Library Offers New Online Workshop about Grants for Nonprofit Organizations


    The University of Delaware Library will offer a new online workshop on the topic of “Grants for Nonprofit Organizations.”  This new workshop will be held within the online environment of Second Life (SL).

    The workshop, conducted entirely in Second Life, will focus on the Foundation Directory Online and other databases that provide information on grants from private foundations, corporations and public charities.  The workshop will cover strategies for database searching, procedures for using alerting services and RSS feeds, and ways to locate additional grant information on the Internet.  
The Foundation Directory Online is accessible at more than four hundred funding centers and libraries located throughout the United States.

Date:               Wednesday, June 23, 2010 
Time:               2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon SLT)
Location:         http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/University%20of%20Delaware/136/99/24
Presenters:     Carol Rudisell (SL: Kharyl Sorbet), Librarian
                        Erin Daix (SL: Cricket Denimore), Associate Librarian

    Basic Second Life accounts are free; however, participants will need to download Second Life software to participate in the workshop.  Participants will need to have a computer that can handle the graphics.  See the SL systems requirements for further details:

                         Second Life accounts:  http://join.secondlife.com
                         System requirements for SL:  http://secondlife.com/support/system-requirements

    Questions about the workshop or how to get started in Second Life may be sent to Erin Daix at [daix@udel.edu].  On Thursday, June 17, 2010 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. SLT) Cricket Denimore will provide an informal orientation to Second Life basics.  Grantseekers who are new to Second Life are encouraged to drop-in!

    This workshop is available at no charge. 

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