Change.org is a social venture started in 2006 by two former classmates from Stanford University Ben Rattray and Mark Dimas. They currently have more than 80 staff members, with offices in San Francisco and Washington DC. The website empowers people to create real change in their community, city, or country. People can start their own grassroots campaign for change using the organization’s organizing platform.
Care2 is a trusted social action network that empowers over 20 million people to lead a healthy, sustainable lifestyle and support socially responsible causes. Care2’s content offering includes original stories, blogs and syndication partners covering a wide range of healthy lifestyle areas, and causes ranging from politics to human rights and animal welfare.
Launched in August 2005 in Australia, GetUp! is an independent, grass-roots community advocacy organization giving everyday Australians opportunities to get involved and hold politicians accountable on important issues. Whether it is sending an email to a member of parliament, engaging with the media, attending an event or helping to get a television ad on the air, GetUp! members take targeted, coordinated and strategic action to effect real change.
The organization is a global web movement with over 15 million members. Its mission is to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want. Its aim is to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people — and not just political elites and unaccountable corporations — shape global decisions. Avaaz members are taking action for a more just and peaceful world and a vision of globalization with a human face.
Causes empowers anyone to start a campaign, take action, and have an impact. It provides free and easy tools for passionate people to spread the word, find supporters, raise money, and build momentum. Every campaign on Causes is automatically integrated with Facebook’s custom open graph, which means that the actions are easily shared via Timeline and newsfeed. Over 170 million people have taken action for over 500,000 unique causes.
The non-profit organization gives Americans a voice in politics. With over 7 million members across America, the group works together to realize the progressive promise of the country. MoveOn was created in 1998 with an online petition to “Censure President Clinton and Move On to Pressing Issues Facing the Nation”. Frustrated with the partisan warfare in Washington D.C. and the waste of the nation’s focus at the time of the impeachment mess, within days hundreds of thousands of Americans signed up.
The organization is one of the UK’s biggest campaigning communities, with over 1 million members. They share a desire for a more progressive, fairer, better society and come together to decide which issues they’ll campaign on and the actions they‘ll take to help achieve that. Through the power of the internet, 38 Degrees members link up, discuss and vote to decide which issues to campaign on together.