ControlShift has reached an exciting new milestone: we're on every continent!*
2014 has been a big year for us here at ControlShift. In addition to expanding the organizations that we work with – which are now located on every continent* – we also moved our operations to the U.S., added new team members, rolled out our new donations toolset, and added new features to our member campaigns tool.
While these milestones have been exciting for us, we've also been thrilled to see the great campaigns that were run this year using the ControlShift toolset. Here are some of the awesome campaigns we saw in 2014:
- Groundswell, a project of Auburn Theological Seminary, has been working with leaders in the faith community to provide sanctuary and stop the deportation of immigrants around the United States.
- In the UK, 38 Degrees ran a huge effort – with 650 separate petitions (!) – to protect the National Health Service from privatization.
- A barista at Starbucks, with support from Coworker.org and 14,000 of her fellow baristas, ran a successful campaign asking Starbucks to change its dress code and allow employees to have visible tattoos.
- In Argentina, one of Greenpeace's campaigns, which asks for a disused plot of land in Buenos Aires to be converted to a green space instead of a stadium, received press coverage in Argentina's largest newspaper.
- In Australia, GetUp's CommunityRun collected more than 25,000 signaturesin a successful push for a long-term health study tracking the impact of the Hazelwood Coal Mine Fire.
- In California, a high school student, with help from GSA Network, successfully petitioned his school district to implement a new policy supporting transgender students.
These are only a small selection of the campaigns being run using ControlShift. We'd love to hear about the campaigns you've been involved with that you're most proud of – share them with us on our Facebook page.
We also want to take this moment to thank all of you who use the toolset. The great organizing work you do everyday inspires us and your feedback and suggestions help us to make the toolset better. We're really excited for 2015 and wish you all the best in the new year.
Happy New Year!
Adam, Diego, Jacinda, Kristy, Nathan, and the rest of the CSL team
* Well, except for Antarctica.