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Oxford Twestival 2010

  1. 1. Oxford Twestival <ul><li>for Concern Worldwide </li></ul>
  2. 2. Oxford Twestival? <ul><li>Yes, Twitter Festival in Oxford: </li></ul><ul><li>- charity event, </li></ul><ul><li>- social media event, </li></ul><ul><li>- networking event, </li></ul><ul><li>- local commitment, </li></ul><ul><li>- global movement! </li></ul>
  3. 3. History <ul><li>On 12 February 2009, the first Twestival Global was held in 202 international cities to support @charitywater , who we saw doing incredible work to help the almost 1 billion or 1 in 6 people in the world that don’t have access to clean and safe drinking water.  </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,000 volunteers and 10,000 donors fundraised $250k+, which resulted in more than 55 wells in Uganda, Ethiopia and India having a direct impact for over 17,000 people. Watch the videos of the first Twestival well drilled in the village of Mai Nabri, Ethiopia. </li></ul>
  4. 4. History <ul><li>Then over a weekend in September last year, 130 cities participated in Twestival Local which invited organizers to host events and select local causes to support.  Collectively, these cities raised over $450k for 135 charities, bringing the total fundraising effort in 2009 to over $750k.   </li></ul><ul><li>A remarkable achievement by volunteers working under short timescales and utilizing social media tools like Twitter to make it happen efficiently. </li></ul><ul><li>Oxford Twestival raised £1560 for Oxfam! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Present <ul><li>In 2010, we turn our focus to education and 72 million children in the world who don’t have the opportunity to go to school. @Concern Worldwide has been selected by the Twestival global team and local organizers to be the recipient because of their comprehensive and well respected approach to education.   </li></ul><ul><li>This is an issue that involves many different elements; hunger, water, teacher training, building of schools, etc.  We hope to use the power of our global event fundraising and social media influence as a vehicle to give people insight into this cause on a deeper level. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Present <ul><li>Twestival Global 2010 was also always planning to give a portion of the fundraising proceeds to projects in Haiti.   Concern Worldwide has worked on the ground in Haiti for over 15 years and you can follow their efforts to help in relief efforts through @aidwkr ’s tweets.   </li></ul><ul><li>One of the requirements during the nonprofit selection process was that the recipient work in at least 3 different regions of the world.  Education is a global issue and we will continue with our original vision to support projects internationally and communicate throughout our campaign what impact this will have on the students in Haiti. </li></ul>http://www.concern.net/blogs/posts/haiti-picture-gallery-0
  7. 7. 25th of March <ul><li>...marks the day when Oxford will celebrate the power of giving once again. Starting with morning coffee at Jam Factory, through afternoon social media session in South Oxford combined with virtual meeting with other global events, finally arriving to the evening gig, we will give you plenty of opportunities to network, share your skills and experience, promote your ideas and businesses but most of all give! </li></ul><ul><li>All we need in exchange is you to have fun! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Support us! <ul><li>We are looking for volunteers to help during the events, artists who want to donate their time, businesses who want to support our cause, </li></ul><ul><li>but most of all </li></ul><ul><li>good people </li></ul><ul><li>who want to join us in sending warm words of support </li></ul><ul><li>and actual financial help </li></ul><ul><li>from Oxford to the entire globe on that one day in Spring! </li></ul><ul><li>All we need in exchange is you to have fun! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Contact us! <ul><li>You will find more information on our blog: </li></ul><ul><li>http://oxford.twestival.com / </li></ul><ul><li>You can talk to us on @oxtwestival or send us an e-mail to [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Do not forget to check how much fun we had so far, simply Google #oxtwestival . </li></ul>