Prim Perfect’s special new issue on nonprofits in virtual worlds is out now!

Prim Perfect Issue 48 - September 2013 - cover
Prim Perfect Issue 48 – September 2013 – cover

Welcome to our special nonprofits issue of Prim Perfect magazine, where we take a look at just some of the amazing work that is being done by and for nonprofits around the grid.

This has been a great year for one particular nonprofit in Second Life – the American Cancer Society (which is the organisation behind Relay for Life). In this centenary year, a record amount (over US$390,000) was raised in the Relay Season. To celebrate this, PJ Trenton has produced a photo essay looking at Relays – and Relay events – past and present, while Beq Janus submits a report on this year’s Relay weekend.

Prim Perfect Issue 48 - September 2013 - Winter Nightfire
Prim Perfect Issue 48 – September 2013 – Winter Nightfire

Our Designer of the Month in this issue is Winter Nightfire – Ethan Westland talks to her about her work and also explores the beautiful Survivor and Caregivers’ Camp that she created at Relay for Life weekend.

And we have another interview, too, as Inara Prey talks to Rodvik Linden, the CEO of Linden Lab, the owners and developers of the Second Life platform.

Prim Perfect Issue 48 - September 2013 - Inara Prey talks to Rodvik Linden
Prim Perfect Issue 48 – September 2013 – Inara Prey talks to Rodvik Linden

But there’s much more on nonprofits – because there are many more in Second Life, exploring different areas of needs and concerns. Joonie Jatho speaks with Gentle Heron and learns all about the work of Virtual Ability, a nonprofit that reaches out from the virtual to the real world. And Judi Newall learns all about Nonprofit Commons, the regions set up by the organisation TechSoup that have brought a wealth of nonprofit endeavours to the grid.

Ceejay Writer explores the variety of nonprofits that are on the grid, while Qwis Greenwood takes a closer look at two of the smaller nonprofits. Eva Bellambi writes about her own experiences with raising money for breast cancer – and provides a useful checklist for people who want to become involved in fundraising. Honour McMillan explores spontaneous fundraising in Second Life, while I look at issues of awareness and the role of large scale fundraising like Relay for Life. Are other nonprofits missing out here?

Prim Perfect Issue 48 - September 2013 - Winner in the Fantasy Fauire Short Story Competition
Prim Perfect Issue 48 – September 2013 – Winner in the Fantasy Fauire Short Story Competition

We also have the winner of the Fantasy Faire Short Story competition, “Red Sail at Sunset” by Deoridhe Grimsdottir.

And there are some very timely thoughts on intellectual property rights from Cain Maven.

As a special preview, we are launching the Prim Perfect Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support. We’re asking for your support – and your best cake recipes! Read all about it on Page 14.

Cake Against Cancer! Join our Macmillan Coffee Morning
Cake Against Cancer! Join our Macmillan Coffee Morning

As always, there are details from our TV shows, Designing Worlds and Happy Hunting!, available on Treet TV.

Our team of talented photographers, led by PJ Trenton, Beq Janus, Winona Wiefel, Wildstar Beaumont, and Honour McMillan, bring you some of the most artistic eye candy from across the metaverse.

All this with News From the Grid and more!

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So how can I get Prim Perfect?
If you prefer to read the magazine online but not inworld, there are choices. Firstly, there’s the wonderful Calaméo system, which allows you to moves smoothly through the pages, giving you the feeling of reading a real magazine. You’ll find Issue 48 here – and please do leave a comment!

Prim Perfect Issue 48 - September 2013 -  PJ Trenton's Photo Essay
Prim Perfect Issue 48 – September 2013 – PJ Trenton’s Photo Essay

But, if you like to download your magazines to read as you commute to work, or in the bath, or wherever, you can also download a pdf of the magazine from Calameo – or print it out!.

You can get the latest issue inworld – and copies of all our earlier issues too – at our head offices at Pointe LaRue Isle.  It has a great cafe to relax in while you’re reading the latest issue too!

Prim Perfect Issue 48 - September 2013 -  Cain Maven on IPR
Prim Perfect Issue 48 – September 2013 – Cain Maven on IPR

We also have subscribe-o-matic kiosks throughout Second Life – so you can just click to subscribe. You’ll be sent a copy of the latest issue, and then you’ll receive your issues regularly!

Or you can have it delivered to you each month as an IntelliBook, by joining the Prim Perfect Readers group inworld. It costs nothing to join and, apart from delivering the magazine each month, we won’t overload you with chat or messages!

In addition to delivering the Intellibook version of the magazine, you’ll also get a link to the online Calaméo version of the magazine, so you’ll be able to access that too.

How to Join Prim Perfect Readers

  • Inworld, open Search.
  • Search Groups for Prim Perfect Readers.
  • Click to join

So … enjoy! And let us know what you think of our new edition!

Prim Perfect Issue 48 - September 2013 -  Virtual Ability
Prim Perfect Issue 48 – September 2013 – Virtual Ability

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