Will Someone? for the August 28th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, August 28th, TechSoup’s NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Chris Heuer, and a presentation on his latest project: Will Someone?

Will Someone is a better way to ask for help to accomplish your objectives. Taking collaboration beyond simple conversation, Will Someone provides a socialized “ask” list, which enables you and your community members to easily see what needs to be done and get more done together. In this way we create accountability and recognition for contributions by facilitating connections between those who have a need and those who have the ability and availability. Now you can easily share all those things on your ‘someday we will get to it list’ with your community, making that someday come a lot sooner by asking Will Someone? If you are interested in starting a pilot with your advisory board or volunteers by tweeting to @WillSomeone_ 

About Chris Heuer:

While serving as a leader of Deloitte Consulting’s Social Business efforts, he recognized the fundamental need to change the way we collaborate. So in 2013 he set out to build a technology solution that was inherently social, instilled with mutual respect and enabled people to work smarter together. As the founder and Chairman of non-profit Social Media Club, he saw the challenges faced by community organizations firsthand. The resulting solution, Will Someone, is now being offered to select non-profit communities, coworking spaces and advisory boards to enable them to maximize the passion and contributions of their volunteers.

Since he was young, Chris Heuer has had a talent to see how things could be instead of how they are. This vision, plus his mother’s belief that he could do anything, lead him to a life of social entrepreneurship, going after some of the biggest opportunities to arise in the past 20 years. He is a consultant, a keynote speaker, a trained facilitator and a well regarded ‘futurist’. He serves on several advisory boards, including the American Heart Association Stroke Advisory Board and those of numerous startups through his work as a mentor at Wearable World.


Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, August 28th, 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
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation – Chris Heuer, Will Someone
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements 

This week’s featured presentation will be in voice, with accompanying rough transcribing.



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

NPC Opportunities: Weekly Update from Nonprofit Commons

Weekly Update from the Nonprofit Commons

Events this week: 8:30AM Friday meeting at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheatre http://bit.ly/nonprofitcommons will give you a direct teleport to our main gathering area
Wharf Ratz happens Tuesday nights at Aloft Nonprofit Commons, northern side wharf with Brena Benoir and Coughran Mayo!

WEBINAR: Online Collaboration Tools Thursday, August 26, 11 am Pacific time at the Plush Amphitheatre
It doesn’t matter if your organization is large or small, or if you have a complex network or have no server at all. Knowing about online collaboration tools can help organizations and individuals be more effective, for less money, especially when your staff is not located in one central location.

In this free webinar, Kami Griffiths will interview Jon Warnow from 350.org to learn about the tools that they use to accomplish their mission specifically Google Apps, Skype and Salsa Labs-Democracy in Action. We’ll also hear from Jay Boren, from Google, who will provide more information about Google Apps and the ways that nonprofits and libraries can take advantage of this suite of free tools.

Last week at the NPC:
Megan at TechSoup (Penguin Kuhn inSL) announced changes to the blogging system on www.nonprofitcommons.org and invited our tenants and community members to get involved as bloggers. Talk to Megan if you would like more information on how to become a blogger!
Layal (Ninlil Xentiltat inSL) shared progress with the Community Gateway project, soon to be installed but also decommissioned as an official gateway as Linden Lab is discontinuing the focused orientation program.
Evonne (In Kenzo inSL) introduced the estate managers on each sim and opened the door for new estate managers to join our team on ECO Commons. We are working with the Anshe Chung team to place new estate managers on Plush while updating our lists for the NPCHelp Desk.
Jessica (Kali Izdiak inSL) introduced the Field Trip idea for visiting other sims with our community, a mix of good building inspiration and fun exploring new places.
Glitteractica Cookie will be away for a few more days and Kali, InK, Ninlil and Penguin can assist any tenants by emailing nonprofitcommons@techsoup.org

Submit your Projects to the FACT Social Justice Challenge at NetSquared
The French American Charitable Trust (FACT) and NetSquared are pleased to announce the second annual FACT Social Justice Awards. Submissions are now open for your innovative Projects that leverage web and/or mobile technologies to foster collaboration around social justice issues. Learn more about the Challenge and how to participate here: http://netsquared.org/challenges/fact-social-justice-2010

Classes: August 26th at 1PM with Builders Brewery: 1:00 PM SLT
Instructor: Auryn Beorn at Builders Brewery, Dockside
When we build a house, it’s common wanting to add some nice features, as doors that open/close remaining linked to the main build, having a controller that allows us to tint the windows or setting lights ON/OFF. So let’s put it all together in this class, and build a fully featured house. Class length: 90 minutes. Prerequisites: Editing and linking prims, editing scripts.

In case you missed: The Digital Catalog was released by TechSoup Global recently featuring all services and stock available to nonprofits! Visit the Digital Catalog at http://home.techsoup.org/pages/catalog.aspx

Thank you for your contributions to the Nonprofit Commons! For questions contact nonprofitcommons@techsoup.org for fastest response.

Written by: InKenzo