Sharonimo was founded on the belief that sharing makes people wealthier, communities stronger, and the whole world better off, and that the right technology can make sharing easier, safer and more fun for everyone.
Sharonimo's mission is to increase global sharing volume: liberating financial capital, creating social capital, and advancing a more sustainable and enjoyable lifestyle.
If there's anything we can do to make sharing safer, more fun, or easier for you, please let us know.
Jon, Aaron and Mark
Because we all have friends, and we all have stuff—things like lawnmowers, waffle irons and karaoke machines. Most of the time we don't use the stuff we have, and some of the time we don't have the stuff we need. Sharonimo helps friends share their stuff so they can make better use of the things they already have and avoid buying new things they don't really need.
When you sign up for a Sharonimo account, you quickly create a list of the resources you'd like to share, then invite your friends to join your network and view and request your resources. If a friend accepts your invitation, then she joins your network, creates her own resource list and starts her own network. Each person creates his or her own unique network of friends, so only the people you invite, and whose invitations you accept, can view and request your resources.
When a friend requests one of your resources for a given time period, you can either grant the request or decline it. If you grant a request, then Sharonimo tracks the shared resource so you know who has it, and when it's due back. The friend with whom you shared the resource can also keep track of it, so he knows that he has it and when he's supposed to return it.
You can also use Sharonimo to plan events and projects involving your friends and their resources—things like community-service projects, home-improvement projects and potluck dinners.
Anyone can use Sharonimo. All you need is a name and an e-mail address. Organizations (like churches, nonprofits and the like) and families can create their own Sharonimo accounts by submitting the name of the organization or family and the e-mail address of the person who will be in charge of the account.
An organizational account is useful for organizations that provide resources to their members and want to make it easier to manage these resources. An outing club, for instance, might create a Sharonimo account to manage its collection of backpacks, snowshoes, etc. One member of the club would be responsible for the club account, and every member of the club would be a member of the club's network with his or her own Sharonimo account.
Yes. Anyone who registers for a free Sharonimo account will have free access to that account, and the current version of the Sharonimo software, for as long as the company is in business.