Just a quick hello and an announcement that starting today I will be serving as your Community Manager at the Nonprofit Commons. I am very excited to be serving you, whether you are a longtime veteran Second Lifer or a newbie just rezzed yesterday.
I’ll be helping organize the regular NPC meetings, assisting new tenants in getting established, linking up groups with mentors, maintaining our blog and other social media sites, and keeping an eye on the general state of virtual worlds and the nonprofit sector. I’m just one guy though, so I am counting on all of your support as I get started.
For those that don’t know me, I’ve been involved in virtual worlds and nonprofit work since 2007. Many of you might know about my work with Global Kids for the past three years, during which I produced various virtual world educational projects. And I’ve been covering the state of the public sector in virtual worlds on my blog http://Betterverse.org, which I hope that you will check out.
I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and getting to know folks that are new to me over the next weeks. Please be in touch me inworld to Rik Riel or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by: rikomatic
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!
We will be doing special tutorials during the month of August during our Friday morning meetings, so come this week for tips and tools on using Flickr for your organization.
There will be no Grant Station webinar in Second Life this week as previously noted in our weekly update – however you can register and attend this webinar through www.techsoup.org web access.
Last week at the NPC:
EmmaGNP Seaside from Great Nonprofits shared an opportunity to be featured as part of the Science and Technology Campaign. Eligible nonprofits should visit the www.greatnonprofits.org website and ask others to vote for their organizations.
Penguin Kuhn from TechSoupGlobal shared changes to the Nonprofit Commons blog and website. The blog is now the front page to our site and tenants are welcome to apply to blog with NPC.
We discussed plans for the new Community Gateway being installed on Aloft Nonprofit Commons.
Layal and Evonne (Ninlil Xentiltat and In Kenzo) shared the Stories of Impact production plan for short machinima videos to feature our tenants, events and partners at NPC. Virtual Helping Hands and the National Service Inclusion Project are our first featured partners and you can look for more videos up this week at http://youtu.be/E3vuBsIK3NI and http://youtube.com/TechSoupVideo
Glitteractica Cookie will be away for the next two weeks but Kali, InK, Ninlil and Penguin will be around to assist any tenants by emailing email@example.com
August 12th at 6PM with Builders Brewery:
BEGINNING BUILDING – Learning the basics, lesson 1 with instructor DeAnn Dufaux Builders Brewery – Dockside (Class 1 of 5) – This is the first class of the series. During this series, we’ll go over some of the building tools that, even if you have built something, perhaps you haven’t thought to use or don’t know what they’re for. Instructions will be for both viewer v.1.23 and v. 2.0.
In case you missed:
The Online Community Managers Meetup is hosted monthly at TechSoup Global in San Francisco and at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheatre on the fourth wednesday of the month and the next live event will take place September 22nd. From last week’s event here are two quick links—
The first link to Ben Rigby’s presentation on SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/benrigby/ocm-presi
The second link is to the follow-up discussion with The Extraordinaries, prompted by our in-person discussion: http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/forums/t/30701.aspx
Thank you for your contributions to the Nonprofit Commons! For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org for fastest response.
Written by: InKenzo