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.
Andrea Weckerle is the founder and acting president of CiviliNation. She is also 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 the University of Richmond School of Law, where she served on the Senior Staff of the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology. She also holds a Master of Arts (MAIS) degree with a focus on Public Relations/Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.
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.