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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
 

Exploring the 2018 Virtual Worlds MOOC #VWMOOC for the July 20th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, July 20th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting will feature Dr. Nancy Zingrone, who is an organizer of this year's Virtual World MOOC #VWMOOC18, along with Dr. Doris Molero, and Dr. Nellie Deutsch. The #VWMOOC is a free, month-long multi-platform virtual conference focusing on teaching and learning in virtual worlds, this year taking place August 1-31, 2018.
 
The theme of the current MOOC is “Connecting in Virtual Worlds. Communities of Practice” There are a plethora of communities in virtual worlds promoting education and learning through connecting online via web technologies such as Second Life. The MOOC will be connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through virtual worlds like Second Life, Minecraft, or OpenSim. The live presentations will include the speakers’ reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats. VWMOOC18 is for educators, schools, and public and private businesses that wish to provide training in virtual worlds. Weekly badges and a final certificate of completion will be available for free. 
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, July 20th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central  - Gentle Heron, "Corporate Social Media Blunders"
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - VWMOOC
  • 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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