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6/1/2011: Virtually Seamless: Online Networks to Offline Community Building

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

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The days of posting a paper notice on a bulletin board somewhere are mostly over... the days of virtual hubs as a jump-off point for in-person gatherings are here! With the rise of sites like, NetTuesday, WiserTuesdays and more, grassroots organizers are stepping up and the web is bringing visibility to local community meetups as never before. The masses are clearly hungry for connection!


  • Case studies of online to offline social good gatherings
  • Comparisons between organizing today and organizing pre-web 2.0
  • Tips for organizing your own successful community gathering Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development. Offering strategy, planning, organizational development, branding, marketing, executive search, finance, fundraising, operations, and more.

Meet the Presenter: 

Peggy Duvette

Since 2005, Peggy Duvette has managed WiserEarth, an online community space that allows organizations and individuals to connect and collaborate within the social and environmental sphere. Born and raised in France, Peggy has believed from a young age that each of us can make a true difference. Before WiserEarth, Peggy worked with the Natural Capital Institute, undertaking groundbreaking research on so-called socially responsible investing. Presently, she is interested in the intersection of sustainability across sectors, specifically how to harness the power of existing initiatives for communities of action to be more effective. Speaking Engagements: Craigslist Bootcamp (2010), January Online Community MeetUp with TechSoup (2010), NTEN Conference (2009-2010), Bioneers Conference (2007-2008), ConEx Conference (2008), Business Ethics Conference (2008), Community Conference 2.0 (2009), Nonprofit Software Development Summit (2009), Digital Earth Conference (2007)

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WiserEarth is the social network for sustainability. It helps the global movement of people and organizations working toward social justice, indigenous rights, and environmental stewardship connect, collaborate, share knowledge, and build alliances. All tools and content are free to use, and site is commercial-free. WiserEarth hosts a forum of over 46,000 members, over 2,000 community-led groups, and contains the world's largest free and editable international directory of 112,00+ non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and socially responsible organizations. In addition, WE offers resource listings around sustainability (over 8,000 community-added listings to date), as well as best practices, events and job postings, and the world's most detailed classification of issue areas related to social justice and environmental restoration. It is currently available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

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