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Grant Seeking for Virtual World Nonprofits for February 7th Nonprofit Commons meeting

join us Friday, February 7 at the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life for "Grant Seeking for Virtual World Nonprofits" with Alyse M. Dunavant-Jones, an independent Digital Curation / Asset Management Consultant and Assistant Director for the Community Virtual Library, a project under the 501(c)(3) nonprofit New Media Arts, Inc.

Grants are a Nonprofit's best friend. In fact, many funders only invest in nonprofits and their projects. So why are grants so elusive for virtual world-based nonprofits? Based on her experience grant seeking for the Community Virtual Library, Alyse will explain challenges for virtual world nonprofits, the types of information funders expect, project-types that appeal to funders, and steps to take before grant seeking. Alyse will also share free resources for grant seeking and writing.

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
Friday, January 24, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater
http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)
8:30 am Introductions
8:45 am Mentors Central & Updates
9:00 am Featured Discussion - Grant Seeking for Virtual World Nonprofits
9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

Understanding Lag and Graphics Settings for the January 24 Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Too Laggy? On Friday, January 24 at 8:30 AM SLT at the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life Weekly Meeting join us for a presentation by Bluezy Bleac on understanding "lag" and how to deal with it. Bluezy has been part of the Firestorm Viewer Support Team longer than there has been Firestorm and has been teaching about it and the grid for nearly 9 years. She will be explaining the things that cause lag we encounter in Second Life, the reasons behind each, and possible solutions for each of them, along with going over graphic settings.
 
This is the first in a two-part workshop being led by Bluezy on understanding, optimizing, and enhancing your experience in Second Life. The second workshop will be next Friday, January 31st and focuses on avatar customization.
 
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, January 24, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
8:30 am Introductions 
8:45 am Mentors Central & Updates
9:00 am Featured Discussion - Understanding Lag and Graphics Settings
9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Tour of the Hero's Walk for the January 17th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join Nonprofit Commons Friday, January 17th for an interactive field trip  of the Hero’s Walk with Ludova / Eleanor Ide. The Hero Walk is a quest reflection for people to explore their own lives using the teachings of Joseph Campbell's “Hero with 1000 Faces” and Max Luscher's “The Luscher Color Test”. Ludova's motto is "We are all heroes. Every hero is needed."
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, November 17th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
8:30 am Introductions 
8:45 am Mentors Central & Updates
9:00 am Hero’s Walk Tour
9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Share Your New Year's Resolutions! for January 3rd Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, January 3rd for the first Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting of 2020, for an opportunity to Share Your New Year's Resolutions!

See you at 8:30 AM PT/SLT at NPC http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

One-of-a-Kind(ness) Winterfest Celebration for the December 20th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, December 20 for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, for our One-of-a-Kind(ness) Winterfest Celebration Ice Skating Party at 8:30 AM SLT! It is time to bundle up, put on some ice skates, and grab a cup of hot cocoa with friends in Second Life! Our color theme is frosty spectrum colors!

We will start our meeting at NPC Plush and then head over to the CommonGround ice rink at NPC Aloft. 

Visit http://snowflakes.barkleyus.com/ or http://mandalamaker.online/snowflakemaker.php and download your file to help with the décor to be added during the party!

See you at 8:30 AM PT/SLT at NPC http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

No Dec 29 Meeting - Next NPC Meeting Dec 6 on #OSCC19

Nonprofit Commons in Second Life will not be meeting this Friday, November 29 to observe the US Thanksgiving holiday. NPC is grateful for such an amazing community.
 
Our next NPC meeting is December 6th featuring a preview of the #OSCC19 Opensimulator Community Conference. For more info on #OSCC19 & to register, go to: https://conference.opensimulator.org/2019/register-now/
 
Don't forget that this Tuesday is Giving Tuesday and a great time to reach out to your nonprofit supporters!
 
You can also donate to AvaCon, Inc. - the fiscal sponsor of the Nonprofit Commons community. Go to https://www.avacon.org/blog/donate/  or donate via PayPal to board@avacon.org to support AvaCon and the work it does to connect communities within virtual worlds like Second Life, OpenSImulator, High Fidelity, and others.
 
If you would like to help support NPC directly, you can send a donation in Second Life to the avatar: NonprofitCommons Actor
 
Much gratitude,
Joyce Bettencourt aka Rhiannon Chatnoir

Autumn Tour NPC Resource Library for the November 22 Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us at the Nonprofit Commons on Friday, November 22nd for an Autumn tour of the Nonprofit Commons library led by Valerie Hill (Valibrarian Gregg in SL) of the Community Virtual Library - https://communityvirtuallibrary.org/. Visit the library with fall decor, to see new resources and the "Thankful for our Communities" theme. Come with any resources you might want to share - we will have opportunities to contribute relevant resources for nonprofits and virtual world projects.

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
Friday, November 22nd, 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 Autumn Tour NPC Resource Library
9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

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 Writer's Craft, Developing Your Voice for November 15 Nonprofit Commons

Join us at the Nonprofit Commons on Friday, November 15th as we bring stories to life in a workshop led by Cynthia Calongne (Lyr Lobo in SL)The Writer's Craft, Developing Your Voice supporting fiction, memoir, education and nonprofits. Everyone has a story to share!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, November 15th, 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 - The Writer's Craft, Developing Your Voice
9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
 
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. http://nonprofitcommons.org
 

Nonprofit Commons on tour for IDRAC 2019

Join Nonprofit Commons on November 1st and 2nd for the NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting featuring a field trip to Virtual Ability, Inc. and the International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference (IDRAC). The conference will take place virtually in Second Life at The Sojourner Auditorium on Virtual Ability. See you there! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Ability/54/170/23

Please check out their website for details at https://virtualability.org/idrac-2019/

Watch live video stream at https://youtu.be/HzrqZ0K57VI

 

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

Halloween NPC Office Tours for October 25 /nonprofit Commons Meeting

Boo Better Be There! Get your Halloween Costumes on for our TWO parties on Friday, October 25! At 8:30 AM SLT, join us at Plush NPC Amphitheater at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL to start our trick and treat office tours.

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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