Nonprofit Commons, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds explores the locations and the work of Nonprofit Commons

Today we visit Nonprofit Commons, the location for a number of not-for-profit organisations in Second Life, and learn about how Nonprofit Commons works, and also look at the projects being undertaken by the individual organisations.

From 2pm today, 11th November, you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: https://www.slartist.com/browse-dw-videos-1-date.html. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Nonprofit Commons: the ampitheatre, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Nonprofit Commons: the ampitheatre, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to Buffy Beale who, together with Rhiannon Chatnoir, is one of the people behind Nonprofit Commons, and about her own organisation – Bridges for Women Society, based in British Columbia, which has a location on the Nonprofit Commons estate.

Bridges for Women, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Bridges for Women, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we talk to the Co-Chair of Nonprofit Commons, Zinnia Zauber of Peninsula College, about the courses she runs for her real life students in her area on Nonprofit Commons and to Namaara MacMoragh, of the Brain Energy Support Team and also the Treasurer of Nonprofit Commons, who shares information about their work – and also her thoughts on nonprofit fundraising in virtual worlds. We also meet up with talkswithmarie (also known as Red!) to talk about her G.I.R.L.S projects, and Dancers Yao who talks about the Elder Voices project and the work they are doing with the United Nations on Lyme Disease.

Elder Voices
Elder Voices

Finally, we leave the Nonprofit Commons estate to visit Virtual Ability, and speak with Gentle Heron. Gentle shares with us the benefits the wider not-for-profit community draw from Nonprofit Commons – they good that they do spreads far and wide not just across the grid, but into real life too.

This is an amazing and important show – so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

Brain Energy Support Team, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Brain Energy Support Team, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

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