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Women at Work in Virtual Worlds - Tonight 7PM PST

Our own Glitteractica Cookie - aka Susan Tenby - will be speaking in real-life at the Women at Work in Virtual Worlds conference. The event will be LIVE at 7PM PST tonight in SL.

Video will be streaming live as well.

Good luck, Glitteractica!

Global Kids Streaming Live from National Service Learning Conference in Nashville on March 20

Tomorrow, March 20, Global Kids will be streaming from (and participating in) the National Service-Learning Conference in Nashville, TN for the third straight year. The conference is an inspiring gathering of over 2,700 students, teachers, youth-workers and volunteers focused on service learning. For more info on the conference, please see the conference website.

For those who can't make it to Nashville, Global Kids will be streaming several sessions from the NSLC live to the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater (click here to teleport ). The complete schedule is as follows:

7 - 8:30am PST: Plenary Session
Exciting entertainment and inspiring keynote speeches from Dame Elisabeth Hoodless, the Executive Director of Community Service Volunteers, the UK’s largest volunteering and training charity and Dr. James Hildreth, Director of the Center for AIDS Health Disparities, Meharry Medical College

11:45am - 1:15pm PST: Global Kids Workshop: Virtual Worlds for Real World Service Learning - Intro for Educators
Learn about service-learning projects in virtual worlds such as Second Life and Habbo Hotel. You will gain a deeper understanding how virtual worlds can create more meaningful learning and service in your community.

1:30 - 3pm PST: Global Kids Workshop: Global Kids Workshop: Online Tools for Offline Action - How Generation MySpace Can Change The World
Join Global Kids to check out a variety of cool tools for your service-learning projects both online and offline. Discover how you can use Facebook, MySpace, Youtube, and others to make a positive difference locally and globally.

Both of the workshops will have interactive activities for the avatars to participate in. See you all there!

Sign the Pledge - Feed Hungry People

Hunger in this country has always been a problem, but with the current state of the economy and the rise in unemployment, it is hitting families worse than ever.

PledgeToEndHunger.com has rallied with Tyson Foods, Share Our Strength, Hum. Minds at Work, Kompolt and Mediasauce to help support the efforts of food banks.

There are several ways that you, the individual, can help feed hungry people right now:

N2Y4's Mobile Challenge

As you might know, NetSquared – an initiative of TechSoup Global - is focused on launching Open Innovation Challenges designed to recruit and fund Web and mobile-based social-benefit projects.

This year, NetSquared's Global Challenge and Conference, N2Y4, focuses on mobile innovations that support communication and progressive social change. N2Y4's Mobile Challenge calls for world-changing ideas about how mobile applications can help citizens, groups and others create a better world for everybody.

Last Chance to Present in the Nonprofit Session at NSLC

We still have one NPC slot open for the Nonprofit Commons sessions to present in-world to the real-life National Service Learning Conference in Nashville, TN, 3/18-3/21. Further details on the conference are below, but this is a great chance to reach a 2000+ audience of folks, especially if you are involved with service projects/service learning in Second Life.

Our time slots for NPC nonprofits (in 30 minute increments) are:

Thursday, 3/19, 9:00 AM SLT

Thursday, 3/19, 9:30 AM SLT

Friday, 3/20, 9:00 AM SLT

What is Your Organization Doing in Second Life?

The Nonprofit Commons provides such a great venue for forward thinking nonprofit leaders to share their ideas, challenges and friendship. There are exciting things happening - events, social gatherings, meetings of the minds. We want to share what your organization is doing...on the blog!

If your organization is executing engaging initiatives in Second Life (and in RL), please let me know. I want to blog about what YOU are doing!

Some of our neighbors highlight what they are doing in SL on their website, so here is a shout out to those keeping us informed!

Highlights from the Feb. 20, 2009 NPC Meeting

Health Panel PR (Glitteratica Cookie)

The Health Panel expo in SL will occur on the 27th of May in conjunction w/our own conference, NetSquared. That is, we will have a mixed reality portion in the real conference. If anyone is interested in being a part of this, please let me know.

Highlights from the Feb. 13, 2009 NPC Meeting

Meet Your NPC Neighbor (Niama Meyersohn)

Rock The Path is a non-profit holistic retreat and educational center located in Camden, Maine. The "Path" is the journey that each of us travels during our lifetime and to "Rock The Path" is a direct invitation to take part in the unabashed exploration and expression of your greatest potential.

Highlights from the Feb 6, 2009 NPC Meeting

Black AIDS Awareness Day (Ricken Flow)

Feb 7th is National black aids awareness day and we will be having a program right here at Nonprofit Commons, starting with a video on hiv/aids and African Americans an open discussion and the wordl music by harleymc. Everyone is welcome. More information at: http://www.blackaidsday.org

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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