Virtual Reality Could Be the Next Big Thing in Charitable Giving | Smart News | Smithsonian.
July 7, 2015
It’s a concept that was recently tested on the streets of London. According to Amnesty International, a recent test run of street fundraisers using Google Goggles and a tour of “virtual reality Aleppo” in Syria prompted a 16 percent increase in charitable giving.
Meanwhile, nonprofits are experimenting with a different kind of virtual reality: a “nonprofit archipelago” in Second Life. The four simulated locations in the popular 3D virtual world offer opportunities for nonprofits to train, educate, and reach out to avatars — and the real-life players who control them.