I am please to let you all know that I was nominated for, and won the National Human Service Assembly award for Excellence in Technology Innovation. Jerry Paffendorf was nice enough to nominate me for our work on the Second Life Relay For Life. I am especially excited that I will have an opportunity to address the assembly, which is made up of the nation's largest human services centered non-profits, and I plan on drawing their attention to the possibilities that the virtual space and virtual communities hold. More importantly I gives me an opportunity to promote the SL Relay to a whole new community.
My one fear is a deluge of charity events in a community that may not want them. That is what I think is so special about the Relay For Life, it is a community driven event. So long as there is grass roots support I fell events like these will be welcome and well supported.