To know and be known


One of the greatest desires we have as people is to be known by others and to know others. Common Change believes that relationships matter and people long to help those they know. It was recently reported by AP that a vast majority of Americans, if hit by an unexpected expense of $2000, would experience major financial distress to the point of non-recovery.

A significant lifesaver in moments when you are turn sideways is a group of friends. Friends are often willing to help navigate the unfortunate moments of our lives – if only they just knew or had a place to discuss potential solutions.  Common Change is committed to solving this problem for groups by creating a way to pool money with those you know, to discuss ways to help, to decide a path forward, and to give to those you care about.

We hope that you are already part of such a group.  If you are, we would love to hear from you about what you’re up to. If you have a group of friends and you’re looking to take the next step, or you are looking to be a part of such a group, join Common Change.

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10 Great Quotes on the Gift of Friendship


One of the best gifts that members of Common Change give and receive is the gift of friendship. Here are a few quotes on friendship.

  • Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. Ed Cunningham
  • What is a friend? I will tell you . . . . it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself. Frank Crane
  • Friends: people who know you well, but like you anyway. Unknown
  • A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are. Unknown
  • Friends are special, treasure them. Unknown
  • The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. Hubert H. Humphrey
  • To have a friend and be a friend Is what makes life worthwhile. Unknown
  • My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
  • Friendship is a treasured gift, and every time I talk with you I feel as if I’m getting richer and richer
  • No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever. Francois Muriac
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Moving Forward & Looking Back


We have put together a site that describes our plans for moving forward along with a look back and reflect on some of those moments in time that worked together to get us where we are today.

New Look

It’s been a big week for us at Common Change. We have been hard at work over the last few months making new enhancements that our members have been asking for. Some you will notice and other enhancements are less obvious. To all of the members, thanks for using Common Change and for providing feedback. We really appreciate you trusting us with your collaborative giving activities.

Let’s continue to create a better story together.