Peggy Duvette: WISER.org Closes – Social Network for Sustainability

Civil Society, Ethics
Peggy Duvette
Peggy Duvette

Dear Wiser.org friends, members and supporters,

After many months of reflection and extensive feedback from Wiser.org members, editors and our board of directors, we have decided to close and archive the Wiser.org website.

The archiving of the site will take place on April 10th 2014.

It has been an incredible journey and we are so grateful that you have shared part of it with us.
Our priority now is to ensure that all the hard work over the years is nurtured and continues to thrive in the hands of other community leaders in the field.

To this end, we have been working with partners who will help re-purpose parts of Wiser.org’s content and support our community. Once our site is closed, the following partners have offered to build upon our data set:

  • Guidestar – “Revolutionize philanthropy by providing information about non-profits”
  • TechSoup Global – “Leverage technology for social change”
  • Founding Family – “Evolving American democracy”
  • Earth Deeds – “Transforming carbon footprints”
  • Amp – “Find and share best sustainability resources”

For members who would like to continue to network, build collaborations and take action on the ground, we are recommending the following networks:

  • Idealist – “Connect with 90,000 organizations to help build a better world”
  • Bioneers – “Revolution from the Heart of Nature”
  • The Pachamama Alliance – “Educates, inspires and empowers committed people everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world”
  • Transition US – “Building Community Resilience through local grassroots actions”
  • Netsquared – “Connecting People for the Common Good’
  • Women’s Earth Alliance – ‘To invest in grassroots women’s leadership to drive solutions to our most pressing ecological concerns’

Thank you again for all that you have brought to our global community and for the beautiful energy that you bring to the world. Thanks to your support and belief in Wiser, our community has grown to 80,000 members. Many fruitful collaborations have taken place and Wiser.org members have hosted over 184 WiserLocal gatherings in 38 cities across the world.

We trust that the members of the Wiser.org community will continue to create lasting impact across the many global and local networks that we are part of and through the wonderful organizations and communities we work with.

In gratitude,

Peggy Duvette
Executive Director
Wiser.org