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Community Profile: Jacques Macaire/Jacmacaire Humby of HUMANBE

1. What is your rl/sl name? Can you point to RL photo?

My RL name is Jacques Macaire / and in SL jacmacaire Humby.. Our office #14 is the Non Profit Commons Island

2. What organization are your representing? What is your role?

Take a Virtual Trip to Bali December 3-14

UN Virtual Bali Conference

Want to participate in the annual international conference of parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) without the virtual cost of flying? This year you can with OneWorld's's Virtual Bali Conference.

Fundraiser dance party for equine therapy center on December 16


My friend Veri Oddfellow passes along the news about a Second Life fundraiser party for a neat cause called Great Strides. Great Strides is a Maryland-based therapeutic center that employs horses to help people with mental disorders.  On Sunday, December 16, from 11am-2pm PST, DJ Nexeus Fatale will be the featured entertainment during the Great Strides charity dance party at AMO Island in Second Life (click here to teleport).

Nexeus always spins a great set, and it sounds like a really cool center.  So drop on by and drop a few lindens in the donation box.  The full announcement after the jump...

World AIDS Day events in Second Life December 1st


HIV/AIDS has affected all of us in deep and personal ways, and the race for a cure continues.  I am thinking about my friend John, a wonderful artist with the most biting wit, who passed away from AIDS-related health issues about four years ago now. 

December 1st is World AIDS Day, and there are a number of events happening in Second Life and well as of course in the real world. HealthInfo Island (click here to teleport) is sponsoring a number of activities around World AIDS Day starting at 9AM PST, including:

  • A Workshop on "Looking for Health: Finding Quality HIV/AIDS Information by Carolina Keat"
  • Special displays and newsfeeds on HIV/AIDS
  • An AIDS Walk with information about HIV/AIDS Support Groups in SL
  • Podcasts on AIDS by the Center for Disease Control in the Podcast Globe
  • A guided tour around the Island
  • Live coverage of the Teen Grid Event

In addition, DenmarkCopenhagen sim (click here to teleport) is hosting a fundraiser party from 2PM PST to raise money for the World AIDS Foundation. Their goal is to collect L$ 50,000 in one day, so come on by and drop some lindens in the bucket.

And for you teens out there, there will also be activities on the SL Teen Grid.

Demo for the US Department of State

This morning, the members of the Nonprofit Commons demo'd SL for the US Department of State. Bill May (Serotta Keynes in SL) works in public diplomacy, as the Senior Technology Advisor. He invited the Public Diplomacy's Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau (the vast majority of their work is conducted through the NGO community) to shoulder-surf while he introduced the members of the Nonprofit Commons to them.

Social Work Educators and SL

Social Work educators Drs. Bob Vernon from Indiana University (SL: Gabrielli Rossini), Darlene Lynch from Ball State University (SL: Helene Stransky), Paul Freddolino from Michigan State (SL: Raoul Congrejo) Lorrie Gardella (SL: Sunny Bamaisin) from St. Joseph College and Susan Tenby from Techsoup (Glitteractica Cookie) presented a panel discussion on using SL with social work students at the Council on Social Work Education’s conference on October 28th.

Should we move the wikispaces wiki to our own domain?

73% (8 votes)
9% (1 vote)
18% (2 votes)
Total votes: 11

Second Life Transgender Day of Remembrance

transgender resource center

Community Profile: Kali Idziak Community Voice Mail

What is your name?

Kali Idziak/SL
Jessica Dally/RL
I represent Community Voice Mail and I am staff member. My job is Help Desk Technician

Why did you decide to come into Second Life?

Top 10 Reasons Why Second Life is Worthwhile for Nonprofits

This recent Second Life scandal has some nonprofit board members concerned about the value for nonprofits using Second Life. Much like the Web, Second Life also has some seedy people out there. But as many nonprofits can attest, the ever-growing community of amazing avatars working for good far outweighs the few "bad apples" or rather "bad avatars."

Here's a list of 10 reasons why Second Life is worthwhile for your nonprofit:


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