Twestival – #GivingTuesday

by · April 9, 20131 comment

Twestival is back!

Twestival combines social media and in-person events to raise money for charity. And it works! The first global Twestival was in 2009. Since then, Twestival has raised $1.75 million for over 285 charities around the world!

Now, in 2013, with the help of global sponsors PayPal, StayClassy, and Project 7, Twestival is poised to expand its impact. Since it started, all the local Twestival events were hosted on the same day around the globe. This year, Twestival is opening up the ability for local organizers to choose the date that’s best for them. It’s like a year round Twestival!

Logo for Twestival 2013 for SocialMediaExplorer's #GivingTuesday

As a fundraising coach, what I love about Twestival is that it’s 100% volunteer. Even those of us on the global team are volunteering our time and effort to help support all the events. The mixture of passionate volunteers and effective leveraging of each of our social networks is powerful.

Dozens of Twestival events are already being organized. And Twestival founder Amanda Rose expects there to be around 300 this year.

If you’re reading this blog post, you are a perfect volunteer for your local Twestival! Check out the official Twestival map to see if one is already being organized near you. Then head over to Twestival’s “Get Involved” page to volunteer for the event.

If one isn’t near you, the “Get Involved” page has information on how to organize your own! Organizers get the support of an entire global team of veteran Twestival organizers and fundraisers to make starting one as easy as possible.

To learn more about Twestival go to the site or watch this video from Twestival’s YouTube channel:


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About Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman is the author of Ask Without Fear! and Google+ for Nonprofits. As a public speaker, his expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences around the world and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera and Fox News. He’s also a homebrewer, coffee snob, and loves singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family. Sign up for his free fundraising tips at

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  • EJ McWoods

    I believe this is a great way to market to people, especially those who enjoy being around people. This blog tells us about this campaign the have started to raise money for charity. Social media is the most popular thing in our world today and some people can’t live without it. Bringing social media and people together was a great idea to raise money and this gives people the opportunity to meet people around the world that are willing to be participants in this event.