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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. 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:

Resources for Education in Second Life

There are a lot of great resources out there for conducting classes and furthering educational initiatives in Second Life. Here's a little Friday link luv for some helpful and hopefully interesting articles about education and Second Life.

National Black Aids Awareness Day at Plush Non profit Commons

Come show your support for one of the hardest hit communities of HIV.

Saturday Feb. 7th 2009

Starting at 2 pm we will have a viewing of the short documentary
Into Focus: a talk about hiv in Jamaica

at 2:30 we will have an open discussion

at 3:00 we will have the global sounds of DJ Harley MC

Part of the ongoing support that Techsoup/Non Profit Commons has for health oriented non-profits

For more details contact Ricken Flow in world or email


Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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