WiserEarth

Rating: 4.64 stars   83 reviews

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Location: 3145 Geary Boulevard PMB #741 San Francisco CA 94118 USA

Mission: Wiser is a free online community space connecting the people, nonprofits and businesses working toward a just and sustainable world.
Results: We’ve launched our site in 7 new languages, gathered face-to-face in 13 countries, and achieved a local presence on four continents: South America, North America, Europe and Africa. We’ve grown our user base by 15% and our member-created groups by 17%. Our community’s voice has been heard in Brazil, Mexico, France, India, Liberia, the United Kingdom and beyond. Followers of our social media channels have also expanded: our Facebook fan base has exploded 153%, Twitter followers by 25%, and blog readership has grown by 36% since December 2009. We’ve also implemented a new streamlined homepage! We’re seeing a higher rate of member signups since the languages launch, and best of all, greater engagement within our community in member groups! Here is what one of the Wiser community member has to say: Tola Winjobi, a member from Nigeria: "Wiser has given those of us from the global South the rare opportunity of being a part of the big but yet small global village in terms of e-connectivity and especially creating a forum (free web forum) for us to share ideas with our colleagues up North."
Geographic areas served: Nationwide, Global
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I worked with WiserEarth over the course of five years while I was on the Craigslist Foundation team.

The first thing I noticed about WiserEarth was their inclusiveness. Before they had even launched their sustainability directory, they were actively engaged with organizations in the field about how to shape the directory to the needs of the world. This commitment to listening and engagement is an integral part of their DNA, and I think it's one of the reasons they have thrived.

Their smart team, led by Peggy Duvette, executes great ideas well - and it's always in a conversation with their community. Whether it's revisions to the WiserEarth platform or the creation of in-person meetups or expanding the number of languages WiserEarth offers, it's all done in partnership. That's a difficult and admirable path to take.

My last major collaboration with WiserEarth showcased their transparency and commitment to collaboration. In creating the LikeMinded platform for Craigslist Foundation, solutions to community problems that WiserEarth members had shared were included on LikeMinded pre-launch. Working with Peggy's team was a pleasure. Their responsiveness, their willingness to share, and their desire to spread the impact of their work (and that of their community members), made our job that much easier.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

WiserEarth is to my knowledge by far the most comprehensive network of NGOs throughout the world, and one that has powerful tools for collaborating, sharing resources and generally providing ways to synergize our collective strengths.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

WiserEarth is an online community linking those who work to make our world more sustainable. I have been a member since September 2008. I have found that WiserEarth is a great opportunity to connect with other like minded individuals who are movers and shakers, all over the globe. I have shared my own writing, projects, and ideas and received invaluable feedback and support from colleagues around the world. WiserEarth charges no fees for its users. It provides an excellent supportive environment for me and others to move forward in healing the earth, to share our ingenuity, integrity, and innovation.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've received invaluable support and feedback from other WiserEarth users about my own projects and ideas.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There have been some annoying technical challenges over time but they seem to have been resolved.

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