From the Ontario Non Profit Network, http://theonn.ca/
What is a shared platform?
A shared platform is an innovative model for emerging projects that fosters collaboration and eliminates administrative barriers, allowing all involved to better focus on their community work.
The term shared platform is commonly used to describe a situation where an organization adopts and provides a legal home for a project or initiative that is unincorporated and does not have its own legal status.
The shared platform model offers an alternative to incorporating or obtaining charitable registration in the nonprofit sector.
New resource: the Shared Platform Guidebook
We produced this guidebook to assist charities and nonprofits to integrate emerging and innovative community projects into their operational framework. Working with our communities and adapting to meet changing needs is essential for the renewal of our sector.
In its simplest terms, the shared platform is an efficient sharing of capacity and nurturing of emerging leadership, and it allows innovative projects to achieve extraordinary impacts in communities across Canada.