Member Profile: Harold W. Becker, The Love Foundation

Avatar Name: HB Eternal

RL Name: Harold W. Becker

The Love Foundation
President and Founder

Brief Summary of your organization:
The Love Foundation is a nonreligious, nonpolitical 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission of inspiring people to love unconditionally. Established in 2000, TLF has become the internationally recognized leading resource for understanding and applying unconditional love. Our vision is to assist people by building a practical foundation and experience of love within individuals and society as a whole. Home of Global Love Day, a celebration of our humanity each May 1st.

How did you get involved with Second Life and NPC?
Hosted our first ever virtual Global Love Day in 2010 and learned about NPC then.

How are you using Second Life to help further your mission?
Along with our other social sites, we are using Second Life to bring awareness of our organization and programs. Through our expanding global connections, we are finding ways to collaborate with individuals and organizations that share our vision.

Are you a member of TechSoup and if so, how are you using other TechSoup programs?
We have been a member of TechSoup for many years and obtain the majority of our software through them.

What is the biggest challenge you've found using Second Life for nonprofit work?
Efficient and effective ways to gain awareness of our presence on SL.

What benefits have you experienced?
We have already met a wonderful variety of avatars that support our efforts and have also translated this into real life collaborations and friendships.

How has your organization reacted to using Second Life for nonprofit work?
Our board fully supports our Second Life presence and regularly participate. Our extended global community of volunteers have been a bit slower to adopt SL.

Your favorite quote:
Unconditional love is an unlimited way of being.

What social media tools besides Second Life are you using to engage your community online and offline?
Our main TLF website, our TLF YouTube Nonprofit Channel, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, Ning, Gaia, Care2,, Hi5, Idealist, Taking it Global and others.

Name 2-3 innovative organizations or groups doing Second Life work that you admire:
Global Planit, Brain Candy, Volunteering in Kenya TechSoup, GuideStar, NPC

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