1. Connect with other activists by joining a group. A group is a collection of members of our site who share a particular interest or geography. Within each group you can post your thoughts, talk others via a forum and they have their own events calendar and shared documents. They can even start their own blog from within the group.

To join a group, click on Groups in the top navigation (under Community), find a group you are interested in and click “Join Group”.

The “Home” for a Group displays the group’s activity stream, a list of anything that has happened in the group, in chronological order.


The “Forum” tab displays the group’s discussion forum. You can click through on one of the topics listed or you can create a new topic of your own.


If you click through on a existing topic you can read everyone’s comments and add your own comment.

forum reply

Click on “Documents” to see the list of documents that have been uploaded to the group.

Click on “Blog” to go to the group’s blog. A blog is  a website where any group member can write blog posts. It also has a calendar that the group can use for their events. Not all groups have blogs but they can request one from their admin.

Members can join one or more groups of their interest and participate in the discussions in those groups. They can also friend and direct message members of the Website even if they are not in a group together. Members can find new co-conspirators by looking at each others’ profiles and finding like-minded colleagues.

If you already know some members of our site you should friend them. Click on Members in the menu above (under Community), and click the “Add Friend” button on the right, opposite their name.

Profiles help us connect with each other. Other members can see which groups we have joined and who we are friends with. They can read our bio and learn about our particular interests, talents and resources. They can then friend us, direct message us or join our groups.

  1. Click on the person icon in the upper right.

2. Click on “Profile” and then “Edit”.


3. Click on each one of the three tabs and add your information.

These additional fields will help us to organize action teams to get stuff done.


– Under “More About You” start with your Affiliation and then

  • say something about stuff, skills or space you would share
  • write a brief bio, so we can learn about each other
  • check boxes in “I have time to act on” – Don’t check something unless you’re willing to respond to someone who wants to do a project with you.

– Under “Social” add your user names for each social website.

Enter your user name, not the full URL (i.e. ronsuarez, not https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronsuarez ).


Be sure to control the visibility of your data (i.e. who can see this data, e.g. just Friends).


  1. click “Members” (under “Community”) from the top menu.
  2. Look at the Search Box on the right. You can type a name to find them or you can enter a word that might be in a member’s profile. Try entering the word activist and you’ll see a few of us who used the word activist in their profile.
  3. Click “Add Friend” to request a relationship that will allow you to send a private message or see profile data that might only be visible to Friends.


The admin of each group sets a default email notification frequency. However you can change it for yourself.

Go to your group’s home page and you will see your current email status in the header right below the “Leave Group ” button. Click on “Change” and adjust the settings.