Virtual Office Space / Interactive Poster: New NPC Member Application Process


So your organization wants to have a virtual office or interactive poster in the Nonprofit Commons? Here's how:

Step 1: Attend Weekly NonProfit Commons Meetings
Start attending our weekly meetings held every Friday from 8:30-10:00 AM PT/Second Life time in the Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater. Can't make the meeting time? Let us know and check out the text chat of meetings posted on the wiki and also on the Google Group.

Step 2: Get to Know our NonProfit Commons Blog & Wiki
Peruse the Nonprofit Commons blog and wiki (if you're reading this, you're already doing the latter)! Please familiarize yourself with the Rules of Conduct community members must adhere to.

Step 3: Commit to Volunteering & Fill Out the New Member Questionnaire
NonProfit Commons offers either free of charge office space or interactive posters to qualified social benefit organizations. In exchange for this free space in the Nonprofit Commons, we require that NPC Members maintain a Second Life presence of a minimum of two hours a week and volunteer a minimum of two hours a month in the Nonprofit Commons community. Please fill out the New Member Questionnaire.

This questionnaire lets us know about your organization, what you do in the real world, what's you'd like to do in the Nonprofit Commons community in SL and how you could help us by volunteering to be a part of the Nonprofit Commons, as well as information that will help our estate managers determine your office space needs.

Step 4: Email Us Your Logo
Email community@nonprofitcommons.com with your organization's logo as an attachment if you cannot link to it on the New Member Questionnaire when you fill it out.

Step 5: Fill Out, Sign & Send a Memorandum of Understanding
The legal stuff! All Nonprofit Commons members must have a current, signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on file prior to moving in. We are updating our MoU, but please email us if you would like it sent to you community@nonprofitcommons.com

MoU's have to be updated and signed yearly, as well as continuing to fulfill all volunteer responsibilities in order to remain an NPC community member in good standing.

Step 6: Fill Out a Community Member Profile
The fun part! Fill out a Community Profile and your organization will be featured on our community member profiles. You also have the opportunity to be featured on the Nonprofit Commons site and listed as a member of the NPC community on the AvaCon.org site.

Step 7: Sign Up to Blog
We would love for all of our members to have the opportunity to blog, sign up here to participate. You can also do this by clicking the "Create a New Account" link on the left-side panel of the Nonprofit Commons blog. Fill out a username and profile. Once you've done so, email community@nonprofitcommons.com and let us know your username. The management team will then set you up as a blogger.

Step 8: Join Our Google Group for Announcements
Please join our Google Group to receive important information about the community for when you are not in Second Life.

Step 9: Join Us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & our G+ Community Pages
You can also participate in the community by Liking our Facebook page, following us on Twitter, joining us on LinkedIn and becoming part of our NPC G+ community.

Once you've completed these steps, we will be in touch with you about moving on into your virtual office space or setting up your interactive sign.

Questions? Contact community@nonprofitcommons.com