How many people does it take to change the world?
How about 45.7 million?
Those 45.7 million people is the current count of people who have joined Avaaz, the world’s largest online social activist organization. Avaaz members are taking up such challenges as reversing climate change, to helping refugees fleeing from war town countries – and so much more. Avaaz makes it possible for any person anywhere in the world to takle the world’s biggest challenges starting with just a few clicks of the keyboard.
Avaaz was established in the United States in 2007. It was the brainchild of three major organizations, Res Publica, Moveon.org and the Service Employees International Union. Individual founders include Ricken Patel, former Virginia Congressman Tom Pravda, Tom Perriello, Eli Pariser, Australian entrepreneur David Madden, Jeremy Heimans and Andrea Woodhouse and follow their Twitter.
The name Avaaz is derived from the word “voice” based on a variety of languages. As its name implies, the group gives voice to ordinary people who may not be rich, famous or have a lot of resources, but who want to do something to help make the world a better place and more information click here.
Avaaz is very much a grassroots model, including the way it raises funds. The organization accepts no money from major corporations or wealthy billionaires who are just looking for tax breaks or trying to spruce up their public images. Avaaz accepts only small donations from millions of ordinary people and resume their.
The range or problems Avaaz members are tackling is astounding. They are fighting poverty, climate change, animal abuse, political oppression, overuse of pesticides, promoting clean water and clean air — the list is long and learn more about Avaaz.
Best of all is the fact that anyone can get involved. Avaaz makes it possible for every concerned citizen on the planet to have a voice and http://www.ngo-monitor.org/ngos/avaaz/.