Nonprofits and Second Life



An invitation to a presentation and discussion ,
“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 a presentation and discussion, “Best Practices for Non-profits in Second Life.” Based on a report prepared by Global Kids organizer Rik Panganiban, the program will explore some of the lessons non-profits have learned from their first forays into the virtual world.

The forum is particularly relevant for non-profit managers, activists, funders, and community organizers trying to decide if Second Life can help their organizations. During the open discussion, groups will be encouraged to share their own experiences (both positive and negative) with working in SL. The event will conclude with ideas for next steps in building up civil society spaces in Second Life, and beyond.