Transcript of the November 30th NPC Meeting Featuring: Sally S. Cherry

[08:35] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Welcome everyone to this week's Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting!

[08:36] Rhiannon Chatnoir: The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is sponsored by TechSoup Global and is a program of the TechSoup Global Community & Social Media team.

 

AGENDA

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central
  • 8:55 am Sally S. Cherry (SarVana Haalan in Second Life) 
  • 9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements

[08:36] Rhiannon Chatnoir: First a few links to start off the meeting.

 

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About TechSoup the sponsors of the Nonprofit Commons:

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  • http://flavors.me/techsoup

 

 

-- INTRODUCTIONS --

 

[08:37] Rhiannon Chatnoir: So Welcome everyone, let's start off with Introductions!

[08:37] HB Eternal: Harold W Becker, The Love Foundation, Florida, http://www.thelovefoundation.com @lovefoundation

[08:37] Brena Benoir: Brenda Bryan, Preferred Family Healthcare, Kirksville, Missouri, www.pfh.org, @brenabenoir

[08:37] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Bruce Hestley, Transgender American Veterans Association, Akron, OH, http://www.tavausa.org, http://www.facebook.com/#!/TAVAUS

[08:37] Zinnia Zauber: Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance, Sequim, Olympic Peninsula, Washington. http://www.sequimartsalliance.org http://www.facebook.com/sequimartsalliance @renneemiko

[08:37] Gentle Heron: Virtual Ability, Inc. www.virtualability.org

[08:37] CarynTopia Silvercloud: Caryn Heilman, Topia Arts Center in the Berkshires of NW, MA, www.TopiaArts.org, @topiaartscenter

[08:37] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Please state your real name, location, org, and the ways we can find you online.

[08:37] Buffy Beale: Buffy Bye, Bridges for Women, Victoria BC Canada, http://www.bridgesforwomen.ca @bridges4women

[08:38] Rhiannon Chatnoir is Joyce Bettencourt, Boston MA area, Online Community Manager of NonProfit Commons in Second Life, http://joycebettencourt.com, http://twitter.com/RhiannonSL

[08:38] Glitteractica Cookie: Susan Tenby, Online Community and Social Media Director, TechSoup, San Francisco, CA USA @suzboop @techsoup @npsl @caravanstudios

[08:38] alebez: Ale Bezdikian, Online Community Coordinator, TechSoup Global, SF, CA @TechSoup, @alebez

[08:38] Adalace Jewell: Corine Van Hellemont, RoSa Library Brussels, Belgium http://www.rosadoc.be @adalace

[08:39] Sarvana Haalan: Sally S. Cherry, Baltimore, MD, Twitter.com/CHAREproject

[08:39] Rhiannon Chatnoir: If you joined us late, please still introduce yourself!

[08:40] Orange Planer: Hi, I'm Orange, and I haven't had a drink in 5 years.

[08:40] alebez: there seems to be a disturbance in the force today - SL is acting strange for me.

[08:40] alebez: I know for bulaklak also

[08:40] Glitteractica Cookie: Bulaklak crashed

[08:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I crashed once myself

[08:41] Glitteractica Cookie: maybe we could do mentor corner before he relogs?

[08:41] Tank Thibedeau (liltank.thibedeau): let me know when SL acts normal we can have a party that day

[08:41] Buffy Beale: lol Tank

[08:41] Adalace Jewell: :-)

[08:41] Gentle Heron: Good one, Tank.

[08:41] Dancers Yao: Kara Bennett, ElderVoices, Los Angeles, CA Heatlh Care and Human Rights

[08:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: feel free to introduce yourself if you just joined us :)

[08:41] Dancers Yao: crashed too

[08:41] Orange Planer: But seriously, I'm Orange, and I haven't been able to resist helping someone since I joined SL.

[08:41] Jen (jenelle.levenque): I locked up today

[08:42] Rhiannon Chatnoir: welcome back bulaklak

 

 

-- TECHSOUP ANNOUNCEMENTS --

 

[08:42] Rhiannon Chatnoir: It is time for TechSoup Announcements!

[08:42] bulaklak: Hi!

[08:42] bulaklak: Bear with me I am having some SL ish today

[08:43] bulaklak: Oops didn't mean to sit on your lap

[08:43] bulaklak: Anyway

[08:43] bulaklak: Hi! Happy Friday!

[08:43] Buffy Beale: hi bulaklak!

[08:44] Zinnia Zauber: Hi there bulaklak!

[08:44] bulaklak: So we have a couple of great webinars coming up I wanted to highlight for you.

[08:45] bulaklak: Next week on December 6, we will be chatting with our partners NPcloud about how you know if the cloud is right for your nonprofit.

[08:45] bulaklak: As always, our webinars are free. And you can register for that here: http://bit.ly/V9g7Ww

[08:45] bulaklak: Also, if you would like any of our webinars to be live captioned, you can request that 72 hours in advance.

[08:46] bulaklak: The following week, we will be talking with tech trainers at nonprofits and libraries about their experiences and tips.

[08:46] bulaklak: That is on December 11 and you can register for that here: http://bit.ly/U6AQck

[08:47] bulaklak: And lastly, as Alebez has talked about the last few weeks, we have a pretty cool contest going on right now.

[08:47] Glitteractica Cookie: well, we and Microsoft,, just to be clear. We are helping them with the contest. ;-)

[08:47] bulaklak: Sponsored by Microsoft, the Windows 8 Apps for Social Good contest is open now through the end of February 2013

[08:48] bulaklak: They are looking for folks to develop Windows 8 apps that are beneficial to civil society

[08:48] bulaklak: And there are awesome prizes at stake

[08:48] Glitteractica Cookie: Huge Monetary prizes

[08:49] bulaklak: yes

[08:49] Glitteractica Cookie: I assume Bulaklak is grabbing link?

[08:49] bulaklak: you assumed right as usual glitter

[08:49] Glitteractica Cookie: lol

[08:49] bulaklak: the best overall app takes home $15k

[08:49] Glitteractica Cookie: That is $15,000 USD NOT lindens, folks

[08:49] bulaklak: LOL

[08:50] bulaklak: plus a people's choice award of $10k

[08:50] bulaklak: Here is the link with more information: http://bit.ly/QKexib

[08:50] Rhiannon Chatnoir: a pretty good prize :)

[08:50] Glitteractica Cookie: and the finished app you build in Win8 could be a phone app or web-based app

[08:50] bulaklak: If you know folks who are developers, please spread the word far and wide

[08:50] Tank Thibedeau (liltank.thibedeau): <<<<< wishes i knew how to program

[08:50] bulaklak: Or . . . if you even have a really bright idea . . . team up with a developer!

[08:50] Glitteractica Cookie: and the best thing is if you are planning to do one, you can use it for another contest like this one: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2012pres/08/20120824a.html

[08:51] bulaklak: If you have a bright idea but don't program, you can also post on the challenge platform and make it a "personal ad" of sorts to find developers to team up with!

[08:51] Glitteractica Cookie: This is an app building contest for helping women with cancer prevention and fighting cancer. From the site: Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched the Reducing Cancer Among Women of Color App Challenge. The Challenge calls on entrepreneurs to create an application for mobile devices that can help underserved and minority women fight and prevent cancer. Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched the Reducing Cancer Among Women of Color App Challenge. The Challenge calls on entrepreneurs to create an application for mobile devices that can help underserved and minority women fight and prevent cancer.

[08:52] bulaklak: That's very cool, Glitter.

[08:52] Glitteractica Cookie: So, if any of you are interested in building these apps, please ping us at community@techsoup.org so we can help

[08:53] Glitteractica Cookie: (help, in terms of support i n the YAY! style, not in the help in the $$ or techie style)

[08:53] bulaklak: My mother is a colon cancer survivor so that is a very cool contest, I think.

[08:53] bulaklak: Anyway, I have run way over time due to my tech issues, so let's move on!

[08:53] bulaklak: Have a great day everyone!

[08:53] Glitteractica Cookie: I am also a cancer survivor. I'm on board to help get these apps built

[08:53] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks bulaklak - glitter & ale :)

[08:54] Glitteractica Cookie: :-)

 

 

-- MENTOR'S CENTRAL: GENTLE HERON --

 

[08:54] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Time for Mentor's Central!

[08:54] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Today for Mentor Central we have Gentle Heron! 

Let's welcome her up and please start whenever your ready.!

[08:54] Gentle Heron: I'll do it from here thanks.

[08:54] bulaklak: Welcome, Gentle!

[08:54] Sarvana Haalan: wooot, Gentle!!!

[08:54] Zinnia Zauber: Rah Gentle!

[08:54] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thats good too :)

[08:54] Gentle Heron: Good morning. We all admit we’re a wired culture. After all, here we are sitting in a virtual meeting in a virtual venue inside our computers.

[08:54] Gentle Heron: But what can we do if the Internet goes down?

[08:55] Gentle Heron: This could be the result of a storm, or construction workers cutting a cable accidentally. It could be a system overhaul by the IT department, or being in an airport or other travel situation without wifi.

[08:55] Gentle Heron: Or you might live in a rural area and simply have a low quality connection.

[08:55] Gentle Heron: Here are ten suggestions from an article I read this past week of things to do in order to stay productive during scheduled or unscheduled Internet outages.

[08:55] Gentle Heron: Sometimes you simply can’t find an alternative. However, most of us know that we can find another connection, perhaps through our smart phones or a local coffee shop with free wifi.

[08:55] Gentle Heron: If there is a planned outage in your future, print! It’s retro!

[08:55] Gentle Heron: And yes it’s not very green. But it’s functional, if you have time to prepare for loss of Internet connection.

[08:56] Gentle Heron: Did you know that Windows allows you to mark folders on network drives for offline use?

[08:56] Orange Planer: Uh

[08:56] Gentle Heron: (sorry, SL just deleted my notecard!)

[08:57] Orange Planer: Offline folders are great, but please ask your network administrator for reasonable limits to what's possible.

[08:57] Gentle Heron: (gotta find me Word doc)

[08:57] Rhiannon Chatnoir: oh no - thanks

[08:57] Orange Planer: For example, if you're trying to mark the entire Z drive for offline use, and the Z drive is bigger than your hard drive...

[08:57] Orange Planer: That's not going to work.

[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: No worries, Gentle. You still have power!

[08:58] Gentle Heron: Did you know that Windows allows you to mark folders on network drives for offline use? This puts the folder contents onto your laptop’s hard drive. This strategy is especially useful if you will be traveling away from your home office, and might need to access files while you are disconnected from the Internet.

[08:58] Gentle Heron: Here’s how:

http://www.howtogeek.com/98793/how-to-use-offline-files-in-windows-to-cache-your-networked-files-offline/

[08:58] Gentle Heron: (and do take Orange's advice please)

[08:58] Gentle Heron: You can cache web pages using Internet Explorer so that they are accessible without actually going to the Internet.

[08:58] Gentle Heron: Here’s how:

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/2037-internet-explorer-s-cache

[08:58] Rhiannon Chatnoir: good advice to get to files/sites you might need offline!

[08:58] Gentle Heron: If you use Outlook for email, you can answer emails offline. Outlook caches Exchange Server mailboxes, so you can display messages, contacts, tasks, and your calendar even if you can’t connect to Exchange.

[08:59] Gentle Heron: But do understand that although you are writing your email replies, they can’t be sent until you’re once again connected to the email server after the Internet comes back on.

 

*

[08:59] Orange Planer: A related note...

[08:59] Gentle Heron: Meetings during times of Internet outage can be fruitful.

[08:59] Gentle Heron: Without “important” interruptions and Internet-based distractions, staff can provide project status reports, brainstorm new work, or do various other collaborative tasks with their minds wholly on the topic.

 

*

[08:59] Orange Planer: If you use webmail to read your email, that won't work. The alternative is to use an email program such as Outlook, Outlook Express, or other POP/MAPI-based applications.

[09:00] Gentle Heron: If your phone isn’t VoIP, return calls. Maybe you will catch someone who can actually answer their phone instead of letting it go to voicemail while they work on the Internet.

[09:00] Gentle Heron: *

 

What tasks have you been neglecting? When was the last time you cleaned your keyboard?

[09:00] Gentle Heron: Did you know that some computer keyboards are FIVE TIMES as germy as a toilet seat?

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Germs/story?id=4774746&page=1#.UKZSvIUc2n4

[09:00] Zinnia Zauber: eek!

[09:00] Gentle Heron: That is truly YUCK news..... it's fecal bacteria they are talking about too!

[09:00] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Not to mention the cookie crumbs

[09:00] Orange Planer: You mean that dude who eats his sandwich over the keyboard isn't being clean?

[09:00] Gentle Heron: Here’s how to get at that grunge safely and in the process create a healthier working environment by avoiding the “QWERTY flu”:

http://www.livescience.com/6679-clean-dirty-keyboard.html

 

*

[09:01] Orange Planer: Who woulda thought.

[09:01] Gentle Heron: Reading, whether a book, a newspaper, or a technical journal, is another retro idea for times the Internet is down. You could even use your Nook or Kindle, if you hesitate to touch actual wood pulp products.

[09:01] Gentle Heron: *

 

And finally, it’s OK to simply take a break. Does that really help productivity?

[09:01] Orange Planer: Yes it does.

[09:01] Gentle Heron: In a word, “yes.”

[09:01] Gentle Heron: Check out this article: “Eight Ways Goofing Off Can Make You More Productive.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2012/06/18/eight-ways-goofing-off-can-make-you-more-productive/

 

*

[09:01] Gentle Heron: Today I shared with you what I learned by reading a short article from TechRepublic. Perhaps you’d like to share with us one of the articles you’ve been reading?

[09:02] Gentle Heron: You might even want to add your favorite ideas to these I’ve mentioned today. Just let Zinnia know when you’re ready to present what you’ve learned.

[09:02] Glitteractica Cookie: great idea

[09:02] Zinnia Zauber: Yes please!

[09:02] Gentle Heron: (that's all for today.... thanks for your patience with SL flukes)

[09:02] Glitteractica Cookie: the etchnological advance on the book report

[09:02] Glitteractica Cookie: technological

[09:02] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you very much, Gentle!

[09:02] Gentle Heron nods to Glitter.

[09:02] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Gentle - Thanks for leading Mentors Central today

[09:02] Sarvana Haalan: Thank you

[09:02] Orange Planer: Etchnological? The engineering behind etching your computer with your name?

[09:03] Buffy Beale: yay Gentle!

[09:03] Zinnia Zauber: You are all welcome to share during Mentor Central! Just let me know!

 

 

-- ABOUT TECHSOUP'S NONPROFIT COMMONS: SUSAN TENBY (GLITTERACTICA COOKIE) --

 

[09:03] Rhiannon Chatnoir: before we move to our featured presenter, we just wanted Glitteractica to say a few words

[09:03] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you, Gentle!

[09:03] Gentle Heron: I"m willing to share articles too! Just ask.

[09:03] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and everyone wave to the people on the other side of Sarvana's projection screen

[09:03] Dancers Yao: thank you

[09:04] Buffy Beale: waving :)

[09:04] Sarvana Haalan: please do... The real life hosting of my World 

AIDS Day presentation is being 

provided by two local Tech Soup 

users and real life community 

partners, Equity Matters, Inc 

(Michael Scott - Chief Equity 

Officer/Chair) and MD Logix (Allen 

Tien - Founder). It is hoped that 

they will join the community

[09:04] Glitteractica Cookie: Cool, welcome... from the house that techsoup built

[09:04] Glitteractica Cookie: (I am that house)... j/k

[09:04] Sarvana Haalan: they are smiling

[09:05] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes Glitteractca can you say a few words

[09:05] Glitteractica Cookie: But we welcome you! San Francisco is rainy, just like Baltimore today

[09:05] Jen (jenelle.levenque) waves at the good RL folks

[09:05] Glitteractica Cookie: Indeed!

[09:05] Rhiannon Chatnoir: .back

[09:05] Glitteractica Cookie: Hi all

[09:05] Glitteractica Cookie: So, I'm standing here before you today...

[09:05] Glitteractica Cookie: Sorry, I'm silly today

[09:06] Orange Planer: Four score and 7 years ago....

[09:06] Glitteractica Cookie: OK, so I started the NPC about 5 years ago, as an experiment

[09:06] Sarvana Haalan: smiles

[09:06] Glitteractica Cookie: I've been wroking at TechSoup Global for 12 years

[09:06] Glitteractica Cookie: Doing online community and social media stuff all along

[09:06] Glitteractica Cookie: and this community is a long-standing and dedicated one

[09:07] Glitteractica Cookie: TechSoup is an organization that was started in San francisco, CA in 1987, as "CompuMentor"

[09:07] Glitteractica Cookie: we are now in 50 countries and have a reach of millions of nonprofits.

[09:07] Glitteractica Cookie: Here's some canned language about TechSoup.org, the site, and TechSoup Global.org, the umbrella organization:

[09:07] Glitteractica Cookie: About TechSoup

TechSoup is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a clear focus: connecting your nonprofit or public library with technology products and the learning resources you need to make informed decisions about technology. Our free learning resources are available to all users. Once registered and qualified with TechSoup, nonprofits and libraries can access donated and discounted products and services, including high-quality refurbished hardware, and software from partners such as Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec. 

 

About TechSoup Global

TechSoup Global was founded in 1987 on the belief that technology is a powerful enabler for social change. Since then, they’ve assembled a worldwide network of individuals and organizations that share this conviction. TechSoup Global operates programs in Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East through a network of independent capacity-building NGOs. Through its websites, events, and community-building initiatives,

[09:08] Glitteractica Cookie: TechSoup Global also helps companies and foundations optimize their philanthropic impact.

[09:08] Sarvana Haalan: they are very impressed here in the Big B

[09:09] Glitteractica Cookie: And we are impressed at the wonderful volunteer spirit and dedication to using technology to fill access gaps and make social change

[09:09] Glitteractica Cookie: that all of you exhibit

[09:09] Rhiannon Chatnoir: :)

[09:09] Glitteractica Cookie: OK, with that... I will bounce and let you present Sarvana

[09:09] Glitteractica Cookie: Unless anyone has any questions for me first

[09:09] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thank you Glitter!

[09:09] Glitteractica Cookie: about techsoup, etc?

[09:10] Rhiannon Chatnoir: anyone in the room there Sarvana?

[09:10] Rhiannon Chatnoir: if not - we can move on

[09:10] Glitteractica Cookie: OK, I'll fly away

[09:10] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks

[09:10] Glitteractica Cookie: my pleasure

 

-- FEATURED PRESENTER: SALLY S.  CHERRY (SARVANA HAALAN) --

 

[09:10] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Time for today's featured presenter!

[09:10] Zinnia Zauber: Rah Sar!

[09:11] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Let's welcome Sally S. Cherry (SarVana Haalan in Second Life), who will be talking to us today about community health work focusing on HIV/AIDS, the CHARE/CHeTARE projects and using social media and technology for capacity building and awareness.

[09:11] Buffy Beale: cheering for Sar!

[09:11] Gentle Heron: Yay Sarvana.

[09:11] Rhiannon Chatnoir: She is presenting to us here today in recognition of World AIDS Day!

[09:11] Sarvana Haalan: as I stated... The real life hosting of my World 

AIDS Day presentation is being 

provided by two local Tech Soup 

users and real life community 

partners, Equity Matters, Inc 

(Michael Scott - Chief Equity 

Officer/Chair) and mdlogix (Allen 

Tien - Founder). It is hoped that 

they will join the community

 

that's mdlogix (Medical Decision Logix)

[09:12] Rhiannon Chatnoir: ready when you are there and thanks Sarvana

[09:12] Sarvana Haalan: Medical Decision Logic, Inc

[09:12] Sarvana Haalan: I am thrilled to share a special 

version ofmy presentation... 

Community HIV/AIDS Resource Exchange 

Project (CHARE Project) Delivers 

Capacity Building Through Social 

Media and Virtual Worlds Integration

[09:13] Sarvana Haalan: As many of you know, I am Sally 

Cherry, MT(ASCP) in real life and I 

consider myself an social 

enterpreneur leaning toward a lot of 

the social side... smiles

[09:14] Sarvana Haalan: Here is a Bit of History, my 

focus...Technology – Sexual Health - 

Community Outreach – Capacity 

Building

[09:14] Sarvana Haalan: My interest was fueled at a 2009

NAPWA “Skill Building Institute for 

HIV Testing and Awareness Day Events 

and Campaigns” Using New Media in 

Response to HIV: Tools and 

Strategies sponsored by AIDS.gov, 

POZmagazine (Smart and Strong), and 

NAPWA

[09:14] Sarvana Haalan: My interest was fueled at a 2009

NAPWA “Skill Building Institute for 

HIV Testing and Awareness Day Events 

and Campaigns” Using New Media in 

Response to HIV: Tools and 

Strategies sponsored by AIDS.gov, 

POZmagazine (Smart and Strong), and 

NAPWA

[09:14] Sarvana Haalan: I adopted the Edelman approach...The 

Crawl, Walk, Run Methodology for 

Social Media to establish online 

credibility and trust through a 

stepped approach

[09:15] Gentle Heron: HINT: If whoever owns the slide projector would lock it (on the side) others can't advance the slides by accidentally clicking on it.

[09:15] Sarvana Haalan: my 

focus...Technology – Sexual Health - 

Community Outreach – Capacity 

Building

[09:15] Sarvana Haalan: MY Linkdin network... my virtual 

based connections are in purple ... 

that is many of you.

[09:15] Sarvana Haalan: is what you are seeing here

[09:16] Sarvana Haalan: I strongly believe that nonprofits benefit greatly from social media integration

[09:17] Sarvana Haalan: such as blogging, photosharing, and definitely virtual worlds

[09:18] Sarvana Haalan: the numbers tell the story as nonprofits tell their stories

[09:19] Sarvana Haalan: here is a little used meaduring tool on Facebook...

[09:19] Sarvana Haalan: *measuring

[09:19] Sarvana Haalan: It helps me see who and where CHARE Project is reaching

[09:20] Sarvana Haalan: these are tools that we are actively using

[09:21] Sarvana Haalan: only concern is the usability of nonprofits... that is why TechSoup and NPSL is so important to members

[09:21] Sarvana Haalan: my other face... lol, lol

[09:22] Sarvana Haalan: so many folks are not doing all that they can do in here... NPSL helps a lot

[09:22] Rhiannon Chatnoir: :)

[09:23] Sarvana Haalan: I hope that I am not going too fast

[09:23] Glitteractica Cookie: no, you are fine

[09:23] Sarvana Haalan: I have a parallel program in OpenSim

[09:24] Sarvana Haalan: Nonprofit Commons should be a place that nonprofits should be adding to their Internet marketing plans...

[09:25] Sarvana Haalan: and I am passionate about that little point... lol, lol

[09:25] Sarvana Haalan: I hope that we can have more mixed reality events

[09:26] Sarvana Haalan: and all-community events

[09:26] Sarvana Haalan: like the Wishes Granted... thanks to everyone here

[09:27] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you for being part of it!

[09:27] Sarvana Haalan: real life networking in virtual worlds... woot

[09:28] Sarvana Haalan: hope that we can even have some real life meetups smiles

[09:28] Rhiannon Chatnoir: :)

[09:28] Sarvana Haalan: Community HIV/AIDS 

Resource Project (CHARE Project) 

embraces the virtual platform for 

HIV/AIDS awareness such as World 

AIDS Day...

[09:28] Sarvana Haalan: the global reach is awesome!!!

[09:29] Sarvana Haalan: so many events are going and so many organizations are involved

[09:30] Sarvana Haalan: NPSL has been very involved in past World AIDS Day events...

[09:30] Sarvana Haalan: I must apologize for not having the completed list but I was truly impressed

[09:32] Sarvana Haalan: so that is my presentation... and all I would like to say is ... Please encourage someone to get tested for HIV because 20% of infected individuals do Not even know that they are infected

[09:33] Sarvana Haalan: PLease click on the red ribbon and red boxes for some giveaways... red tibbons to wear for World AIDS Day. Thank you for this opportunity to share!!

[09:33] Sarvana Haalan: *red ribbons... smiles

[09:33] Sarvana Haalan: any questions or comments?

[09:34] Gentle Heron: Thanks Sarvana. How is the war against HIV/AIDS coming along? Are we making progress?

[09:34] Zinnia Zauber: This was wonderful, Sar!

[09:34] Coughran Mayo: Thanks, Sarvana!!

[09:34] Buffy Beale: QUESTION: Sar how did you hear about the Nonprofit Commons, and great presentation thanks!

[09:35] Sarvana Haalan: the key action is getting people tested and eliminating the stigma

[09:35] Sarvana Haalan: thanks...

[09:36] Gentle Heron: Is there any evidence that these awareness actions are helping? I guess that is what I was asking.

[09:36] Sarvana Haalan: I read an article on TechSoup's page about various members discussing how they had used the virtual community here... and want to learn more...

[09:37] Sarvana Haalan: more are becoming awareness that AIDS is still with us. Since it is 100% preventable, an AIDS-free generation is possible and is a public health goal.

[09:38] Sarvana Haalan: President Obama’s National 

HIV/AIDS Strategy was released in 

2010... striving to reduce the 

number of new HIV infections; 

increase access to healthcare; and 

reduce HIV-related health 

disparities.

[09:38] Sarvana Haalan: so we must be creative...

[09:38] Sarvana Haalan: It is felt that social media is an 

essential tool to engage the 

targeted populations; connect with 

collaborative partners; and 

disperse information pertaining to 

HIV/AIDS prevention, HIV testing, 

and research data.

[09:40] Sarvana Haalan: any other questions...

[09:41] Gentle Heron: What can "the rest of us" do to help your cause?

[09:42] Sarvana Haalan: Tomorrow is the actual day... so check.. ONE in 5 infected w/HIV DON'T KNOW they're infected, do you know your HIV status?The fight begins with you, know your status and start the conversation around HIV/AIDS with your personal networks. To find testing locations near you, text your zip code to 566948

 

 

CDC - World AIDS Day 2012

http://www.cdc.gov/globalaids/WAD/default.html

 

World AIDS Day events:

http://www.aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/world-aids-day/

 

Join the 2012 Facing AIDS Initiative

http://facing.aids.gov/

 

Learn about the PEPFAR Blueprint

http://www.pepfar.gov/

 

Learn about the Epidemic

http://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/

 

World AIDS Day: Posters and Other Resources

http://www.aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/world-aids-day/posters-tools.html

 

http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/world-aids-day/

 

http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/world-aids-day/history-of-world-aids-day/

 

CDC Fact Sheets

http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/FactSheets.html

[09:42] Rhiannon Chatnoir: great resources - thank you

[09:43] Gentle Heron: Thanks Sarvana.

[09:43] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Sarvana also put out gifts for NPC members for World AIDS Day

[09:43] Sarvana Haalan: We are always looking for partnerships and funding opportunites...We do have a crowdfunding project going ... http://gofundme.com/SupportCHAREproject

[09:43] Sarvana Haalan: Thanks

[09:43] Rhiannon Chatnoir: so click on those and grab them

[09:44] Sarvana Haalan: please visit my website.. http://CHAREproject.com

[09:44] Buffy Beale: thanks again Sar great job!

[09:44] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Thanks Sarvana for presenting to us today

[09:44] Sarvana Haalan: srill have a walking issue... lol, lol

[09:44] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you Sar for this and all you do for our community!

[09:44] Glitteractica Cookie: Thanx Sarvana

[09:45] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and thanks to everyone in your room there

[09:45] Brena Benoir: Thanks for sharing Saravana

[09:45] Sarvana Haalan: Thank you... I continue to introduce local nonprofits to our community

[09:45] Tori Landau: Many thanks Sarvana. Lot to take in and think about.

[09:45] Rhiannon Chatnoir waves

 

 

-- OPEN MIC & ANNOUNCEMENTS --

 

[09:45] Rhiannon Chatnoir: So lets move on to Open Mic & Announcements

[09:46] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Does anyone have any announcements today?

[09:47] Rhiannon Chatnoir: any announcments - if not we can wrap things up a bit early

[09:47] Tori Landau: Open University's rooftop bop is on Wed 5th Dec from 2pm to 4pm slt. We have a DJ, Anjoux Herbit, who will be spinning tunes and taing requests

[09:47] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thank you Tori

[09:47] Sarvana Haalan: great.... I have not be dancing in a while

[09:47] Tori Landau: will be at rooftop of communal building on deep think west

[09:48] Rhiannon Chatnoir: any others

[09:48] Brena Benoir: Wharf Ratz, Tuesdays from 7-9pm SLT, come on out and dance, network, and have a good time with great people

[09:49] Zinnia Zauber: Rah Wharf Ratz!

[09:49] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes - always a great place to network & dance

[09:49] Gentle Heron: “HOLIDAY STRESS BUSTERS: Make the Season Joyful Again!” 

 

PRESENTER: Colleen M. Crary, M.A. (Anya Ibor in SL)

Monday, 3-Dec-2012 at 11 AM & 7 PM SLT

On Virtual Ability’s Healthinfo Island

Attend this 1-hour presentation and discussion on how to remove stress and anxiety from the holidays. Learn relaxation and coping techniques, tips and tricks to dealing with holiday memories and celebrations. Participants will get takeaway materials and a special gift!

In voice & text.

[09:49] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Raises Hand

[09:50] Rhiannon Chatnoir: also - if you arent already - I have been taking a ot of photos of the meetings and posting them online - join our Facebook page and tag your avatar!

[09:50] Rhiannon Chatnoir: sure Jen

[09:50] Adalace Jewell: :-)

[09:50] Rhiannon Chatnoir: have an announcement Jen?

[09:50] Jen (jenelle.levenque): I'll be lighting the first candle of Chanukah in TAVA's office at 1400 SLT Sat 8 Dec

[09:51] Jen (jenelle.levenque): That's approximately sundown EST

[09:51] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks

[09:51] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Anyone who would like to join me is most welcome

[09:52] Rhiannon Chatnoir: last call for announcements so we can wind down another NPC Friday :)

[09:52] Jen (jenelle.levenque): That is office number 1 in SW corner of Plush sim

[09:52] Glitteractica Cookie: Thanks all

[09:52] Glitteractica Cookie: great meeting

[09:52] bulaklak: thanks all!

 

And again, here are the many ways to can get involved with the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life:

 

 

About TechSoup the sponsors of the Nonprofit Commons:

  • http://www.techsoup.org/stock/howtousetechsoup.asp
  • http://flavors.me/techsoup

 

Thanks everyone and see you next week!

 

[09:52] Glitteractica Cookie: thanks Baltimore

[09:52] Sarvana Haalan: Rhiannon, I would like to thank Equity Matters and mdlogic for their real life support.

[09:53] Rhiannon Chatnoir: one last wave from us to all the people where Sarvana is!

[09:53] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you folks!

[09:53] Tori Landau: Flaps a wing °͜°

[09:53] Rhiannon Chatnoir: hi

[09:53] Sarvana Haalan: weee.... wee

[09:53] Jen (jenelle.levenque) waves at the RL folks

[09:53] Sarvana Haalan: wooot!!!! wooot!!!!

[09:53] Zinnia Zauber: Mentors Meeting at 10 AM! Go get your tea, coffee, and see you then!

[09:53] Sarvana Haalan: brb

[09:54] Rhiannon Chatnoir: great -thanks all!

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