Fun for Everyone
3 Ways to Turn Strangers into Friends at Your Twestival by Jackie Miao, Malaysia (@fooz, Lifebod.com), Twestival Orientation Team Organizing a grassroots event means that the people who arrive on the big day will likely be strangers from all over your city, and it could be quite a mixed bag of personalities You should be ready to host everyone from the shy to the ﬂamboyant, from networking...
A Good Day to Twestival
How to choose the right date to host your Twestival By Christina Lor, Orientation Team Global Lead Twestival has an important twist for 2013. Instead of every local Twestival being held on the same day everywhere around the world, this year each city or region gets to pick its own date that’s right for them. But how do you select a good date? What makes a good day to hold a...
The first approved Twestival logos!
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5 Tips for Planning a Successful Twestival
By Michelle Greer With an 11-piece band, a photo booth, amazing giveaways like SxSW tickets and guitar lessons, and over 400 people in attendance, Austin’s first Twestival in 2009 was more successful than we’d ever hoped. Are you planning your own Twestival? Here are some tips based on what we learned. [[MORE]] 1. Pick the venue first — Your ideas will be restricted by your...
The story of our new brand
A tale of global generosity and serendipity To help launch our new approach for 2013, we also wanted a whole new look. Last November, we announced a logo contest on crowdSPRING, and donated $500 to a charity of the winner’s choice. Fittingly, Twestival’s new logo is the creation of a fortuitous and generous online collaboration between two previously unassociated web designers living in...
What’s new and exciting for 2013 by Amanda Rose, Founder of Twestival Do you remember what you were doing on February 12, 2009? I certainly remember where I was — sitting dumbfounded in my London flat with my laptop open to Twitter, watching #Twestival trend worldwide. Everything had been set in motion just a few weeks earlier, when I began tweeting about an idea for communities in...
See the 50 wells Twestival helped drill
Twestival events in 202 cities around the world joined forces on February 12, 2009 to support charity: water’s mission of bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. All of the $264,000 raised was used to drill 50 wells in Ethiopia, Uganda and Cambodia. Want to keep helping? Here is a simple way to make a difference: Pledge your birthday here! Learn more...
Update from Concern Worldwide: How Twestival...
Lessons in educating the world’s poorest children Photo: Esther Havens On March 25, 2010, organizers in 175 cities across the globe held Twestivals in support of Concern Worldwide, raising an astonishing $405,538. Those funds directly improved the education of about 53,000 children — and another 120,000 indirectly — in Burundi, Haiti, Liberia, Malawi and Mozambique. Read the full story of...
After the Revolution: How the Arab Spring gave...
» Twestival Tunis organizers Hassen Saies, Mongi Bhouri, Amina Abdellatif, Ali Boulila and Karim Kik Karim El Kik still remembers the moment he first learned of Twestival. It was early December 2010, and he was on a bus outside of Tunis, where he lives with his wife, Amina Abdellatif, and works as a communications director. He checked Twitter on his iPad, and within the stream was a...