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Ferrari's for Kids Fundraiser Party this Friday

On Friday May 25, from 11AM-12:30PM "Ferrari for Kids" will be throwing a fundraiser party with DJ Clarisse at their new HQ. Ferraris for Kids is a non-profit organisation with a simple mission : making real disabled kids dreams. In a recent french survey, they found out that 69% of the disabled kids list in their top five dream s riding in a Ferrari.

NEA Funding Increase Approved by House Committee

Today, the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, approved a budget for the National Endowment for the Arts of $160 million. This is a proposed increase of $35 million over funding in FY 2007. This represents the largest increase in many years.

This is great news for Arts nonprofits in the United States.

The American Arts Alliance has posted a summary and a way to say "Thank-you" the committee members.

Global Kids is hiring!

I got the exciting news that the technology youth empowerment group Global Kids is hiring for several interesting positions.

Walk Into A Van Gogh

 

Tressis is a Dutch company with experience in Virtual Worlds and has been an interactive exhibit of Van Gogh paintings in Second Life.  You can actually step into the painting itself.  Wow!

To visit directly, click here.

Cool new free SL module allows you to post a SLurl to del.icio.us

What will those crazy hackers think of next? Bill Hax (his avatar name) has created a very cool gadget called Yummy.

Yummy will allow you tp post a SLurl to del.icio.us (http://del.icio.us/). It is available at the SLexchange

Spammers have been posting inappropriate comments on our blog posts. Should we...

Let it go, who cares about spam.
0% (0 votes)
Block all comments!
0% (0 votes)
Moderate comments. I can wait for what I have to say to be posted.
45% (5 votes)
Verify users, and then let them post comments at will.
55% (6 votes)
Total votes: 11

A nice directory of worksafe SL destinations: SecondLife with a purpose, other than the seedy kind

I found this site has reviews of sims and events that are the kind that our group is interested in. They are a good place to visit if you encounter a little skepticism at your organization when you are trying to preach the joy and importance of SL.

http://www.secondseeker.com/

They have a health and education category, but no nonprofit-specific one. Do you all think we could be their source for this category? I found this Charity Category and I wonder if there was some way that we could cross-pollinate our sites. Any ideas?

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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