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Supernova panel yesterday-- glitteractica speaks about Nonprofit Commons

So, yesterday I spoke at Supernova about the Nonprofit Commons and about Nonprofits in SL. The reception was warm. Questions that people asked:

    Can you make appointments in SL?
  • How can you be sure where people are located when they are just typing instead of talking?
  • are organizations really making this sustainable?

    Here are a couple blog entries about the Where's The Innovation panel that I spoke on:
    David Weinberger's Joho Blog

Update on MacArthur talk on philanthropy and virtual worlds tomorrow at 9AM

Here's a reminder that tomorrow, June 22, at 9AM PST, Jonathan Fanton, the president of the MacArthur Foundation, and Philip Rosedale, CEO of Linden Labs, will come in-world for a conversation on the role of philanthropy in virtual worlds. I just got another message about the event with a new location and dropped in to check it out.

Invitation: noWomannoLife Island opening

Invitation to noWomannoLife Island Opening

noWomannoLife invites you to the opening of its Island on June 21, 8.30am

noWomannoLife ( is a Swiss foundation active in the
support of Mediterranean women, and seed ( an NGO
promoting the diffusion of educational tecnologies in the non profit field
built an island dedicated to the non profit world.

The challenge is not only to increase awareness of non profit activities
taking place in the RL but to involve residents in experiencing non


Plaxo is a social networking tool that allows you to dynamically update your address book. I've written a couple of posts on my personal blog about how the tool can be used.

Change In Focus

In my intersection with other nonprofits through the NPSL group and on the TechSoup site I am expanding my focus to deal with emerging technologies in general and how they can be utilized by the nonprofit community as a whole.  My background is in the arts, so expect to continue to see some bias for that industry but my personal experiences over the last two years have shifted my sense of self toward social justice (although being Canadian probably has something to do with that too.)

Community Member Profiles: Xin Revolution/Michael Langford

Xin Revolution
Michael Langford

Why is your organization in Second Life?

We're exporing the use of Second Life as part of our larger strategy for social networking and community building

What would you recommend that npos in sl check out?
Other non-profits should check out, obvioulsy, the non profit commons space, but also The Bay and Better World Island and Ubuntu. Also Angela Eclipse's Take Action! shop

What advice to get started?

iCommons Summit streamed to SL June 14-17

The iCommons Summit in Dubrovnik, Croatia brings together pioneers of the free Internet "to make sure that, at its crossroads, we guide the world along a path that will enable the kind of free culture and decentralized innovation that has characterized the early years of the Internet." The summit will occur in parallel in-world at the USC Annenberg Public Diplomacy Island (teleport SLURL).

MacArthur Foundation: Virtual World Event on philanthropy on June 22nd

MacArthur Foundation President Jonathan Fanton

On June 22nd at 9:00 AM PST,  Jonathan's avatar along with Second Life CEO Philip Rosedale  will lead a discussion with residents on the role of philanthropy in virtual worlds.

Who's Who in Virtual Worlds

Who's Who in Virtual Worlds! Find expertise, share expertise, meet others who are interested and working in virtual worlds, share ideas, make friends! This is a social network for colleagues working in a variety of virtual worlds to meet others and share experiences. Invite your friends and colleagues. Check it out.

Edited Chat Log and Submitted Questions at Virtual Activism Panel at Games for Change

virtual activism panel in SL
On June 11, 2007, about 30 avatars gathered in the Plush Non-commons Sim to participate in a mixed-reality event – a panel discussion on virtual activism with Glitteractica Cookie ofTechSoup, In Kenzo of Amoration, Jeska Linden of Linden Labs, and Beth Kanter as moderator. Rik Riel was the in-world moderator of the event, and Nexeus Fatale provided tech support.


Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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