Founder of TechSoup Daniel Ben-Horin Speaking in Second Life on July 8

Danielben-horin 210On Friday July 8, we will be hosting a very special Nonprofit Commons meeting in Second Life with the founder and co-CEO of TechSoup Global, Mr. Daniel Ben-Horin. Daniel is a pioneer in the technology and nonprofit space who will share with us how he founded this ground-breaking organization and what the future holds.

Note that this will replace our normally scheduled 8:30am community meetup and we will be using Second Life voice for this meeting, with live summaries of key points provided in text chat. As always, your presence and help spreading the word are very much apprecaited.

The complete event announcement follows. Feel free to forward along to your own networks and colleagues.


Daniel Ben-Horin, founder of TechSoup Global Speaking in Second Life on July 8


EVENT: A Virtual Conversation with Daniel Ben-Horin, founder and co-director of TechSoup Global

DATE / TIME: Friday July 8, 2011, 10-11am PST

LOCATION: Plush Nonprofit Commons in Second Life

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TechSoup Global would like to invite you to a very special conversation with founder and co-CEO , Mr. Daniel Ben-Horin that will take place in the virtual world of Second Life.

Mr. Ben-Horin created TechSoup Global in 1987 — then called “CompuMentor” — by tapping into the volunteer resources at the WELL, one of the first ground-breaking online communities. Since then, he has guided TechSoup Global to expand into an institution with nearly 200 employees that reaches nonprofits around the world. Throughout that time, TechSoup has been guided by its mission “working toward a time when every social benefit organization on the planet has the technology resources and knowledge they need to operate at their full potential.”

Joining Daniel will be Susan Tenby, Director of Online Community and Social Media at TechSoup, who founded TechSoup’s virtual presence, the Nonprofit Commons (, in 2007.

On July 8, come participate in this conversation with two pioneers in the nonprofit technology field, as they talk about the history of TechSoup Global, its work to support thousands of nonprofits around the world, and the future of this unique institution. Find out how your organization can benefit from joining the TechSoup global community, from obtaining discounted and donated software and hardware to collaborating with technology experts, industry leaders, and other nonprofits.

This promises to be a stimulating and interesting conversation in the virtual world. We hope to see you all there.

Read on for more information about how to participate if you have never “teleported” into Second Life.

About Second Life

Second Life is the world’s most successful virtual world, with over 22 million registered users. A completely user-generated environment, thousands of people every day gather in Second Life to socialize, play, do business and learn. Hundreds of nonprofit, charitable, governmental and educational institutions have created virtual offices and centers in Second Life. To find out more, go to

To log into Second Life, all you will need is a fairly recent computer with a modern video card, a broadband internet connection and a free account from For more guidance, see this web page.

For More Information

For more information about this event, please contact Rik Panganiban at , Nonprofit Commons Community Manager, or IM his avatar “Rik Riel” in Second Life. Updated information can be found on

Written by: rikomatic