Collaborative Superhero Teams for the August 9th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, August 9th, Nonprofit Commons is happy to welcome Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond (Zinnia Zauber in SL), who will present on how to cultivate, recognize and reward excellence and acknowledge the potential in yourself and others. How do you share the spotlight, work and create collaborative ‘Superhero’ teams in your organization, office, classroom or beyond? Immersive environments, like Second Life, open opportunities for nonprofits and educators to expand their work by including worldwide professional guests, virtual and physical field trips, and community building inquiry and impact on screen and off. Learn how to establish experiences that build teams and encourage others to discover their superpowers.



Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond is an artist, instructor, superhero, and advocate of awesomeness empowering people to be their best virtual and tangible self by advancing excellence, exceptional pursuits, and individualism through creative expression and encouraging instruction with inspired results.


Since 1993, she has taught fine art, fiber arts, digital arts, social media, multimedia web, video, personal and professional branding, marketing, collaborative community building, and art enterprise with Peninsula College, Monterey Peninsula College, at conferences, and independently.


Renne has been teaching virtual world use since 2008 with University of Washington, Peninsula College, Arizona State University, Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference at the National Defense University, TechSoup Global, Nonprofit Commons, Virtual Ability, Rockcliffe University Consortium, Texas Woman’s University Online Conference, Second Life Community Conferences, and Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conferences.


Her company, unique as you, specializes in color perception, intention, and utilization to create motivating, engaging experiences with innovative identity development, marketing, social media, events, and immersive environments for businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions, organizations, and communities.


An award winning artist and Arts Advocate, Renne earned her Bachelors of Science in Art at Lewis & Clark College, Masters of Fine Art in Visual Art at Vermont College at Norwich University, and she graduated from the first pioneering class of the University of Washington Certificate in Virtual Worlds Program. Since 1995, she has served on several nonprofit organization boards and community committees and is currently the President of Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance, Vice President and Secretary of Museum Collective, Inc., Chair of the Burning Down the House Creative Collective, and Co-Chair of the University of Washington Virtual Worlds Program Alumni. She creates art, apparel, media, and virtual goods that embrace the power of brilliant hues, uniqueness, and acceptance. Renne only uses her superpowers for good.


Join us in Second Life!


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, August 9th, 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 – Zinnia Zauber

    •    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