Twestival- Using Social Media for Social Good
Today I tried my hand in social good. I encouraged my Facebook friends to “Like” my status, and for every click I got, I would donate $1 to the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation. The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation is the designated charity for Twestival Local Gainesville.
Twestival is taking place around the world on Thursday, March 24. Twestival, aka 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.
On that note, I’ll be donating $80 to the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation because I received 80 likes on Facebook! That’s what I like to call using a social network for social good 🙂