@miriamskitchen: @DCTwestival Charity of Choice for 9/10

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The region’s next DC Twestival event will be held on the evening of September 10. Please save the date. As part of the new Twestival local initiative Miriam’s Kitchen will be the primary beneficiary.

Miriam’s Kitchen was chosen for a variety of reasons. It has a healthy Twitter and general social media presence, but could benefit from some additional social media training and support. Further, it’s mission is simply outstanding:

Miriam’s Kitchen provides healthy, homemade meals and comprehensive case management services to the homeless (image from Miriam Kitchen’s Flickr feed).

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Stay tuned for more event details. The @dctwetsival committee is actively meeting every week to organize the event. We are actively seeking sponsors, too.

Twestival Local is a little different than the last Twestival. Events will be held over a four day period, September 10-13. Events needed to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • It must be a recognized not-for-profit in the respective Country
  • The Twestival Local organizing team must demonstrate that they made an effort to engage their local community with the cause selection process. It is up to each community how best to do this; online recommendations and/or vote to narrow down or decide.
  • he organizing team leader must submit their not-for-profit selection to get confirmation from Twestival and Causecast via https://twestival.wufoo.com/forms/submit-notforprofit-for-consideration/
  • Establish a clear fundraising target, in addition to a specific goal which will impact the not-for-profit (raise enough to send 25 kids to camp, drill a well, help buy a piece of equipment, etc.)
  • 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales and all fundraising must go direct to the not-for-profit
  • Work with the not-for-profit to see what other areas the Twestival Local team can support (social media training, volunteers, awareness, etc.)
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