Member Profile: DJ Earnshaw of Helping Tulsa and Association of Personal Computer User Groups

don.jpgdjearnshaw.pngReal Name/SL Name: Don Singleton/DJ Earnshaw
Organization: Helping Tulsa and Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG)
3311 South 127 East Place
Tulsa, OK 74146

Twitter: @donsingleton

Position: Director

Is your work here in Second Life as an individual or are you representing a foundation?
I am a disabled homebound person with a lot of time on my hands, and a desire to help people where ever I can. I am a Director of APCUG, President of the Tulsa Computer Society and the computer refurbishing project called Helping Tulsa. I am also the publisher of Tulsa High Tech.

Brief Summary of your organization:
Supports Computer User Groups; most whom are 501(c)3s. My purpose is to help them communicate with eachother through Second Life. We provide refurbished computers to schools, churches, and non-profit agencies, senior citizen centers, Tulsa Housing Authority facilities, and HUD Section 8 facilities. We do not provide computers to individuals.

Helping Tulsa:
To facilitate communication among computer user groups, the community, and the technology industry.

How did you find out about NPC and why did you get involved?
TechSoup sent me an email by virtue of Helping Tulsa's computer refurbishing project.

Some say the professional networking opportunities in SL have been extraordinary. Have you found this to be true? If so, what advice would you give someone for effective networking in SL?
I see the potential, particularly at attracting younger volunteers.

Do you think every nonprofit should have a presence within SL or is it only appropriate for particular types of organizations?
Everyone should, but most will not.

More than likely you are fairly new to SL. Since there is a learning curve, what advice would you give to make being in SL easier?
Take as many f the free classes available from several sources in SL.

Current/On-going needs (RL or SL)?

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