Susan Tenby: Nonprofits Blaze Virtual Trails in Second Life Mixed Reality Lounge

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Susan Tenby: Nonprofits Blaze Virtual Trails in Second Life Mixed Reality Lounge: "The event I'm describing was not a costume parade or a psychedelic dance party. It was a day-long 'Mixed Reality Lounge,' hosted by the NonProfit Commons, an online community initiative of nonprofit TechSoup Global -- and part of the NetSquared Conference in San Jose -- an annual gathering that brings people

Live Blogging the Second Life Event at Netsquared

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Nonprofits and Second Life and Other Games

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Susan Tenby from TechSoup demos the virtual TechSoup Office during the Netsquared Conference while Ruby Sinreich and Deborah Finn (Cyber-Yenta) blogged about it. Blogger Wagner James Au who reports on Second Life is seated next to Susan.) The TechSoup Virtual Office at Second Life take by Jeska Linden. But can games like Second Life be a useful tool for social change? While walking around gallery, I saw a Relay for Life poster and donation box. (I

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 Steve Bridger : It’s blogging Nick, but not as you know it :) Nick Booth : Monitoring this feed has felt like listening to the skies for alien life. The relief and development charity has now joined SCF in Second Life.

More proof Second Life is a boondoggle (well, sort of) | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Nonprofit 2.0 , Second Life , nptech More proof Second Life is a boondoggle (well, sort of) 12.12.06 | 154 14 Comments [link] More+proof+Second+Life+is+a+boondoggle+%28well%2C+sort+of%29 2006-12-13+04%3A21%3A50 Allan+Benamer Hilarious yet fascinating blog post about the energy consumption of an avatar in Second Life… courtesy of the sciam.blog. Come on people, get off the Second Life bandwagon, it’s a long-term loser.

Web 2.0 Nonprofit 2.0 Widgets Org 2.0 Second Life | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Second Life 12.07.06 | 150 2 Comments [link] Web+2.0+%3C%3E+Nonprofit+2.0+%3C%3E+Widgets+%3C%3E+Org+2.0+%3C%3E+Second+Life 3C%3E+Second+Life 2006-12-07+08%3A28%3A37 Allan+Benamer Ok, it’s time to be a contrarian. I’ve seen a lot of blog postings in the nonprofit tech and marketing sector lately about Org 2.0 , widgets , Second Life and Web 2.0

Reflections on Mixed Reality Events in Second Life

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The live video feed was being streamed from the Netsquared gathering in San Francisco happening at the same time as the virtual gatherng in Second Life. Jeska Linden , Community Manager for Linden Labs, has the mike in her hand, while her avatar is behind the podium in Second Life. Pathfinder gave a presentation to a small group in Cambridge , while his audio (some of the time) was streamed into Second Life along with his Powerpoint Slides.

Nonprofits Celebrate New Home in Second Life: Nonprofit Commons Grand Opening Gala Event on August 14th, 2007

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Hey Have Fun * Do Gooders, Many of you know that I work as the Community Builder for NetSquared , a project of TechSoup. This month's Net Tuesday will be a special "mixed reality" event in San Francisco and in Second Life to celebrate the opening of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life , a community space for nonprofits. I am a total Second Life newbie. I found this Second Life Basic Help page today which might help.

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More Proof Second Life is a Boondoggle (Confessions of a Nonprofit IT Director) Allan Benamer gives some compelling reasons why Second Life is a waste of time for nonprofits.

Livestreaming Netsquared… | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Internet Livestreaming Netsquared… 05.27.08 | 3433 No Comments [link] Livestreaming+Netsquared. 2008-05-27+16%3A28%3A37 Allan+Benamer Check out [link] for a live video/audio stream of Netsquared… Keep up on my twitter stream at [link] Relevancy Ranking ( 1 votes, average: 5.00

nfp 2.0 » A billboard of protest

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Connect in Person at #NCVS

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Here’s a listing of sessions and spaces hosted by NetSquared and TechSoup: Community-Driven Social Impact Session. Amy Sample Ward from NetSquared. Attendees can join a tour of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life or learn how to use digital storytelling and Facebook for quick and easy updates to keep connected to supporters. We’d love to hear from you: @ NetSquared or @ TechSoup.

Let’s Connect at the NTC!

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NetSquared Open Space (NOS): APIs and Open Data. Who : Facilitating: Amy Sample Ward | NetSquared; Billy Bicket | NetSquared. The NetSquared team will be working the room to activate and facilitate conversations so everyone can enjoy the ride. Who : NetSquared and other Community Organizers. Who : Speakers: Amy Sample Ward | Netsquared; Debra Askanase; Ivan Boothe. The event took place on forums, webinars, Tweetchat, Second Life, flickr and YouTube.

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Keeping an Eye on the Nonprofit Sector and other great finds via Netsquared

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I just discovered a new (to me anyway) blog on nonprofits called the Nonprofit Eye via a provocative post on the Netsquared Community Blog. She recently introduced her blog on the Netsquared site: Don't know where I fit in the scheme of things here, but I have to start somewhere. A podcast interview with TechSoup's Susan Tenby and Salvador Luna about TechSoup's Mixed Reality Event last month on Second Life.

NpTech Summary: VTvigils Online, Netsquared Announces 21 Featured Projects, and Happiness Hacking

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Netsquared Innovation Fund Netsquared Announces the 21 Featured Projects and solicits for feedback. Allan Benamer weighs in with some observations after wading through the comments over at the Netsquared site and pointing to Holden from GiveWell to be the most salient point. Social Media and Nonprofits Anshe Chung Studios in China has been quietly building a Second Life space, managed by TechSoup, for non-profits.

Vote for Genocide Intervention Network’s Netsquared Mashup | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Genocide Intervention Network , Ivan Boothe , Netsquared contest Vote for Genocide Intervention Network’s Netsquared Mashup 03.24.08 | 3358 2 Comments [link] Vote+for+Genocide+Intervention+Network%27s+Netsquared+Mashup 2008-03-24+19%3A06%3A08 Allan+Benamer Ivan Boothe has asked me to vote for Genocide Intervention Project’s mashup via Facebook so I shall and I’m asking you to consider doing so as well.

TechSoup Taiwan Talks Gaming for Social Good at Net Tuesday Event

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By incorporating real legal and societal elements into the game, ProperLORDty's creators have ensured that the real life situation is getting more attention. The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life hosted a discussion on whether games can be used to create peace and Carlos Bergfeld asked whether games for social change need to be fun to be effective. NetSquared gaming techsoup taiwanTechSoup Taiwan recently held a Net Tuesday event.

A Conversation with TechSoup's Susan Tenby on Virtual Nonprofit Communities

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She is also exploring how nonprofits can use Second Life, a multiplayer community on the Web. TechSoup has set up a virtual office in Second Life and earlier this month hosted a mixed-reality event showcasing a new nonprofit directory. She was introduced to Second Life 18 months ago as a focus group participant for Linden Labs , the developers of Second Life. t able to conceive of Second Life as anything more than a game.

NpTech Summary: Slow Wifi and Flickr Massage Edition

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Pixelanthropy takes hold in Second Life! via the AFP Blog summarizes this news story from msnbc about nonprofits in Second Life inspired by Kiva in Second Life's Grand Opening Party at the Nonprofit Commons. " Jeremy Pepper , who spoke at this month's NetSquared Net Tuesday Meetup , is the director of communications. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary.

NpTech Tag Roundup: Election Day, NPTech Blog Chatter, and Tool Talk

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Photo from Politalk_Tim Flickr Stream via the Voter s project Cross-posted at Netsquared Election Day, Organizing, Campaigns, Nonprofits and Web 2.0 Second Life and Other Games Nedra Weinreich shares her experience attending the CDC's Second Life experience with an interview the U.S. And overheard at the TechSoup Second Life meeting this week. Ruby Sinreich mentions that a RootsCamp will take place in Seoncd Life.

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The Center for Disease Controls Second Life (Spare Change) A terrific, detailed case study about the Center for Disease Controls involvement in the online virtual world Second Life, with an emphasis on the outreach potential and the organizational politics of ventures like these.

People of the Year: US

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The you that writes blogs, creates podcasts, shares open source applications, creates entries on Wikipedia, posts videos on YouTube, meets friends on MySpace and chats with avatars on Second Life. This post was written for the NetSquared blog. "But look at 2006 through a different lens and you'll see another story, one that isn't about conflict or great men. It's a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before.

NpTech Tag: Socially Responsible Idol, Nptech Meebo Chat at PDF Conference, and Personal Fundraising

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While the meebo nptech chat room is chatting live during the PDF, a few tweets overheard on twitter anticipate the upcoming NetSquared Conference. NetSquared Community. for the NetSquared Conference (N2Y2) beginning on May 29th. Like last year, conference participants are introducing themselves on their NetSquared Blog. to raise an extra $500 for each of the 21 Netsquared Featured Projects. We're hearing some early tweets about Netsquared on twitter.

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Level Up and Change the World: Gamification Apps

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You might be able to find help from NetSquared , an initiative from TechSoup Global. NetSquared brings nonprofits together with programmers, designers and other business professionals. Simply join NetSquared, post your idea in the project gallery, and see what sort of feedback you get. The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life hosted a discussion on whether games can be used to create peace and Carlos Bergfeld asked whether games for social change need to be fun to be effective.

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Yahoo! for Good

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has been around for a while, and may not sound as mysterious as del.icio.us , RSS or Second Life to your listener, try using some of their examples to start. This post was originally written for NetSquared. When you try to explain how the Web can be used for social change to a colleague, family member or friend, do they get a glazed and confused look in their eye? Yahoo! for Good has some interesting examples up right now of how their tools can be used for good.

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nfp 2.0 » The Next Google

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 Steve Bridger : It’s blogging Nick, but not as you know it :) Nick Booth : Monitoring this feed has felt like listening to the skies for alien life.

nfp 2.0 » Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do…

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 Steve Bridger : It’s blogging Nick, but not as you know it :) Nick Booth : Monitoring this feed has felt like listening to the skies for alien life.

nfp 2.0 » Job tagging as a recruitment tool

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nfp 2.0 » Going (RED) for World AIDS Day

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 Steve Bridger : It’s blogging Nick, but not as you know it :) Nick Booth : Monitoring this feed has felt like listening to the skies for alien life.

NpTech Tag Summary: Putting the U in YouTube, Some Cool Events, and Electronic Sheep Dreams

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NetSquared. Netsquared Featured projects receive grant awards ! " (At first, I thought the title might refer to Electric Sheep Company , a big player in virtual worlds, and that it would lead to some more reflections on the MacArthur Foundation's recent Philanthropy Event in Second Life. AFP Blog points the Mindblizzard Blog story about how the Dutch Red Cross will begin fundraising in Second Life using Yike Strum , a top model, as their Red Cross ambassador.

nfp 2.0 » How to keep them coming back for more

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 Steve Bridger : It’s blogging Nick, but not as you know it :) Nick Booth : Monitoring this feed has felt like listening to the skies for alien life.

nfp 2.0 » Social bookmarking on steroids

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nfp 2.0 » Whose cause is it anyway?

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 Steve Bridger : It’s blogging Nick, but not as you know it :) Nick Booth : Monitoring this feed has felt like listening to the skies for alien life. Netsquared for the UK Says: October 26th, 2007 at 2:04 pm [.]

NpTechTag Summary: NpTech Events, Twitters, and Green Web Hosting

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Net2 Houston, August Photo by Eschipul Nonprofits in Second Life Gala Opening Photo by RubyJi By looking at the photos tagged with NpTech, nonprofit techies were either on vacation or attending events. Two nptech events were visible in the NpTech tag stream, the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life Launch Party and the Net2 meetup in Houston. The Nonprofit Blog Exchange celebrates its second year anniversary and reflects on activities to date.

Women in Nonprofit Technology Who Rock: Adding to Fast Company's Most Influential Women in Technology List

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So, when Lynne Johnson from Fast Company asked me to blog a list, I thought I'd create a nonprofit technology category and acknowledge the work of these awesome women: Nonprofit Technology Marnie Webb is the Co-CEO of TechSoup Global and creator of Netsquared and was voted most valuable person in the nonprofit technology field in 2008. Susan Tenby is the community manager at TechSoup responsible for their Second Life efforts.

NpTech Summary: Advocacy 2.0, Sketchcastes, and NpTech in Different Languages

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An interview with Allen Gunn of Social Source Commons by Britt Bravo over at Netsquared. Opening Event for Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is on Tuesday, August 14 at 5:30 PST. Ruby has compiled a Progressive/Nonprofit Guide to Second Life. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary Ruby Sinreich's Advocacy 2.0 Presentation Slides on flickr Blog post here. NpTech Talk.

nfp 2.0 » Valentine’s Day meets Web 2.0

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 Steve Bridger : It’s blogging Nick, but not as you know it :) Nick Booth : Monitoring this feed has felt like listening to the skies for alien life.

nfp 2.0 » For Art’s sake… Buy a Brushstroke

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 Steve Bridger : It’s blogging Nick, but not as you know it :) Nick Booth : Monitoring this feed has felt like listening to the skies for alien life.

nfp 2.0 » “Social media” is distinct from traditional media

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 Steve Bridger : It’s blogging Nick, but not as you know it :) Nick Booth : Monitoring this feed has felt like listening to the skies for alien life.

nfp 2.0 » A toast to fundraising with widgets!

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 Steve Bridger : It’s blogging Nick, but not as you know it :) Nick Booth : Monitoring this feed has felt like listening to the skies for alien life.

nfp 2.0 » Not-for-profit’s have the gift of stories

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 Steve Bridger : It’s blogging Nick, but not as you know it :) Nick Booth : Monitoring this feed has felt like listening to the skies for alien life.

nfp 2.0 » Thinking about social networks

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 Steve Bridger : It’s blogging Nick, but not as you know it :) Nick Booth : Monitoring this feed has felt like listening to the skies for alien life.