The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to connect communities for social good through education, networking, and collaboration. We offer free virtual office space to nonprofits, libraries, and cultural, civic, or social good groups, and host weekly meetings every Friday, 8:30 AM Pacific Time in Second Life.
If you want to join our Nonprofit Commons community, We offer free virtual office space for those doing nonprofit and social-good, cause-based work. This includes educators, arts, support, library, and other groups. Start the process for requesting space here https://form.jotform.com/90761219372155
Here are the many ways to connect with the Nonprofit Commons community:
- Website: https://nonprofitcommons.avacon.org
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nonprofitcommons
- Facebook community group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/125382194711423
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2112519/
- Join the #NPC-chat channel on the AvaCon Discord server: https://discord.gg/SXJ77tdsmH
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a sponsored program of the US 501c3 nonprofit AvaCon.org and is peer-governed and funded! If you would like to help support NPC, you can donate via PayPal to email@example.com or send a donation virtually in world by using the donation kiosks or to the avatar: NonprofitCommons Actor
Nonprofit Commons community members, you can support this giving season:
AvaCon, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth, enhancement, and development of the metaverse, virtual worlds, augmented reality, and 3D immersive and virtual spaces. Our primary goal is to connect and support the diverse communities and practitioners involved in co-creating and using virtual worlds, and to educate the public and our constituents about the emerging ecosystem of technologies broadly known as the metaverse. More info at https://avacon.org
Donate at https://www.avacon.org/blog/donate/
AvaCon’s work also includes organizing and supporting the Nonprofit Commons community and hosting the yearly OpenSimulator Community Conference, this year, Dec 8-10, 2023. Register or Volunteer at https://conference.opensimulator.org/.
Ageless Mind Project/Whole Brain Health
The vision of the Ageless Mind Project (AMP) is to create an intergenerational online community that explores the concept of an “ageless mind” and the many ways it can be achieved. Based on research from a variety of disciplines—positive psychology, neuroscience, gerontology, the arts, and adult education, the project offers people 50 years and older a wide range of individual and community-based activities designed to help each individual create a personalized approach to overall wellbeing.
AVIF (ABLe Volunteers International Fund)
AVIF is an innovative online charity assisting with sustainable development via online and onsite volunteering in Kenya, East Africa.
Donate at https://avif.org.uk/donate/
Brain Energy Support Team
The Brain Energy Support Team provides Peer support and education along with tools and strategies to support success for individuals with brain injury, Autism, and other cognitive differences, and their families. BEST leadership, services, and programs are built by and for neuro-divergent individuals and their families.
Community Virtual Library
Community Virtual Library is the hub that connects digital citizens in virtual worlds with the information and resources they seek. The Community Virtual Library provides free library resources and services to current and potential virtual world users. We are available for virtual reference service, and we maintain a virtual library collection with links to selected open-source books and other free information resources.
Support CVL through the 501c3 nonprofit New Media Arts https://www.newmediaarts.org/home/donate/
Double Diamond Archaeology
The purpose of Double Diamond Archaeology™ is to heighten awareness and pride in cultural heritage by conducting research, and by publishing findings
Donate at https://doublediamondarchaeology.org/
EchoVets.org Band of Brothers
Echo Group, Band of Brothers is dedicated to our Veteran Community. We are working closely on initiatives that directly affect Veterans—issues such as the Homeless Crisis as well as the 22 a day initiative. We are dedicated to our brothers & sisters and want them to know we have their 6. One of our ongoing initiatives is a project to house Homeless Veterans. If you are a Veteran and you are homeless, don’t wait! Reach out today, and we will interview you for placement in our transition home, Camp Flores.
Donate at https://www.echovets.org/donations
We are educators everywhere, helping each other find the best ideas for teaching a very important topic: energy. If you teach, create exhibits in museums, train teachers, mentor young engineers and scientists, write explanatory texts, or are simply looking to learn more about energy, our charitable organization is here to serve you, as we’ve served thousands since 2004.
EURORDIS – Rare Disease Day
EURORDIS – Rare Diseases Europe is a unique, non-profit alliance of over 1000 rare disease patient organizations from 74 countries that work together to improve the lives of over 300 million people living with rare diseases globally. By connecting patients, families, and patient groups, as well as by bringing together all stakeholders and mobilizing the rare disease community, EURORDIS strengthens the patient voice and shapes research, policies, and patient services.
Floaters Foundation dba The Millet House
The Millet House is a nonprofit 501©3 under our original name, Floaters. “Floaters” is a Japanese word for “homeless” or, more specifically, “wanderers” — people wandering from space to space with no fixed abode. We support people from marginalized populations by giving them a chance to enter the art world via a real life, professional gallery that also draws professional artists to exhibit alongside them.
Donate at https://themillethouse.com/instagram/
The Lost Travelers Club
The mission of the Lost Travelers Club is to provide a supportive and empowering community for parents who have outlived our beloved children. Through charitable work, travel groups, and retreats, we aim to break through isolation, cope with grief, and honor the memories of our children as we step back into the world with purpose and power.
The Love Foundation
The Love Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization with the mission of inspiring people to love unconditionally. Our vision is to assist people by building a practical foundation and understanding of unconditional love within individuals and society as a whole. Established in 2000, we have become an international leading resource for sharing the awareness of unconditional love.
One Billion Rising in Second Life
ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. And we here in Second Life can be part of this global movement.
One Billion Rising in SL has curated a list of domestic violence and women’s support organizations you can donate to: https://onebillionrisingsl.wordpress.com/previous-obr-events/one-billion-rising-2013/nonprofits/
Progreso Apoyo Program, A.C.
The Progreso Apoyo Program is a non-profit organization that provides support for students living in the greater Progreso area in the State of Yucatan, Mexico, so they can complete their education. Generous contributions from residents, visitors, and supporters of the Yucatan coast area will help our students finish secondary (grades 7-9), graduate from prep (grades 10-12), and be better prepared for the future.
Donate at http://progresoapoyoprogram.org/
Sea turtles around the world are threatened with extinction. SEE Turtles helps turtles and communities by inspiring people to get active in conservation efforts. We have helped coastal communities save more than 10 million hatchlings on 60 beaches, clean up thousands of pounds of plastic, and reduce the illegal turtle trade.
Team Diabetes of Second Life
The mission of Team Diabetes of Second Life is to spread awareness about diabetes and to fundraise in the virtual world of Second Life! We are an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association!
Donate to the American Diabetes Association through their team page: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?px=11304578&pg=personal&fr_id=13741
Virtual Ability® is a non-profit corporation that enables people with a wide range of disabilities to thrive in online virtual worlds. Founded in 2007, we offer peer support and a community enriched with educational, social, and entertainment opportunities. We also work with professionals to conduct evidence-based virtual world research. Virtual Ability, Inc. organizes and hosts two acclaimed international conference series each year: the International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference and the Virtual Ability Mental Health Symposium. These conferences bring together noted researchers, entrepreneurs, advocates, and thought leaders from around the world.