Purpose and Community Guidelines


People are hard-wired to help each other during emergencies. That’s just who we are as a species. We come together and we pitch in, helping neighbours and strangers alike, regardless of background or beliefs.

Thrivespring shines a spotlight on that very human instinct to help each other and work together to strengthen our communities. It also focuses on our commonalities.

We all want to keep our families safe and healthy. We want to always have secure access to nutritious food and clean water. We want reliable energy and communications. These are basic, universal needs. And with the technology that is available today, combined with the right resources and a lot of determination, we can start down the path toward self-sustaining, resilient communities.

This platform was built with a very specific purpose: to make it as easy as possible for people to connect with others and work together to strengthen their communities. Community resilience can take many forms, but Thrivespring was created to facilitate long-term resilience building through stronger social connections, self-sustainability, and community-based disaster risk management.

The impulse to help our fellow humans kicks into overdrive when we see others in trouble during emergencies. It transcends differences and reminds us to focus on our common humanity. It inspires us to come up with creative, grassroots solutions to urgent challenges.

Let’s choose to harness this goodwill, cooperative spirit and resourcefulness at all times, whether we are facing an emergency or not. Let's work together to create more robust, adaptive, prepared and connected communities.

Community Guidelines

This platform is not for partisan politics, or for those who are eager to see the worst in others (there are other platforms for that!). And of course, behaviour that is discriminatory, offensive or abusive will not be tolerated.

Thrivespring is for everyone who wants to get out there and get things done to make their communities more resilient. Building resilience and reducing disaster risk is an enormous undertaking that requires all sorts of resources, approaches, ideas, and people. We would love to see community resilience projects that bring together groups of people who would not normally associate with one another, and who are able to find common ground through their joint efforts. After all, in both normal times and during emergencies, a community that works together is much stronger than one that does not. In fact, social cohesion might be the most vital component of community resilience.

With that in mind, we respectfully ask the following of everyone who joins Thrivespring:

  • Treat all members with respect and give everyone the benefit of the doubt
  • Be mindful of the language you use on the platform to avoid terms that divide people into us and them, good and bad
  • Keep Thrivespring a politically neutral space
  • Stay focused on the sole purpose of this platform - to create more robust, adaptive, prepared and connected communities