How Can Nonprofits Create Sustainability in Second Life

Wondering about how your nonprofit’s work in the virtual world can make real-world impact? Then be sure to check out the regular Avatar on Duty Sessions at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership office on Aloft Nonprofit Commons.

The next session, Mon. July 28th, at 10 AM PDT/SLT will focus in particular on how nonprofits can find long-term sustainability in Second Life and how to better translate this into real-world action towards achieving their missions. Join in the conversation with philanthropic advisers and community builders in Second Life.

Please send a message (IM) to 2020Vision Obviate (Real Name – Ashima Saigal) or email her at if you have any questions. Come ask your questions and they will do their best to help you to grow your organization’s mission.

You can teleport directly to come join the session.

About the Avatar on Duty Sessions

In keeping with their mission of improving communities by the application of knowledge, which unleashes the power of nonprofits, foundation, and individuals, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Grand Valley State Universityp is offering Avatar on Duty service (AvOD) to the Philanthropic community in Second Life. Various Avatars will be available to answer specific questions related to effective philanthropy and nonprofit leadership.

The AvOD will be available to answer questions in regards to effective practices and research on specific topics related to philanthropy and nonprofit leadership.

Written by: penguin kuhn

5 Finalists in USC Public Good & Second Life Community Challenge Announced — vote for your favorites!

We just announced in-world the five finalists in the USC Network Culture Project’s "Second Life and Public Good Community Challenge". They are:

Congrats to all the finalists, and all those that participated!

It was enormously difficult picking the best among a lot of very worthy proposals.  I hope that some of the other runners-up are able to find other support to move forward with their initiatives.

For the five finalists, it goes to the larger SL community to help pick the three winners, each of which will receive L$300,000 to develop their project.  Click the links to read about each proposal, and then head to this survey to pick your favorites.  The winners will be announced on July 1.

Head to the Network Culture Project website for more info.   

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Written by: rikomatic