Social Networking for a common good.
Change.org is one of the first sites I’ve come across dedicated to social networking across social causes and over 1,000,000 NFPs. It only recently launched (last week) and already it’s been met with an array of positive press. No wonder. It’s pretty slick.
Hitting the homepage you’re faced with a Tag Cloud. It displays ’causes’ searched by popularity. A search box at the top asks you to enter the cause you wish to help, search for, become part of.
The results will show you “Changes” that other viewers have created.
You can start your own Change or browse those created by others. You can meet and interact with other like-minded people who want to help this cause.
For each Change you can view the submitted blogs, videos and images and personal explanations as to why people associate themselves with the cause.
Once you’ve selected a Change you can also view recommended NFPs and any Giving Networks that are associated with it. Viewing the recommended NFPs will give you several more options that basically detail who they are, what they do etc. The Giving Networks are fundraising opportunities associated to the Change.
Donations to NFPs can also be made directly through Change.org
It’s a pretty savvy service and one that I reckon is due to increase in size drastically. It’d be good to see this site do well.
For a full run down of how the site works – you can view the Flash tour here.