Avaaz is an organization whose members operate around the globe. They believe there is a gap between the current world, and the world people want to have. Their mission is to close this gap. They stand for global activism, and strive to find solutions to major issues including corruption within the governments, the rights of humans, and animals, climate change, and conflict. Avaaz consists of a core team, and they work from five continents, and eighteen cities. Their virtual office is achieved with online tools, and their support comes from volunteers located all over the world, and numbering in the thousands.
Avaaz receives their funding from their members. The online donations are small, with the average donation being $35. The decisions regarding what Avaaz does, and says, are made by their members. No money is accepted from any corporations, or governments, and their members donations are not tax deductible. The members of Avaaz are located throughout the world, and have raised more than $15 million to support the causes in which they believe and learn more about Avaaz.
A global civic group named Res Publica co-founded Avaaz.org. Moveon.org was another founder, and this is an online community responsible for pioneering internet advocacy within the United States. The team who co-founded Avaaz consisted of a group of entrepreneurs involved in global social issues. These entrepreneurs were from six different countries, and included Ricken Patel, the Executive Director, and founding President, David Madden, Andrea Woodhouse, Tom Perriello, Jeremy Heimans, Eli Pariser, and Tom Pravda. The Avaaz members live all over the world, with many in France, Brazil and resume it.
Avaaz uses technology as a tool to run campaigns with effective strategies, and to promote change. They have established a connection between citizens that surpasses borders with power, and speed. Their power is derived from the combined force of their members and more information click here.
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