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How Many People Have Visited?

We started tracking traffic on the nonprofitcommons on March 20th, 2007. It was a trickle at first--10 or 12 visitors a day. I thought it might be of interest to give an overview of what we look like as a community. How many of us have come? What have we been using? How long do we stay?

A couple of weeks back, I started doing an analysis of the past two years. I thought it would be interesting give a brief over view of traffic and where that traffic has come from.

The Second Coming of Second Life - Video

Many thanks to Draxtor for this most excellent video!

GimpGirl Community Festival - December 11th

Join us before you head off to the Common Ground meeting on Plush.:)

GimpGirl Community Festival
This is an online, international event that will be held in Second Life, but is accessible to those not on Second Life via IRC chat. See below for details.

Scenarios USA & Global Kids Present the Virtual Premiere of the 2008 Real Deal Youth Films December 17

On Wednesday December 17, Scenarios USA and Global Kids will be hosting the virtual premiere of the three youth-written short films produced by Scenarios on the subject "What's the Real Deal about Masculinity?". Taking place on both the Teen Grid and Main Grid of Second Life, both youth and adult residents will be able to watch excerpts from the three films, listen to a live interview with two of the youth writers and Rob York of Scenarios, and ask questions about the films.

WHEN: December 17, 2008, 12:30pm PST / 3:30pm EST

Help Project Jason Change America

Imagine if you had one of your family members disappear, then you found out there are many unidentified bodies with no procedures to find out who they are.

One could be your loved one and you would never know it.

Project Jason has worked for years to get better procedures in place to help. Now there is a chance to get this matter some attention.

Amira Fouad: Releases First Seasonal Report on Ethics and Virtual Worlds

The MacArthur Foundation recently put out this press release regarding and their first report on ethics and virtual worlds.

Amira Fouad: Releases First Seasonal Report on Ethics and Virtual Worlds

You can download the report here.

Panel speaks about alliance building in Second Life

Nonprofits are finding that one of the major benefits of Second Life work is alliance building. I had the pleasure of attending Monday's panel on virtual world partnerships and collaborations.

Avatar on Duty is Back!

In keeping with our mission of improving communities by the application of knowledge, which unleashes the power of nonprofits, foundation, and individuals, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership ( at Grand Valley State University ( is offering Avatar on Duty service (AvOD) to the Philanthropic community in Second Life. We will have various Avatars available to answer specific questions related to effective philanthropy and nonprofit leadership.

Network Culture Project - Public Good Challenge Part 3 Released!

Draxtor Despres has done it again. Part 3 of the Network Culture Project is now available and is just as informative and professionally done as Parts 1 and 2. Kudos, Drax!!


Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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