Twestival is the largest grassroots social media fundraising initiative in the world and in 2013 global events will raise funds and awareness for local non-profits that organisers identify for having an incredible impact within their own community.
If your charity impacts the local Edinburgh community and you'd like to apply, please complete the form at this link: http://t.co/OjlPnp71cx
Applications must be made by 5pm on Tuesday 7th May.
Take a look at our 2011 video to see how we supported St. Columba's Hospice at our last Twestival event.
Guidelines for applying to be a Twestival charitable recipient:
• Charities must be registered and their work must have a direct impact in the local community
• Non-proﬁt recipients should pinpoint a speciﬁc use for the Twestival funds
• Non-proﬁt recipients should have a social media and online presence
• Non-proﬁts must not be overtly religious or political in nature
• Non-proﬁts must not have aims which do not result in a tangible, measurable impact
The successful non-proﬁt will be selected with input from the community through nominations, not voting.
We're very excited to reveal our new logo for 2013!
The wonderful team at Newhaven in Edinburgh kindly offered the services of their creative studio this month and we can now share what they've been up to.
We hope you love this year's design as much as we do!
A few words from the team at Newhaven...
"We’d love to say the principle reason we wanted to get involved with Twestival was to raise money for charity. But in truth, we’ve been along to the two most recent Twestivals in Edinburgh, thought they were a great way of catching up with the assorted great and the good of the digital world in Edinburgh – as well as being brilliant fun - and so wanted to get a bit more involved this time.
After all, it’s not every day that you get the chance to be involved in the largest grassroots social media fundraising initiative in the world. At the time of writing, events are planned in 49 cities in 25 countries. And we suspect there’ll be a few more by the time the super-efficient global organising committee is done.
Having exposed our shamefully superficial motivations, we admit that the fact that all money raised goes straight to the locally-nominated charity makes this an even better cause. The UK just beat Canada and Brazil last time around in terms of money raised. We anticipate a closer run contest this time!