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A Discussion on Online Privacy and Identity for February 27th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, February 27th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Kathleen Watkins (Serene Jewell in SL) who will present on online identity and privacy. You might use Facebook to log in to other online services, or have heard about #nymwars that focused on online identity, come learn and discuss these topics and how they relate to how you interact (and login) online.

About Kathleen / Serene:

Kathleen Watkins left a job as a nonprofit administrator in 1995 to become a trainer and developer in the emerging phenomenon known as the world wide web. Two years later she formed Nitecat Media, a San Francisco video and website production company with her partner Scott Wiseman. For more than a decade they created multimedia productions for corporate and nonprofit clients including Google, Consumers Union, Zeiss Humphrey and Toyota. Kathleen joined Second Life in 2006 and is now creating projects in Opensim. She recently graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Anthropology. Her coursework included an academic internship with Virtual Ability, Inc. As her avatar Serene Jewell, she also created the Metaverse Tours group that leads regular hypergrid excursion trips - https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101358455712632179919.

 

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, February 27th, 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
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - A Discussion on Online Privacy and Identity (Serene Jewell)
  • 9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

http://nonprofitcommons.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.

Data 101 - Open Data Day for the February 20th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, February 20th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature an intro to data to celebrate Open Data Day that takes place world-wide on February 21st. Big data, open data, civic data, data visualizations…join us for a discussion on these and other important data concepts.

 

More info on Open Data Day at: http://opendataday.org

 

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, February 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 TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentor’s Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - Data 101 - Open Data Day
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

http://nonprofitcommons.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.

Open Forum for the February 13th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, February 13th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life we will have an open forum that will give us a chance to ask deeper question from our past week's topic of curation tools, discuss upcoming Nonprofit Commons events and others like the Virtual Worlds Best Practices conference. It will also be an opportunity to ask any burning tech or community questions you might have. 

Join us in Second Life! 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, February 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 TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - Open Forum
  • 9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

http://nonprofitcommons.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. 

Content Curation Tools for the February 6th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, February 6th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Renne Brock-Richmond (Zinnia Zauber in SL). With lots of interest on using Pinterest during recent Mentor Central presentation, Zinnia will be leading a discussion on content curation tools, like Pinterest, Scoop.it, storify, IFTTT and others. Bring your questions and ready to share how you share content online. 

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, February 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 TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:50 am Featured Presentation - Content Curation Tools
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements 

http://nonprofitcommons.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.

 

Securing Nonprofit Sponsors and Business Donations for the January 30th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, January 30th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Lisa Maqsud (Hope4Satobs Resident in Second Life) presenting on how nonprofits and groups can get donated goods and services from both real world businesses, and creators within Second Life. This will include discussing the different parts of a sponsor letter and why each plays an important part in securing donations. 

 

Lisa Maqsud is the Founder & Chair of the nonprofit charity HOPE 4 SATOBS, Inc., and has been active with nonprofit organizations since college. She has a Master’s Degree in the Management of Nonprofit Organizations from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to getting sick, she was the Associate Regional Director for Habitat For Humanity International, Midwest Division where she was in charge of helping new Habitat organizations set up and perform bi-annual reviews and trainings for existing Habitat organizations.  As part of this, she also was a professional trainer in the areas of board development, leadership, time management, conflict management, effective meetings and team building. Prior to this, she worked as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Cleveland Foodbank where she was in charge of managing over 5,000 volunteers seen each year there. For the last five years she has developed HOPE 4 SATOBS from a small group in Second Life into a full 501c3 charitable organization. She loves working with her charity as well as working with other groups in Second Life who are doing charitable work. Lisa believes in working together instead of competing to bring about more awareness and for the good of all people.

 

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, January 30th, 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
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central - Continuing with Pinterest, Zinnia Zauber
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - Lisa Maqsud (Hope4Satobs Resident in Second Life)
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

http://nonprofitcommons.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.

From Virtual to Real for the January 23rd NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, January 23rd, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Jolanda Mastenbroek Dobber (JoJa Dhara in Second Life) who will talk about her adventure of working to change the education system and guide young people towards 21st century skills such as programming, and 3D modeling.

 

Jolanda is known for her community management and advocacy for virtual worlds in the Netherlands and was one of the key organizers of the European virtual worlds conference MetaMeets, and is now involved with the Dutch maker culture, hacker spaces, and fablabs like JeugdFabLab Dronton. Later this month, she will be heading to Bangladesh to set up a youth fablab in a primary school there, through her work as Innovation Officer of the Dutch NGO iWe - One World Experience. 

  • http://www.jojadhara.com 
  • http://www.1we.com
  • http://www.jeugdfablab.nl 

 

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, January 23rd, 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
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central - Intro to Pinterest, Zinnia Zauber
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - From Real to Virtual
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

http://nonprofitcommons.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.

Live and Learn in Kenya for the January 16th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, January 16th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Brique Zeiner (Brique Topaz) of the NGO Live and Learn in Kenya International. Through their Feed a Smile project, they host live music events in Second Life, using virtual worlds for cause building and raising funds to build schools and feed very poor children on the Live and Learn in Kenya International program in Nakuru - Kenya.  

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, January 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 TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - Brique Zeiner (Brique Topaz) of Live and Learn Kenya 
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements 

Following the meeting, we will be able to tour the Live and Learning Kenya’s Feed a Smile" in The Lavender Field charity venue in Second Life: SLurl http://slurl.com/secondlife/Feed%20A%20Smile/52/123/23

 

http://nonprofitcommons.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.

Sharing and Mapping Knowledge for the January 9th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, January 9thTechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will kickoff 2015 with Evonne Heyning (In Kenzo in SL) and a discussion on sharing and mapping knowledge within nonprofit and educational projects, and her work on the learning platform eddefy.com, an online knowledge sharing tool where experts create step-by-step learning paths for others to follow. 
 
Evonne Heyning (In Kenzo in Second Life)Evonne Heyning (In Kenzo in Second Life) is a prolific artist and transmedia producer who designs media campaigns, social actions and participatory tools with partners around the globe. Evonne has led international tech/aid projects on 3 continents and co-founded the first computer education program in Transylvania before coming back to the US to start media companies, a special effects shop in Hollywood and the social action gaming enterprise . Evonne teaches STEAM arts, media and social strategy and loves creating live media and interactive experiences to weave together active participation in culture creation with the joy of learning and sharing insight.



Join us in Second Life!

 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, January 9th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
8:30 am Introductions
8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
8:45 am Mentors Central
9:00 am Featured Presentation - Evonne Heyning (In Kenzo in SL), Sharing and Mapping Knowledge 
9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements
 
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.

Year End Recap and Look to 2015 for December 19th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, December 19th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a year end recap of some of this year's highlights along with a look to social good and technology trends for 2015. Come to share your insights and thoughts on the future.



Join us in Second Life!

 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, December 19th, 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
8:45 am Mentors Central
9:00 am Featured Presentation - Year End Recap and Look to 2015 
9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements
 
This will be the final meeting of 2014 for NonProfit Commons, but join us for our Winter Solstice Open House and Ice Skating Soiree on Sunday, December 21 at 3 PM SLT at CommonGround on Aloft NonProfit Commons. Weekly meetings will start up again on Friday, January 9th, 2015.
 
http://nonprofitcommons.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.

Hour of Code for the December 12th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, December 12thTechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Jeroen Frans (Frans Charming in SL). With this week being Computer Science Education Week (Dec 8-14), he will present an overview on the Hour of Code initiative, along with a how to on starting off with LSL scripting, and a chance to write some code yourself. 

About the Hour of Code
Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history. In one week, 15 million students tried computer science! The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.
 

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, December 12th, 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
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - Jeroen Frans (Frans Charming in SL) and Hour of Code
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

http://nonprofitcommons.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.

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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