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Etopia EcoCommunity for the February 17th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us this Friday, February 17th for the first Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting will feature a presentation from Gloria Kraegel (Namaara MacMoragh in SL) with an update on the Etopia EcoCommunity and other projects.  

Namaara MacMoragh, aka Gloria Kraegel, has 30+ years independent consulting experience focusing on helping nonprofits and cooperatives develop capacity through training, information management, and organizational systems development. She is also the creative force behind Etopia EcoCommunity in Second Life. Established in 2007, Etopia is designed to showcase real-world ideas for living sustainably in social, community, business, and environmental contexts.

Gloria's current project with the Brain Energy Support Team gives her an even greater opportunity to blend real life situations with Second Life experiences that raise awareness, model healthy living skills, and provide educational opportunities for individuals, professionals, classrooms, and businesses within, and outside of, the brain injury community. More on BEST at: http://brainenergysupportteam.org

You can learn more about Gloria's work at http://greatkreations.com and http://etopiaisland.org

 

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, February 17th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions & Announcements
  • 8:40 am Mentors Central - Team Building, Renne/Zinnia
  • 8:50 am Featured Discussion - Gloria Kraegel (Namaara MacMoragh in SL) 
  • 8:40 am Discussion
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic

Following the NPC Meeting, there will be a tour of Etopia Island -- beginning at the main landing area at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etopia%20Island/194/56/22 and then the Etopia Water Treatment Plant at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etopia%20Island/203/21/22

 

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

Creating a Collaborative Model for the February 10th Nonprofit Commons

Join us this Friday, February 10th for our weekly Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, where Lynne Berrett (Lissenna Wisdomeseeker in Second Life) will present on ways to create collaborative models between nonprofits and other orgs, and then kick off a discussion on how our community could use a collaborative governance model.

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, February 10th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
8:30 am Introductions
8:40 am Announcements
8:45 am Mentors Central 
9:00 am Featured Discussion 
9:50 am Open Mic / Announcements
 
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 
http://nonprofitcommons.org

February 3rd Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us this Friday, February 3rd for our weekly Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, where we will discuss the evolution of our community and changes to come.
 
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, February 3rd, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
8:30 am Introductions
8:40 am Announcements
8:45 am Mentors Central 
9:00 am Featured Discussion 
9:50 am Open Mic / Announcements
 
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 
http://nonprofitcommons.org

Effective Survey Design for the January 27th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, January 27th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Yen Verhoeven (TheoreticallyBlue in Second Life) presenting a brief introduction to survey design and how it may be used to inform programmatic evaluation, research, and marketing strategies. We will go over the survey design process, and talk about best practices as well as things to avoid when writing a survey. Yen will also discuss different ways to pilot and disseminate surveys, increase survey participation, as well as suggest survey and analytical software to address different needs. At the end of the presentation, she will be asking presentation attendants to pilot a survey instrument that she intends to use for her thesis study at the Builder's Brewery in Second Life.
 
Yen Verhoeven is a Ph.D. candidate in the Warner Graduate School of Education at the University of Rochester, and the program evaluator for the COMETS Scholarship program at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has 11+ years of teaching experience in Biotechnology and served as the Biotechnology and Pharmacy Technology Department Chair at Fortis College. She managed the Students Tackling Relevant and Authentic Science (STARS) after school program through the University of Rochester, and co-founded the BioTech SYSTEM Northern California consortium through the University of California at Davis. Yen is also a curriculum and program evaluation consultant, and her services are available for those interested in program evaluation and qualitative research design. A list of her publications, workshops, and samples of her work may be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/yenverhoeven/
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
Friday, January 27th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater
 
AGENDA (all times below PT)
  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion
  • 9:50 am Open Mic / Announcements 
 
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. http://nonprofitcommons.org

January 20th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us this Friday, January 20th for our weekly Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting.

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, January 20th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion 
  • 9:50 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

Community Brainstorm for the January 13th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us this Friday, January 13th for our weekly Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, where we will continue to discuss the coming year and changes to come.

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, January 13th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion 
  • 9:50 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

Kicking off 2017 for the January 6th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us this Friday, January 6th for the first Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting of 2017, which will feature a chance to discuss the coming year along with an NPC Mentor’s presentation from Gentle Heron on how to break bad news to stakeholders.

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, January 6th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central - Gentle Heron, “Breaking Bad News to Stakeholders”
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Kicking off 2017!
  • 9:50 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

Community Celebration and Chat for the December 16th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, December 16th, NonProfit Commons in Second Life will host a community celebration and chat. For our last meeting of 2016 join us for a holiday community get together.

 

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, Dec 16th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am Announcements
  • 8:50 am Mentor's Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation 
  • 9:45 am Open Mic 

 

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

 

Exploring WebEx for the December 9th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, December 9th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Fred Fuchs who will lead us on a tour of Cisco’s WebEx and how it can be used for collaboration, conference and as a video recording application. 

Fred Fuchs (Gus Plisskin in SL) is the CEO of FireSabre Consulting since 2006. FireSabre is a 3D game studio that specializes in education and non-profit projects. http://www.firesabre.com/ 

 

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, Dec 9th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am Announcements
  • 8:50 am Mentor's Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation 
  • 9:45 am Open Mic 

 

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.

http://nonprofitcommons.org

 

Community Jam for December 2nd Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, December 2ndTechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a community-focused discussion. We will chat about the coming year, community build redesigns and new things to come. Bring your ideas and inspiration. 



Join us in Second Life! 



Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, December 2nd, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL



AGENDA (all times below PT) 

8:30 am Introductions

8:40 am TechSoup Announcements

8:50 am Mentor's Central

9:00 am Featured Presentation

9:50 am Open Mic / Announcements



The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of  TechSouphttp://techsoup.org. The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 



http://nonprofitcommons.org

 

 

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