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Infinite Vision Media announces pro bono SL marketing services for non-profits

I just got word that Infinite Vision Media is launching a Social Responsibility Initiative, an effort to allow non-profit and academic institutions to benefit from Infinite Vision's SL marketing and networking expertise. IVM's is launching this new initiative at the same time that they announce the creation of the American Cancer Society's headquarters in SL created by IVM.

Good Samaritan Group Gathering

I would like to invite you to this fun event during 1st week of May, 2007. Featured events of educational classes, product demo, book reading, video stream/footage of the US legendary rock bank Journey will happen on May, 5th and May 6th.

With over 40 of the most dedicated exhibitors ranging from businesses to nonprofit groups, RL musicians and artists to educational groups, this is a great opportunity to network and to see what you haven been missing in SL in a friendly and professionally designed building of Joysco Convention Center. Located on region/sim name: Convention Center.

Second Life Walks the World - Fight Hunger

Happy Earth Day!

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I hope everyone is celebrating Earth Day in their own special way today. There are a bunch of cool activities going on in Second Life that you can find here.

My Virtual Ubuntu T-Shirt

At today's Nonprofit Commons meeting, someone gave me an ubuntu t-shirt. I couldn't resist adding to my t-shirt collection.

Parcels of Land

Tonight Frank gave a group of us a turorial on how to manage the land in our little community. Having never thought about what goes into managing a sim before, I was impressed by how well thought out the system actually is. I'll probably start out by using WESTAF as a guinea pig to reset the name and so forth, but once I've got it under my belt let me know if you, a tenant, needs help. I'm happy to see what I can do for you.

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We're Getting Closer!


We had a brief meeting on Wednesday about the Nonprofit Commons Space and Tuesday Gutierrez/SaveGuimaras Wind will be the in-world liaison. Stay tuned for more news ...

The Second Life Non Profit Presence Getting Closer

Offices are being allocated to the tenants and it looks like we might start furnishing very soon. If you are interested in who is being housed where, check out the Flickr page below and mouse over the image.

NPSL (Thanks Missouri Humanities Council!)

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How do I find non-profits in SL?

I often get asked "How do you find out what non-profits are active in Second Life?" There is an enormous variety of non-profit, socially conscious, humanitarian and activist actions going on every day, but they are not always easy to find. Given the wide range of activities, there is not one definitive list of non-profits available as far as I know. That's how big Second Life is.

Here are some suggestions of where to start though:

More on Uptime and Nonprofits

Greg left a note mentioning the free monitoring service, Monastic. It doesn't have as much functionality as SiteUpTime.com, but you can monitor 100 sites. If all you are doing is trying to track when your site(s) are down then it seems like this might be a better solution than SiteUpTime. So, as an experiment I have both monitoring systems monitoring the Tech Soup in Second Life site. If I have any revelations, I'll share.

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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