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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.



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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

 

Supporting Brain Injury for the March 17 Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us this Friday, March 17th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting featuring Gloria Kraegel (Namaara MacMoragh in SL) presenting on how Brain Injury affects individuals, families, and workplaces. This presentation will address some low cost and useful ideas for employers and individuals with cognitive challenges to work together and create an accommodating and productive workplace.

Gloria's current project with the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) gives her an even greater opportunity to blend real life situations with Second Life experiences that raise awareness, model healthy living skills, and provide educational opportunities for individuals, professionals, classrooms, and businesses within, and outside of, the brain injury community. More on BEST at: http://brainenergysupportteam.org

You can learn more about Gloria's work at http://greatkreations.com and http://etopiaisland.org

 

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, March 17th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions & Announcements
  • 8:40 am Mentors Central 
  • 8:50 am Featured Discussion - Gloria Kraegel (Namaara MacMoragh in SL) 
  • 8:40 am Discussion
  • 9:50 am Community 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

Legacy: 2017 VWBPE Conference for March 10th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us this Friday, March 10th for our weekly Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, featuring Kevin Feenan (Phelan Corrimal in Second Life), President of Rockcliffe University Consortium and Executive Director of the 10th annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) conference. this year's conference theme is 'Legacy', is taking place March 29 – April 1, 2017, and Kevin will cover everything that is happening. VWBPE is a peer-reviewed community event focusing on education in immersive virtual environments and showcasing the community, creativity, and learning that takes place in this community of practice.
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, March 10th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Announcements
  • 8:40 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Kevin Feenan, Legacy: VWBPE
  • 9:45 am 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. 

NPC Community Survey for the March 3rd Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us this Friday, March 3rd for our weekly Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, where we will share some of the NPC Community Transition Survey results so far. If you h ave not taken the NPC Survey yet, you still can at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NPCcommunity - please give us feedback! Our own Buffy Bye (Buffy Beale in SL) will also share thoughts on the first 10 years of the Nonprofit Commons.
 
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, March 3rd, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Announcements
  • 8:40 am Mentors Central - Buffy Bye
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Sharing NPC Community Survey Results
  • 9:45 am 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. 

February 24th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us this Friday, February 24th for our weekly Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, where we will discuss the evolution of our community and changes to come.
 
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, February 24th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Announcements
  • 8:40 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion 
  • 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. 

Etopia EcoCommunity for the February 17th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us this Friday, February 17th for the first Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting will feature a presentation from Gloria Kraegel (Namaara MacMoragh in SL) with an update on the Etopia EcoCommunity and other projects.  

Namaara MacMoragh, aka Gloria Kraegel, has 30+ years independent consulting experience focusing on helping nonprofits and cooperatives develop capacity through training, information management, and organizational systems development. She is also the creative force behind Etopia EcoCommunity in Second Life. Established in 2007, Etopia is designed to showcase real-world ideas for living sustainably in social, community, business, and environmental contexts.

Gloria's current project with the Brain Energy Support Team gives her an even greater opportunity to blend real life situations with Second Life experiences that raise awareness, model healthy living skills, and provide educational opportunities for individuals, professionals, classrooms, and businesses within, and outside of, the brain injury community. More on BEST at: http://brainenergysupportteam.org

You can learn more about Gloria's work at http://greatkreations.com and http://etopiaisland.org

 

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, February 17th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions & Announcements
  • 8:40 am Mentors Central - Team Building, Renne/Zinnia
  • 8:50 am Featured Discussion - Gloria Kraegel (Namaara MacMoragh in SL) 
  • 8:40 am Discussion
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic

Following the NPC Meeting, there will be a tour of Etopia Island -- beginning at the main landing area at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etopia%20Island/194/56/22 and then the Etopia Water Treatment Plant at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etopia%20Island/203/21/22

 

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

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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