The virtual world of Second Life is a platform that is a 24/7 always-on online community where the world’s content is entirely user-generated. It’s a 3-D immersive space that is used by a global audience to build experiences, offer trainings, connect with friends and collaborate with colleagues. It’s an exciting medium that is becoming more ubiquitous and TechSoup’s Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is the community to teach Nonprofits and NGOs how to collaborate and get acquainted with working to raise funds, augment your communications and procure volunteers in this cutting-edge environment.
This webinar will give an overview of Second Life, why nonprofits and libraries use it, the benefits and the costs, and how to join our free, virtual community of practice – Nonprofit Commons in Second Life. Hear from Susan Tenby, Jessica Dally, and Renne Brock-Richmond who will:
discuss best practices
give examples of how nonprofits and libraries are using Second Life
help you understand how your organization can utilize this powerful tool
create social change while collaborating within this innovative platform
and show you how to join our large community in the virtual world.
You can discuss this webinar on Twitter with the hashtag #techsoup or join us for a live-stream of the event in Second Life.
Date: Thursday, May 13
Time: 11 a.m. Pacific time (2 p.m. Eastern)
Topic: Using Second Life to Collaborate and Connect
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