There is an international group of like-minded people that have joined together to make the world a better place. A lot of companies and organizations make similar claims, but in this case, Avaaz has gotten results by focusing on problems that others overlook. Avaaz utilizes the power of the internet brings people together with location not being a factor.Avaaz is a campaigning community. The organization works to fight all sorts of injustice in regard to health, safety, quality of life, nature, plus many other worthy causes.
The combined power of all of their members creates a force to be reckoned with. Avaaz brings important issues to light, offers publicity so that the public becomes aware of an injustice, and provides funding to aid in the fight. They do more than that. Avaaz organizes rallies, petitions politicians, and pushes in many ways to bring about positive change. One of the main ways that Avaaz shares about crisis situations, campaign wins, and opportunities are through their social media outlets.
In 2007 Avaaz was founded in the United States as a way to promote global activism. Moveon.org and Res Publica co-founded the non-profit organization. The organization name means “voice” in Persian because that’s exactly what they aim to do- give voices to causes that desperately need help. Ricken Patel is the Executive Director and founding President. He gained valuable experience living in many countries overseas, consulting for the International Crisis Group, and in his position as founding Executive Director for Res Publica.