Securing Nonprofit Sponsors and Business Donations for the January 30th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, January 30th, TechSoup’s NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Lisa Maqsud (Hope4Satobs Resident in Second Life) presenting on how nonprofits and groups can get donated goods and services from both real world businesses, and creators within Second Life. This will include discussing the different parts of a sponsor letter and why each plays an important part in securing donations. 


Lisa Maqsud is the Founder & Chair of the nonprofit charity HOPE 4 SATOBS, Inc., and has been active with nonprofit organizations since college. She has a Master’s Degree in the Management of Nonprofit Organizations from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to getting sick, she was the Associate Regional Director for Habitat For Humanity International, Midwest Division where she was in charge of helping new Habitat organizations set up and perform bi-annual reviews and trainings for existing Habitat organizations.  As part of this, she also was a professional trainer in the areas of board development, leadership, time management, conflict management, effective meetings and team building. Prior to this, she worked as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Cleveland Foodbank where she was in charge of managing over 5,000 volunteers seen each year there. For the last five years she has developed HOPE 4 SATOBS from a small group in Second Life into a full 501c3 charitable organization. She loves working with her charity as well as working with other groups in Second Life who are doing charitable work. Lisa believes in working together instead of competing to bring about more awareness and for the good of all people.


Join us in Second Life!


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, January 30th, 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 – Continuing with Pinterest, Zinnia Zauber
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation – Lisa Maqsud (Hope4Satobs Resident in Second Life)
  • 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