I just compiled this list of resources for a colleague and thought it might be helpful for others: Nonprofit Commons – http://www.nonprofitcommons.org Weekly meetings (Friday at 8:30 am PST) for their community of 32 nonprofit offices and other orgs, manged by TechSoup.org. Commonwealth Island – http://commonwealth.wikispaces.com A natural-themed home for progressive advocacy groups, especially environmental …Continue reading "Progressive/nonprofit guide to Second Life"
Today is the first day of the third annual BlogHerCon, and the third year that I have been unable to attend. But this year something is different: BlogHer is happenning in Second Life as well as in real life! The published a schedule of SL events. I’m going to go check in right now, and …Continue reading "Let’s go to BlogHer"
More good news for nonprofits in Second Life: this year’s Second Life Community Convention (SLCC) will have a “nonprofit and philanthropic” theme thanks to the MacArthur Foundation, who is spending a year exploring the role of philanthropy in virtual worlds. I have to admit, this makes the SLCC much more appealing than it has been …Continue reading "Nonprofits at SLCC"
I was very pleased to hear from my friend ‘Vivienne Cassavetes’ that the annual women’s blogging conference BlogHerCon will also be in Second Life this year. I’ve always wanted to go to BlogHer, but it’s usually held at a bad time for me when I’ve either been in-between jobs (ie: no money for travel) or …Continue reading "BlogHer comes to Second Life"
Today is the ACLU’s Day of Action to Restore Law and Justice. Activists will gather in Washington, DC to rally and lobby to fix the Military Commissions Act and to restore Habeas Corpus. If (like me) you can’t make it to DC for the main event, come to a simultaneous rally in Second Life! Tuesday …Continue reading "Rally for Habeas today, anywhere"
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Fellowship of Reconciliation were all founded between 1915 and 1920. I usually refer to organizations this old as “dinosaurs” due to the incredible inertia that comes from being so big and being around for so many decades. I am really impressed with my …Continue reading "A great leap forward"
Cross-posted at techPresident. For this installment of my series of visits to each candidate’s Second Life efforts, I was joined by PDF Associate Editor Josh Levy, also known as Spencer Mukerji. We had the good fortune of running into Astrophysicist McCallister who is the official (but unpaid) Second Life Coordinator for Mike Gravel’s presidential campaign. …Continue reading "Is Mt. Gravel a symbol?"