Building Community Solutions and Civic Hacking for the May 31st NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, May 31st, TechSoup’s NonProfit Commons is happy to welcome back Marnie Webb, of Caravan Studios to update us on their recent idea/solution Generator sessions ( they have been running with civic and social organizations on topics such as disaster relief, animal welfare, violence, food rescue and more to come, 



And we will talk on this weekend’s National Civic Day of Hacking, a US nationwide event focused on people coming together from both the community, organizational and coder/designer level to try to work on solutions for current civic needs.


About Marnie Webb

An experienced and passionate leader with a 20 plus year track record of using new technologies to help communities achieve their goals. Currently CEO of Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup Global. Webb has also played a pivotal role in shaping how the nonprofit sector uses social media and other new technologies as a way to more effectively meet their individual missions and empower advocates to work on their behalf of their collective goals.


Named one of the Top 10 Silicon Valley Influencers by San Jose Mercury News, Webb is a sought after writer and speaker on innovation, community, and the social web. She may be best known for launching NetSquared, an ambitious and evolving global experiment that empowers developers and organizers at the local level to build and share innovative solutions to social challenges. Now six years old, NetSquared has an active community of more than 24,000 individuals around the globe and hosts regional meetups in 23 countries. Webb also writes the blog, Caravan Studios, and is the initiator of the NPTech tagging experiment. In 2008, she won NTEN “Person of the Year” award and was included in to the Nonprofit Times’ list of the 50 most influential leaders in the U.S. nonprofit sector.


Join us in Second Life!


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, May 31st, 8:30 AM PDT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater




    •    8:30 am Introductions

    •    8:40 am TechSoup Announcements

    •    8:45 am Mentors Central  

    •    9:00 am Featured Presentation

    •    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