Change.org Reaches 10 Million Members
It looks like Change.org has finally found its niche. The social network for non-profits has twisted and turned since coming on the scene back in 2007 and now boasts over 10 million members.
It’s hard to tell if the popularity of Change.org is part of a wider upsurge in social and political awareness, but since last October, the site has been growing like gangbusters. In recent months Change.org has become more of a petition based activist website and lets people launch campaigns for real change; the sort that affects the lives of millions of people.
Chang.org was recently behind a campaign to have an arrest in the Travyon Martin killing and saw over 2 million people sign the online petition in support of the campaign. Many of those of 2 million people would have been new to the site and so one can see how Change.org moved from adding 300,000 new members a month to a staggering 2 million new members a month presently.
Other contributors to the surge in numbers include social media. According to CEO, Ben Rattray, the rise of social media has helped spread the fervor for activism and justice. The site already has partnerships with big-name institutions like Amnesty International and the Sierra Club.
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