The Twestival Story

Twestival is the largest grassroots social media fundraising initiative in the world.
We are a global movement that uses social media for social good, empowering communities around the world to organize one-of-a-kind offline events in support of a great local cause of their choice.
All events are 100% volunteer-run, and all ticket sales and donations go directly to the projects they support.
Since 2009, Twestival has raised $1.84 million in support of 312 charities — and counting.
Today
Twestival relaunches for 2013 as a year-long campaign that opens local organizers to host an event on any date they choose.
24 March 2011
Twestival Local coordinates events in 155 cities on the same day, raising $565,000 for local causes.
October 2010
Founder Amanda Rose travels with Concern Worldwide to Liberia to see a school being built with Twestival support.
25 March 2010
175 cities around the world raise a total of $415,538 in support of Concern Worldwide’s comprehensive education programmes helping impoverished communities in Liberia, Haiti, Burundi, Malawi and Mozambique.
10-13 September 2009
133 cities host Twestival Local events, raising $478,584 over the weekend for local causes.
April 2009
Founder Amanda Rose joins Scott Harrison and the charity: water team in Ethiopia to drill the first of 50 wells that Twestival events funded.
12 February 2009
The first Twestival Global takes place in 202 cities worldwide, raising $264,000 in support of charity: water’s mission to provide clean drinking water to the world’s poor.
25 September 2008
The first-ever Harvest Twestival takes place in London: a 250-person Twitter meet-up in Trafalgar Square that raises £1000 and collects 14 boxes of canned goods in support of nearby homeless shelter, The Connection.
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