Just a quick reminder that tomorrow — Friday, February 8 at 8:30AM PST — I and a host of other great speakers will be presenting the best thinking around non-profit work in Second Life. The discussion is based on a white paper that I prepared for Global Kids on "Best Practices for Non-profits in Second Life". It will take place at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater (click here to teleport.)
It’s an all-star lineup of non-profit speakers, including:
- Jade Lily (SL Relay for Life)
- Lori Bell (Alliance Library System)
- Jimbo Hoyer (YearlyKos)
- Rafi Santo (Global Kids)
- and Glitteractica Cookie (TechSoup)
Please spread the word to your friends and colleagues and anyone else interested in socially conscious work in virtual worlds.
The full write-up follows…
Leading Non-profits Discuss "Best Practices" for Using Virtual Worlds for Activism, Collaboration, Education, and Fundraising
Friday, February 8, 8:30AM PST, Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater in Second Life
TITLE: Presentation and Discussion on"Best Practices for Non-profits in Second Life"
DATE / TIME: Friday,February 8, 2008, 8:30-9:30AM PST
LOCATION: Main Amphitheater, Plush Nonprofit Commons sim (teleport SLURL)
The year 2007 was a remarkable year for charitable and civil society activity in Second Life — from the launch of the 32-office Plush Nonprofit Commons to the record US$100,000 raised by the SL Relay for Life. On Friday, February 8, from 8:30-9:30AM PST, there will be presentation and discussion on Best Practices for Non-profits in Second Life. Based on a report prepared by Global Kids organizer Rik Panganiban, the program will explore what are some of the lessons that non-profits have learned from their first forays into the virtual world.
* Rik Panganiban, Report Author (Yehoodi and Global Kids)
*Jade Lily (SL Relay for Life)
*Lori Bell (Alliance Library System)
*Jimbo Hoyer (YearlyKos)
* Rafi Santo (Global Kids)
*Glitteractica Cookie (TechSoup)
This forum is particularly relevant for non-profit managers, activists, funders, and community organizers trying to decide if Second Life can help their organizations. And we encourage groups to share your own experiences (good and bad) with working in SL during the open discussion period. Well close the event with ideas for next steps in building up civil society spaces in Second Life, and beyond.
The full text of the report can be downloaded from this link. At the event a virtual "thinkbook" will be available, providing the main recommendations from the report.
Prepared on behalf of the Online Leadership Program of Global Kids, the report was made possible by support from the Digital Media and Learning Initiative of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
A report and photos from the event will be available shortly afterwards for those not able to attend.
For more information, contact Rik Panganiban at firstname.lastname@example.org or in-world IM to Rik Riel.