Twitter is at it again, pure brilliance and one tweet, put a new spin on the word fundraising. This new concept, named          Twest-i-val, has found a way to bring the twitter community offline and bring them face to face for a charitable and non-profit cause. Twestivals are now the new way to raise money.  They have been taking place all over the world; from Hong Kong to San Francisco, everyone is getting involved in the Twestivities! Twestival has had much success since it was first launched in 2009. With almost $1.2 million dollars raised for over 137 non-profit organizations, Twestivals are giving the world of social media a new definition. All Twestivals are planned and produced by volunteers with 100% of the proceeds going to charities. See an example here: Global 2010


Interested in participating?

Twestivals are easy to start; all you need are the following:

  1. A Cause. Don’t have one? Check out to find a cause that you really care about.  DoSomething has millions of charities ranging anywhere from animal abuse to human rights campaigns. If you pitch them an outstanding idea, they may even give you the start-up funds for your fundraiser! 
  2. A Team. A group of dedicated volunteers to plan and execute the twestival from start to finish.
  3. A Place. Twestivals can be big or small. They have been held in city centers and small pubs. The possibilities are endless!
  4. Register. Once you have your idea and plans in place, its time to get started. Fill out the registration for your Twestival (Twestival Registration) and begin tweeting away!  If running a show is not your thing, you can still get involved, Sign up to be a volunteer (Twestival Registration)!



It starts with one tweet: think global, act local…

To learn more about Twestivals and local events in your area, visit: