NPC History

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 Susan Tenby of TechSoup.

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.

For more information, please email the Nonprofit Commons management team at