This has resulted in big donations from the likes of LG Canada and The CORE in Calgary. In a few weeks I will be on a panel for ING Direct to celebrate 3 Things for Calgary, and there is an honorarium up for grabs to the panelist that gets the most hashtag mentions on Twitter.
My other panelists will be Peter Aceto, President & CEO of ING DIRECT Canada, and Lori Stewart (founder of Awesome Foundation Calgary). We will be discussing the effect that individuals and organizations can have in their community alongside the impact social media can have for inspiring others and driving change.
$3333 to the charity of choice of each panelist is up for grabs to the person that can get their hashtag mentioned the most. That’s a BIG donation to Team Diabetes for each mention of #OrangeforYYC2. So you will be seeing the hashtag a lot from me between June 7 and 21. I’d also urge you to use it as well.
The kind of fundraising I do for Team Diabetes, I call “freelancing for charity.” I will do promotional appearances, voice work, sponsorship deals, writing, etc all in exchange for donations to the cause.
So that means taking gigs like this one and hammering out a few tweets in hopes of getting some good money for a good cause.
My wife and I are off to Reykjavik, Iceland in August to run the Half Marathon, and while we have personally donated the hard costs of the travel, we need to do some extra fundraising to hit our goals. This money will put us over the top.
So, please, visit the Eventbrite page and RSVP for the event on June 21, and use the hashtag #OrangeforYYC2 to promote the event in your Twitter stream as often as possible.
If that’s not your bag, fine – just please excuse the hashtagginess of my stream for the next 2 weeks, it’s for a good cause.