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artist, designer, new media producer & lateral thinker focused on the convergence of creativity, community, social good & the future. #GSP12
artist, designer, new media producer & lateral thinker focused on the convergence of creativity, community, social good & the future. #GSP12

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Join us this Friday, February 24th for our weekly +NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting, where we will discuss the evolution of our community and changes to come.

Join us in +Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
Friday, February 24th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater
http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)
8:30 am Introductions & Announcements
8:40 am Mentors Central
9:00 am Featured Discussion
9:45 am Open Mic

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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.
http://nonprofitcommons.org

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Today's Nonprofit Commons meeting features Namaara MacMoragh presenting on the Etopia EcoCommunity, featuring a tour of the virtual Etopia space including the water treatment plant.

Join us in +Second Life
Friday, February 17th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater SLurl: http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

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Join us this Friday, February 17th for the first Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting will feature a presentation from Gloria Kraegel (Namaara MacMoragh in SL) with an update on the Etopia EcoCommunity and other projects.

Namaara MacMoragh has 30+ years independent consulting experience focusing on helping nonprofits and cooperatives develop capacity through training, information management, and organizational systems development. She is also the creative force behind Etopia EcoCommunity in Second Life. Established in 2007, Etopia is designed to showcase real-world ideas for living sustainably in social, community, business, and environmental contexts.

Gloria's current project with the Brain Energy Support Team gives her an even greater opportunity to blend real life situations with Second Life experiences that raise awareness, model healthy living skills, and provide educational opportunities for individuals, professionals, classrooms, and businesses within, and outside of, the brain injury community. More on BEST at: http://brainenergysupportteam.org

You can learn more about Gloria's work at http://greatkreations.com and http://etopiaisland.org

Join us in Second Life!

+NonProfit Commons Weekly Meeting
Friday, February 17th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater
http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)
8:30 am Introductions & Announcements
8:40 am Mentors Central - Team Building, Renne/Zinnia
8:50 am Featured Discussion - Gloria Kraegel (Namaara MacMoragh in SL)
8:40 am Discussion
9:50 am Community Open Mic

Following the NPC Meeting, there will be a tour of Etopia Island -- beginning at the main landing area at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etopia%20Island/194/56/22 and then the Etopia Water Treatment Plant at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etopia%20Island/203/21/22


The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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.

http://nonprofitcommons.org

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We are reaching out to our NPC community and asking for you to complete a short survey about Nonprofit Commons and your participation:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NPCcommunity



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Join us this Friday, February 10th for our weekly Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, where +Lynne Berrett (Lissenna Wisdomeseeker in Second Life) will present on ways to create collaborative models between nonprofits and other orgs, and then kick off a discussion on how our community could use a collaborative governance model.

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
Friday, February 10th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater
http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)
8:30 am Introductions
8:40 am Announcements
8:45 am Mentors Central
9:00 am Featured Discussion
9:50 am Open Mic / Announcements

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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.
http://nonprofitcommons.org

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Join us this Friday, February 3rd for our weekly Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, where we will discuss the evolution of our community and changes to come.

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
Friday, February 3rd, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater
http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

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This Friday, January 27th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Yen Verhoeven (TheoreticallyBlue in Second Life) presenting a brief introduction to survey design and how it may be used to inform programmatic evaluation, research, and marketing strategies. We will go over the survey design process, and talk about best practices as well as things to avoid when writing a survey. Yen will also discuss different ways to pilot and disseminate surveys, increase survey participation, as well as suggest survey and analytical software to address different needs. At the end of the presentation, she will be asking presentation attendants to pilot a survey instrument that she intends to use for her thesis study at the Builder's Brewery in Second Life.

+Yen Verhoeven is a Ph.D. candidate in the Warner Graduate School of Education at the University of Rochester, and the program evaluator for the COMETS Scholarship program at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has 11+ years of teaching experience in #Biotechnology and served as the Biotechnology and Pharmacy Technology Department Chair at Fortis College. She managed the Students Tackling Relevant and Authentic Science (STARS) after school program through the University of Rochester, and co-founded the BioTech SYSTEM Northern California consortium through the University of California at Davis. Yen is also a curriculum and program evaluation consultant, and her services are available for those interested in program evaluation and qualitative research design. A list of her publications, workshops, and samples of her work may be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/yenverhoeven/


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
Friday, January 27th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater
http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)
8:30 am Introductions
8:40 am Announcements
8:45 am Mentors Central
9:00 am Featured Discussion
9:50 am Open Mic / Announcements

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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.
http://nonprofitcommons.org

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This Friday, January 27th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Yen Verhoeven (TheoreticallyBlue in Second Life) presenting a brief introduction to survey design and how it may be used to inform programmatic evaluation, research, and marketing strategies. We will go over the survey design process, and talk about best practices as well as things to avoid when writing a survey. Yen will also discuss different ways to pilot and disseminate surveys, increase survey participation, as well as suggest survey and analytical software to address different needs. At the end of the presentation, she will be asking presentation attendants to pilot a survey instrument that she intends to use for her thesis study at the Builder's Brewery in Second Life.

+Yen Verhoeven is a Ph.D. candidate in the Warner Graduate School of Education at the University of Rochester, and the program evaluator for the COMETS Scholarship program at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has 11+ years of teaching experience in #Biotechnology and served as the Biotechnology and Pharmacy Technology Department Chair at Fortis College. She managed the Students Tackling Relevant and Authentic Science (STARS) after school program through the University of Rochester, and co-founded the BioTech SYSTEM Northern California consortium through the University of California at Davis. Yen is also a curriculum and program evaluation consultant, and her services are available for those interested in program evaluation and qualitative research design. A list of her publications, workshops, and samples of her work may be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/yenverhoeven/


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
Friday, January 27th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater
http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

AGENDA (all times below PT)
8:30 am Introductions
8:40 am Announcements
8:45 am Mentors Central
9:00 am Featured Discussion
9:50 am Open Mic / Announcements

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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.
http://nonprofitcommons.org
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