Suddenly, people-led campaign platforms are everywhere. Ever since the spectacular growth of Change.org in 2011, people are starting petitions and running their own campaigns like never before -- saving hospitals, stopping industrial dumping, creating real change in their communities.
What is the real impact of all these campaigns? What does it mean for the future of social change? What lessons can we learn about how to be successful? We asked the minds behind the biggest people-led campaign platforms these questions, and more.
The answers are contained in our new report, "People-led Campaigns: Lessons from the new frontier of people-powered campaigning," authored by veteran progressive digital strategist Colin Holtz, and drawing upon interviews with Change.org, MoveOn.org, Avaaz.org, 38 Degrees CampaignsByYou, CREDO Mobilize, GetUp! CommunityRun, and more.