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October 12th - Nonprofit Commons 11th Birthday Celebration!

Join us Friday, October 12th to celebrate the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life 11th Birthday celebration! 
 
Friday, October 12, 8:30 - 10:00 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 AM Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:40 AM The History and Future of the Nonprofit Commons
  • 9:00 AM The Positive Impact of Virtual Good with Coughran Mayo
  • 9:20 AM Tour of the Nonprofit Commons to conclude with Elder Voices "Connecting the Dots" Drums Experience 
 
...Polka Dots Attire Encouraged...
 

 
Then join us on Sunday, October 14, 9 AM - 1 PM SLT
“Connecting the Dots!” Community Party
Aloft Nonprofit Commons CommonGround at http://bit.ly/2OM4Xhr
 
Celebrate how we connect the dots with our community partners! Dress up in dots and dance! This progressive party invites you to dance at Aloft Nonprofit Commons and take mini-tours of our partners' sims to discover their unique missions.
 
Learn more about our partnerships Whole Brain Health, Rockcliffe University Consortium, Virtual Ability, Community Virtual Library, Etopia EcoCommunities, and Nonprofit Commons!
 
Thank you and please share!
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org
 
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is peer governed and funded! If you would like to help support NPC, you can donate via PayPal to donate@nonprofitcommons.com or send a donation in world to the avatar: NonprofitCommons Actor
 

Join NPC October 5-6th for the 7th International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference Virtual

This Friday's Nonprofit Commons meeting we will be going to the 7th Annual International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference Virtual, which will take place October 5-6, 2018. This is an annual professional conference held online, that is free and open to the public. The conference will take place in Second Life® at The Sojourner Auditorium on Virtual Ability Island.

Friday, October 5th 7AM to 4PM and Saturday, October 6th, 8AM to 5PM

View the Schedule at http://virtualability.org/idrac-2018/

Exploring Video Tools and Hair Fair for Charity for the September 28th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, September 28th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, we will get a chance to explore the video tool SoapBox for recording explainer or tutorial videos. We will also get a chance to learn about Hair Fair and tour the virtual regions and find out how they raise funds for the nonprofit Wigs for Kids.

More about Hair Fair at https://hairfair.files.wordpress.com

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, September 28, 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 - SoapBox video tool
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Hair Fair 2018
  • 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 September 21st Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, September 21st for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, which will feature an open forum and is a chance to share success stories, solutions, tech tools, and updates on what other NPC community members are working on. It will also be an opportunity to discuss upcoming events and ask any burning tech, social media, or community questions you might have.

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, September 21, 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 & Announcements
  • 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

 

Using Social Media for Disaster Response for Sept 14th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

For our Friday, September 14th Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, at 8:30 AM PT / SLT, we will be exploring using #SocialMedia during disaster response. Learn strategies and discuss examples of social media used for good (and not so good) during a crisis situation. Join us in Second Life!



Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

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

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL



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

CVL Nonprofit Resource Library Renovation for the September 7th Nonprofit Commons Meetings

Join us at the September 7th Nonprofit Commons Meeting at 8:30 AM SLT for CVL Nonprofit Resource Library Renovation Project with Jodie Landon / Breiana Theodore. Visit the old Nonprofit Resource Library as we prepare to renovate documenting "before and after" machinima shots. Provide feedback on how the library can help nonprofits & their communities. Breiana is a recent MLIS graduate and an active member of CVL and VCARA - Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration of SJSU. 
 
 
Join us in Second Life
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, September 7th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - CVL Nonprofit Resource Library Renovation
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

NPC on Tour at #VWMOOC for the August 17 & 24 Nonprofit Commons Meetings

Join us in Second Life August 17th & 24th for NonProfit Commons on tour at #VWMOOC
 
Each Friday starts at Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater: http://bit.ly/NPCinSL at 8:30 AM PDT for Intros, Announcements & Open Mic, then we teleport to our VWMOOC destination.
 
Friday, August 17th @ 9AM PDT 
Lynne Berrett / Howard Gardner’s “Theory of Multiple Intelligences” explored through an Interactive, Immersive Experience in Second Life
 
Friday, August 24th @ 9AM PDT
Community Virtual Library CVL / Building a Digital Citizenship Community in Kitely & Beyond!
 
More info on this year's #VWMOOC at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dVtIha1-P1t6t7GEFjzGYd8aegU_OVzRQM-BHzxYwNg/edit?usp=sharing

Virtual Event Planning for the August 10th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, August 10th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, where we will go through the party-prep essentials for inworld virtual events including marketing, decoration, gift merch, and fostering inclusion. NPC will celebrate our 11th Birthday on 8/31 and you are invited to the party and to actively contribute to the success as well.

Join us in Second Life to support and learn about how we participate, produce, partner, promote, and party in virtual environments!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, August 10th, 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 & Announcements
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Virtual Event Planning
  • 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 August 3rd Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, August 3rd for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, which will feature an open forum and is a chance to share success stories, solutions, and updates on what other NPC community members are working on. It will also be an opportunity to ask any burning tech, social media, or community questions you might have.

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, August 3rd, 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 & Announcements
  • 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

 

Simple Tools for Creating Videos for the July 27th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, July 27th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting where we will discuss some simple tools to create videos for your nonprofit or educational content. Come to learn about new tools, and share your own video storytelling tips.
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, July 27th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central  
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Simple Tools for Creating Videos
  • 9:50 am Open Mic
 
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
 

 

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