There was a time when if someone wanted to create a petition, it meant collecting each pen-and-ink signature on pieces of paper before delivering them in a box to decision makers. Change.org made it their mission to empower people to create the change they want to see.
Company's inception year: 2007
KOIS investment year: 2013
Target population: citizens over the world
Since 2007, Change.org has allowed more than 210 million people to sign petitions online through their collective action platform aimed at empowering citizens to take action. The platform enables anyone to start a petition for free, on topics ranging from gay marriage to women’s rights to animal protection.
Both petition starters and signers can share it with friends, family or prospective supporters, allowing the initiative to gain momentum. Decision makers then have the opportunity to react and engage with the issue, allowing those who formulated it to declare victory as soon as a solution is found. Change.org is a certified B Corporation and has its social mission written into its bylaws.
KOIS invested in Change.org in 2013, believing in its ability to empower citizens in the world with innovative and effective tools to make change happen on a systemic and regulatory level. Change.org has the potential to ultimately create a more enabling environment for our other investments to achieve impact success.
Change.org's impact in 2017
Nearly 45m people participated in more than 4,700 victories in 2017
235m+ people taking action since the platform’s origin
1,075 Decision Makers issued answers on the Platform
For more info on Purpose, visit https://www.change.org/