About the companyChange.org enables anyone to start a petition for free. Every day, millions of people are able to work directly with decision makers and to enable change on a local, national or even global level. KOIS believes in Change's ability to empower people and initiate change for the better, which is why we invested in Change.org in 2013.
Change.org's inception year
KOIS investment year
Targets citizens throughout the world
Enabling petition power on a global scale
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.
Since 2007, Change.org has allowed more than 53 million people to sign petitions online. Their platform enables anyone to start a petition for free, on any topic. 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 by-laws.
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’s impact in 2019
decision makers issued answers on the platform
Note: Last updated April 2020
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