Change.org, known as “the world’s platform for change,” is the single largest petition platform, representing a massive network of people who desire to spark change. From human rights issues, to economic justice, to gay rights, Change.org has served countless individuals since its 2012 creation by founder rattray. Now, Change.org is offering another opportunity to create change: by adding a philanthropic element to its employee referral program.
Most corporate referral programs offer incentives to workers who refer other great employees to their company. Change.org is taking this practice about ten steps further by pledging $1,000 to anyone who refers a great employee, and another $1,000 to a charity of that person’s choice. And the best part? You don’t even have to work for Change.org to refer a potential employee!
According to Jennifer Dulski, COO and president of Change.org, “We took the standard referral program and tried to think about how we could make it more aligned with our values and mission,” of this new way to both refer passionate job candidates and touch the lives of others in need. With more than 45 million Change.org users in nearly 200 countries, the organization is already being utilized daily to implement social transformation in communities on a local, national, and global level. This new employee referral program is a very much in line with the company’s mission and values, and will hopefully inspire other major humanitarian organizations to follow suit. “We live in an amazing time, when the opportunity to make a difference is greater than ever before,” explains the team at Change.org. “Gathering people behind a cause used to be difficult, requiring lots of time, money, and a complex infrastructure. But technology has made us more connected than ever.” It is Change.org’s hope that they may connect with even more potential employees, and with this new referral program, the company is well on its way to expanding even further.
Learn more about the employee referral program and how to start or support a petition for change by visiting Change.org.