we are
Creating a world where
no one is powerless.

We are a global non-profit for people-powered change. We create positive impact in some of the world’s most marginalised communities through programs, research, and partnerships for citizen-led campaigning.

Our unique proposition .

our mission

To empower the most marginalised groups to create change in their communities.


Changemakers trained


Active movements in 13 countries

the team .

The Change.org Foundation brings together a strong team of global staff working in partnership with organizations and citizen campaigners worldwide.

Preethi Herman

Global Executive Director

Shalini Menon

Global Director of Training

Emily Kere

Senior Director of Impact & Learning

Jackie Belton

Jackie Belton

Deputy Finance Director

Arzoo Shakir

Training Associate

Bidisha Saikia

Campaigns Specialist

Cynthia Areh

Campaigns Strategist

Desma Murni

Partnerships Lead

Mary Imbong

Senior Communications Design Specialist

Meenakshi Gandotra

Training Specialist

Mehndi Shivdasani

Workflow & Project Manager (GED's Office)

Sabika Abbas

Training Consultant

Taruni Kumar

Regional Training Manager, Asia

Tushar Badhwar

Senior Analytics & Insights Specialist

Our board .

Ben Rattray

Board Chair. Founder of Change.org

Preethi Herman

Global Executive Director, Change.org Foundation

Lynn Taliento

Partner at McKinsey & Company

Mike Steib

CEO at Artsy

Premal Shah

Co-Founder & President of Kiva.org

Regina Wallace-Jones

Chief Operating Officer at LendStreet

Our Principles .

We have a grassroots mindset

All of the Foundation’s work is focussed on serving the realisation of the mission and our external projects are true collaborations with communities and partners.

We thrive together

We believe in our collective impact working together as a Foundation. We ask ourselves tough questions and we make time to reflect and share with our colleagues.

We are free to create

Fostering new ideas for empowering communities is an everyday challenge that every member of staff owns. We are free to decide our strategies and we will be supported to try new things, learning from failures as well as successes.

We are diverse, inclusive, and transparent.

We celebrate the diversity of our staff and partners in the Foundation. We are all building an empowering place to work, so all Foundation staff will be involved in the decisions that affect them.

We are impact-driven

As a non-profit, we will always prioritise maximising impact. Wherever possible, we design our work so that the products and value it creates are free, open and commons-based, creating a shared environment for social good.