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.
Founder and President
Andrea Weckerle is an American attorney and the author of Civility in the Digital Age: How Companies and People Can Triumph over Haters, Trolls, Bullies and Other Jerks. She earned her Juris Doctor at T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, where she also served on the Senior Staff of the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, the first exclusively online law journal in the U.S. In addition to her law degree, she underwent extensive mediation training, earning certificates in Commercial Mediation and Conflict Resolution Processes.
Board of Directors
The CiviliNation Board of Directors is comprised of four Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for establishing and continuously refining the organization's mission and purpose. It also monitors and strengthens CivilNation's programs, ensures the organization's legal and ethical integrity, and enhances its public standing.
Board of Advisors
Our Board of Advisors provides 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. The Board of Advisers is comprised of a wide range of experts from the education, nonprofit and private sectors. Meet our Advisors below.
CiviliNation's news room is where you will find select media mentions about the organization's work.