Weekly Update from the Nonprofit Commons
Events this week:
Mixed Reality Tour led by Buffy Beale!
Wednesday September 1st at 2PM PST from 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC)
in Hollywood CA. Follow @calcasa and the #nsac hashtag on Twitter
8:30AM Friday meeting at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheatre
Join us this FRIDAY AM for Meet Your Neighbor with new tenants Laura24 Kiranov of HorseNet and MacZ Urbanowicz with Global PlanIt, along with a recap from the NSAC Conference and more on the NPC Wiki as we build it together at http://bit.ly/nonprofitcommons
Last week at the NPC:
Rik from Global Kids (Rik Riel inSL) shared approaches to transitioning 16 & 17 year olds into the adult grid, use of PG sims for youth-friendly zones and combining sims with allied organizations. There was consensus that we want to invite youth to participate at NPC and create some sort of portal space for new teen tenants. Denise Harrison at NPC wrote a great article on this shift for teen educational programming: http://thejournal.com/articles/2010/08/30/k-12-groups-stranded-in-second…
Sandra Andrews spoke about Amy Sample Ward and Netsquared’s work with the Community Organizers Handbook (Ozma Malibu inSL), now available on the web at http://organizershandbook.wikispaces.com/
Layal (Ninlil Xentiltat inSL) spoke to the desire of many organizations to create office hours, and Tina Walker has been working with her on the wiki to track office hours and avatars available.
Penguin and the web team have been hard at work bringing on new bloggers and helping to train, with help from Ninlil on Flickr and In Kenzo on the content. New bloggers are welcome to add pieces on upcoming events, opportunities of interest, inworld meetups relevant to our work at NPC.
Penguin, Glitteractica, Kali and In Kenzo will be at the NSAC Conference with @CALCASA sharing social media secrets for nonprofit organizations along with mixed reality tours on September 1st.
Note the FACT Social Justice Challenge below is open through October 4th. firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder: Submit your Projects to the FACT Social Justice Challenge at NetSquared
The French American Charitable Trust (FACT) and NetSquared are pleased to announce the second annual FACT Social Justice Awards. Submissions are now open for your innovative Projects that leverage web and/or mobile technologies to foster collaboration around social justice issues. Learn more about the Challenge and how to participate here: http://netsquared.org/challenges/fact-social-justice-2010
Builders Brewery – BUILDING FLOWERS AND PLANTS, CLASS 1
4:00 AM SLT
Instructor: Ishtar Roussel
Builders Brewery, Dockside
In class one we will make a group of wild roses or similar type flower. You will learn how to choose quality textures for your plant making, how to use cam controls to help with plant making, how to apply textures to the faces of the prims, how to make your flowers flexible, how to arrange the prims to form the plant shape, and how to add wind to make the flowers move slightly in the breeze.
This class is suitable for people who are new to building, and we will move at a gentle pace. It is not suitable for anyone who is not yet familiar with the controls in their viewer.
An Easy Inworld Tip:
Snapshots from inworld events can be sent directly to your favorite photo service via email address – send to email when taking a snapshot by grabbing the custom URL from Flickr or your photo host. Don’t forget to tag your photos #NPSL so we can find them.
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Written by: InKenzo