Concept: Shares

Shares are an important part of our capital markets.  So, the viability of shares is worth exploring.  Non-profits can’t issue equity, however, perhaps they could issue “Campaign Shares”.  Which would be basically coupons or certificates representing a small unit of the total amount of funding requested for a specific project.

For Example: 100000 shares * $5 per share = $500,000  (goal for a clean water project).

Common API

However, fundraising efforts often come in multiple forms (membership fees, campaigns, and revenues from tax-exempt purposes. ).  So, instead of shares we are going to anticipate using just a common programming interface(API) that the exchanges & brokerages can speak rather than a common unit of exchange (like a share).