Attend or Contribute to Twestival on Thursday
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The third Twestival will be held this Thursday in cities all over the world. A great event created by my friend Amanda Rose, Twestival has already benefit Charity: Water and hundreds of local charities with its global movement. This Spring’s effort will benefit Concern (on Twitter), an organization that seeks to provide education aid to some of the world’s most impoverished communities.

By partnering with Concern, the 2010 Twestival is aiming to highlight eight areas which are preventing some of our poorest youth around the world from going to school and getting the education they need. With the event just around the corner, Twestival has already raised more than $130,000 for this worthy charity. It is on track to surpass more than $1 million in combined charitable donations to date for all of three Twestivals.

“The power of Twestival is not just in the amount of money it raises for inspiring nonprofits like Concern, an organization whose mission it is to end extreme poverty,” said Allyson Kapin, editor of the Care2 FrogLoop blog. “It’s in Twestival’s incredible reach across communications channels, and how they help to raise awareness about nonprofits and social justice issues through earned media and word of mouth.”

There are several ways to participate, including changing your Twitter avatar. You can also donate directly or participate in the online auction.

And of course, the most obvious and best way is to attend one of your local Twestival events on Thursday. I’d like to highlight two in particular as the East Coast Zoetican:

As a former Washington DC Twestival committee member, I want to wish my colleague Nakeva Corothers good luck on Thursday. The Washington Twestival will be held from 6-9 at the Shadow Room. Sign up today! C’mon DC people, get on board!

And of course, all of my NYC nonprofit tech friends — including organizer Damien Basile — are getting ready their Thursday Twestival, too. The NYC event is extra cool with the Good Units under the Hudson Hotel experience from 6-10pm. The NYC Twestival could surpass $10k with your help!

Wherever, make sure to do your part for Thursday’s Twestival.

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  • Pingback:phltwestival (Philly Twestival)

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    RT @geoffliving: Everyone! Make sure to support @concern with this Thursday’s @Twestival. Thoughts on Twestival here: [link to post]

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  • Pingback:db (Damien Basile)

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    Attend or Contribute to Twestival on Thursday: [link to post] (by @GeoffLiving) cc @NYCTwestival

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  • Pingback:GeoffLiving (Geoff Livingston)

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    New Blog Post: Attend or Contribute to Twestival on Thursday [link to post]

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    From @geoffliving: Attend or Contribute to Twestival on Thursday:
    The third Twestival will be held this Thursday … [link to post]

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    Attend or Contribute to Twestival on Thursday: [link to post] (by @GeoffLiving) cc @NYCTwestival (via @db)

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  • Geoff,

    Excellent post and I am thankful for your thoughts. the team has worked well together this year and we look forward to seeing familiar faces and new faces to tweet, meet and give for @Concern. The social media organizing experience has been a tremendous educational and exciting experience! And I’m sure you are more than well-versed in social giving events for nonprofits.

    DC Twestival Global 2010 is proud to share with the social community and Help the projects of Concern Worldwide!

    Best of life,
    @Nakeva

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    RT @GeoffLiving: New Blog Post: Attend or Contribute to @Twestival on Thursday: [link to post] #socent #csr #nonprofit #charity

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  • Pingback:DCeventjunkie (Lisa Byrne)

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    RT @geoffliving: New Blog Post: Attend or Contribute to Twestival on Thursday [link to post] #DCTwestival

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  • Pingback:GeoffLiving (Geoff Livingston)

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    Hey, everyone! Make sure to support @concern with this Thursday’s @Twestival. Thoughts on Twestival here: [link to post]

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  • Pingback:GeoffLiving (Geoff Livingston)

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    Kudos to Twestival organizers @amanda, @nakeva (DC), @db (NYC) and all the others around the world [link to post] Almost @ $1 million!

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    • Pingback:joezuc (Joseph Zuccaro)

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      @geoffliving – Hope you will be in DC on Thursday for Twestival!

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  • Pingback:vargasl (Lauren Vargas)

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    RT @geoffliving: Kudos to Twestival organizers @amanda, @nakeva (DC), @db (NYC) & others worldwide [link to post] Almost @ $1 million!

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  • Pingback:phltwestival (Philly Twestival)

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    RT @geoffliving: Kudos to Twestival organizers @amanda and all the others around the world [link to post] Almost @ $1 million!

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  • Pingback:db (Damien Basile)

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    RT @GeoffLiving: Kudos to Twestival organizers @amanda, @nakeva (DC), @db (NYC) and all the others around the world [link to post] Alm

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  • Pingback:oxtwestival (Oxford Twestival)

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    RT @phltwestival: RT @geoffliving: Kudos to Twestival organizers @amanda and all the others around the world [link to post] Almost @ $

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  • Pingback:Krochmal (Mo Krochmal)

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    RT @db: Attend or Contribute to Twestival on Thursday: [link to post] (by @GeoffLiving) cc @NYCTwestival

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    RT @geoffliving: New Blog Post: Attend or Contribute to Twestival on Thursday [link to post]

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    RT @dceventjunkie: @geoffliving: New Blog Post: Attend or Contribute to Twestival on Thursday [link to post] #DCTwestival

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  • Pingback:alexbthegirl (alexbthegirl)

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    RT @geoffliving: Everyone! Make sure to support @concern with this Thursday’s @Twestival. Thoughts on Twestival here: [link to post]

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  • Great news! @NYCTwestival has already surpassed $10K. What’s our next goal?

  • Pingback:From Beth’s Blog – News About Twestival « RX4Good

    […] seeks to provide education aid to some of the world’s most poorest communities.  My colleague, Geoff Livingston, has a great post about Twestival over at his […]

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