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Virtual Digital Citizenship Exhibit for the May 26th NonProfit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, May 26th for the NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting, which will feature Valerie Hill (Valibrarian in Second Life) who will share info about the current exhibit on display at the Community Virtual Library alongside plans for a Digital Citizenship Museum in Kitely. Digital Citizenship is a topic of concern for all individuals at all age levels and requires a personal responsibility in digital culture.

 

The Community Virtual Library has been the main HUB for libraries and librarians in Second Life for a decade. Now, CVL is expanding to other worlds with the goal of connecting virtual communities as "resources" to share with learners along with landmarks to immersive learning environments. CVL is partnering with New Media Arts, Inc and will soon migrate to a new website. The current website with a calendar of events can be found at http://www.infoisland.org/. 

 

Join the in world group Second Life Library 2.0 to receive notices in Second Life.  CVL also has a google group called metaverse libraries (metaverselibraries@googlegroups.com).

 

Valerie Hill, President of the Community Virtual Library in Second Life, received a PhD in Library and Information Science in 2012. Formerly a school librarian, Dr. Hill is a library and information science educator with a research focus on the intersection of information literacy and global digital participatory culture.

 

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, May 26th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 

8:30 am Introductions & Updates

8:45 am Mentors Central 

9:00 am Featured Discussion - Valerie Hill, CVL

9:45 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

 

Following the meeting we will get to tour the Community Virtual Library Virtual Digital Citizenship Exhibit - SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/182/24

 

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

Community Jam for May 19th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, May 19th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a community-focused discussion, updates on community build redesigns and brainstorm things to come. It will also be an opportunity to ask any burning tech or community questions you might have. 
 
Join us in Second Life! 
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, May 19th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
8:30 am Introductions & Updates
8:45 am Mentors Central 
9:00 am Featured Discussion 
9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 
 
http://nonprofitcommons.org

Positive Change for the May 12th Nonprofit Commons in Second Life Meeting

This Friday, May 12th, NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Nick Hernandez (Faust Saenz in Second Life), Community Wellbeing Initiatives Coordinator at Positivity Matters. Nick will discuss how to host small-group conversations about human flourishing and barriers to well-being that incorporates personal experience, philosophy, and positive psychology.

Nick Hernandez started Positivity Matters to translate positive psychology into community wellbeing projects in 2006. Positivity Matters host weekly meetups, a weekly radio show, quarterly community conversations, and an annual wellbeing conference.

 

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, May 12th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Positive Change
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

 

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

Open Forum for the May 5th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, May 5th, NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature an open forum and is a chance to chat on recent events l conferences, and updates on what other NPC community members are working on. It will also be an opportunity to ask any burning tech or community questions you might have. 

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, May 5th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Open Forum
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

 

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

Exploring Browser-Based Virtual Worlds for the April 28th NonProfit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, April 28th for the NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting, which will feature Dieter Heyne (Edward Tarber in Second Life) who will discuss web-based virtual worlds, along with the synergies between browser and conventional virtual worlds.

 

Dieter Heyne is a Computer Scientist, Software Architect, Virtual World Creator, and Metaverse traveler who has spent the last three years developing cybaLOUNGE, a web browser based virtual world.

 

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, April 28th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Exploring Browser-Based Virtual Worlds
  • 9:45 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

 

Following the meeting we will get a chance to tour a nonprofit meeting area in cybaLOUNGE, a 3D virtual world running entirely in your browser, which allows you to explore different locations, meet people, talk, and listen to music, presentations, or watch a movie. 

 

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

Earth Day Climate Change Film Screening for April 21, 2017 Nonprofit Commons Meeting

 
Earth Day takes place this weekend on April 22nd, and to kick this off, Friday, April 21st, NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a virtual film screening of the film "Before The Flood" followed by discussion. 
 
 
Before The Flood looks at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of

Using Trello for Nonprofits & Educators for the April 14th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

 
Friday, April 14th, NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a discussion on using Trello. #Trello is a collaborative, organizational tool that uses simple concepts of boards, lists, and cards to organize and prioritize projects and tasks Come to this week's meeting to learn and discuss how you can use Trello for nonprofit, educational, and other project uses.



Join us in Second Life!



Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, April 14th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL



AGENDA (all times below PT)
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Using Trello
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements


The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.



http://nonprofitcommons.org

Open Forum for the Aprill 7th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, April 7th, NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature an open forum and is a chance to chat on recent events like the recent Nonprofit Technology Conference #17NTC and Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conferences, and updates on what other NPC community members are working on. It will also be an opportunity to ask any burning tech or community questions you might have. 

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, April 7th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Open Forum
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

 

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

Exploring VWBPE for the March 31 Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us this Friday, March 31st for the NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting, where we will explore the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) conference taking place this week. We will visit the virtual exhibits of some of our community members, and afterward, those wanting to attend the rest of the conference can continue on to the VWBPE 10 AM presentations.
 
Info on the 2017 #VWBPE exhibits can be found at https://vwbpe.org/conference/vwbpe-2017-exhibits and a full conference schedule at https://vwbpe.org/conference/vwbpe-calendar
 
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, March 31st, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:40 am Mentors Central 
  • 8:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Exploring VWBPE 
At 9 AM we will hop to our first stop which will be exploring the VWBPE Exhibit 11: The Superhero’s Journey - Transformative Endeavors curated by the NPC Mentor Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond (Zinnia Zauber in SL), of Peninsula College.
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 
 

Sharing Success Stories for the March 24th NonProfit Commons Meeting

Join us this Friday, March 24th for the NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting, which will feature a discussion on success and impact facilitated by our own Buffy Bye (Buffy Beale in Second Life). We are asking everyone to bring a story of a success you've had with your nonprofit, library, educational, or social good project, whether online or in-person.

 

Come with a story to share on how you, your staff/volunteers, or your org has made a difference!

 

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, March 24th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Sharing Success Stories”
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

 

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

 

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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