Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond/Zinnia Zauber(Avatar)
Nonprofit Commons (NPC) was designed to create a community of practice for nonprofit professionals, librarians, and social good focused technologists to explore and learn about virtual worlds such as Second Life, and to investigate the many ways in which organizations might utilize these unique environments. Through this community, NPC provides space to qualifying groups, holds regular meetings and network events, offers peer mentoring, and has created a cooperative, social-civic good focused learning environment that fosters outreach, education, fundraising, and impactful mission building, all in a virtual space. In this panel presentation, members of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life community will share peer-based learning strategies, community development best practices, and stories of how using a virtual environment as part of this collaborative community of practice have impacted their work and individual organization missions.
Members of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life community will share community development best practices, peer-based learning strategies, and stories of how using a virtual environment as part of this community of practice has impacted the work and missions of the cross-disciplined group made up of nonprofits, librarians, social-good focused technologists and educators. This will include members of Nonprofit Commons’ community management team and mentors, as well as those from the various NPC member organizations that are part of the community.