Press Coverage

Select Nonprofit Commons Press Mentions


Highlights:

Blog Talk Radio March 22, 2010
Episode 22 Susan Tenby from TechSoup hosted by Game Changing

Social Edge July 14, 2009
TechSoup - a must have for every social entrepreneur


Huffington Post June 8, 2009
Nonprofits Blaze Virtual Trail in Second Life Mixed Reality Lounge


Tulsa HighTech.com June 2009
Nonprofits and Second Life by Don Singleton

Fora TV May 28, 2008
Virtual Social Change Nonprofit Commons in Second_Life

Glitteractica Cookie speaking about Nonprofit Commons on SLCN 7/13/08. Catch it here or on iTunes or in-world SLCN's tv.

The Seventh Sun:
Congressional Hearing coverage
Congressional hearing in a nutshell


Susan Tenby gets a shout-out from Jon Stewart on Daily Show Mon. 4/7/08


The Nonprofit Commons respond to Jon Stewart:



Congressional Hearing about Virtual Worlds: Susan Tenby, of the Nonprofit Commons testified with Philip Rosedale, of Linden Lab, Larry Johnson, of the New Media Consortium, and Colin Parris of IBM.
Susan Tenby's complete Congressional testimony

Susan Tenby's abridged Congressional testimony
Video of Congressional hearing
TechSoup's write up
Beth kanter's blog entry about it
Forbes:Ahead of the Bell: Online Virtual Worlds
Business Week: Ahead of the Bell, Online virtual worlds
One World.net: U.S. Congress Wades into Virtual Worlds
San Jose Mercury News: Members of Congress get a look at Second Life and are mystified, fascinated
Washington Post: Goofy Characters and Weird People -- Sounds Like a Hearing

Further media coverage tagged on del.i.cious





Stats for this project are listed here:nonprofit commons in numbers

6/22
New York Times
Foundation With Real Money Ventures Into Virtual World
“More than 30 nonprofits have opened offices in a virtual business incubator in Second Life called the Nonprofit Commons that is operated by TechSoup, a group that helps other nonprofits with technology.”
http://webclipper.handsnet.org/2007/06/foundation-with.php

7/30
KQED RADIO
The California Report: Virtual Philanthropy (audio file)

8/17/07
Times Colonist (British Columbia)/ Canada.com
Nonprofits Turn to Brave New Online World
“ But for[the nonprofit] Bridges, and other non-profits like them, a presence in a virtual world could be the future of their operations.”
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/life/story.html?id=e65ee97e-094b-4394-9a54-13f5696747a1&k=31847&p=1

8/10/07
Reuters in Second Life
EVENT OF THE WEEK: NONPROFIT COMMONS
http://secondlife.reuters.com/stories/2007/08/10/this-weeks-events-from-the-avastar-5/

Other
8/19
UgoTrade
Thinking globally – connecting virtually: Anshe Chng makes a home for nonprofits on SL

“She [Anshe Chung, donor of the NP Commons sim] explained that she hoped the [[http://www.ugotrade.com/2007/08/19/thinking-globally-connecting-virtually-anshe-chung-makes-a-home-for-non-profits-on-sl/nonprofitcommons.orghttp://www.nonprofitcommons.orgin SL could extend this process of finding new ways to connect technically, socially and emotionally to the members of non-profits.”
http://www.ugotrade.com/2007/08/19/thinking-globally-connecting-virtually-anshe-chung-makes-a-home-for-non-profits-on-sl/

8/15/07
Second Life Insider
Nonprofit Commons: You Rock
http://www.secondlifeinsider.com/2007/08/18/nonprofit-commons-you-rock/

8/15/07
Tara Incognita
Nonprofit Commons gala - a nice start, but…
http://tarayeats.com/?p=26

8/13
Second Life Update
Nonprofit Gala
http://www.secondlifeupdate.com/2007/08/13/nonprofit-gala/

8/13/07
SLNN.com
Nonprofit Commons to hold grand opening
http://www.slnn.com/article/nonprofit-commons/

8/11/07
Infoisland
Nonprofits Celebrate New Home in Second Life
http://infoisland.org/2007/08/11/nonprofits-celebrate-new-home-in-second-life/

8/10/07
Second Life Insider
Nonprofit Commons' Grand Opening
http://www.secondlifeinsider.com/2007/08/10/nonprofit-commons-grand-opening/

8/10/07
Business Growth Network
Nonprofit Commons Opens in SL
http://bgnonline.blogspot.com/2007/08/nonprofit-commons-opens-in-sl.html

8/9/07
Contra Costa Times
Event: Nonprofits Celebrate New Home in Second Life:
http://events.contracostatimes.com/events/show/57137438-Nonprofits-Celebrate-New-Home-in-Second-Life-Nonprofit-Commons-Grand-Opening-Gala-Event-on-August-14th-2007

8/9/07
San Jose Mercury News
Real Estate News
http://www.mercurynews.com/realestatenews/ci_6584596?nclick_check=1

8/6/07
Spare Change
Tip Jar
http://www.social-marketing.com/blog/2007/08/tip-jar-8607.html

8/1/07
NTEN BLOG
Nonprofits Get a Second Life
http://www.nten.org/blog/2007/08/01/nonprofits-get-a-second-life

7/24/07
The Click Heard Round the World
Second Life Non-profit Commons Opening Party August 14
http://www.rikomatic.com/blog/2007/07/second-life-non.html

7/20/07
Mobile Voter
Non Profit Commons in Second Life
http://nihongono.typepad.com/mobile_voter/2007/07/non-profit-comm.html

7/6/07
LaunchSquad
Non Profits Clean up In Mixed Reality, Fortune 1000 Straggles
http://www.launchsquad.com/blogs/exclamation/2007/07/06/non-profits-clean-up-in-mixed-reality-fortune-1000-straggles/

6/23/07
Don’t tell the Donor.org
MacArthur Foundation enters Second Life
http://donttellthedonor.blogspot.com/2007_06_01_archive.html

4/19/07
Beths’ Blog
A Sneak Peek at TechSOup’s Nonprofit Commons
http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/2007/04/a_sneak_peek_at.html

  • 95 mentions of “nonprofit commons” in blogs with “a lot of authority” per Technorati
  • 290 mentions of “nonprofit commons” in blogs with “some authority” per Technorati
  • 720 mentions of “nonprofit commons” in blogs with “any authority” per Technorati
  • 8 mentions of “nonprofit commons gala” in blogs with “a lot of authority” per Technorati
  • 17 mentions of “nonprofit commons gala” in blogs with “some authority” per Technorati
  • 26 of “nonprofit commons gala” in blogs with “any authority” per Technorati