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New Nonprofit Commons Video: The Second Coming of Second Life

Courtesy of Bernhard Drax, we now have a wonderful new Nonprofit Commons Video. Draxtor did a fantastic job putting this together. If you like what you see, be sure to check out more of our Nonprofits and Second Life videos and Draxtor's weekly Life4U show "The Drax Files".

Metanomics Show: Nonprofits in Second Life, Mon. April 28th, 11 A.M. PST/SLT

Tomorrow, April 28th at 11 A.M. PST/SL, Robert Bloomfield and Metanomics hosts Susan Tenby (aka Glitteractica Cookie) of TechSoup, and the American Cancer Society's Randal Moss, Director of the Futuring and Innovation Center.

Site Outage Today

At approximately 9:30am MT our Web host's entire communications network (Internet, cell and phone) was taken off-line by a massive fiber cut that affected much of much of Taos. This is the largest communication outage Brownrice has seen in six years. Brownrice Internet utilizes triple-redundant internet connections to ensure reliabilty in the event that an upstream provider fails. However, these connections share one local fiber optic cable -- which was cut this morning.

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

fireworks

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.

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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