For months we have been pondering what to do to celebrate FVP’s 2nd anniversary. Should we host an event similar to last year, or should we mix it up?
Just before Christmas I learned that Twestival 2011 would be Twestival Local, supporting local charities and non-profits in over 200 cities around the world. Vancouver and Victoria signed up for this great fundraiser and with the encouragement of the Vancouver organizer, I signed up the Fraser Valley! This would be the answer to what we would do – host a huge, fun party fundraiser for 250+ people, invite our readers and contacts, and raise lots of money for a local organization. Yes!
What is Twestival? Twestival® (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good by connecting communities offline on a single day to highlight a great cause and have a fun event. Twestival is the largest global grassroots social media fundraising initiative to date. Since 2009, volunteers have raised close to $1.2 million for 137 nonprofits. All local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to projects.
We have already obtained venue sponsorship from Coast Hotel in Langley, and we have some food and entertainment sponsors on board already. If you’re interested in sponsorship information, please be in touch and I will happily share our sponsorship requirements with you!
At this time we are accepting calls for nomination from local non-profit and charitable organizations. Please visit this post to learn more about what the requirements are and how to apply. This is a very short time frame so if your organization would like to apply, please do so ASAP! Deadline is February 1st, 2011!
Joining me on the Fraser Valley Twestival 2011 organizing team are Teri-Lyn Conrad of Red Barn Group, Caree Bray of Dominion Lending and Danielle Knowles of Red Pencil Editing Services.
More info to come on Twestival very soon! For now please mark March 24th, 6PM-10PM, in your calendars. You won’t want to miss this!