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    • 1. Using Second Life to Collaborate and Connect May 13, 2010 Audio is only available by calling this number: Conference Call: 866-740-1260; Access Code: 6339392 Sponsored by
    • 2. Using ReadyTalk
      • Chat & raise hand
      • Mute = *6, Unmute = *7
      • If you lose your internet connection, reconnect using the link emailed to you.
      • If you lose your phone connection, re-dial the phone number and re-join.
      • ReadyTalk support: 800-843-9166
    • 3. You are being recorded…
      • Streaming into Second Life
      • This seminar will be available on the TechSoup website along with past webinar presentations:
        • www.techsoup.org/go/webinars
      • You will receive a link to this presentation, material and links.
      • After the webinar, you can ask follow-up questions in the Virtual Community Forum:
        • http://bit.ly/SLWeb
      • Twitter hashtags: #techsoup
    • 4. Using Second Life to Collaborate and Connect Sponsored by Presenters: Susan Tenby, Renne Brock-Richmond, Jessica Dally
    • 5. Today’s Speakers Facilitating: Kami Griffiths, TechSoup Assisting with chat questions: Becky Wiegand & Megan Keane, TechSoup Evonne Heyning & Layal Rabat in Second Life Renne Brock-Richmond Susan Tenby Jessica Dally
    • 6. Agenda
      • Overview of Second Life
      • Benefits
      • Integrate with social media tools
      • Get started
      • Examples
      • Technical requirements
      • Nonprofit Commons
      • Future plans
      • Q&A
    • 7. Nonprofit Commons in Second Life
      • NonprofitCommons in Second Life
    • 8. Virtual Work for Real World Missions
      • Our goal is to create a learning community of practice for nonprofits to explore and learn about the virtual world, and to investigate the many ways in which nonprofits can utilize this unique environment.
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    • 47. Second Life Stats
      • Second Life
      • 40% of all logins are US. 60% are International
      • Total monthly user hours: 39,666,304
      • Totally monthly logged in Residents (as of 1/31/2010): 1,067,114
      • Total monthly user hours: 39,666,304
      • Nonprofit Commons in Second Life
      • 18,967 unique visitors to Aloft and Plush averaging 60 – 90 mins respectively per visit.
      • 44% of visitors to Aloft are non-US residents with 25% of them coming from Australia.
      • Visitors are averaging around 2000 per month to the nonprofit commons blog and are coming from 70 different countries.
      • Virtual Haiti raised $7000 US Dollars for Haiti relief in Second Life
    • 48. Supporting Real Life issues in a virtual world
    • 49. Cross Platform Events-Webinars
    • 50. Community Voice Mail
    • 51. RoSa Documentation Centre: Library and Archives on Feminism, Equal Opportunities and Women's Studies
    • 52. Sierra Club
    • 53. Technical Requirements
      • Basic account is free
      • Costs virtually nothing to build a location in Second Life
      • Free office space to social benefit organizations on Nonprofit Commons
      • Can be bandwidth intensive
    • 54. System Requirements
      • DSL or Cable internet connection
      • Newer computer
      • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or better
      • Windows XP, or Vista
      • modern 32-bit Linux environment
      • http:// secondlife.com /support/system-requirements/
    • 55. Nonprofit Commons Offers
      • Free virtual office space to social benefit organizations
      • Nonprofit advisory services, workshops, and weekly nonprofit networking sessions
      • Educational and fundraising events
      • Learning Guides and Mentorship for New members
    • 56. Wide International Reach
      • Weekly meetings bring 40 avatars on average from around the globe
      • Last year, nearly 19,000 unique avatar visitors to Nonprofit Commons from 30 different countries, spending an average of 60-90 minutes per visit
      • 389 Google Group members
    • 57. Looking Forward...
    • 58. Serious and Social Gaming
      • Bridge gaming and virtual worlds to create mission-centric, social impact games.
      • NPC Games Google Group
      • NYC Brainstorming MeetUp May 23rd
    • 59. Growing the EcoCommons
    • 60. Partnering for Health (Commons)
      • Partnering with health organizations to further health-sector specific programs
    • 61. More Mixed Reality Events
      • Multi-platform events
      • Audio/video streaming
      • Many ways to participate
      • Weekly webinar broadcasts into Second Life
      • Streaming Monthly Online Community MeetUps
    • 62. Key Links
      • NonprofitCommons.org http://www.nonprofitcommons.org
      • Nonprofits in Second Life Wiki http://npsl.wiki.techsoup.org/
      • Email: [email_address]
      • Twitter: @ npsl
    • 63. Questions? Submit your questions using the chat box.
    • 64. Continue the Discussion…
      • Additional questions can be answered by posting in the Virtual Community Forum:
        • http://bit.ly/SLWeb
    • 65. Get the Most Out of TechSoup
      • At TechSoup, you’ll find a range of technology services to help your nonprofit:
        • Read helpful articles in our Learning Center
        • Request donated software , hardware, and online services
        • Join our community forums to learn from your colleagues
        • Browse upcoming events and conferences
    • 66. Upcoming Webinars
      • Make it Easy to Give: Taking Online Donations
        • Thursday, May 20, 11a.m. Pacific time
    • 67. Thank you to our Webinar Sponsor! ReadyTalk offers dedicated product demos for TechSoup organizations 4 times per week. For more information: pages.readytalk.com/techsoup.html
    • 68. Thank you! Please complete the post event survey! Kami Griffiths, kami@techsoup.org, 415-633-9392