Using 3D Technologies to Solve Real World Problems for the July 19th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, July 19th, Nonprofit Commons is happy to welcome Cody Rauh, who will present to NPC on using 3D technologies for real world uses in physical and cognitive therapy. Using his game and virtual world development experience combined with his 3D modeling and printing skills, Cody decided to make a difference by designing tools and toys used in therapeutic environments for children with sensory issues, autism, and cognitive or physical disabilities.

He recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund this project: Zoobits.


About Cody Rauh:

Cody Rauh, creator of Zoobits, is a contract based content developer in virtual world platforms. He has worked since 2006 on specialized development projects for the University of Venice, Memorial & St. Leo’s University, DeMolay International and companies such as El Paso Corporation, CPI Creative, and Demandx.


Additionally, he has developed 3D asset kits that are used by over 100,000+ virtual world content creators, online game developers, and mobile app designers across the globe through his company F.E. Energy, LLC – He is also a volunteer for the children’s hippotherapy program at the Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center.


Currently his focus is on using 3D technologies to implement solutions to real world problems.


Join us in Second Life!


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, July 19th, 8:30 AM PDT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater



    •    8:30 am Introductions

    •    8:40 am TechSoup Announcements

    •    8:45 am Mentors Central  

    •    9:00 am Featured Presentation – Cody Rauh

    •    9:30 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

Katie sustained a serious leg injury. Please help.

Dear Friends of Great Strides (a Nonprofit Commons tenant on Aloft Island),

Katie, a 5 year old Gypsy Vanner who lives at our farm and works with clients, sustained a rather severe leg injury this week. While we are pleased to report that she is recovering from her surgery, she will require several weeks of hospital care, followed by an extensive recovery period back home.

With seed funding from our JAM Fund, which covers extraordinary expenses for horses participating in our program, we are launching a fundraiser whose first priority will be to cover the cost of her surgery and subsequent care. The cost of the surgery alone is already exceeding our available funds by several thousand dollars. Any donations raised in excess of the cost of her care will be used to replenish the JAM fund.

Each and every member of our herd selflessly contributes to the healing work at Great Strides each and every day. Here is our opportunity to give something back when one of our herd is in need.

Please keep Katie in your thoughts as she begins her journey toward recovery. And, if you can, please make a contribution to the JAM fund in Katie’s name. Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

To help, and see a picture of her on a better day, please go to:

or our Facebook Cause page

and click on Donate or Donate Now.

Inworld in Second Life, donors may also visit the Great Strides barn on Aloft Island, in the Nonprofit Commons, and contribute to the donation box.

Thank you one and all.


Brad Lewis (RL)
Veri Oddfellow (SL)
Board Chair
Great Strides

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