Meaningful change is created by the visionaries who can capture the hearts and imagination of people. Among these visionaries are innovative artists and civic activists who have the unique ability to see culture as a means to address the great social challenges of our time. Create Change is a solutions-based community of artist/activist connected by our social networking platforms and live experiences. We believe in generating compelling content and unvarnished perspectives—by looking beyond the surface of the celebrity headlines and trending hashtags—to learn how artist/activist are using their talents, creativity and personal brands to raise awareness for social responsibility and how they are finding solutions that will make a positive impact on our world in a real and tangible way.
Our mission at Create Change is use our solutions-based platform to (1) provide a safe-space for community discussion, (2) create an online marketplace to support artist-activists intent on social change; and (3) highlight and financially support non-profits and ground-swelling cultural movements working on positive reform that our world needs today.
  1. Grow our Create Change membership. There is strength in numbers, and it’s our belief that working together with our Create Change community will give us the best opportunity to achieve our mission.
  2. Improve communication with our Create Change community through more frequent social media releases, more interactive commenting in our Forums, and regular newsletters.
  3. Receive and publish more submissions from our Create Change community members.
  4. Provide more information about the organizations we’re supporting, and get our Create Change community involved in identifying others we should consider.
  5. Introduce Create Change to a wider audience by being more visible at East of Eli concerts (eastofeli.com) and other public events.
  6. Offer an internship program that will provide real learning opportunities, as well as meaningful personal satisfaction to those who want to more actively support Create Change.
  7. Continue to grow our social networking websites and develop our own social networking apps to expand the reach to, and increase interaction with, our community.
  1. Develop a Social Media Influencer Agreement that instructs a partnering organization or brand personality about how to endorse Create Change on their own social media accounts.
  2. Partner with advertisers to support our Create Change efforts.
  3. Establish a Change Creator’s Academy where we will provide a writing/creative workshop program for artists, complete with interactive assignments and certification upon completion of the course.
No. Create Change is structured as a limited liability company (LLC) and is led by our community of registered change creators. While we donate and support 501(c)(3) organizations, for ourselves, we believe in a ‘hand-up’ instead of a ‘hand-out’ approach to our growth. At this time we’re electing not to have our operating costs be tax-deductible so that we can support not only other non-profits, but also support non-501(c)(3) opportunities (such as independent films, music projects and upcoming artist collectives).
We are a transparent organization and hold ourselves and our partnering organizations to the highest ethical standards. Our members provide a significant role in determining the direction of our organization and who we choose to support.
Please contact us (https://createchange.me/contact/) for all brand/partner inquiries.
Create Change is a collaborative group of like minded people, so our members have a significant voice in determining who we choose to support. If there is an organization you’d like us to consider, we’d love to hear about it. Just complete our Create Change Nomination Application, providing some basic details about what they do. Our Create Change Board will thoughtfully review each nomination and select one or two to support each quarter (or month, or six-month period, etc.).
We’re just starting to measure the real impact of our Create Change initiatives. We are going to begin publishing more information about the organizations we support, including how we’re supporting them.
We love to receive your comments and questions. If you’re unable to find a Forum category suited to your topic, you can submit your inquiry via our contact us link at https://createchange.me/contact/ and one of our Create Change associates will get back to you.
Even though we are a LLC we act and operate much like a non-profit. Create Change is only made possible by the participation of our members and by donations from our community. We allow our community to be responsible for the oversight and direction of our organization. We pledge all profits, if any, will go back into the operations and growth of Create Change and any excess will go to our partnering organizations and related projects.
The vast majority of our donation recommendations are directed to 501(c)(3) organizations, but we also provide and recommend donations to other kinds of organizations/projects that we believe in. We at Create Change are fully committed to the transparency of our operations. Our community will be well-informed and involved in the making of major funding decisions. You can learn more about the specific organizations we support on our C-Pulse section under the category C-Pulse Causes (https://createchange.me/category/c-pulse/causes/).
You can make a one-time donation via our PayPal account (https://www.paypal.me/CreateChange). We appreciate any amount you can give, and we sincerely thank you for your support.
Go to your Create Change membership profile (https://createchange.me/register/membership/). You can edit or upgrade your membership by selecting your subscription level for a reoccurring donation. For new members you can select your subscription level during the registration process (https://createchange.me/register/). Be sure to check ‘auto renew’.
You can edit or upgrade your membership by selecting your subscription level for a reoccurring donation. Go to your Create Change membership profile (https://createchange.me/register/membership/). Be sure to check ‘auto renew’. You can change at any time as you feel. We are not going to hold you to anything or ever chase you for anything more.
If you are a subscriber with a reoccurring donation, go to your Create Change registration page (https://createchange.me/register/) and uncheck ‘auto renew’.
By supporting Create Change you are also supporting worthy organizations that exist to make life better. We will share with you the difference our Create Change community is making for individuals and groups as we move forward together. Information will be published on our website and communicated via our various social media platforms.
Most of us at Create Change give our time freely. We use a minimal amount of funding to support the maintenance of our web site and to cover essentials such as paper and printing. We have absolutely no expectation of making a personal financial profit.
We’re just starting to measure the real impact of our Create Change initiatives. We are going to begin publishing more information about the organizations we support, including how we’re supporting them.
We love to receive your comments and questions. If you’re unable to find a Forum category suited to your topic, you can submit your inquiry via our contact us link at https://createchange.me/contact/ and one of our Create Change associates will get back to you.
We want to hear your unique voice through your art and your stories, and we hope you will provoke and challenge us on ways we can improve society. To build our culture of community we have built a membership registration system into the Create Change website. Please go to https://createchange.me/register and Register a New Account.
We have created a Forum section on our website that allows members to post comments about our content and to share feedback with us and with each other. Go to https://createchange.me/forums/.
You can do this by submitting your work at https://createchange.me/submission. We accept four types of artistic submissions including writing, illustration, video and photography. Your submission subject can be a response to a specific Create Change article, or a call-for-entries, which we announce through our official Twitter account https://twitter.com/createchange_me. All submissions must use a URL link via your own website or a third party file storage service such as Dropbox or Google Drive. Note: When using Google Drive please make sure your link is publicly shareable (Instructions: On your computer, go to drive.google.com. Click the folder you want to share. Click Share Add people. At the top right, click Get shareable link. Next to “Anyone with the link,” click the Down Arrow. Choose whether people can edit or view. Copy and paste the link in an email or any place you want to share it.)
We encourage you to send us your creative media. We have no specific criteria when reviewing submissions for publication. With regard to writing submissions, we’ll always be happy to assist with editing, but before you send us a submission we recommend you go down the following checklist:

  • Make sure you’ve read over your work before sending, or even better, have someone proof it.
  • Did I credit all my sources appropriately? Plagiarizing is unacceptable, so credit all your source material, even if it’s just a quote. List and link your sources whenever possible.
  • We don’t have a minimum or maximum word count, but 250–1000 words per writing submission is an ideal range for us.
  • Your writing submissions should be in your tone-of-voice. We love to hear about your personal experiences and game-changing life stories. However, rants are not appropriate. DO NOT submit anything you do not feel comfortable sharing with the public.
  • Is your artwork submission hi-res enough? 2 megs is a good standard for images. Feel free to submit your videos in a preview format, but have a HD version ready to send if your video submission is selected for publishing.
Create Change is a global community, so please don’t hesitate to send your submissions, regardless of whether or not English is your native language.
Create Change is happy to publish your creative writing in your native language. If your writing is selected for publishing, we will work with you to post an English translation alongside your native language piece.

Currently we are only giving attribution and brand exposure through our website and social media.
We’re not offering internships at this time, but this is one of our long term goals. We do look forward to offering internshipprogram in the future.
Thank you for your interest in Create Change. We want to invite you to become part of our conversation. Your voice matters, and by working together with us you can help support worthy organizations and generate solutions-based media that not only entertains, but activates and inspires the very best in all of us.