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Sister Cities and Friends connects sims and sim owners in virtual reality, to share information so that their enterprises continue to grow and prosper. SCF uses a professional resident management team to find, promote, and counsel quality themed social networking sims. For further information, please talk to one of our resident management team members.

Contents:
. Benefits
. Requirements
. Promotional Materials
. Memo of Understanding
. This Web Site

Benefits

SISTER CITIES AND FRIENDS exists to promote the continued growth and sustainability of member sims by increasing resident and newcomer awareness of the features and benefits of each member sim.

GUESTS benefit by becoming aware of other quality, themed sims in Second Life; and having direct teleport access to many different types of activities.

OWNERS benefit by providing broader exposure for their designers, artists, venues and events, especially for new residents.

Sister cities membership provides support to establish growth of virtual worlds media and quality content. There is no charge to be a member of Sister Cities and Friends Online but eligibility requirements must be maintained.

Requirements

To be eligible a sim owner must:
a) Be established with a themed sim build
b) Maintain a weekly activity schedule and growing community base
c) Provide new residents a friendly, safe, positive "first experience" of SL
d) Sign a Memo of Understanding
e) Provide sim promotional materials
f) Allow placing a networked teleport sign board in a public location on the sim
g) Meet from time to time with an operations team member.

In return the operations team will:
h) Add each member's promotion materials to the networked teleport sign board system
i) Maintain networked teleport sign boards on member sims and SL Help Islands
j) Promote information sharing in an appropriate and confidential manner between members regarding efficient operation and long-term sustainability
k) Promote information sharing between members regarding each other's activities.

Especially important is staying in touch with one of the operations team members and having a signed memo of understanding (see below) in place. Our goal is for all members to prosper and flourish.

Promotional Materials

After being accepted as a member and returning your signed Memo of Understanding to the team, the team will place a sign on your sim. Please provide your promotional materials as soon as possible. The team will update the sign servers with your marketing image and information notecard, when received.

i) Marketing image
- you have one chance to make a first impression; please help us help you by providing...
- a good quality picture showing attractive view of all or part of the sim with...
- large text on the image showing the Sim Name and...
- additional text saying, "Click Here!"
- if your Home Language is not English include Home Language text on the image
- image size 512x384px or larger (aspect ratio 4x3: width 4 units, height 3 units)
- send image by ** email ** to: sitearm@gmail.com

ii) Information notecard
- short readable description of the sim and its notable features
- description in English and in sim's Home Language (if applicable)
- include name of a Contact for guest questions for the sim
- include address of Website (if applicable)
- full permissions notecard (Modify Yes; Copy Yes; Resell/Give Away Yes)
- drop notecard in-world to: Sitearm Madonna

iii) Landmark
- a landmark or slurl close to the central arrival location of the sim
- this location should be within sight of where the sign will be placed
- drop landmark in-world to: Sitearm Madonna

iv) Website address
- if applicable (web, blog, other online presence)
- having an online presence helps promote worldwide awareness of your sim outside of SL
- provide to: Sitearm Madonna

Memo of Understanding

When you wish to discuss something confidential, be sure to tell the other person, "this is 'Under the Memo'".

The Memo of Understanding is a two-way confidentiality agreement between all members of the resident management team and all members of Sister Cities and Friends in SL.

The Memo of Understanding confirms in detail our intent to assist each other and the terms by which we will do so.

[BEGIN AGREEMENT]

__ SISTER CITIES MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING __-__-____

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SUMMARY:
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. This MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING confirms the overlapping interests of signees and willingness to share information in an appropriate and confidential manner, to help each other in the course of their parallel growth and development.

. By signing this agreement you agree to keep confidentiality per the DETAILS and TERMS below.
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** To SIGN this agreement, enter your avatar name and date in the SIGNATURES section **
** If needed, update details about your goals in the DETAILS section **
** Then SAVE this card, make it NO MODIFY, and drop a copy on Sitearm Madonna **

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SIGNATURES:
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For __:
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For SISTER CITIES AND FRIENDS:
. Sitearm Madonna
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DETAILS:
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. SISTER CITIES AND FRIENDS exists to promote the continued growth and sustainability of member sims by increasing resident and newcomer awareness of the features and benefits of each member sim. GUESTS benefit by becoming aware of other quality, themed sims in Second Life; and having direct teleport access to many different types of entertainment activities. OWNERS benefit by providing broader exposure for their designers, artists, venues and events, especially for new residents.
. __ seeks opportunities to explore and work with other innovative virtual reality designers, artists and service providers.
. These parties are part of a larger network of independent designers, artists, and service providers operating in virtual worlds projects.
. These parties see value in helping each other by sharing information that does not violate confidentiality agreements that each may have with other clients or patrons.
. The information to be shared can include trends and plans in technology, business, applications and more.
. These parties have complementary agendas and agree to help each other in the course of their parallel growth and development.
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TERMS:
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1. Detailed information shared such as costs or names is confidential for internal use only.
2. For broader use by each party with other staff or clients, paraphrases without specifics are acceptable.
3. This memo of understanding may be updated by mutual agreement or ended by either should circumstances change.
4. In particular, should any of these parties determine that their agendas are no longer complementary they may end this agreement by simply giving notice "I hereby end our Memo of Understanding".
5. In the event that a party dissolves the agreement, all information shared prior to the agreement being ended remains confidential.
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[END AGREEMENT]

This Web Site

The purpose of this web site is to communicate to members, and to people Interested in becoming members, of the Sister Cities and Friends program. The measures of success for this web site are: a) helping candidate members by providing program information, b) listing current members for ease of access, and c) providing resources and support. Additional public relations are available from member web sites, press releases, blogs, and RSS news feeds.

For further information please talk to one of our resident management team members.


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