[Debate] Change.org, Inc.'s Business Model
peterwaterman1936 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 08:30:08 BST 2012
Interesting notion, Yoshie. Would you care to expand?
It sounds as if you mean either that revolutions turn leftists into
rightists, or that the real leftists stay away from the centres of power,
On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 9:49 PM, Yoshie Furuhashi <
critical.montages at gmail.com> wrote:
> A revolution can be good business, but there has never been a
> revolution that has paid off for leftists.
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 3:09 PM, peter waterman
> <peterwaterman1936 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Well, Yoshie, it does all raise the question in my mind of whether you
> and I
> > and a few carefully-chosen others should not set up a for-profit
> > organisation, RevolutionOrg.Com.
> > Bearing in mind the problematic results of revolutions primarily
> > on mass demonstrations, guerilla movements and largely self-funded
> > organistions, it does occur to me that we have been making a mistake.
> > selling lit on stalls, or newspapers on rainy demos, running schools and
> > socials, and setting up online change jars!
> > We need to see revolution as a profit-making (rather than a
> > prophet-dependent) business.
> > [Anyone interested in developing this notion should feel free to do so.)
> > PeterW
> > PeterW
> > On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM, Yoshie Furuhashi
> > <critical.montages at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Doesn't
> >> <
> >> help Change.org, Inc. rather than Salameh Kaileh?
> >> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Change.org>
> >> Change.org is a website that aims to promote social change by the use
> >> of online petitions. The site is operated by Change.org, Inc., a for
> >> profit and certified B Corporation incorporated in Delaware, whose
> >> businesses include hosting sponsored campaigns.
> >> . . . . .
> >> Business Model
> >> The website makes revenue by running sponsored campaigns for advocacy
> >> organizations such as Amnesty International and list-building
> >> services to partner organizations.
> >> <
> >> Change.org has grown from 20 employees a year ago to 100 now, in
> >> offices on four continents. By the end of this year, Rattray plans to
> >> have offices in 20 countries and to operate in several more languages,
> >> including Arabic and Chinese.
> >> <http://www.change.org/hiring/11>
> >> Nonprofit Campaign Strategist
> >> Change.org empowers anyone, anywhere to start, join, and win campaigns
> >> for social change. As part of our mission to build social movements,
> >> we also enable organizations to promote their campaigns to targeted
> >> users and grow their email membership.
> >> Change.org is looking for an exceptional Campaign Strategist to be an
> >> expert guide for our client partners.
> >> YOU HAVE
> >> meticulous attention to client-facing details and great customer
> >> service instincts
> >> worked as a professional in online advocacy and fundraising (at a
> >> consulting firm or a major nonprofit)
> >> deep knowledge of industry best practices, including in multivariate
> >> testing, landing page optimization, and data-driven decision-making
> >> YOU WANT
> >> to be be a list growth expert for dozens of organizations, each at a
> >> different stage of digital readiness
> >> a chance to shape the future of list acquisition and movement growth
> >> for NGOs and social good businesses
> >> to be part of a great team, but still have the autonomy to work the
> >> way that’s best for you
> >> YOU CAN
> >> thrive in a fast-growing, start-up culture (and you don’t mind
> >> building the bicycle as you ride it)
> >> coach client partners with their best interest in mind
> >> provide excellent customer service to several partners at a time and
> >> balance priorities as client needs change
> >> identify obstacles, find solutions, then teach the solutions to
> >> YOU WILL
> >> work closely with a highly-skilled business development team to reach
> >> company revenue goals
> >> serve as an internal advocate for the needs of our partners
> >> collaborate with a wide array of Change.org staff -– from grassroots
> >> organizers to software engineers -– to exceed each partner's
> >> expectations
> >> Compensation and benefits are competitive. The position may be held in
> >> Washington D.C. or New York City.
> >> All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
> >> without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual
> >> orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or
> >> length of time spent unemployed.
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