From Virtual to Real for the January 23rd NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, January 23rd, TechSoup’s NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Jolanda Mastenbroek Dobber (JoJa Dhara in Second Life) who will talk about her adventure of working to change the education system and guide young people towards 21st century skills such as programming, and 3D modeling.


Jolanda is known for her community management and advocacy for virtual worlds in the Netherlands and was one of the key organizers of the European virtual worlds conference MetaMeets, and is now involved with the Dutch maker culture, hacker spaces, and fablabs like JeugdFabLab Dronton. Later this month, she will be heading to Bangladesh to set up a youth fablab in a primary school there, through her work as Innovation Officer of the Dutch NGO iWe – One World Experience. 



Join us in Second Life!


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, January 23rd, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater


AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central – Intro to Pinterest, Zinnia Zauber
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation – From Real to Virtual
  • 9:45 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