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Non Profit Commons in Second Life

Today we were introduced to the nonprofit commons and the offices associated with them. As I've written before, Tech Soup, part of CompuMentor, is helping organize an amazing conglomerate, on Second Life, of nonprofits. The land donor, anshe chung studios, has done an amazing job creating a truly breath taking space.

The donation of the land is significant, but add the amount of programming hours that have gone into the sim and then the $200 or so it costs to maintain per month...well it is an amazing gift.

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The commons has an amphitheatre for meetings, events and so forth. As you can see, the space is vast and the environment is pretty amazing.

The office spaces are huge. I'm not sure how we are going to furnish ours without the furniture becoming lost.

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I think that the final product will truly rock and will generate lots of attention.

So, stay tuned and be ready to take a step inworld. I think it will be worth it.

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The TechSoup Meeting: March 23, 2007

Today we got to see the Nonprofit Commons Space for the first time! The offices are really big and the space is really nice. It is going to be something! Everyone got really excited and started to put dibbs on the corner office.



Anna Octavio took this cool photo of me.

Checking out the new Nonprofit Commons Space


The space is really cool. The offices are spacious. Everyone got really excited!

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This Week's Friday Meeting


This weeks meeting was really fun. We had a video crew there filming our meeting for a video that is being created to promote TechSoup space in Second Life.

Tuesday volunteered to be the Nonprofit Commons manager and serve as the liaison between tenants, TechSoup, and ACS.

At the end of the meeting we took a tour of the new space. See us all looking amazed at how big the space is? The offices are huge! The Nonprofit Commons is gonna rock!

Nice Introductory Presentation to Second Life

I came across some slides from PodCamp Toronto from Bryan Person and Jay Moonah that explain in a simple way "What is Second Life?"

Bryan has a few posts on his blog reflecting on his experience attending and planning events in Second Life. Definitely worth checking out.

Introducing Matthew Saunders AKA Creech Antwerp

I am the Senior Director of Technology at WESTAF, an arts non-profit that focuses on arts infrastructure in the western state of the US.

I have a personal blog at , http://www.dogstar.org which focuses on arts non-profits and Web 2.0, although you will see general NPT, a little travel, policy, and other various sundries.

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Introducing Myself

Greetings!

I am the community manager for TechSoup.org and for this Second Life group of Nonprofits that we are attempting to organize.

I would like to share a brief snapshot of what we are doing and what we have done.

In Brief:

My Introduction: Beth Kanter and Beth Kavka

My Introduction

RL: Beth Kanter
http://beth.typepad.com

SL: Beth Kavka

Welcome to the NPSL blog!

We blog about non-profit organizations and how they work in Second Life – to collaborate among themselves and with each other, engage with their publics, raise funds, teach, learn and further their real-world goals.

You'll find ideas, case studies, successes, failures and lessons learned. From the basics of SL to sophisticated tips, as long as it has a non-profit slant, it's welcome here.

If you're putting Second Life to work on behalf of the non-profit world, and you'd like to add your voice to ours, great! Check back soon for details.

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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