About the NonProfit Commons

Nonprofit Commons is a nonprofit archipelago in Second Life, consisting of four virtual locations (sims). Housing social benefit organizations from around the globe, the Nonprofit Commons is managed by a community of volunteers, under the leadership of TechSoup Global: http://www.techsoup.org.

Nonprofit Commons was designed to lower the barriers of access to Second Life, to create a community of practice for nonprofits to explore and learn about the virtual world, and to investigate the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize this unique environment. Through this community, we provide free office space to qualifying groups, meet and network, create a cooperative learning environment and foster outreach, education, fund-raising, all in a virtual space.

Our focus is on providing an accessible entry-point to Second Life and on creating a community of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) for effective collaboration and support. We believe that Second Life is a wonderful place not just to entertain, but also to educate, inspire, and work together to assist our fellow avatars (and the humans behind them). You do not have to be a resident of the Nonprofit Commons to get involved with our community. We welcome all who wish to join us as partners, collaborators or supporters.

Nonprofit Commons1 sim was donated by Anshe Chung Studios and Nonprofit Commons2 sim donated by TakingIT Global. The third Nonprofit Commons location, EcoCommons, was developed in partnership with OneWorld/OneClimate specifically for environmentally-oriented organizations. Our fourth sim, Health Commons, is focused on health-related nonprofits.

Members of Nonprofit Commons meet each Friday at 8:30 PST/SLT at Plush Nonprofit Commons Ampitheater. Visitors are always welcome to join us in making a difference one pixel at a time.

For more information, please email the Nonprofit Commons management team at nonprofitcommons@techsoup.org

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.