Ginny Mies: “Technology’s Impact on Disaster Relief” for the December 7th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, December 7th, Nonprofit Commons is happy to feature Ginny Mies of TechSoup. She will be talking to us about how mobile technology, web apps, and mapping software have become enormously helpful in sharing news and spreading information about relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy. Recently TechSoup compiled some examples of how technology and social media are being used to share news as well as rescue and clean-up efforts.     



Bio: Ginny Mies is a content curator at TechSoup. Before coming to TechSoup, Ginny was a Senior Editor for PCWorld. She covered mobile phones as well as consumer advocacy issues for both the website and print magazine. She’s currently in home stretch of the Master of Library and Information Science program at San Jose State University. 



Join us in Second Life!


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, December 7th, 8:30 AM SLT / PST

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater



  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central
  • 8:55 am Main Speaker: Ginny Mies of TechSoup
  • 9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements


The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.

Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir