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Nonprofits And Second Life


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Nonprofits And Second Life

  1. Nonprofits and Second Life <ul><li>The Nonprofit Commons Project </li></ul><ul><li>Mission: to create a community of practice for nonprofits to explore and learn about the world of Second Life. </li></ul><ul><li>Through this community, we provide free office space, hold meetings, create a cooperative learning environment and foster outreach, education, fundraising, all in a virtual space. </li></ul>
  2. How we got started <ul><li>I wandered and searched for Nonprofits and found none </li></ul><ul><li>Got office donated by Lori Bell, Information Island </li></ul><ul><li>Started a google group </li></ul><ul><li>Had a mixed reality event </li></ul><ul><li>Started hanging out and soliciting volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>People Blogged about it </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly meetings </li></ul><ul><li> promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Demo at Net Squared conference </li></ul>
  3. How was it donated to us? <ul><li>The Commons was generously donated by Anshe Chung, the first person to becoming 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 my the management and ownership of the Nonprofit Commons, providing we selected the groups and kept the space active.  </li></ul><ul><li>We have been launched for a couple months, and the organizations are building out their own spaces (total of 32). </li></ul>
  4. What is the community about? <ul><li>Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Website/community blog </li></ul><ul><li>NPSL tag </li></ul><ul><li>Management group </li></ul><ul><li>Directory </li></ul>
  5. Who is there?
  6. You may recognize some orgs <ul><li>Alzheimer Society of Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>AngelAID Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Boomer Esiason Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Breakthrough </li></ul><ul><li>CARE USA </li></ul><ul><li>Cheerful Givers </li></ul><ul><li>Crohn's and Colitis Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Campfires Foundation </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Floaters </li></ul><ul><li>RoSa Library </li></ul><ul><li>Good Samaritan Group </li></ul><ul><li>Horizon Health Center </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Information Architecture Inst. (IAI) </li></ul><ul><li>International Humanities Center </li></ul><ul><li>International Rescue Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Mariners' Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Emerg. Relief Int'l (Merlin) </li></ul><ul><li>Missouri Humanities Council </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Profit Global Network </li></ul><ul><li>Partners for Others </li></ul><ul><li>Preferred Family Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Techsoup </li></ul><ul><li>Transgender Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>WESTAF </li></ul><ul><li>WMNF </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. What are they doing? <ul><li>Holding Meetings (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 </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Community far and wide w/International orgs </li></ul>
  8. Goals for the NPC group <ul><li>Update Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed Reality Event </li></ul><ul><li>Have regular classes </li></ul><ul><li>Expand the sim residents </li></ul><ul><li>Get funded </li></ul><ul><li>Better metrics </li></ul><ul><li>Regular newsletter </li></ul>
  9. Ways to join us <ul><ul><li>Attend the weekly in-world meetings every Friday from 8:30am-9:30am. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to, read, and comment on the NPSL Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to TechSoup - Second Life Google Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join the TechSoup Group in World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add yourself to our directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IM Glitteractica Cookie inworld </li></ul></ul>