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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.

Join us in Second Life!

 

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.

 

Join us in Second Life!

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/ 

 

Join us in Second Life!

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

 

Intro to Live Streaming for the November 18 Nonprofit Commons

This Friday, November 18th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Michael Bailey (Marcus Llewellyn in SL) and an introduction to live streaming. In this hands-on workshop, you will be walked through the steps of using your computer to capture your screen or camera and stream live to YouTube. If you want to follow along, make sure you download and install the open-source app Open Broadcaster Software at https://obsproject.com and have a verified YouTube account that you can login to (http://www.youtube.com/verify).



Join us in Second Life! 



Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, November 18, 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

Open Forum for the November 11 Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, November 11thTechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature an open forum and is a chance to chat on recent events, topics like fundraising including the upcoming Giving Tuesday, and updates on what other NPC community members are working on. 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, November 11, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
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
  • 9:45 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. 
 

Dr Douglas Maxwell of the MOSES Project for November 4th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, November 4th, TechSoup's Nonprofit Commons in Second Life will feature Dr. Douglas Maxwell, who is the project director for the Military OpenSImulator Enterprise Strategy (MOSES). He is a mechanical engineer, computer engineer, and researches the proper applications of simulation based training technology for light infantry mission preparation. His presentation will cover the mission of the MOSES research project, and the areas of technology that have been developed and tested that could benefit the OpenSimulator community, as well as the benefits of a proposed software foundation and how it could enable growth.

 

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, November 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 - Dr. Douglas Maxwell
  • 9:45 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

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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