Nonprofit Commons is a nonprofit community of practice, consisting of two virtual locations (sims), the initial sim Plush Nonprofit Commons is generously donated by Anshe Chung Studios. Housing social benefit organizations from around the globe, the Nonprofit Commons is currently managed by a community of volunteers, sponsored by the nonprofit AvaCon, Inc., and was originally founded by the leadership of TechSoup Global: http://www.techsoup.org and Susan Tenby now of Caravan Studios.
Nonprofit Commons was designed to lower the barriers of access to virtual worlds, to create a community of practice for nonprofits to explore, learn, and to investigate the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize this unique environment. Through this community, we provide free office space to qualifying groups, meet and network, create a cooperative learning environment and foster outreach, education, fundraising, all in a virtual space.
We believe that a virtual environment is a wonderful place not just to entertain, but also to educate, inspire, and work together to assist our fellow avatars (and the humans behind them). You do not have to be a member of the Nonprofit Commons to get involved with our community. We welcome all who wish to join us as partners, collaborators, or supporters.
Members of Nonprofit Commons meet each Friday at 8:30 PST/SLT at Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater. Visitors are always welcome to join us in making a difference one pixel at a time.
For more information, please email the Nonprofit Commons management team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir