FAQs and Helpful Information
What kinds of stories can I source on Change.org?
Thousands of petitions are started every day on Change.org, on a wide range of issues - from the local (e.g., two Indiana moms’ fight for federally-enforced anti-bullying legislation to the national (e.g. a 15-year old Mississippi teenager urging PepsiCo to remove flame retardant chemicals from its energy drink products).
How can I use Change.org to source stories?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to source stories in four key ways:
Receive first-look updates on top trending petitions by reaching out.
Find a spokesperson. If you’re looking for someone to comment on a hot issue, we’ll scan through the hundreds of petitions around that topic and find you the perfect person.
Speak with our CEO Ben Rattray (one of Time’s 100 most influential people) and President & COO Jen Dulski, both experts on people power, how technology is changing the experience of civic engagement, and corporate accountability.
Connect with our world-class campaigns team, featuring experts on everything from health policy to immigration. Our team members can speak broadly about the social activism trends we’re seeing on Change.org.
I have written an article mentioning a petition on Change.org, can I share it with the signers of the petition?
When an article mentioning a petition on Change.org hyperlinks back to the original petition page, there is a chance that the article will be shared as a petition update sent to all the petition signers. Linking back to Change.org petitions are a great way to drive traffic to your article, while also amplifying exposure for the cause at hand.
How can I find a petition on a given topic?
If you’re in a time crunch, enter relevant keywords into our search bar and review the results. If you have slightly more time, email email@example.com with what you’re looking for, and we’ll get you what you need!
How big do Change.org petitions get?
The vast majority of petitions are local or niche and don’t require a high number of signatures to win. The top 0.05% of petitions have thousands (sometimes hundreds of thousands, of signatures, with a few reaching several million signatures.
Who is the average petition starter?
There is no average petition starter on Change.org. Generally, petitions starters are reflective of the US population: all ethnicities, backgrounds and ages, from young children (who start petitions in partnership with their parents) to older adults.
Who uses Change.org?
Petition starters and supporters: more than 170 million people in 196 countries are creating change in their communities.
Decision makers: decision makers at the highest levels of government and business are engaging with their constituents and consumers.
Organizations: more than 100,000 organizations are advancing their causes and connecting with new supporters.
Media: journalists are sourcing powerful stories and covering campaigns hundreds of times a day.
The Change.org communications team
We can provide expert comment on people power, online campaigning, and digital politics and engagement. Our senior speakers and executives are available for conferences, seminars and workshops.
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