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Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2016 for the December 11th NonProfit Commons Meeting

VWBPE 2016 - Horizons - March 9-12 2016 (graphic)This Friday, December 11th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Kevin Feenan (Phelan Corrimal), President of Rockcliffe University Consortium and Executive Director of the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) conference.

Open Forum and Caravan Studios Updates for the December 4th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, December 4th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a chance to chat on relevant tech, events and a roundup on #GivingTuesday efforts. We will also get an update on upcoming Caravan Studios apps4change events and the newly announced Safe Shelter Collaborative.  

 

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, December 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 Open Forum Discussion & Caravan Studios Updates
  • 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

Black Friday #NPtech Virtual Meetup for the November 27th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, November 27th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a virtual meetup open forum to discuss nonprofit tech topics, upcoming relevant #nptech and virtual events, and have a chance to share any final strategy for the December 1st #GivingTuesday day of encouraging charitable giving (http://www.givingtuesday.org). 

 

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, November 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 
  • 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

 

OpenSImulator Community Conference 2015 for the November 20th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, November 20th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a discussion on OpenSimulator Community Conference (OSCC), held this year on Saturday, December 5, 2015. OSCC is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the open source virtual world platform OpenSimulator software. The virtual conference features presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base. 

 

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, November 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 Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - #OSCC15
  • 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.

Field Trip to International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference for the November 13th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, November 13th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a special field trip to attend the 2015 International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference, taking place virtually in Second Life. 

Please join our Nonprofit Commons partner Virtual Ability, Inc. for this event and receive valuable information about accessibility and building community from their many IDRAC presentations. We will meet for our usual intros and announcements, and then travel to catch the start of IDRAC presentations. 

Virtual Ability, Inc. is a US non-profit corporation with a mission to enable people with a wide range of disabilities by providing a supporting environment for them to enter and thrive in online virtual worlds. 

 

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, November 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 Open Mic / Announcements
  • 9:00 am Virtual Trip to the 2015 International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference 
  • (This year’s IDRAC takes place in the Sojourner Auditorium, at Virtual Ability Island: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Ability/54/170/23)  

 

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.

Being Safer Online for the November 6th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, November 6th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Jeroen Frans (Frans Charming in SL) and a presentation on Internet security and how to be safer online, whether at the office, on your mobile, or at home. He will go over some simple steps to make your passwords more secure, online social media safer, and secure your mobile device.

Jeroen is a creative producer, virtual world technologist, and co-founder and CEO of the Vesuvius Group, LLC. As a futurist, he is always looking forward to how innovative technology can be used and enhanced. This drives him to try his hand in many technologies, and his early adoption has resulted in a wide skill set in programing, 3D, Web and game design, machinima and animation.

About The Vesuvius Group, LLC

The Vesuvius Group is a Full Service Solution provider for companies and institutions who desire to develop a presence or immersive experience in virtual worlds, social and game environments, with expertise in the virtual world platforms Second Life and OpenSim. The Vesuvius Group’s mission it is to support institutions and companies that are engaging in projects that make a difference in their member communities and the larger world.

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, November 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
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - Being Safer Online, Jeroen Frans
  • 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.

Discussing Social Overload for the October 30th NonProfit Commons Meeting

photo by Beth Kanter

This Friday, October 30th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a discussion on social overload. It is easy to feel overwhelmed with all of the many ways you can create, consume and share social media content. Come chat on ways to manage, and even decompress from it all.

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, October 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 - Lissena Wisdomseeker
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - Discussing Social Overload 
  • 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.

 

(photo by Beth Kanter - https://www.flickr.com/photos/cambodia4kidsorg/5580290504/)

Ronnie Rhode Memorial Garden Tree Dedication

Please join us Sunday in +Second Life for special memorial where we will dedicate a memorial tree to Denise Harrison / Ronnie Rhode (SL) in the Nonprofit Commons Memorial Garden. Ronnie was an early Nonprofit Commons member with the nonprofit Project Jason, as well as curated and tended the virtual Garden for the Missing. 

Join us Sunday, October 25, 1:00 PM SLT at Aloft Nonprofit Commons



More information, and a tribute from +Kelly Murphy the founder of the nonprofit +Project Jasonhttp://projectjason.org/forums/topic/3955-in-loving-memory-of-denise-harrison-project-jason-board-member-and-friend/ 



It is Denise's wish that any donations in lieu of flowers be made to Project Jason, the nonprofit she greatly helped with for many years.

Donations can be mailed to:

Project Jason

PO Box 59054

Renton, WA  98058

Online donors can find two ways to donate on this page: http://projectjason.org/how-you-can-help.html

 

Ronnie Rhode

Focus on International Nonprofits for the October 23rd NPC Meeting

This Friday, October 23rd, TechSoup​'s NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Glenn Fajardo of TechSoup, who will discuss TechSoup’s international work with NGOs and cover the NGO donation program, work in civil society, and the validation program for any one that needs to validate international NGOs.

Glenn Fajardo works on international partnership and program design for TechSoup Global, a nonprofit social enterprise founded on the belief that technology can be a powerful enabler for greater social change. Glenn has helped NGOs get started with design thinking in places such as Maputo, Singapore, and Warsaw. In the past, Glenn has helped build a for-profit environmental social venture from the ground floor and helped foster use of technology by a local government to better connect residents to services and public decisions.

Glenn is the curator for TEDxPeacePlaza in the Japantown and Fillmore neighborhoods of San Francisco, participates in the teaching community of the Stanford d.school, and has been a contributor to the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Formally trained in nuclear engineering sciences and public policy, Glenn is also a musician who plays electric bass in the rock band Path Not Found. In his free time, Glenn enjoys playing with food, especially in other people’s kitchens. 

 

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, October 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
  • 8:50 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - Glenn Fajardo (muzzygator 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.

Open Forum for the October 16th NonProfit Commons in Second Life Meeting

This Friday, October 16thTechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life we will have an open forum that will give us a chance to ask deeper questions from our past week's topics, discuss upcoming Nonprofit Commons events and other projects. 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, October 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 - featuring Gentle Heron
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - Open Forum
  • 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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