REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Care2, the largest social network of people standing together for good, announced today that its Petition Site has garnered 300 million signatures as the company expands its network of nearly 30 million users. Whether starting and signing petitions, learning about mindful living, or discussing ways to make an impact, Care2's engaged user base continues to exemplify why the original place for online petitions continues to grow rapidly. The site has experienced over 300% growth in signatures since 2012.
Care2 also reached significant milestones in the first quarter of 2015, with:
- 136% growth in signatures year over year.
- 62% increase in monthly unique signers since the start of the year.
- 105% increase in monthly first time signers since the start of the year.
"The online petition marketing is burgeoning, and Care2's network is growing faster than ever because our shared value community stands together to support each other's petitions and efforts to create impact," Care2 CEO & Founder Randy Paynter said. "By standing together, our passionate global community is able to get results – it is precisely what sets Care2 apart from other petition platforms, and why our nonprofit partners continue to seek us out as they look to meet advocacy and fundraising goals."
Care2 provides free, personalized support for petition authors to help amplify their message to the Care2 community and beyond. Care2's experienced Campaign Team helps craft sophisticated campaigns, recruit signers, provide media training and conduct press outreach. Recent victories include a wide range of hyperlocal and national scale successes, including:
- Texas Tech awarded a posthumous degree to a wrongfully convicted student.
- The owner of a PA ice cream parlor sent its on-site caged bear to a sanctuary.
- A Tennessee school pulled a cruel "African Safari" hunt from its annual auction.
For nonprofits, Care2's behavioral targeting has matched organizations with millions of like-minded donor leads, resulting in an estimated $250 million in donations for nonprofits over the past three years. Care2 has recruited more than 40 million donor leads for nonprofits since inception in 1998.
"Our mission-meets-margins philosophy has helped us thrive by meeting the needs of more than 1,500 nonprofits, political organizations and brands that turn to our network to tap into its enthusiasm for achieving social good" Paynter said.
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 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.