CiviliNation is a global, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to reducing online harassment, character assassination, misinformation, and violence. We believe that by fostering an ethical online culture in which individuals can fully engage and contribute without fear or threat of being the target of unwarranted abuse, harassment, or lies, the core ideals of democracy are upheld. As a strong supporter of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, we recognize that free speech is enhanced through civil dialog and a rational exchange of information and ideas. Our goal is to advance the full capability of individuals to communicate and engage in cyberspace in an open, responsible, and accountable way.
CiviliNation’s name is derived from a combination of the words civilization, civility, and nation. CiviliNation's work focuses on the adult population (age 18+). Meet CiviliNation's Board of Directors and Board of Advisors.
CiviliNation's president Jolie O'Dell is a journalist and nonprofit leader. As a news writer and editor, she contributed to tech-focused publications such as ReadWriteWeb, Mashable, and VentureBeat, with bylines appearing in national print outlets periodically. She also frequently appeared on local and national news and podcasts as a tech industry analyst. In addition to her media duties, she was also heavily involved in event planning and newsroom management. O'Dell is the author of four books with a fifth coming in 2023. She lives in Virginia with her dog, Lt. Barclay.
Board of Directors
CiviliNation's Board of Directors is responsible for establishing and continuously refining the organization's mission and purpose. It monitors and strengthens CiviliNation's programs, ensures the organization's ethical integrity, and enhances its public standing.
Our Advisors provide insight and support to the organization's Board of Directors and management team on a variety of issues ranging from the development of programming and services to marketing, public relations, and technology operations.
CiviliNation's news room is where you will find select media mentions about and blog posts from the organization.