We decided to try something different this year for Philanthropy Week by holding a “twitter contest”. For those of you unfamiliar with Twitter, it’s a way to communicate online in 140 characters or less. For an example of how that’s done, you can see what our CEO (George Stevens) talks about online and check out an earlier post on our blog about twitter.
We could only have one winner for a seat at the Philanthropy Week luncheon, but wanted to share some of the other messages from “tweeters” below. (And thanks to everyone who helped us spread the word).
The details of the contest are on the website, but here’s a quick explanation for those of you who are not using twitter. The first name below is the twitter user who was sending the message. (You can click the link to learn more about that person). The next name, starting with “@” is the person being thanked, followed by the reason why.
- harriett_po @lowcountrylocal Huge thank-u for being so active & persistent in our local community! Buy Local Be Local!
- Ryan_NelsonSC @myyogabenefits #thx4giving by enriching the lives of at-risk youth through character dvlpmnt and prvntative progrm
- WINGSforkids@TaylenRae #thx4giving WINGS to 120+ kids every day! You soar…
You can see the spirit of thanks in our online community. If you haven’t already, take a look at the Philanthropy Week website to see what we have planned, starting November 15th. And tell us what you’re thankful for!