Tweet. Meet. Give. Twestival Time

This post is brought to the GFW PRSA by Lauren Vargas:

On Thursday, February 12, users of the micro-blogging service Twitter will gather in over one hundred cities around the world to share the love and raise money for charity:water, a not-for-profit bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. The event is 100% volunteer-run.

The Dallas Twestival at Mockingbird Station will feature live music by local bands, food and drink, a raffle, WiFi, feeds from other global events, a free film at the Angelica Theater, a show at Hyena’s Comedy Club, and friendly, engaged Fort Worth and Dallasites united to “Tweet. Meet. Give.” 100% of proceeds go to charity:water. Purchase your tickets now for only $10!
The Dallas/Fort Worth Twestival goal is to raise $4000, which is the cost of one well. Dallas/Fort Worth Twestival volunteers are looking for sponsors at the $500 or $1000 levels, or who can offer goods or services for donation – these will be part of a raffle or silent auction. Sponsors’ logos will be displayed at the event, on the Dallas Twestival website, and included in the live streaming web broadcast; they may also provide materials to be distributed at the event. The sponsorship package information is available online at http://dallas.twestival.com/dallas-twestival-sponsorship/.
Additional information may be found at http://dallas.twestival.com and http://twestival.com.
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For any of our members who might by wondering how LinkedIn can possibly be helpful, this is a great video from the folks at Common Craft. It is especially relevant for small business owners or service providers to show the usefulness of a network:

 

In the beginning…

Welcome to the official blog of the Greater Fort Worth Chapter of PRSA. The 2008 Board of Directors decided to take the jump (or in our case, small step) into the blogosphere as a service to the members of the GFW PRSA chapter.

We want this to be a place of conversations. It is time for PR people to get back to what we should do best, engaging communities in two-way, mutually beneficial interactions and relationships. Our hope is that we can begin having the conversations online that will benefit members in their professional lives.

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