REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, passion for making a difference has no language barriers as Care2, the largest social network of people standing together for good, announces the launch of international language support on the Petition Site. The site is now available in seven different languages- English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, French, and Portuguese and visitors to thePetitionSite.com can view and create petitions in any of the supported languages. Since January of this year, international signatures on petitions have increased 182%, with the U.K., Canada and Australia driving the most growth.
"Supporting multiple languages makes it easier for citizen activists across the world to take action on issues they care about," said Care2 CEO & Founder Randy Paynter. "In addition, we now have the ability to partner with a swath of new non-profit partners who are looking to build their networks of local supporters, which will undoubtedly help our business continue to experience the exponential growth we've seen throughout 2015."
The original online petition service for citizen activists, Care2 has evolved since its inception in 1998 to become the destination for online advocacy. To help individual petition authors build successful campaigns, Care2 staff provides free strategy, promotion and media support and a powerful social network to kick start viral campaigns.
As activist campaigns increasingly swell into global phenomena, Care2 continues to be on the forefront of pressing social issues, providing a vast forum for discussion of social issues and strategies for effecting change, while helping people stand together for collective impact on important issues.
Coupled with its B-Corporation status, which certifies the company meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, Care2 services have become an essential tool for many of the world's largest member-based advocacy organizations. Care2 utilizes industry leading behavioral-targeting methods to match nonprofit clients with prospective donors from Care2's highly motivated community. These methods are fixing the broken donor acquisition model that has relied too heavily on direct mail and telesales – a combined $20 billion addressable market.
Care2, the longest running petition site, is a social network of nearly 30 million citizen activists standing together for good. Care2 helps individuals start petitions and make a difference in their community while helping over 1500 nonprofit clients recruit more than 40 million prospective donors worldwide. Care2 petitions have received international acclaim for making a difference in human rights, women's rights, animal welfare, and most recently for protecting African wildlife in response to the killing of Cecil the lion by an American trophy hunter. Care2 is a profitable B Corporation, or social enterprise, using the power of business as a force for good. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.