sharer, speaker and Sharing Economy global expert Benita Matofska.

Clare Kandola is partner and fellow director of The People Who Share, a commentator and advisor on the Sharing Economy, supporting organisations to thrive.

Our A-Team consists of a lineup of sharing champions…

  • Mary Valiakas (Bristol and Greece): Communications and social media whizz
  • Susan Kabani: Events specialist who runs the Global Sharing Economy Network Meetup group (London)
  • Aigli Tsirogianni (London): Partnerships, community and Global Sharing Week lead (London).

Our board of trustees includes:
Jane Robbie and Roxanne Persaud.

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