Change.org, a Web site that connects donors with causes, is taking President-elect Barack Obama up on his offer to hear from “all Americans.” The site is asking readers to submit their ideas for how Mr. Obama should change America, and many of the proposals have a nonprofit bent.
Readers interested in humanitarian relief proposed the creation of a Cabinet-level department of development, ending the differentiation between emergency and longer-term development assistance, leading an “economic surge” in Uganda, and many other ideas.
For those who care about social entrepreneurship, starting a national-service corps to improve local infrastructure, recruiting volunteers from overseas to help in the United States as part of a “two-way service corps,” and giving “every business the opportunity to become a social business” were among the suggestions.
Those and hundreds of other suggestions appear on the Change.org Web site. Readers are asked to comment and vote on the proposals.
The 10 most popular ideas will be presented to Mr. Obama on Inauguration Day, according to the Web site. Change.org says it will them build a social movement to advance the ideas through Congress.
Do you have other ideas for the president-elect? Post your comments here on the Change.org Web site.