Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Tweet Drive?

A Tweet Drive is a local holiday event where social media savvy professionals come together to network, share a drink, and donate toys to a local partnering organization.

How many organizers are on a local team?

A local event team should have one lead organizer and at least 2-3 volunteers assisting with the event planning.

What should I look for in a venue?

The hosting venue should be a local bar or social media focused company’s office that is easily accessible by public transportation and can fit your estimated attendance. All space should be donated and please make sure the event supports your efforts!

What type of donations should I ask for?

Our focus is to collect new, unwrapped toys for children ranging from 10 months to 15 years old. New clothing is also acceptable. Average price of donation = $5 to $15.

Where do the donations go?

The donations will be donated to a local children’s organization or shelter that is to be determined by the local organizers. Tweet Drive also donates to local chapters of Toys for Tots and Volunteers of America.

What if I can only donate money?

Since we are not an official 501c3, Tweet Drive has partnered with the USA for UNHCR’s Blue Key campaign to raise funds and awareness for refugees all around the world. Donations are collected both online and at the events.

What is the typical budget for a Tweet Drive event?

Every Tweet Drive event in 2010 and 2011 has run on in-kind donations, so the typical budget for a successful Tweet Drive is $0.

Do I have to create a Twitter Account for the event?

Many events do have a Tweet Drive event Twitter account (ex: @SFtweetdrive = San Fransisco) but a new account is not required. This year, we do ask that each event has their own event hash tag. (ex: #phltweetdrive = Philadelphia Tweet Drive)

What should I use for the event page?

We have set up a Meetup Everywhere Page for our cities to build their own communities but understand that Eventbrite is the best choice for single event registration pages.