Yesterday, I had the pleasure of leading up a panel of non-profit experts talking about "Best Practices for Non-profits in Second Life," held at the Plush Nonprofit Commons in SL. Speakers shown from left to right are:
- Lori Bell, Alliance Library System
- Rafi Santo, Global Kids
- Jade Lily, SL Relay for Life
- Jimbo Hoyer, YearlyKos in SL
- and Glitteractica Cookie, TechSoup
I couldn’t have asked for a better group of speakers on the subject!
Pulling off the event was a real team effort, involving my lovely green friend In Kenzo producing the event, Penguin Kuhn moderating in-world, and cyber-goddess Rhiannon Chatnoir helping with the audio stream. Streaming into the grid seven people from different locations (including In Kenzo as question passer) via Skype was very ambitious and frankly I’m a bit surprised that it worked.
We reportedly had 82+ avatars present and we maxed out our audio stream for most of the talk! For those that were not able to attend or had the audio cut out on them, we’ll be posting a podcast of the entire event shortly to Holymeatballs.org. For now, you can read the (slightly edited) chat log after the jump. Thanks, everyone for coming!
Panel Discussion on “Best Practices for Nonprofits in Second Life”
February 8, 2008
Amphitheater, Plush Nonprofit Commons sim, Second Life
Event Chat Log (Edited*)
* Note that I edited out a lot of the technical back and forth about the audio stream and other side chatter for clarity purposes.
[8:27] Glitteractica Cookie: hey! Since we are running late…why dont you all say who you are and where you are in the world, what nonprofit you are with!
[8:28] Kali Idziak: Jessica Dally, Community Voice Mail www.cvm.org
[8:28] Biji Mornington: there audio for this?
[8:28] Morgane Morrisey: Kim Ethridge, Annapolis, MD with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
[8:28] 2020Vision Obviate: Ashima Saigal, Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Rapids Michigan
[8:28] Eubie Doobie: Eubie Doobie — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ushmm.org
[8:28] Coreina Grace: Meghan Deana, from Global Kids 🙂
[8:28] Jani Myriam: Rebecca Wise, Transgender Resource Center
[8:28] Jade Lily: the audio is live now
[8:28] Malken Nightfire: Michelle Murrain, blogger, consultant, NOSI coordinator (http://nosi.net)
[8:28] Ronnie Rhode: Ronnie Rhode, Garden for the Missing and ProjectJason.org
[8:28] Jimbo Hoyer: I’m here to talk about last year’s yearlykos event
[8:28] Hollyhock Rossini: Holly Ross, ED at NTEN
[8:28] Nasus Dumart: Sue Mahar / Author – American Management Association / New York – New Jersey
[8:28] In Kenzo: We will be starting audio in just a few minutes with our guests today. Welcome! This is Evonne @ Amoration, www.amoration.org and International Humanities Center here in NPC
[8:28] Alazar Fauna: Alazar Fauna, Carbon Emporium Foundation
[8:28] GinaMarie Latte: Jean Lotz – AAUW aauw.org
[8:28] Buffy Beale: Buffy Bye, Bridges for Women, Victoria BC, Canada,Suite #24 Nonprofit Commons
[8:28] Biji Mornington: Hi, I’m BJ Wishinsky from the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology in Palo Alto, CA
[8:28] Leona Lubitsch: Leona Lubitsch – NORML
[8:28] Starlight Davies: Kate Talbot, The Case Foundation
[8:28] Jimbo Hoyer: from inworld studioss www.inworldstudios.org
[8:28] Ledoof Constantineau: white ribbon campaign uk and potentially other anti violence against women orgs in scotland
[8:28] Kiva Destiny: Claire Reinelt, Leadership Learning Community
[8:28] Anika Pastorelli: Sandy Bettger – Giving Circles Network
[8:29] Rik Riel: rik panganiban, Global Kids and Yehoodi.com! New York City!
[8:29] HandyLand Fairymeadow: HandyLandy FairyMeadow, in San Francisco, TechSoup.org / NetSquared.org – also have a newbie shadowing me … Zara Zimbardo with Fellowship of Reconciliation (she also works w/ Ruby)
[8:29] Arika Baroque: Board member for Trudeau Institute (Saranac Lake, NY) and for Milton Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology
[8:29] Cibervoluntarios Courtois: Adrien Mangin-The Cibervolunteers Foundation
[8:29] Glitteractica Cookie: Susan Tenby, Online Community Manager , TechSoup
[8:29] Coreina Grace: we can hear you 🙂
[8:29] Jimbo Hoyer: rl name jay ackroyd. Blogger ID Jaayackroyd
[8:29] Cibervoluntarios Courtois: o Fundación Cibervoluntarios
[8:29] Jimbo Hoyer: jayackroyd
[8:30] Cibervoluntarios Courtois: Have somebody the agenda?
[8:30] Cibervoluntarios Courtois: Thanks
[8:30] Kurt Spitteler: Kurt Johannessen NSW Animal Rescue Inc. Sydney – Australia
[8:30] Glitteractica Cookie: agenda is posted on board
[8:30] Rebus Mandelbrot: Matt Cowley, WMNF Community Radio, Tampa FL
[8:30] Cibervoluntarios Courtois: ok
[8:31] Ruby Glitter: Ruby Sinreich, with the Fellowship of Reconciliation http://forusa.org
[8:31] Ruby Glitter: (Hi Zara!)
[8:31] In Kenzo: The agenda will be changed for one bit….Yearly Kos will be at 9:04, Rafi will join us at 8:40 with the Education portion.
[8:31] Impeccably Peccable: Seth Gonzales, Boomer Esiason Foundation, New York City
[8:31] Lore Foulsbane: Robert Beckwith RL , National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Lore Foulsbane SL
[8:31] Feminista Tigerpaw: Hi all, Lisa from The Colorado Health Foundation.
[8:32] Buteo Ruttan: hi all, Ron Sidell from Ophoenix, checking in
[8:32] Adalace Jewell: hi everyone. Corine Van Hellemont, RoSa Library Brussels (Belgium)
[8:32] Ethelred Weatherwax: Dave Dexter, Neenah Historical Society, Wisconsin
[8:33] Serene Jewell: Kathleen Watkins, nonprofit consultant from San Francisco.
[8:33] In Kenzo: To join the stream via the web, you can visit http://cuttingedge.wavestreamer.com:3272
[8:34] Skeeboo Tammas: joe alamo, Kiva.org, NY
[8:35] Zazoom Zimminy: Kyle Reis, GMN, NYC
[8:35] Glitteractica Cookie: amen to that! Tremendous volunteer spirit!
[8:36] Dewey Jung: who is speaking?
[8:36] Glitteractica Cookie: rik riel is speaking
[8:36] Dewey Jung: thx
[8:36] SallyYV Lungu: Sally Shapiro, Ashoka’s Youth Venture, NYC
[8:36] Ozma Malibu: Sandy Andrews, Floaters Organization, Arizona and Mexico
[8:38] Coughran Mayo: Hi Evryone! Plenty of seats on the far side of the theater
[8:38] Bluewave Ogee shouts: Leslie Jarmon, Non-Profit Global Network, Austin, Texas
[8:39] Ruby Glitter: w00t!
[8:39] Dewey Jung: wow
[8:39] Ruby Glitter: & BBC and other media coverage.
[8:39] Glitteractica Cookie: and prokofy neva
[8:39] metrocake McLeod: Reo Bianculil, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
[8:39] jacmacaire Humby: Hi everyone.. 🙂
[8:39] jacmacaire Humby: Jacques Macaire Humanbe.com Sustainable Development France and international
[8:40] Glitteractica Cookie: sorry folks, feel free to chat amnongst yourselves
[8:40] Larissa Loring: excuse me
[8:40] Larissa Loring: you’re sitting on me
[8:40] Ida Recreant: Greetings everyone: Ida Recreant, educator at a public university in California
[8:40] Biji Mornington: i, I’m BJ Wishinsky from the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology in Palo Alto, CA
[8:40] Dewey Jung: i love the feature that the audience can chat while listening to the audio panel
[8:40] Dewey Jung: wish RL was like that
[8:40] Glitteractica Cookie: biji, are you alex?
[8:40] In Kenzo: Yes! Thank you for including your introductions
[8:41] Buteo Ruttan: Ron Sidell, Ophoenix Public Benefit Corp…
[8:41] 2020Vision Obviate: Please speak up a bit.
[8:41] Dewey Jung: yay lori!
[8:41] Larissa Loring: i’ll move then, i didn’t see you
[8:42] Khrys Kanto: hey you
[8:42] Sage Truss: Sage truss, Avatar Action Center in world, Tides in RL
[8:42] Dewey Jung: do avatars live in the woodwork when they aren’t logged in?
[8:43] Glitteractica Cookie: yay avatar action center
[8:43] In Kenzo: After our guests speak we will have a Q&A open discussion moderated by Rik on the stream. Please IM me with your questions for these guests.
[8:43] Sage Truss: 🙂
[8:44] KaraAndrade Writer: excuse me
[8:44] KaraAndrade Writer: but i was sititng here
[8:44] KaraAndrade Writer: but i was sititng here
[8:44] Sage Truss: hmm, I’ve been here for several minutes…
[8:44] KaraAndrade Writer: me 2
[8:45] Carmen Gray: Hello everyone 🙂
[8:45] KaraAndrade Writer: very stange
[8:45] KaraAndrade Writer: ha
[8:45] Sage Truss: ok I’ll stand, no prob
[8:45] KaraAndrade Writer: or we can share
[8:45] KaraAndrade Writer: lol
[8:45] Sage Truss: thx 🙂
[8:45] KaraAndrade Writer: it’s fine
[8:45] Tao Milena: where is the person who is talking?
[8:45] Dewey Jung: on the left up front
[8:46] Dewey Jung: lorelei
[8:46] KaraAndrade Writer: wow, there are SOOO many avatars here
:46] KaraAndrade Writer: have we maxed this out?
[8:46] KaraAndrade Writer: have we maxed this out?
[8:46] Dewey Jung: 82 here
[8:46] Dewey Jung: 🙂
[8:46] Glitteractica Cookie: are there 82 avs? you counted?
[8:46] Dewey Jung: checked the map
[8:47] Dewey Jung: 82 on the sim
[8:47] KaraAndrade Writer: Is everyone here a nonprofit person?
[8:47] Glitteractica Cookie: smartypants
[8:47] KaraAndrade Writer: 82!
[8:47] Dewey Jung: 🙂
[8:47] Carmen Gray: very nice 🙂
[8:47] KaraAndrade Writer: I thought you could only get 50?
[8:47] Glitteractica Cookie: we have an overflow area
[8:47] Dewey Jung: it’s a class 5 server
[8:47] Zeke Poutine: no wonder is so laggy
[8:47] KaraAndrade Writer: explains everything
[8:47] KaraAndrade Writer: I see
[8:47] Dewey Jung: that was abbey zenith
[8:47] Zeke Poutine: okay, everybody get naked!
[8:47] Dewey Jung: that she recommended contacting
[8:48] Wendolynn Schumann: yes
[8:48] Cibervoluntarios Courtois: yes
[8:48] Glitteractica Cookie: yesm i can hear you
[8:48] HandyLand Fairymeadow: yep
[8:48] Cibervoluntarios Courtois: yes , we can
[8:48] Zeke Poutine: you know .. for the lag ; )
[8:48] Carmen Gray: no I can not
[8:48] KaraAndrade Writer: it’s a great phrase, yes we can
[8:48] Dewey Jung: "yes we can"
[8:48] KaraAndrade Writer: Hi Kali!
[8:48] Tao Milena: yup
[8:48] Lore Foulsbane: yes
[8:48] Dewey Jung: YES
[8:48] Ida Recreant: I can hear
[8:48] Ronnie Rhode: yes
[8:49] KaraAndrade Writer: I thought were starting at 8:30?
[8:49] Buteo Ruttan: i hear clicks and birds…
[8:49] Buffy Beale: rats for me
[8:50] In Kenzo: http://cuttingedge.wavestreamer.com:3272/listen.pls for listening off SL
[8:50] In Kenzo: if you cannot hear us inworld, try on the web.
[8:50] Glitteractica Cookie: ok, well we are on speaker number three
[8:51] Dewey Jung: wish there was a way of indicating the current speaker visually
[8:51] KaraAndrade Writer: Cna someone please type out what’s been said?
[8:52] Yehoodi.com: Greeted Pygar Seungmo
[8:52] Bluewave Ogee: Wow! 🙁 glitter – is the speaking event being tracnscibed – so those of us who’ve already missed 20 minutes can read about it later? LOL
[8:52] In Kenzo: We will be posting this as a podcast, so if you are having trouble getting on teh stream we will get it to ou on the web.
[8:52] Glitteractica Cookie: you can get a podcast of this later..we are recording
[8:52] KaraAndrade Writer: Please type it
[8:52] Buffy Beale: great Glitter
[8:52] Nasus Dumart: ok
[8:52] Nasus Dumart: great
[8:52] KaraAndrade Writer: for those tha tare here
[8:52] JeffreyOneWorld Runningbear: where’s the overflow location?
[8:53] Rebus Mandelbrot: we should post a "how to record a podcast from sl" page on the wiki
[8:53] In Kenzo: Yearly Kos, Jimbo Hoyer is speaking now on organizing and quality of events, the worthwhile "virtual event"
[8:53] Cyrus Huffhines: rebus, nick wilson put one up that may be useful, on youtube
[8:53] 2020Vision Obviate: Great idea Rebus.
[8:53] HandyLand Fairymeadow: newbies: goal was drawing new ppl in for 1-3 day event, concerns about knowlege gain
[8:53] HandyLand Fairymeadow: did a few things
[8:53] HandyLand Fairymeadow: – newbie dance parties
[8:54] HandyLand Fairymeadow: gatheings to get to know eachother = good
[8:54] KaraAndrade Writer: * sigh *
[8:54] HandyLand Fairymeadow: – made it hard to register so ppl wouldn’t be disapointed
[8:54] Skeeboo Tammas: he’s talking about newbies now and how to draw them in
[8:54] KaraAndrade Writer: so no one’s transcribing?
[8:54] KaraAndrade Writer: please anyone!
[8:54] HandyLand Fairymeadow: what they learned = tracking lindens was hard
[8:54] Ozma Malibu: handyland is taking notes and putting them in chat – if you get tired let us know & somethone else will
[8:54] KaraAndrade Writer: the podcast is maxed out
[8:55] HandyLand Fairymeadow: ok!
[8:55] In Kenzo: Yes, I see that too Bluewave. We are looking at optoins on that now.
[8:55] Penguin Kuhn: kara, ahndland is summarizing
[8:55] HandyLand Fairymeadow: moved to a web based tool to take $
[8:55] HandyLand Fairymeadow: it was better
[8:55] Penguin Kuhn: handyland thank you for summarizing
[8:55] HandyLand Fairymeadow: missed the last part
[8:55] Glitteractica Cookie: we will save the raw chat kara
[8:55] Carmen Gray: ty penquin
[8:55] Bluewave Ogee: TY, All. We now this gets tricky, asn we appreciate and adore your efforts! 🙂
[8:55] Penguin Kuhn: turning it over to jade lily
[8:55] Glitteractica Cookie: and post it on npsl.wikispaces.com
[8:55] KaraAndrade Writer: Thank youi!
[8:55] Penguin Kuhn: she organized sl relay for like
[8:55] Masque Arado: I’m getting bits and pieces of the stream, but it’s not useful… Maxed out, yes
[8:56] HandyLand Fairymeadow: secondlife realy for life is a "gold standard"
[8:56] Penguin Kuhn: relay for life
[8:56] HandyLand Fairymeadow: what was it like to organize the rfl (relay for life = rfl)
[8:56] HandyLand Fairymeadow: ?
[8:56] Glitteractica Cookie: can you hear jade?
[8:56] Coreina Grace: yes! yay jadey
[8:56] HandyLand Fairymeadow: rfl is an ongoing campaing to raise $ for the american cancer society
[8:56] Biji Mornington: Jade now taking floor
[8:56] HandyLand Fairymeadow: to help patients deal w/ their struggle
[8:57] HandyLand Fairymeadow: raised > 170,000 us $
[8:57] Biji Mornington: He’s a guy in real life, female avatar
[8:57] HandyLand Fairymeadow: second life community reached out to acs
[8:57] Biji Mornington: RFL raises money for American Cancer Society
[8:57] Biji Mornington: campaign now in 4th year
[8:57] HandyLand Fairymeadow: an organization can’t come into sl w/o grassroots support
[8:57] Biji Mornington: last year over 3000 participants
[8:57] HandyLand Fairymeadow: U reach out
[8:57] Coughran Mayo: I do not hear Jade
[8:57] HandyLand Fairymeadow: what do i do w/o noone reaching out to me?
[8:58] In Kenzo: We are going to try switching streams before Q&A so that more of you can hear these guests.
[8:58] HandyLand Fairymeadow: dont’ micromanage = empower ur volunteers
[8:58] Biji Mornington: SL community reached out to ACS to create event
[8:58] Biji Mornington: collected and converted Linden $
[8:58] HandyLand Fairymeadow: sl brings many subcultures togetehr to go about issues in their own special way
[8:58] Buffy Beale: Awesome Jade!
[8:58] HandyLand Fairymeadow: each subculture / group can put their own spin on how to rais $
[8:58] Biji Mornington: reach out, find passionate residents who can relate with your cause
[8:58] In Kenzo: Jade is talking now in a very lovely voice about out the Relay’s unique objects
[8:58] Biji Mornington: trying to transcribe
[8:58] In Kenzo: regular events, and special items to share
[8:58] HandyLand Fairymeadow: popular residents give > visibility to your cause
[8:58] Biji Mornington: don’t micromanage – let the SL residents go about it in thei
r own ways
[8:59] HandyLand Fairymeadow: empower your volunteers to do their own events
[8:59] Biji Mornington: e.g. skydiving, etc.
[8:59] Biji Mornington: in RFL designers created unique outfits for auction
[8:59] HandyLand Fairymeadow: created plaques & award ceremony for the paticipants
[8:59] HandyLand Fairymeadow: who raised money
[8:59] Biji Mornington: musicians performed and donated their tips
[8:59] Dewey Jung: "event centered" i like that phrase…it’s true
[8:59] Biji Mornington: relay teams planned and executed their own events
[8:59] HandyLand Fairymeadow: contributors to success:
[8:59] HandyLand Fairymeadow: + ppl who relate to your cause
[9:00] Biji Mornington: held formal award ceremonies to recognize volunteers efforts
[9:00] HandyLand Fairymeadow: + pay attention to what you do right and build on it
[9:00] HandyLand Fairymeadow: no centralized office
[9:00] Biji Mornington: need to ability to find people who identify with your cause
[9:00] HandyLand Fairymeadow: + decentralized distributed architecture
[9:00] HandyLand Fairymeadow: no "owner" for content
[9:00] In Kenzo: Hi! We’ll be doing a Q&A with your questions in less than 15 minutes, please forward me your questions for our guests.
[9:00] HandyLand Fairymeadow: > reach
[9:00] HandyLand Fairymeadow: + competition
[9:01] HandyLand Fairymeadow: competition is a key point for motiviation & success
[9:01] Biji Mornington: don’t get hung up on needing a headquarters in SL
[9:01] In Kenzo: We will switch streams to get more people on this audio before we go to Q&A, thanks for your patience with the audio.
[9:01] HandyLand Fairymeadow: leaderboard on the web
[9:01] HandyLand Fairymeadow: careful as it’s a double edged sword
[9:01] Biji Mornington: create scripts and objects that don’t care who own them
[9:01] In Kenzo: Techniques for finding success in fundraising: grassroots support
[9:01] Biji Mornington: last year RFL SL had more than 40 fundraising teams
[9:01] Glitteractica Cookie: For those of you who are interested in getting a free nonprofit office, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
[9:01] Biji Mornington: they displayed the team’s fundraising totals on web site
[9:02] Biji Mornington: but avoid too much competition; need a balance
[9:02] Coreina Grace winks at Jadey
[9:02] In Kenzo: Hi Rafi, you sound great!
[9:02] HandyLand Fairymeadow: (jumping off transcribing … )
[9:02] Docent Alturas: Docent (John Grozik) Alturs, Executive Director, Digital Campfires Foundation, Space 6
[9:02] 2020Vision Obviate: common mistakes that educators make in SL by Rafi Santo
[9:03] 2020Vision Obviate: Works in the teen grid
[9:03] 2020Vision Obviate: Learned over the last two years with young people
[9:03] Biji Mornington: jumping off transcribing also; can someone pick up?
[9:03] 2020Vision Obviate: First – recreating poor pedogogy in face to face fail in virtual env
[9:03] In Kenzo: Just a note, if you are having problems with the streaming audio, you can try http://cuttingedge.wavestreamer.com:3272/listen.pls or hold on for 10 minutes and we will switch streaming servers to get more of you in on this conversation.
[9:03] In Kenzo: Rafi is talking about techniques and teaching methodology
[9:03] Penguin Kuhn: ok, i will
[9:04] Khrys Kanto: please do –
[9:04] In Kenzo: Enormous amounts of notecards
[9:04] In Kenzo: The web is a better place for text than virtual worlds
[9:04] 2020Vision Obviate: i.e classic lecture formats such as notecards, whiteboards, lectures.
[9:04] In Kenzo: ironic;-)
[9:04] Dewey Jung: passivity is a killer in sl!
[9:04] 2020Vision Obviate: he is giving an example now.
[9:05] Cyrus Huffhines: streaming server full
[9:05] In Kenzo: we will get you into this discussion shortly, thanks for sharing your thoughts and transcripts!
[9:05] In Kenzo: Yes, streaming audio is full for now, we have 86 people here now. Will be switching audio streaming servers in a few minutes.
[9:05] Cyrus Huffhines: awesine
[9:05] In Kenzo: After Rafi finishes. He’s talkinga bout basic pedagogical approaches, learning by doing.
[9:05] Dire Lobo: Wow, I don’t even know you.
[9:05] Cyrus Huffhines: awesome*
[9:05] Dire Lobo: Sorry
[9:06] HandyLand Fairymeadow: (… k back)
[9:06] In Kenzo: a few of our speakers turned off their stream so that you can hear us better….
[9:06] HandyLand Fairymeadow: sl platform makes a strong approach for a variety of educational approached due to the > communitities you can reach
[9:06] 2020Vision Obviate: SL makes a strong point to learning by doing because of a strong community at fingertips and can do things with lower risk
[9:06] Dewey Jung: interesting question: does SL make traditional pedagogy effectively obsolete?
[9:06] In Kenzo: We will take questions in a few minutes for discussion with our guests, IM me with your questions
[9:06] HandyLand Fairymeadow: if you don’t have an interactive approach to learning in sl, you are at a > disadvantage
[9:06] HandyLand Fairymeadow: sl has challenges:
[9:07] HandyLand Fairymeadow: no body language
[9:07] HandyLand Fairymeadow: hard to know what’s up w/ your learner
[9:07] HandyLand Fairymeadow: he realizes it’s ironic
[9:07] HandyLand Fairymeadow: as he’s sitting and talking w/ us and we could be sleeping
[9:07] HandyLand Fairymeadow: final point
[9:07] HandyLand Fairymeadow: important to think of design
[9:08] Dewey Jung: so SL makes progressive education easier, but also more necessary
[9:08] HandyLand Fairymeadow: educators are designers already when they put together a lesson plan
[9:08] HandyLand Fairymeadow: in sl it > your options
[9:08] HandyLand Fairymeadow: thinking of format of learning space
[9:08] HandyLand Fairymeadow: look around
[9:08] HandyLand Fairymeadow: some are in the front
[9:08] HandyLand Fairymeadow: some back
[9:08] HandyLand Fairymeadow: we all come and plug in as we like
[9:09] Dewey Jung: the entire learning environment is subject to revision in sl
[9:09] HandyLand Fairymeadow: thinking of the immersive envrionment has a > impact on learning
[9:09] HandyLand Fairymeadow: example from summer camp 2 years ago
[9:09] HandyLand Fairymeadow: had a clubhouse
[9:09] HandyLand Fairymeadow: started every day int eh clubhouse
[9:09] HandyLand Fairymeadow: everyone knew it
[9:09] Dewey Jung: it’s funny that the text transcription is ahead of my audio stream!
[9:09] HandyLand Fairymeadow: spent day in the factory very active
[9:09] HandyLand Fairymeadow: ended the day at the campfire w/ marshmallows, etc
[9:10] HandyLand Fairymeadow: the spaces represented / mediated the process of learning that couldn’t be expressed thru text or voice
[9:10] Dewey Jung: can’t do this in real life "turn the sun down to midnight" 🙂
[9:10] HandyLand Fairymeadow: short break for audio reconfig
[9:10] HandyLand Fairymeadow: we’re maxed out
[9:10] Glitteractica Cookie: we have maxxed out the number of people who can hear this audio stream
[9:11] Glitteractica Cookie: so we are switching servers
[9:11] HandyLand Fairymeadow: going to switch streams so > pple can listen in
[9:11] HandyLand Fairymead
ow: going to text chat
[9:11] Dewey Jung: 83 now on the sim
[9:11] Rik Riel: There were some questions about volunteering?
[9:11] Buffy Beale: thx Glitter
[9:11] In Kenzo: ok, audio is heading out onw.
[9:11] In Kenzo: On volunteer: Zazoom Zimminy: In alignment with our recent conversation re volunteering, how do you best keep track of and connect people who want to volunteer with people who need volunteers? Are ther some best practices in SL?
[9:12] Dewey Jung: why is it "easier" to get volunteers in SL than in RL?
[9:12] Rik Riel: Q: We have a question coming in for Q&A on volunteers, how to keep track and connect volunteers with people who need volunteers. You’re getting some of that now Lori!
[9:12] In Kenzo: I will send you the new URL for the audio in just a moment.
[9:12] Rik Riel: volunteer tracking? Anyone?
[9:12] Glitteractica Cookie: i can answer the volunteer one too… we have a volunteer page on our wiki
[9:13] Glitteractica Cookie: and we have a volunteer manager
[9:13] Glitteractica Cookie: zazzoom zimminy
[9:13] Khrys Kanto: what do you need?
[9:13] Glitteractica Cookie: and we have all the volunteer roles organzed
[9:13] Glitteractica Cookie: and so people can sign up for volunteer tasks, no matter how small
[9:13] Glitteractica Cookie: there are roles for everyone
[9:13] In Kenzo: Audio stream is starting again
[9:13] Lorelei Junot: we have a volunteer coordiantor for the whole group
[9:14] Lorelei Junot: we have group heads
[9:14] Khrys Kanto: sounds good
[9:14] Dewey Jung: press play to hear again
[9:14] Lorelei Junot: when people want to volunteer we find out what they like
[9:14] Glitteractica Cookie: you can see our volunteer page at npsl.wikispaces.com and click on volunteers
[9:14] Khrys Kanto: count me in
[9:14] Lorelei Junot: and then lay out the possibilities and put them in touch with a gorup leaders
[9:14] In Kenzo: audio stream is on.
[9:14] Skeeboo Tammas: are there any volunteer software programs out there that have been adapted to second life yet? there are a few commercial "volunteer manager" programs available
[9:14] Glitteractica Cookie: for audio– you are going to have to press stop and play again
[9:14] Buffy Beale: Yay sound is good for me now
[9:14] Glitteractica Cookie: not that i know of skeebo
[9:15] In Kenzo: http://nexeus.catalistpro.com:8028/listen.pls
[9:15] Rik Riel: we don’t use any software at GK as far as I know
[9:15] In Kenzo: If you’re on teh web…
[9:15] Ida Recreant: Thanks to everyone for the useful information. I must go, but thanks!
[9:15] In Kenzo: Hi, go ahead and ping me with questions, we’lll have a few more minutes.
[9:16] Rebus Mandelbrot: "how to record voice" tutorial now linked here: http://npsl.wikispaces.com/cool+list+main
[9:16] HandyLand Fairymeadow: Zara asks: when you talk about leveraging virtual worlds to get press – what types of publicity are you talking aout?
[9:17] Coreina Grace: audio is delayed, so it’s a while from whe you ask till when we hear you 🙂
[9:17] Glitteractica Cookie: 86 avatars w00t!
[9:17] Lorelei Junot: I think second life is becoming an option for distance learning
[9:17] Lorelei Junot: along with moodle, blackboard
[9:17] Dewey Jung: no question
[9:17] Dewey Jung: e-inclusion is harder, but possible
[9:18] Glitteractica Cookie: and now there is SLoodle
[9:18] Cibervoluntarios Courtois: It’ s ok
[9:18] Lorelei Junot: many educators are looking at second life as a distance learning platform
[9:18] Lorelei Junot: and many companies are using sl to train new employees
[9:18] Lorelei Junot: and to have seminars so their workers do not have to travel
[9:18] Lorelei Junot: we have a bank on one of ourislands
[9:18] Dewey Jung: e-learning includes distance learning, but also includes other things
[9:18] Lorelei Junot: using sl to train bank tellers in customer service
[9:19] Skeeboo Tammas: http://www.sloodle.com
[9:19] Skeeboo Tammas: err http://www.sloodle.org/
[9:19] Skeeboo Tammas: 🙂
[9:19] Glitteractica Cookie: press– we have received a lot of press
[9:20] HandyLand Fairymeadow: oh no just dropped out
[9:20] HandyLand Fairymeadow: ok back
[9:20] Kathy Sadayappan: Hey!
[9:21] Penguin Kuhn: press page on our wiki: http://npsl.wikispaces.com/Press+Coverage
[9:21] Buteo Ruttan: misleading info can be bad press
[9:22] Penguin Kuhn: and our volunteering page on the wiki: http://npsl.wikispaces.com/volunteer_roles
[9:22] Buffy Beale: 1/2 page spread in the A sections for Bridges in local paper
[9:22] In Kenzo: Tag your photos here today npsl and npbestpractices so we can find you again!
[9:23] HandyLand Fairymeadow: Zara says: very helpful info ty, imprssed it’s not just in second life
[9:23] Penguin Kuhn: and you can see our blog here: http://www.nonprofitcommons.org
[9:23] Veri Oddfellow: Sorry so late today, y’all. Brad Lewis here from Great Strides. Coming from anotehr meeting, whew …
[9:24] In Kenzo: google alters are awesome
[9:24] Glitteractica Cookie: tagging NPSL on del.icio.us and flickr
[9:26] Ozma Malibu: who asked the question?
[9:26] Ozma Malibu: for later reference
[9:26] Buteo Ruttan: question: We plan to help the disabled access and use 2nd Liife, and we need a tech contact at Linden to improve usability of the client. also, anyone interested in joining this effort please contact me…
[9:26] Buffy Beale: get involved in the nonprofit commons
[9:26] Anika Pastorelli: two speaking streams – hard to hear
[9:27] Carmen Gray: /aw so sorry for your loss
[9:27] Glitteractica Cookie: yeah– the NPC is a great place to start
[9:27] In Kenzo: Thank you Jade, Rafi, Jimbo, Glitteractica, Lorelei and Rik for helping us field these questions! Keep your comments and questions coming in.
[9:27] Ozma Malibu: that is the answer, glitter
[9:27] Namav Abramovic: Our nonprofit is to bring disabled users into SL
[9:27] Bhikku Beeks: Very welcome In Kenzo!
[9:28] Jade Lily: sorry folks. skype crashed
[9:28] Lorelei Junot: We are wroking with Heron Sancatuary also – we just got a grant to create a new orientation center
[9:28] Jade Lily: for me
[9:28] Lorelei Junot: for people with chronic health problems and disabilities
[9:28] Carmen Gray: /organizing your non-profit here in sl and when u connect with others yes
[9:29] Jamming Independent: Hey!
[9:29] Namav Abramovic: I am here representing Heron Sanctuary
[9:29] Anika Pastorelli: Note: users w/ disabilities (more politicaly correct than disabled users)
[9:29] Carmen Gray: yes
[9:29] Carmen Gray: in agreement with this
[9:29] Veri Oddfellow: Can we please use ability focussed language? "People with disabilities"? Not "Disabled people"? Thanks
[9:30] Veri Oddfellow: Make that Person-first
[9:30] Glitteractica Cookie: sorry- i di dnot mean to offend, it’s pretty nerve wracking on the audio end of things here
[9:30] Biji Mornington: good point
[9:30] Bhikku Beeks: Of course, apologies Veri.
[9:30] Veri Oddfellow: Got it … no harm no foul
[9:30] Veri Oddfellow: Thanks!
[9:30] Veri Oddfellow: None taken
[9:30] Adalace Jewell: sorry guys, got to run. thx for the great meeting
[9:30] Bhikku Beeks: Take care. : )
[9:31] Namav Abramovic: I am here representing Heron Sanctuary, we specialize in helping adapt new users with disabilities to SL
[9:31] Rebus Mandelbrot: i need to run also. this is great, thanks all. if someone can forward me the chat transcript i’l post it
[9:31] Namav Abramovic: please IM me
[9:31] Sashameister Wrigglesworth: where’s the podcast of this event? I heard almost none of it, unfortunately.
[9:32] Rik Riel: Check www.holymeatballs.org for the podcast / audio download
[9:32] Sashameister Wrigglesworth: tx
[9:33] Suza Falta: great > pod cast. i also miss some important point
[9:34] Buteo Ruttan: will the 2 nonprofit islands be linked or near eachother?
[9:34] Dewey Jung: YES
[9:34] In Kenzo: great question everyone, thanks for keeping this dialogue interesting!
[9:35] In Kenzo: IM me separately for an inside peak at the new sim, or check out the map over there on the stage after this event.
[9:35] Carmen Gray: yes
[9:35] In Kenzo: We are under construction now, so now’s a great time to connect with Penguin Kuhn or Glitteractica Cookie
[9:35] Buteo Ruttan: oh, then won’t the communities be divided?
[9:35] Penguin Kuhn: megan@techsoup or email@example.com, respectively
[9:36] In Kenzo: hopefully not, we will keep them closely connected buteo
[9:36] Biji Mornington: can someeone give us the url for blog?
[9:36] Penguin Kuhn: http://www.nonprofitcommons.org
[9:36] Penguin Kuhn: is the blog
[9:36] Biji Mornington: thanks!
[9:36] Penguin Kuhn: http://npsl.wikispaces.com is wiki
[9:37] Penguin Kuhn: we also have a Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/TechSoup-Second-Life
[9:37] Glitteractica Cookie: SL is a work in progress! There are always problems
[9:37] In Kenzo: Definitely find our guests again inworld too!
[9:38] Biji Mornington: I have to go. Thanks so much for this great event
[9:38] Skeeboo Tammas: really
[9:38] Carmen Gray: pls
[9:38] Penguin Kuhn: if you go to the directory at the top of the stairs, you can easily visit different nonporfit offices here
[9:38] Anika Pastorelli: This was great. Many thanks!
[9:38] In Kenzo: Thank you! Those of you who are NPC members, please give a shoutout and let us know who you are!
[9:38] Dewey Jung: yay macarthur fdn!
[9:38] Penguin Kuhn: yes, a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped out today with the event
[9:38] In Kenzo: Shoutouts welcome, let us konw how to find you again….we save all chat logs of our Friday morning meetings.
[9:38] Penguin Kuhn: http://npsl.wikispaces.com wiki
[9:39] Glitteractica Cookie: simon of wheelies will be here feb 29th, not next week, sorry
[9:39] HandyLand Fairymeadow: this was a very impressive event! ty so much.
[9:39] In Kenzo: thank you!
[9:39] Glitteractica Cookie: thanks
[9:39] Nasus Dumart: great job putting today’s event together
[9:39] Jimbo Hoyer: Thank you rik and In.
[9:39] Anika Pastorelli: Thanks, Rik.
[9:39] Carmen Gray: /Drive By Agony/Life Learning Center, California
[9:39] Penguin Kuhn: if you have ideas for sfcc, please post them: http://npsl.wikispaces.com/SLCC08
[9:39] Jimbo Hoyer: and thanks for coming folks
[9:39] Nasus Dumart: 🙂
[9:39] Lore Foulsbane: Great! thanks
[9:40] Namav Abramovic: QUESTION
[9:40] Ozma Malibu: wow
[9:40] metrocake McLeod: : cheers :
[9:40] Rik Riel: go aheadh
[9:40] Cibervoluntarios Courtois: thanks a lot have eerybody a nice day
[9:40] Glitteractica Cookie: yes, namav
[9:40] Namav Abramovic: does techsoup have office hours in SL?
[9:40] HandyLand Fairymeadow: clap clap
[9:40] Glitteractica Cookie: it is prolly easier to book an appointment with me
[9:41] Glitteractica Cookie: but i would be happy to meet w/u
[9:41] Serene Jewell: Thanks everyone. Great presentations and information and ideas.
[9:41] Buteo Ruttan: thanks for the great meeting! see y’all next week…
[9:41] Jimbo Hoyer: Reminder that Virtually SPeaking is every THursday at 6pm SLT
[9:41] Glitteractica Cookie: can you explain to us what virtually speaking is
[9:42] HandyLand Fairymeadow: running off to another meeting. cheers & ty again. newbie zara is inspired and will be attempting to come on line herself
[9:42] Jimbo Hoyer: sure. It’s a weekly interview show.
[9:42] Glitteractica Cookie: o, cool
[9:42] Jimbo Hoyer: We’ve had guests like Sam Seder, John Dean, Glenn Greenwald
[9:42] Namav Abramovic: when can I drop by to talk to the person who specializes in connecting my nonprofit other nonprofits for collaboration?
[9:42] In Kenzo: those of you interested in advocacy, programming for the displaced and homeless, a small working group will meet shortly
[9:43] Dewey Jung: thanks for the interesting session, everyone!
[9:43] Rik Riel: WOOT!!!!!
[9:43] Namav Abramovic: is the "cconnecting my nonprofit to other nonprofits" point person Glitter, or someone else?
[9:43] Avea Lamatia: Question: These meetings start at 830AM PST?
[9:44] Glitteractica Cookie: w000t
[9:44] Glitteractica Cookie: yes
[9:44] Glitteractica Cookie: me
[9:44] Glitteractica Cookie: and penguin
[9:44] GinaMarie Latte: this is my first time attending a SL event. As a complete newbie to SL, I can attest to the fact that it is very difficult for someone who has never played a lot of virtual games to learn enough about SL to find this conference. I would have loved a brief overview of what I should have expected to know I should get an early start in SL before making an attempt getting to a meeting.
[9:44] Glitteractica Cookie: but really coming to the meetings is the best first step
[9:44] Rik Riel: So glad you were able to going us GinaMarie!
[9:45] Glitteractica Cookie: there is a steep learning curve with this tool, ginamarie, but you seem to have done great
[9:45] Rik Riel: I mean "join us"
[9:45] Penguin Kuhn: namav and others, we are firstname.lastname@example.org (Penguin Kuhn) and email@example.com (Glitteractica Cookie)
[9:45] Bhikku Beeks jumps in quickly, apologizes that he needs to head out.
[9:45] In Kenzo: the first few times are daunting, yes
[9:45] Bhikku Beeks: Thanks for being such a great audience!
[9:45] Veri Oddfellow: Bye y’all … thanks!
[9:45] Namav Abramovic: ok!
[9:46] Penguin Kuhn: yes, ginamarie, you did great
[9:46] Buffy Beale: Seeya Veri
[9:46] GinaMarie Latte: I will be reporting back to AAUW about this conference and what I think about SL. After 3 days of playing here, I feel more comfortable.
[9:46] Bhikku Beeks: take care. : )
[9:46] Rik Riel banishes Bhikku back to the Teen Ghetto
[9:46] In Kenzo: there are tutorials on the web, but right now no consolidated nonprofit orientation exists. maybe one of you will build that.
[9:46] Eduardo Voss shouts: Great meeting!
[9:46] In Kenzo: haha.
[9:46] jacmacaire Humby: Bye..:))
[9:46] In Kenzo: bye bhikku rafi!
[9:46] Jimbo Hoyer: thanks rik. Got to go.
[9:46] Penguin Kuhn: we have a number of newbie resources too on the wiki: http://npsl.wikispaces.com/cool+list+main
[9:46] Rik Riel: thanks so much Jimbo
[9:46] Glitteractica Cookie: this will be available by text chat and podcast later
[9:47] Ozma Malibu: ginamarie: do you have con
tacts? email addresses? would you like a gentler introduction?
[9:47] Rik Riel: I have fantasies of having a trasncript of the audio. don’t know if that will haveppen
[9:47] Coreina Grace: Thanks everyone, great panel!
[9:47] Coreina Grace: bye 🙂
[9:47] Coreina Grace is Offline
[9:47] Kali Idziak: yes, good question Ozma… I’m here to help most of the time and have a meeting with another newbie on Monday to help out
[9:47] Frans Charming: get a intern to do it rik. ;p
[9:47] Glitteractica Cookie: no, just raw text chat and a podcast, i think
[9:47] Jada Pfeffer: bye everyone
[9:47] metrocake McLeod: Thanks, all — have a great weekend!
[9:47] Rik Riel: Good point Frans
[9:47] Frans Charming: Bye Jada
[9:47] GinaMarie Latte: I have an AAUW friend who is active in SL who has offered to meet me and show me around so I’ll get up to speed quickly
[9:47] Glitteractica Cookie: we used a transcription service for last event
[9:47] Buffy Beale: We’re getting up a mentor group for the NPC, just taking longer than expected
[9:48] Glitteractica Cookie: if you want their info
[9:48] Ozma Malibu: ginamarie, I really recommend coming to this meeting again next week. you will have a good time.
[9:48] Rik Riel: For the record: In Kenzo rocks. Rhiannon is my hero. And Penguin is amazing.
[9:48] In Kenzo: woot, got video!
[9:49] In Kenzo: only a minute of audio though, 3 min of machinima. will get that to you soon rik.
[9:49] Glitteractica Cookie: umm..what about me rik?
[9:49] Glitteractica Cookie: 🙂
[9:49] Rik Riel: that’s fine. not really exciting video
[9:49] In Kenzo: Glitter is Fabulous!
[9:49] Rik Riel: And my heart belongs to Glitteractica
[9:49] Glitteractica Cookie: jeez
[9:49] You decline caLLiefornia – caLLie cLine – to, caLLiefornia (227, 187, 22) from A group member named Leider Stepanov.
[9:49] Lore Foulsbane: where will info on the video/audio be posted?
[9:49] Frans Charming: hahaha
[9:49] Yohan Althouse: I tried to capture all audio, video, and stills shots
[9:49] GinaMarie Latte: one simple distraction here is to see speakers over the name bubbles. It was extremely distracting to the point, I could have done just as good just listening to a voice stream outside of SL. Can someone remove or eleminate the name bubbles for everyone in the audience but keep the names above speakers?
[9:49] In Kenzo: We post most things to nonprofitcommons.org but please tag everything npsl
[9:49] Glitteractica Cookie: audio and video will be available on the wiki
[9:49] Rhiannon Chatnoir: boo all
[9:49] Yohan Althouse: I am hpooing and praying all is well
[9:50] Rhiannon Chatnoir: back from the other side of the streaming
[9:50] Glitteractica Cookie: thanks yohan
[9:50] Kali Idziak: you can move your view Gina
[9:50] Yohan Althouse: checking now
[9:50] Kali Idziak: I can tell you about how to do that if you’d like
[9:50] Rik Riel: GinaMarie, you can turn that off in your preferences
[9:50] In Kenzo: yes, that’s in profile
[9:50] In Kenzo: preferences
[9:50] In Kenzo: sorry…
[9:50] In Kenzo: Hi Rhiannon! Rhiannon made our sound possible today, thank you so much!
[9:50] Yohan Althouse: wish me well other than that, great conference
[9:50] Suza Falta: it is great have such gathering point. i can communicate here even from far east japan. / ok, all i have to sleep, it’s close 2a.m. in japan
[9:50] Rhiannon Chatnoir: anytime
[9:50] Buffy Beale: great job Ri
[9:50] Glitteractica Cookie: ‘thanks yohan!!
[9:51] GinaMarie Latte: thank you for a very interesting seminar and tips
[9:51] Rhiannon Chatnoir: am streaming some gypsy kinds now 🙂
[9:51] Rik Riel: Hey neat Suza!
[9:51] Rhiannon Chatnoir: kings
[9:51] Rhiannon Chatnoir: oops
[9:51] Glitteractica Cookie: yay suza!!
[9:51] Rik Riel: Thanks for staying up late with us!
[9:51] In Kenzo: A fewo f us are heading to have a talk about the homelessness/displacement services and programming here, if that’s a programming interest for your org let me know.
[9:51] In Kenzo: Starlight, to get this paper online, download the PDF from Rik’s website
[9:51] Rhiannon Chatnoir: ahh on the project you were talking about last week In?
[9:51] Frans Charming: Good night Suza
[9:51] Rik Riel: where is that, here?
[9:51] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes it is all on holymeatballs.org
[9:51] Suza Falta: no problem.. but time is but problem..:)
[9:52] In Kenzo: Yes, we have some amazing groups here providing services for the homesless, displaced and others in transition, so it’s time to gather those resources and make them available for those who need them most.
[9:52] Rik Riel: yes indeed Suza. We’d love to have more Asian non-profits involved.
[9:52] jacmacaire Humby: Bye suea.. 🙂
[9:52] Suza Falta: bye all
[9:52] In Kenzo: Rik, we have an asian publishing company also going in over on Lorelei’s Eduisland.
[9:52] In Kenzo: textbooks and research.
[9:53] Rik Riel: weet
[9:53] In Kenzo: asian academics working group
[9:53] In Kenzo: yep, one of my favorite builds so far, finally got me using those thincbooks.
[9:54] Rik Riel is Offline.