Online Community

Now Open!

River Network is thrilled to provide an Online Community where representatives from the 8,500+ nonprofits, agencies, tribal groups, and utilities who protect and restore rivers and safeguard clean water across the United States can connect and collaborate for a future with clean water and healthy rivers for all.

What Is the Online Community?

River Network’s Online Community is a place for water protectors, nonprofit leaders, agency representatives, industry innovators, and others who care about clean water and healthy rivers for all to connect, align, and take action.

  • Connect with peers on topics that matter to you.
  • Share opportunities and address challenges.
  • Stay up to date on the latest water news.
  • Foster partnerships for shared impact.

Why Join the Online Community?

River Network’s ultimate goal is to deliver a future of clean and ample water for people and nature in which everyone is guaranteed the right to affordable clean water and healthy rivers. As the only national nonprofit dedicated to bringing together the national network of local water protectors, we constantly strive to expand and strengthen our community, our approaches, and our coalitions in order to build this future together.

If you, like so many across the network, have been looking for…

  • a meaningful space for discussion, curiosity, exploration, and alignment with other organizations and leaders that’s always there when you need it
  • a platform to network, learn from others, find collaborators, and engage with the larger water community
  • a forum for discussing changes in water law and policy, identifying and addressing new threats to clean water, and accessing and sharing the latest tools, resources, and learning opportunities

…then this is the place for you!

How to Join & Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. Register. Sign up for the online community via the Sign-Up button above. 
  2. Edit your profile. After you register, enter the online community. Click the image icon in the top right of your screen and select My Profile. Enter or edit any of the public information in your profile. This information in your profile is how peers in your region will find you! 
  3. Explore members. Exit out of your profile view to return to the online community. Select Group Members to see who is active in the community. Use the Search bar to find community members working in your geography, region, or on similar issues. 
  4. Introduce yourself. Return to the community Feed. Reply to the introductions thread in the River Network group and let people know who you are, where you work, and what you are working on.
  5. Discuss and connect. Scroll through the community Feed to see what conversations are happening. If you have something to contribute to a discussion, reply within the post. You can also direct message or direct mention other community members if you have follow up questions or comments. Have a question of your own for the community? Try posting a new discussion! 
  6. Browse existing resources. The Resources section is populated with content that might be of interest to you.
  7. Edit your email settings. How often do you want to receive updates on community activity? Edit your personal email settings by clicking on the image icon in the top right corner and selecting Settings. By default, you will receive notifications about new conversations once daily.

Glossary

  • Community: The overarching term for River Network’s Online Community, including all groups, members, and other elements.
  • Group: Smaller cohorts within the Community, some are open to all, others are restricted to folks who hold specific identities or work on specific topics.
  • Member: You! All individuals registered in the Community.
  • Feed: Where you find all discussions within a group.
  • Discussion: Conversational posts within a group’s feed. Any member can post a new discussion, or reply to existing Discussions.
  • Direct Message: Private messages sent between members of the Community, not visible to other members.
  • Direct Mention: A way to publicly tag other members in Discussions.
  • Resources: Files or links uploaded to a Group.