New Effort to Mobilize Progressive Support Launches on International Women’s Day

Crowd Sourcing to Provide Monthly Funding Stream

WASHINGTON—A new effort, under the banner 12by12by12SM, linking leading nonprofit organizations to mobilize progressive support across the U.S. was announced as part of International Woman’s Day today.  The crowd-sourcing portal and social media effort seeks to harness new political momentum and energy into ongoing, monthly support around 12 key issue areas.

“The 2016 election was a tipping point to something much larger,” said 12by12by12SM organizer and nonprofit leader Paula Van Ness.  “The Women’s March symbolized the scope of concern, and 12by12by12SM will now help provide a consistent, monthly boost to where it is needed most.”

The web portal,, will gather tax deductible contributions of at least $12 on the 12th of each month in 12 key issue areas.  The organizations range from well-established national nonprofits including the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and NARAL, as well as lower profile or regional organizations promoting progressive change like Sandy Hook Promise.  Other women’s groups include the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Ms. Foundation for Women, and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The 12 areas include:

                Women’s health, safety, and well being

                Access to health care

                Children/youth and education

                Civil discourse and civic engagement

                Diversity, equity, and inclusion; immigration

                Environment and climate change

                Criminal justice

                Free artistic expression

                Gun safety and violence prevention

                Civil rights and liberties; social justice; ethics

                LGBTQ rights

                Quality journalism and freedom of the press

Each organization is carefully vetted to ensure both the good stewardship of funds, as well as leadership in progressive change.  The effort will give individual donors an easy way to explore a variety of quality organizations to best match their concerns and intent. A workplace giving component and additional organizations will be added over the coming months.

In addition to the website, Facebook (12by12by12), Twitter (@12by12by12) and other social media will boost communication for participating organizations.