Event Planning and Promotion at the Nonprofit Commons

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This is a Nonprofit Commons in Second Life Mentor's educational chat I did on June 24, 2011 to encourage people to create engaging events and how to promote them.

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Event Planning and Promotion at the Nonprofit Commons

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  2. 2. Event Planning and<br />Promotion at the<br />Nonprofit Commons <br />and Tenants of the <br />Nonprofit Commons<br />
  3. 3. People enter Second Life to obtain and experience an<br />immersive environment with a sense of - Community<br />- Cooperation <br />- Connections<br /><ul><li> Cohesiveness</li></ul>- Collaboration <br />
  4. 4. Special events and social networking validates Second Life’s power to connect people to create cooperative support by encouraging participation, promotion, and positive results.<br />
  5. 5. D<br />A<br />N<br />C<br />E<br />D<br />A<br />N<br />C<br />E<br />Develop<br />Active<br />Networking<br />Community<br />Events<br />
  6. 6. Wharf Ratz Extraordinary<br />Dance<br />Extravaganza<br />Tuesday Night<br />NPC Aloft<br />
  7. 7. CommonGround<br />First Thursday Night<br />NPC Plush & Aloft<br />
  8. 8. Holiday Parties & Scavenger Hunts<br />
  9. 9. NPC Tenant<br />Fundraising Events<br />
  10. 10. Sim Wide Fundraising Events<br />
  11. 11. Educational Opportunities<br />
  12. 12. Let’s fill up the Nonprofits in Second Life Calendar!<br />
  13. 13. Steps for Event Planning and Promotion at the<br />Nonprofit Commons <br />and Tenants of the <br />Nonprofit Commons<br />1. Develop Active Networking Community<br />Event with your staff and volunteers.<br />
  14. 14. 2. Submit for approval for event that happens at the NPC sims by email to Rik (cc Par) all the information about the event including the dates, times, location, special needs, and promotional images.<br />If your event is off NPC, you are submitting for Techsoup promotion approval. <br />
  15. 15. 3. Event is approved by Glitter and Techsoup staff adds the event to the NPC Google Calendar.<br />4. Techsoup staff promotes the event via various Techsoup and NPC channels including Nonprofit Commons Blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Email, Flickr …<br />
  16. 16. 5. You are responsible for inworld promotion of your event and through your own groups channels. Send notices through the Nonprofit Commons and Techsoup Groups. Put out posters and make announcements at the Friday NPC Meetings.<br />Remember, you are responsible for inworld coordination of the event including working with NPC estate managers, volunteer staffing, obtaining sponsors, hiring a DJ, decorating, security, and clean up. <br />
  17. 17. Active engagement and encouragement creates a cooperative community of responsibility, collaboration, and enthusiasm!<br />Thank you very much! <br />

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