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Common Ground Event - ORANGE is in da house!

Group Notice From: Zinnia Zauber

Please join us Thursday at 7 PM SLT for Common Ground @ Plush Nonprofit Commons!

The Common Ground event is an opportunity for nonprofit folks and people curious about our causes to meet and greet on a weekly basis. There will be networking, dancing, and merriment!

To enjoy unity and a chance to go through your clothing inventory with glee - our color theme is ORANGE!

IM Ricken Flow, our awesome DJ, your song requests!

Next week - YELLOW!

SL Celebration of Human Rights - Dec. 10

As you may have heard there is going to be a Festival in SL celebrating Human Rights starting 10 December. It´s 60 years since the UN launched the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We have started now to organize the festival. How big it will be depends on how many events, concerts & exhibitions YOU send us.

We hope that you all think this is important and will help us to make this Festival a successful one.

A travel HUD will take people to different locations in SL with exhibitions, concerts and events promoting human rights issues. There will also be a website.

Transitions: A Place for Dreams Has a Project in the Knight News Challenge

Transitions: A Place for Dreams has a project in the Knight News Challenge. We'd like you to check it out. We hope you love it and will rate it high for us!

VIRTUAL PRAXIS: A Conference on Women's Community in Second Life - Nov. 15

Many thanks to Penguin Kuhn for passing along all of the information on Virtual Praxis. There is loads of information here, so enjoy and let Penguin know if you would like to attend.

Here's the program for our upcoming conference -- if you'd like to attend, let me know and I will add you to the group.

To be held on Minerva, the teaching and research space in Second Life maintained by The Department of Women’s Studies, Ohio State University
Saturday, November 15, 2008

Introducing ""

I am a Dad.

I became a father about three and a half years ago by adopting a little girl in my immediate community that needed a mom and a dad. My wife and I had looked at adopting internationally but ultimately decided that there was so much need in our own backyard that we would grow our family through social services. My wife and I started out as foster parents and ultimately segued into finalising.

More Great Info on the Halloween Party

Many thanks to Anika for sharing the full scoop on the Halloween party...

NPC Halloween Party - A Howling Success!

October 25 hosted all sorts of ghouls, goblins and other odd entities at the NPC Halloween party. DJ Ricken Flow rocked the dance floor while party goers went trick-or-treating from office to office. All in attendance had a devilishly delightful time and are looking forward to the next big NPC event. Many thanks to everyone who helped make this event a huge success!

Out with the Old and In with the New

You've probably noticed a change to the Commons' Web site.

  • It has a bit of a new look
  • Site elements have moved some.
  • The site has been upgraded from Drupal 5.x to 6.x
  • You'll see that URLs are now human friendly
  • An XML sitemap has been added for URL spiders
  • Meta-tags can be added to each post

As you look around, if you see anything that is out of place or not working correctly--please let me know!

Creech Antwerp (Matthew Saunders)

Excellent Videos - Public Good Challenge

At the Friday meeting, Draxtor Despres gave us a great presentation on the public good challenge, produced for the Network
Culture Project at USC. Drax is working on a three part video series to represent the project and parts 1 and 2 are now complete. I took some time to watch them this morning and I have to say that they are VERY well done and incredibly informative. I would encourage everyone to take a look.

Network Culture Project - Public Good Challenge Part 1

How Do I Get My Volunteers Involved in SL?

As a relative newbie in SL and NPC, I am still learning pretty much everything. I would love for my NP organization to have a presence in SL, however, I am relatively sure that I am the only member of my nonprofit that has an account. And while I am happy to do what I can to help out my org, I simply can't be the only person supporting our presence. We are an all volunteer NP which adds to the challenge.


Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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