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"Mixed Reality Lounge" hosted by Nonprofit Commons on Huffington Post

Woohoo! Great write-up on Huffington Post about the recent "Mixed Reality Lounge" - Nonprofits Blaze Virtual Trails in Second Life Mixed Reality Lounge! Excellent job, Susan!

The Health Panel Expo - May 27 in Second Life & in the Real World

The Health Panel Expo planning is coming together and the event is right around the corner! Here are the details!

Click here to view a complete agenda of the days events.


Linden Labs Looking for "Green" NPOs in Second Life

Linden Labs is looking for NPOs within the Nonprofit Commons community who are eco-friendly. Linden Labs is in the planning stages of a new, exciting project and need our help. If you are interested in being considered for this project, please contact Jeska Dzwigalski at Linden Labs.

Just one month until the first RezEd Conference on Learning and Virtual Worlds!

Are you an educator using virtual worlds for learning? Interested in gaining inspiration for your work, showing off your program, learning practical tips, and connecting with your peers within this emerging field of practice?

If so, then the first RezEd conference on Learning and Virtual Worlds is for you!

Mixed Reality Takeaways from TechSoup Global Donor Day

TechSoup Global Donor Day

  1. Have one printed page with all access URLs, SLURLs and contact data shared across all places 24 hours ahead and make this available on all public channels.
  2. Prepare canned messages for hosting online chat, Second Life chat, Twitter and group notice posts shared with all organizers.
  3. Include all #hashtag keywords and @npsl information in every post for easier tracking throughout events.

NPSL on Flickr

We maintain a wonderful photo album on Flickr. Be sure to check out our great pics from Second Life or share your own. In order to share your photos (or any content related to Nonprofit Commons) simply tag your content, photo or post with NPSL so that we know where to look!

Congratulations for Virtual Ability - Co-Winner of Inaugural Linden Prize!!

Big congratulations are in order for Virtual Ability, winner of the Linden Prize.

We are honored to have them a part of the Nonprofit Commons and are thrilled that they are getting recognition for the amazing work they are doing for people with disabilities.

Teleport to Virtual Ability in NPC

From the press release:

Join Us for TechSoup Global Summit Panel: Wednesday April 29, 9:30 - 12 PM SLT

Donor Day at TechSoup Global Partner Summit

9:30 - 12 p.m. (PDT) Wednesday April 29

The Donor Day Program

The overarching theme for the day is a "modest" one: Building the technology infrastructure for social
change: An end-to-end perspective.

The agenda:

9:30a - 10:45a Pacific (16:30 - 17:45 UTC) Opening Plenary Panel: Core Issues, Hurdles and Opportunities
Panelists: David Barnard, Rufina Fernandes, Doug Jacquier, John Fung and, moderator, Daniel Ben- Horin

Notes from Video/Audio Streaming in Second Life Class Hosted by Josephine Junot

On April 10 Josephine Junot hosted a fantastic class on how to stream audio and video in Second Life. For your convenience, the notes from the class are below. Many thanks to Josephine for presenting such a valuable and exciting class!


9:00-10:00 Video/audio streaming in SL class (Josephine Junot)
[9:20] Glitteractica Cookie: ok then!
[9:20] Glitteractica Cookie: let's move on to the main event
[9:20] Canis Looming: I would like to ask has any one hear from Veriodd Fellow?
[9:20] Penguin Kuhn: yes, he couldn't make it today, but is around

University of Texas Class Project/Fundraising for Project Jason and Michael J. Fox Foundation

Come help the University of Texas Longhorns Raise L$100,000 for two worthy charities - free entry & free rides.

Friday April 24th to Sunday April 26th.

Activities include: go karts, bumper cards, raffle, and silent auction.

Live Performance Schedule (SLT):
Friday April 24th
6pm – 7pm Dann Numbers
8pm – 9pm Harper Messmer

Saturday April 25th
3pm – 4pm Vienna James
8pm – 9pm PheobeAnn Theas

Sunday April 26th
12pm – 1pm Phemie Alcott
4pm – 5pm Gregg Huet
8pm – 9pm Dale Katscher


Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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