My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for WiserEarth, San Francisco, CA, USA
I have joined WiserEarth exactly two years ago, mainly to register a page for my non-profit educational organization. Though an Artwear Designer, I had never used online technical tools before. With the direct help and hours of free tutorials from Wibowo Sulistio, WiserEarth online Community Manager, I was gradually able to create and design group pages for many topics I felt in need of focus and exposure. My intention was to be of service without any expectations, yet I personally felt immediately rewarded by an intoxicating creative surge through almost every aspect of my engagement; be it design, research, making friends, learning about the various details of the global crisis, posting and engaging in discussions etc. etc. I was soon nominated and endorsed WiserEarth editor.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Five staff members have raised money among themselves to bring me over from the Scotland to SF for the annual editors meeting last month. I met a devoted group who endeavor selflessly to be of service to the tens of thousands of WE volunteers and activists worldwide. I was asked to write about my visit by my own educational org - it will be published on their website under Ideas. A WE member from Moldova held a weekend course with my Org sending someone who speaks Russian to facilitate the study.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
invest more in a high quality online community newsletter to serve and engage the community, as well as a broad-looking and diverse online magazine (paying for top quality writers and visionary interviewees).