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).
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).