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Open Forum for August 26th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, August 26th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature an open forum and is a chance to chat on recent events 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, August 26th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:50 am Mentor's Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements
 
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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. 
 
 

Exploring Instagram for August 19th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, August 19th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a discussion on using Instagram. If you are a user of Instagram, you probably noticed the recently launched 'Stories' feature. Come to this week's meeting to learn and discuss how you can use Instagram for nonprofit, educational, and business storytelling uses.
 
Join us in Second Life! 
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, August 19th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
8:30 am Introductions
8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
8:50 am Mentor's Central
9:00 am Featured Presentation
9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements
 
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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. 
 

Open Forum for August 12th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, August 12th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature an open forum and is a chance to chat on recent events 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, August 12th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:50 am Mentor's Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements
 
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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. 
 

Whole Brain Health for the August 5th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Whole Brain Health logoThis Friday, August 5th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Lynne Berrett (Wisdomseeker Lissena in SL) and Szavanna (Sunshine) who will introduce you to the Inspiration Island community and discuss some of the “brain training” activities offered through the Whole Brain Health Group. Grown out of her commitment to making open source and creative resources to everyone, Szavanna will also share info on the Sunvibes Workshops, and the impressive collection gathered of free resources and full perm materials which can be used in Second Life and Open Simulator. 
 
Join us in Second Life! 
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, August 5th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:50 am Mentor's Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements
Immediately following the meeting, Wisdomseeker and Sunshine will lead a field trip to Inspiration Island: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/201/99/27
 
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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. 
 

Exploring Microsoft HoloLens for Training & Learning for July 29th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, July 29th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Kyle Gomboy presenting on how smart holograms for training, education, business and entertainment will change the way we perceive our digital information. Holograms that are driven by human action, computer vision, computer learning and big data are the focus of developing for tools like Microsoft’s HoloLens

 

Kyle "G" Gomboy, a former aerospace test engineer and virtual and mixed reality world developer for 15+ years, now leads a new startup "Wavelength" to explore the commercial and educational uses of devices like Microsoft's HoloLens headset.

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, July 29th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL  

 

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:50 am Mentor's Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements 

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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

Transitioning Your Project to OpenSimulator for July 22nd Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, July 22nd, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life  will feature Selby Evans, Thinkerer Melville in SL, who will discuss how you can transition to OpenSimulator. OpenSimulator is an open source virtual world, similar to Second Life. He will go over the differences between both virtual world platforms, what to expect when transitioning, how you transfer assets, and where to find community and resources.

 

Selby Evans (Thinkerer Melville) is a retired professor of Psychology who taught courses in psychological measurement, computer applications, and systematic problem solving. and conducted research in pattern perception, and studies of cognitive systems, supported by U. S. Military organizations, NASA, National Institutes of Health, and other government organizations.  He also operated a consulting business for 25 years, serving various companies and government agencies.

 

Selby also runs a widely shared blog Virtual Outworlding with Thinkerer about how to understand and exploit the potential of virtual worlds at http://virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com/.

 

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, July 22nd, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL  

 

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:50 am Mentor's Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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

Professional Networking for You and Your Org for July 15th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, July 15th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Beth O’Connell, M.Ed. (Beth Ghostraven in SL) who will go through tips and practices for professional networking online and within Second Life for both you and your nonprofit, library, or educational organizations and groups. She will go over actionable things you can use to cultivate professional connections to benefit your work and learning possibilities. 

Beth O’Connell (Beth Ghostraven in SL) is in her 19th year of being a school librarian and has worked with Kindergarten through 12th-grade students. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from George Mason University and a Master of Education (School Library Media) degree from James Madison University. 

 
Join us in Second Life! 
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, July 15th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:50 am Mentor's Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements
 
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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. 
 

Open Forum for July 8th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, July 8th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature an open forum and is a chance to chat on recent events like the New Media Consortium's and ISTE 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, July 8th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:50 am Mentor's Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements
 
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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. 
 
 

Celebrating the 4th - No NPC Meeting for July 1st

Nonprofit Commons in Second Life will not be hosting a weekly meeting this week, since our usual meeting day of Friday, July 1st, falls at the start of the 4th of July holiday long weekend in the US. 
 
Though we won't be meeting, let's celebrate this 4th by enjoying some videos of the amazing people and projects that make up NPC! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBbCCN1eQ2t5Ewfk5OgkMHNnoY8Xx0gAh
 
Also, thank you to everyone who presented last week at SL13B, all those who attend our NPC weekly meetings and other events, and the nonprofit, social-good community of folks who inhabit these virtual spaces. If you would like to share any relevant work, or present on nonprofit technology topic, please reach out via email - joyce@techsoup.org.
 
Happy 4th all!
 
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup, http://techsoup.org. 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. 
 

Nonprofit Commons Presenting at #SL13B for June 24th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, June 24h, TechSoup's Nonprofit Commons in Second Life will feature a presentation on the Nonprofit Commons community at this year's Second Life 13th birthday (#SL13B). The panel will include Buffy Bye (Buffy Beale), Joyce Bettencourt (Rhiannon Chatnoir), Renne Brock Richmond (Zinnia Zauber) and other NPC community members.

 
Join us in Second Life! 
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, June 24th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
8:30 am Introductions
8:40 am TechSoup / Caravan Studios Announcements
8:50 AM teleport to #SL13B presentation auditorium: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL13B%20Astound/82/151/22
9:00 am Nonprofit Commons Presents at #SL13B
9:50 am Open Mic / Announcements
 
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup, http://techsoup.org. 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. 
 

 

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