TechSoup.org The technology place for nonprofits TechSoup is a popular, comprehensive online content and community destina...
Link to relevant TechSoup content Compares to $176 - $209 retail and $99.00 charity reseller $8.00 TechSoup Stock Technolo...
Nonprofit Commons in Second Life Through the Nonprofit Commons project, TechSoup is assembling a community of nonprofits i...
Nonprofit Commons in Second Life <ul><li>Through this community, we provide free office space to qualifying groups, hold m...
<ul><li>300  Total Members </li></ul><ul><li>Over 60  Countries represented among NPC participants  </li></ul><ul><li>1300...
Leadership and assistance through virtual community organizing <ul><li>In-world Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul>...
Raising public awareness of Nonprofits in Second Life through the media . . . <ul><li>New York Times  </li></ul><ul><li>Co...
. . . and at Conferences across  the country <ul><li>SuperNova ,  San Francisco 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Games4Change,   New...
Real wealth, virtual philanthropy, and the birth of the Nonprofit Commons  <ul><li>The Commons was generously donated by A...
NPC provides virtual offices to 32 organizations in a community setting
A Valuable tool for  Nonprofits <ul><li>It costs virtually nothing to build a location in Second Life.  </li></ul><ul><li>...
NPC tenants in Action: Information,  Communication, and Inspiration <ul><li>Support Groups (for ex.AA,NA,Transgender Resou...
Opportunities for Partnership <ul><li>Increase NPC capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Build  Reusable Tools  </li></ul><ul><li>Con...
Goal 1: Increase NPC Capacity <ul><li>Develop additional sims </li></ul><ul><li>Build office space for 100-300 organizatio...
Goal 2: Build Repeatable tools <ul><li>Virtual Volunteer Tour HUD and Kiosks </li></ul><ul><li>Further Develop Nonprofit S...
<ul><li>Organize at least 2 Campaigns with Nonprofit Commons Participants  </li></ul><ul><li>Campaigns should raise awaren...
<ul><li>Hold Virtual Events in-world </li></ul><ul><li>Help Nonprofits produce events </li></ul><ul><li>Hold Mixed Reality...
<ul><li>Spur innovation by providing honorariums to volunteer SL Developers </li></ul><ul><li>Support special scripting an...
Goal 6: Evaluate Impact of virtual community in NPC <ul><li>Mine existing data such as extensive meeting transcripts, usag...
Contact Susan Tenby Senior   Manager -Online Community Devlopment, TechSoup Network susan@techsoup.org (415) 633-9333 SL a...
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    1. 1. TechSoup.org The technology place for nonprofits TechSoup is a popular, comprehensive online content and community destination for nonprofits that provides unbiased information and technical know-how to ensure that nonprofits make the best possible use of technology.
    2. 2. Link to relevant TechSoup content Compares to $176 - $209 retail and $99.00 charity reseller $8.00 TechSoup Stock Technology donations for nonprofits, NGOs and libraries TechSoup Stock, provides reliable availability of high quality donated technology products to nonprofits and libraries at the lowest price .
    3. 3. Nonprofit Commons in Second Life Through the Nonprofit Commons project, TechSoup is assembling a community of nonprofits in Second Life to help lower the barriers of access to this emerging virtual world
    4. 4. Nonprofit Commons in Second Life <ul><li>Through this community, we provide free office space to qualifying groups, hold meetings, create a cooperative supportive learning environment and foster outreach, education, fundraising, all in a virtual space. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>300 Total Members </li></ul><ul><li>Over 60 Countries represented among NPC participants </li></ul><ul><li>1300 people attended 40 meetings in world </li></ul><ul><li>79 unique avatars attended since Mar 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>32 NPC Tenant Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>1143 unique visitors to the NPC Blog </li></ul><ul><li>100 avatars in world and 70 people in the RL room at the Mixed Reality Event </li></ul>REACH Key Performance Metrics
    6. 6. Leadership and assistance through virtual community organizing <ul><li>In-world Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Website/community blog </li></ul><ul><li>NPSL tag </li></ul><ul><li>Management steering committee group </li></ul><ul><li>Directory of Nonprofits in SL </li></ul><ul><li>Branding as NPO experts and advisors to all new orgs in-world </li></ul>
    7. 7. Raising public awareness of Nonprofits in Second Life through the media . . . <ul><li>New York Times </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute Magazine – Cover Story in Upcoming September Issue </li></ul><ul><li>New Scientist – Upcoming September Issue </li></ul><ul><li>Launch Squad </li></ul><ul><li>KQED California Report </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofit Times- Upcoming Issue </li></ul>
    8. 8. . . . and at Conferences across the country <ul><li>SuperNova , San Francisco 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Games4Change, New York 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>SLCC , San Francisco 2006 & Chicago 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>BlogHerSL Conference , 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Online Community UnConference , Silicon Valley 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Northern California Grantmakers Briefing , San Francisco, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>California Association of Nonprofits Conference , Upcoming Fall 2007 </li></ul>
    9. 9. Real wealth, virtual philanthropy, and the birth of the Nonprofit Commons <ul><li>The Commons was generously donated by Anshe Chung, the first person to become a millionaire in RL, by selling virtual goods and services.  </li></ul><ul><li>Guntram Graef, Anshe's partner, attended the SLCC last year and saw my talk on NPOs and SL. </li></ul><ul><li>Following the talk, he offered me the management and ownership of the Nonprofit Commons, provided we select the groups and keep the space active.  </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in August 2007, </li></ul><ul><li>32 organizations currently building out their free office spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>We have a plan to grow and expand! </li></ul>
    10. 10. NPC provides virtual offices to 32 organizations in a community setting
    11. 11. A Valuable tool for Nonprofits <ul><li>It costs virtually nothing to build a location in Second Life. </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofits can use the tool to raise funds (for example, the American Cancer Society's virtual Relay 4 Life just raised $115,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life offers a safe and anonymous means of self-expression. </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life provides a space for the impossible to happen (for example, Simon Stevens, Community liaison and SL group Wheelies (disability nightclub) [June issue of newsweek] a group of adults with disabilities use SL interact in an environment without the physical constraints they experience in the real world). </li></ul><ul><li>By meeting people in world you are reducing emissions and your carbon footprint </li></ul>
    12. 12. NPC tenants in Action: Information, Communication, and Inspiration <ul><li>Support Groups (for ex.AA,NA,Transgender Resource ctr.) </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness-building </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching/Learning new graphics/building skills </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrating the impossible (A human heart sim built as a proof of concept experiment by Jeremy Kemp the host of SimTeach, a comm. for educators using virtual environments ) </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Community far and wide w/International orgs </li></ul>
    13. 13. Opportunities for Partnership <ul><li>Increase NPC capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Build Reusable Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct 2 Awareness and Action Campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Organize Events both Virtual and Mixed Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Foster a SL Developer Network for Nonprofits </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate Impact of Virtual Community in NPC </li></ul>
    14. 14. Goal 1: Increase NPC Capacity <ul><li>Develop additional sims </li></ul><ul><li>Build office space for 100-300 organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit new members </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to refine weekly meetings and how-to workshops (as currently) </li></ul>
    15. 15. Goal 2: Build Repeatable tools <ul><li>Virtual Volunteer Tour HUD and Kiosks </li></ul><ul><li>Further Develop Nonprofit Starter-Kit “Office in a Box” </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Resource Lists, How-tos, and Best practice Guides </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>Organize at least 2 Campaigns with Nonprofit Commons Participants </li></ul><ul><li>Campaigns should raise awareness of important issues </li></ul><ul><li>Campaigns should provide means for immediate action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Virtual Gitmo, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bali conference, on climate change in December, working with OneWorld.net and One Climate island </li></ul></ul>Goal 3: Organize Action & Awareness Campaigns
    17. 17. <ul><li>Hold Virtual Events in-world </li></ul><ul><li>Help Nonprofits produce events </li></ul><ul><li>Hold Mixed Reality Events at RL conferences such as Netsquared or Council on Foundations </li></ul>Goal 4: Host Virtual and Mixed Reality Events
    18. 18. <ul><li>Spur innovation by providing honorariums to volunteer SL Developers </li></ul><ul><li>Support special scripting and SL development </li></ul>Goal 5: Foster a SL Developer Network for Nonprofits
    19. 19. Goal 6: Evaluate Impact of virtual community in NPC <ul><li>Mine existing data such as extensive meeting transcripts, usage data, interviews. </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct discourse analysis to determine how people are communicating, what strategies work well in which situations </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct Open ended interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct Random surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Sandy Anderson of ASU conduct discourse analysis to document impact of virtual community in NPC </li></ul>
    20. 20. Contact Susan Tenby Senior Manager -Online Community Devlopment, TechSoup Network susan@techsoup.org (415) 633-9333 SL avatar: Glitteractica Cookie http:// www.nonprofitcommons.org http:// npsl.wikispaces.com /

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