Most people have a shared desire to make the world a better place. However, most people are also rather unsure of the best place to start. It’s part of what keeps issues from properly being addressed. But at the same time, it’s also one of the factors which prompted the creation of Avaaz. Avaaz is an answer to the question of how people can begin to work together in order to make the world a better place.
Avaaz was created in 2007 as a response to online desire to make concentrated online efforts to promote a better world. The leadership of Avaaz is impressive, to say the least. It consists of people from a wide variety of different backgrounds and accomplishments. From congressmen to scholars, Avaaz has a wide range of experts at hand to consider the best approach to any situation.
One of the most unique aspects of Avaaz is that it doesn’t take donations from foundations or corporations. They operate with the belief that doing the right thing will influence people to contribute as they’re best able to. This often comes in the form of financial donations on an individual level. In fact, this philosophy has proven itself by helping raise over $20 million from individual donations. This method of operation also ensures that Avaaz is only indebted to the ideals of doing right by the world. There’s no need to worry about larger donations from any corporation dictating Avaaz’s direction.
The donation model perfectly showcases one of the underlying beliefs within Avaaz. They believe in practical idealism. This belief basically states that ideals need to be taken out of theory and worked with in a way that can put them into actual practice.
Avaaz has an impressive list of accomplishments that show how far practical idealism can take people. They’ve been able to offer hope to anyone who’s ever felt lost when trying to figure out how to help the world improve.
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