Janette Phillips Executive Director of ShareDetroit.org

3rd Act

01-09-2021 • 30 mins

Share Detroit is a community engagement conduit offering simple ways for neighbors, nonprofits, and businesses to come together and strengthen our local community. They make it easy for people to find local nonprofits and engage with them how they choose, whether it’s donating money, volunteering time, attending an event, or buying much-needed items from nonprofit wish lists.

Their open and inclusive platform amplifies the needs of the entire nonprofit community, giving all organizations a chance to be seen and heard regardless of size, focus area, or budget. They believe that by doing good together, that we all can create a stronger, happier Detroit. Share Detroit is also a 501c3 nonprofit created to support all other nonprofits across metro Detroit.

Janette developed her skills working at Ameritech for 15 years. And she quarterbacked a huge sales effort with the general motors EDS effort many years ago. She is really a problem solver. She can take on big projects, clients and work with them to find solutions to any problems they may have in the nonprofit world.

We start talking about the origins of the platform and how it came to Detroit. Two major angel investors helped get the site off the ground by purchasing and further developing sharecharlotte.org so that the platform could be more robust and handle additional cities. ShareDetroit.org is the fifth city to have launched and they plan to continue to add more cities in the future.

The service is free to nonprofits. And designed to help them connect with their donors, volunteers and promote their events and organization.

Since their launch, shareDetroit.org has added 207 nonprofits and more are currently being added.

In order to be on shareDetroit.org you need be your own 501cs, have been in existence for a year, and have a functioning website.

You can reach out to Janette at janette@sharedetroit.com.

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