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Heroes Happen Here

Three ways to be a hero.
One event to launch them.

The Second Life Event April 26th will celebrate the launch of:

Windows Server 2008

Visual Studio 2008

SQL Server 2008

Register in Second Life to ensure you have a seat or visit the Face Book Event Page.

Purpose, Benefit, and Successes in Second Life for your organization

Anika Pastorelli gave a presentation at our weekly meeting last Friday about the need to help the Nonprofit Commons (NPC) better articulate the rationale and benefits of nonprofits participating in NPC. Measuring impact, both qualitative and quantitative is a crucial part of our development efforts, so please take a moment to add your input to help support NPC:

1) Add your nonprofit experience on The Case for Non Profits in SL wiki page.

Glitteractica Cookie and the Nonprofit Commons Respond to Jon Stewart

And yes, Glitteractica Cookie has her own MySpace page !

"Damn You, Tenby!"

Check out our very own Susan Tenby aka Glitteractica Cookie getting a shout-out from Jon Stewart on last night's Daily Show!

Griefers: How to File Abuse Reports

Having been "griefed" now myself, I learned only after the fact how to file an Abuse Report. I wish I had known beforehand how to do this, as you can capture more about the perpetrator if you know in advance how to do it. Also, if you have a plan, you don't stress about what to do in that situation, you do not lose time or information, and you may be able to ensure the griefing is as short-lived as possible.

Glitter Speaks Before Congress on Nonprofits in Second Life

TechSoup's own Susan Tenby, Senor Manager--Online Community Development , aka Glitteractica Cookie, gave a prepared testimony before the the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet today about the potential of Second Life for nonprofits.

Life Happens


Memorable things often happen without planning. Like on March 24 Ludwig van Beethoven died at the age of 56 in Vienna, Austria. Oh yeah, that was in 1827. Something else momentous happened this past Monday, March 24 ... and it was LIFE! It was life at NonProfit Commons Aloft. We had a party.

International Justice Center Opens this Thursday with Address by ICC Prosecutor

Global Kids, the foremost nonprofit in virtual world education, is set to launch the International Justice Center within Second Life on March 20 at 3PM EST. The inaugural event will feature a presentation and discussion by Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). During the launch, the ICC Prosecutor will appear in avatar form to give a brief statement, answer questions from the audience, and introduce the Center. This will be broadcast live by SLCN.TV.

Later that same day, the International Justice Center will host a simulcast of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan as he receives the first MacArthur Award for International Justice and gives a keynote address on international justice. Global Kids will stream a number of other live videos into the Center (click here to teleport).

[UPDATE 3/24/08: For those that we not able to make the event, has kindly made available their coverage of the event at . ]

The complete press release follows...

NPC Community Member Profiles

Khrys Kanto/Her StartupMy name is Khrys Kanto and I assist Zazoom Zimminy with volunteer coordination. Part of this includes introducing new members to the NPC community. To keep things simple, I've created a community profile sheet that can be downloaded here.

Vote for the Nonprofit Commons crew with Second Life Homelessness Mash-up, Transitions project for Mash-up challenge

Today, in the Nonprofit Commons weekly meeting, a group of Nonprofit Commons members (entire project team was not at meeting, but it is: In Kenzo, Ozma Malibu, Rhiannon Chatnoir, Kali Idziak, Amulius Lioncourt and others) discussed their Mash-up Challenge project. I am voting for this project, and I am endorsing them.


Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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