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Change.org accused of profiting from donations intended for charities

By June 16, 2020National News

From Civil Society 

Former staff of Change.org in the UK have accused the petitions website of misleading donors into thinking their money will go to charities rather than the platform itself.

Change.org has promised that it is looking at how funds raised can be used to support the Black Lives Matter movement, after criticism in the United States centred on a petition demanding police are held accountable for George Floyd’s death last month.

Concerns were raised that donors using the “chip in” function on this petition, which asks supporters to add a donation alongside their signature, may assume that this money goes to grassroots charities working on behalf of the BAME community. “Chip in” donations actually help to fund Change.org.

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