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Shannon McNair

Co-Founder & COO

About Me

Shannon is a Chicago native and San Francisco transplant with a strong operational background and an eye for strategic planning. Disappointed by the results of the 2016 election, she decided it was time to do more and vowed to only work for mission-driven companies focused on making an impact. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with friends, exploring the Bay Area, and volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate with SFCASA.

Latest Posts

In case you missed it, 2019 was a big year for us here at DiveIn. We launched our app, we mixed it up, and we volunteered our time with incredible organizations. None of this year's accomplishments would have been possible without passionate people like you making an impact in your local community. While the year might be over, we're just getting started!

Yes, it's really a thing! Unfortunately, the notoriety of National App Day hasn't resulted in a paid day off, but give it a little time and anything is possible. The purpose of today is to encourage each of us to explore the possibilities apps afford us. Since you can't observe today's "holiday" by spending 3 and a half hours watching The Irishman in your jammies (which we wouldn't recommend anyway), we thought we'd help you see some of those possibilities. No matter your passion, with DiveIn you can unlock endless opportunities in your local community with just a few taps.

When the holiday season rolls around, many of us cherish the time we get to spend with our loved ones. During this time, however, it’s also easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of the season. Hectic travel schedules and frenzied last-minute shopping can make the holidays more stressful than they need to be. So instead of getting caught up in what gifts to buy, spend some time thinking about how you can give back to those who may be less fortunate. After all, giving back is the best way to spread holiday cheer.

Our co-founder Shannon explores her volunteerism journey, and how she went from "what's in it for me" to "How can I be a part of the solution?" Now serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, the importance of giving back is clearer to her than ever before.

Many people know and associate October with Breast Cancer awareness, but that is just one of many important causes that you can DiveIn to this month. No matter where you are, finding a way to make an impact is easy. In this month's Community Dive find 4 ways to support women this month (and always), by joining our community and getting involved today!

Following the historic climate crisis protests led by Greta Thunberg, this month's Community Dive offers tools on how to be a part of the fight to save the planet. Tips, events, and more, it's never been easier to make an impact. DiveIn today!

DiveIn is finally here. Yes you read that correctly. The day has come and our app is officially available for download. As you probably know, this product has a simple mission: to lower the barriers of access for anyone to do more good in their local communities. For those who have supported us along the way, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We couldn’t have done it without you.

DiveIn has officially hit the app stores and I couldn’t be more excited! For those of you who know me personally, you’re well aware that Andreas and I literally poured our blood, sweat, and tears into bringing you a bigger, better DiveIn. To finally be able to share it with you means more than I can actually put into words. What I can do, however, is share a little about what this journey has meant to me, what I love about our app, and my hopes for DiveIn’s future.

This might go without saying, but people leave their countries for countless reasons, whether it be to escape war, persecution, natural disasters, or simply to seek better opportunities for their families. At the end of the day, this planet is ours to share. Since DiveIn is headquartered in California, home to one of the largest immigrant populations in the country, we thought we’d use this month’s Community Dive to share a few ways to support your neighbors, regardless of their citizenship status.

Emily is a passionate psychotherapist with a focus on the queer community and eco-therapy. A lover of the outdoors, Emily loves when her clients can see nature reflect back what their feeling and utilize parts of the environment to help ground their emotions.

For this week's #WhyIDiveIn we interviewed the amazing Dr. Ashley McMullen. Ashley is the Chief Ambulatory Resident at the Zuckerberg General Hospital here in San Francisco.

Watch why Shannon has chosen to dedicate her career to the advancement of underserved communities. You will see the progression of how an idea turned into a business and how passion is the origin of many opportunities. We hope this inspires you to keep on moving forward and to #DiveIn to your community!

Food insecurity in the United States is an issue that impacts 4 million Americans every day. This includes folks living below and above the poverty line. To shine some light on ways that we can help, this month's Community Dive will focus on combatting hunger right in our own back yards.

Making an impact is no easy task, so we wanted to offer a little inspiration for those looking for new ways to get involved. We are excited to announce the launch of our #whyIdivein campaign, which highlights the stories behind the people who work at nonprofits, volunteer their time, and support important causes.

If you didn’t know already, here at DiveIn our mission is to empower people to get involved with the causes they care about in their local communities. As part of that mission, we’re starting the Community Dive as a way to help people make a real local impact