I am preparing a report on “best practices” for non-profits in Second Life that will be submitted to a major foundation. I know many of you are already doing great work in SL and have learned some valuable lessons that others could benefit from. I would love to get some anecdotes and thoughts on what has worked best (or worst) for you in promoting your work and mission within SL and what you are learning. I.e.:
- We have learned that holding dances is a great way to bring avatars to our offices, and builds friendships and connections among our members.
- In-world fundraising was our initial goal, but it hasn’t worked out for us.
- We think it’s important to maintain a presence on the mainland, so random avatars can find us, versus being on our own private island
- Freebies are a great way to draw traffic, and can spread your message far and wide.
I’d like to follow up with a quick interview, if you are available. Otherwise just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or a notecard to Rik Riel.
I’ll give you a fresh cup of virtual coffee for your help! And I’ll be sharing these insights with the NPC and techsoup groups afterwards.
– Rik Panganiban / Rik Riel
Written by: rikomatic