Change.org capped an extraordinary few years of growth Tuesday with the announcement that it has landed a $15 million investment led by the Omidyar Network.
Change.org began life in 2007, and has become the leader in a burgeoning field. MoveOn.org, with its 7.5 million members, has its own petition site called SignOn.org. Then there’s Causes, which is backed by venture capital, not to mention the White House, which has its own policy-oriented petition tool. And as if to signify the growing popularity of Change.org’s model, Howard Dean’s political action committee Democracy for America debuted YouPower on Monday, another petition tool that also leverages the PAC’s human organizing resources