The Twestival is back this September, this time focusing on local groups instead of a global campaign! Now is the time to help choose the local organizations that will benefit from the twitter-powered organizing and convening.
- Check out Twestival Local
- Vote for your local organization: Some cities have already chosen the organization and others need local people to vote, so use the map on the Twestival site to find your city’s Twestival page to learn more!
- Follow the chatter on Twitter
Twestival Local puts the spotlight on hundreds of causes around the world.
Twestival Local aims to support not-for-profit organizations through global events on 10-13 September 2009. It is up to each city team to facilitate nominations and the selection process using the Twestival guidelines. If you are interested in finding out how your cause can be considered, please reach out directly to cities via Twitter or look for your city on the map.
The emphasis is on supporting one local cause where volunteers and donors can have a direct and measurable impact. The cause selected is the recipient of the fundraising effort and not the event organizers. Twestival Local encourages volunteers to also think beyond the financial goal and find ways to work with the not-for-profit including social media training, recruitment, or communication strategies.
“Twestival was born out of the idea that if cities are able to collaborate on an international scale, but work from a local level, it would result in a spectacular impact. While Twestival Global put the spotlight around one cause, Twestival Local is encouraging cities around the world to host events in support a local cause.”