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Discussing Online Security for the May 16th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, May 16th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Tom Kujawski (Incarn8 in SL) and a discussion on online security. Security is an ever evolving dynamic online and inworld.

Virtual Folk High School and Transition World for the May 9th NonProfit Commons Meeting

Bente Milton (MissMilton Sicling in Second Life) This Friday, May 9th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Bente Milton (MissMilton Sicling in Second Life) who will present on the Virtual Folk High School and “Transition World”, which are projects focused on inter-generational, cross-cultural learning and mentorship.

Bente is a transmedia storyteller and producer whose work focuses on social change, sustainability and using film, media and virtual worlds to envision a globally connected and sustainable future. She has written, directed and produced a large number of high profile documentaries and films, including the mixed film/machinima movie My Avatar and Me (http://www.myavatarandme.com/). Her work has been distributed to more than 50 countries - and her films have been screened at some of the most prestigious film festivals around the world.

Bente Milton’s personal track record includes 25 international awards and nominations – including Princes’ Award for the best documentary on Europe’s environment, Prix Europa, Prix Italia, IDA awards, Golden Gate Awards and the Danish Academy Award.

In January 2012 Bente Milton founded Skandha Media, a company that specializes in transmedia production, including design and implementation of virtual spaces for community building and education. Through 2012 Skandha Media served as strategic advisor for Sustainia in the buildup of their cross platform activities.

Bente Milton is co-founder of “Transition World”, which is a bold and exciting new arena for cross-cultural collaboration and co-creation.

 

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, May 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 TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - Bente Milton (MissMilton Sciling) – This part of the presentation will take place on Skandha island (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Skandha/244/11/24), and will be in voice chat with a summarized transcription during.
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

Following the meeting, there will be the opportunity to tour the project builds and be part of machinima filming related to the project.

 

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. 

Updates from the Social Web for the May 2nd NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, May 2nd, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life we will have a discussion on some of the recent happenings from around the social web. From news on Heartbleed to Bitcoins, as well as updates of social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Second Life. Come catch up on these topics as well as an opportunity to share current news and tips you might have found.

 

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, May 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
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - Updates from the Social Web
  • 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. 

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: Virtual Lab Training Center for the April 25th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, April 25th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life is happy to celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals week (http://ascp.org/labweek) by featuring Sally S. Cherry, BS, MT (ASCP), SarVana Haalan in Second Life. Sally will be presenting on her Virtual Laboratory for Training, Career Recruitment and Retention, focused on medical laboratory professionals and projects.

About the Virtual Laboratory Training, Career Recruitment and Retention (VLTC) Project

VLTC is the ongoing real life to virtual worlds "Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real" (R2V2R) integration of clinical laboratory training; information sharing; and laboratory career development by Cherry Consulting Network. The virtual-based component known as the Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center includes Ms. BugLady’s Micro Lab (STI laboratory training) and "Ms. BugLady's Lab Career Centers I/II" (medical lab career development and recruitment). The Virtual Laboratory Training and Career (VLTC) Center was developed and is managed by STD/STI Laboratory Consultant/Instructor, Sally S. Cherry, MT(ASCP) with the "in-world" assistance of 3D avatars, Sally Cherry (Kitely),  SarVana Haalan (Second Life) and Sarvana Cherry (JokaydiaGRID).

Presenter BIO – Sally S. Cherry, MT(ASCP)

As a laboratory/social media health consultant, Sally S. Cherry, MT(ASCP) is interested in the integration of social media and 3D virtual world platforms within real life and virtual-based programs and projects especially for nonprofits and public health. Over the years, Ms. Cherry's professional experience and interest in laboratory science has led to a diverse public health career as a laboratory coordinator (Baltimore City Health Department - Bureau of Disease Control), international medical consultant (JHPIEGO and Columbia University), national STI laboratory consultant/instructor (STI/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC), HIV/AIDS project manager, and health communications advocate. Her interest in technology and social media fuel her mission to integrate social media and 3D virtual worlds technology into nonprofit and public health projects as well as providing social media capacity building, training, and marketing. In addition, 

Sally's mission fueled the development of an HIV/AIDS capacity building and awareness program, “Community HIV/AIDS Resource Exchange (CHARE) Project” as well as “Community Health Technology Awareness Resource Exchange (CHeTARE) Project”, a health technology capacity building, awareness and training program. She conducts "Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real" Workshops to provide a better understanding of 3D virtual worlds and to instruct how to integrate the technology into collaborative projects, outreach, marketing, networking, and other real life projects. This includes a capacity building program, training activities, and HIV/AIDS awareness project through various virtual environments created within Kitely.

 

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, April 25th, 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 - Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real in the Lab
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

Immediately following the meeting, we will tour the VLTC Project in the virtual world of Kitely (http://www.kitely.com/virtual-world/Sally-Cherry/CHARE-Village). To prepare for this, you can create an account at http://www.kitely.com/ and have an OpenSim compatible viewer such as Singularity or Firestorm viewer.  See this for help on creating an account and logging in: http://www.kitely.com/faq?id=what-happens-when-i-create-an-account

 

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. 

Earth Day - Awareness & Sustainability for the April 18th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, April 18th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life is happy to feature Jacques Macaire (jacmacaire Humby in SL), who will discuss Earth Day, environmental awareness and sustainability. Earth Day is an annual global event celebrated on April 22nd to show support for the protection of our planet and those living on it. This year’s Earth Day theme/focus is on Green Cities. Jacques will also share some of the sustainability work of the nonprofit HUMANBE he founded and the work HUMANBE has done in Second Life. 

About HUMANBE

Since it's creation, HUMANBE's mission is to change the individual and collective behavior of humans through the implementation of concrete and sustainable solutions. Recognized as an organization working to build a more humane society, HUMANBE makes real change by making every effort to build awareness of our interdependence.

 

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, April 18th, 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 - Earth Day - Awareness & Sustainability, Jacques Macaire (jacmacaire Humby in SL)
  • 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. 

National Youth HIV AIDS Awareness Day for the April 11th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, April 11th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life is happy to feature members of the nonprofit Protect Yourself1 (PY1), Executive Director Monique Richert (Chayenn in SL), and PY1 Development Consultant, Tom Kujawski (Incarn8 in SL), who will commemorate the 2nd annual observance of: National Youth HIV AIDS Awareness Day - NYHAAD.

 

Today's young people are the first generation who has never known a world without HIV and AIDS. In the United States, one in three new HIV infections are among youth ages 13 to 24. 

 

Through the Safe2Live and Project Arrowhead programs presentation, Chayenn and Incarn8 will inform NPC members about the importance of education, how PY1 keeps At-Risk Youth in the Washington -Baltimore Corridor safe and protected from HIV/STIs infections. Only by investing in young people in all aspects of the HIV and AIDS response we will achieve the dream of an AIDS-free generation.

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, April 11th, 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 - National Youth HIV AIDS Awareness 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. 

Virtual Money & Digital Currencies for the April 4th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, April 4th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting will feature a conversation on digital currencies. Recently the IRS published guidelines on virtual currency, and we will overview what those are, how that might impact virtual worlds, as well as what crypto-currencies like Bitcoin are, and how they might be used for good. 

 

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, April 4th, 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 - Virtual Money & Digital Currencies
  • 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. 

Creating Virtual Museum Environments for the March 28th NonProfit Commons Meeting

Friday, March 28th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting will feature Joe Rigby (Pontefractal in Second Life), who will discuss using virtual worlds to create virtual museum experiences. 

 

Joe is co-founder of MellaniuM (http://mellanium13.blogspot.ca), a developer of immersive environment content for the AVAYALIVE ENGAGE platform. They have recently developed a virtual museum using photorealistic textures generated by photogrammetry and 3d objects created from laser scanned items from the Usher gallery of the Lincoln museum in the UK.

Video: youtu.be/XOEWUiI2WmM

 

Following the meeting, we will be touring the virtual Usher gallery musuem. You can preload it by going to: http://persephone.avayalive.com

 

Join us in Second Life! 

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, March 28th, 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 - Joe Rigby: Creating Virtual Museum Environments
  • 9:40 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. 

Be The Match: Raising Awareness in Virtual Worlds for the March 21st NonProfit Commons Meeting

Friday, March 21st, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting will feature a discussion on using virtual worlds for raising awareness for a cause, and the upcoming Be the Match virtual marrow drive.

We will also recap the highlights and interesting content from last week's Nonprofit Technology Conference which took place in Washington DC, and was organized by http://nten.org.

 

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, March 21st, 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 - Recap of #14NTC
  • 8:55 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:10 am Featured Presentation - Be The Match: Raising Awareness in Virtual Worlds
  • 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. 

Can a MOOC Help You Change the World? for the March 14th NonProfit Commons Meeting

Friday, March 14th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting will feature our NPC members Ozma Malibu, Buffy Beale and Gentle Heron, with an overview on their observations, assignments, and takeaways from a recent Coursera MOOC on creating social impact through innovation. 

 

About the How to Change the World course: https://class.coursera.org/changetheworld-001

 

Join us in Second Life! 

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, March 14th, 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 - Can a MOOC Help You Change the World?
  • 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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