The other day, I received this Tweet from Betsy Aoki.
Betsy has offered to cover the cost of three more books (plus postage) for me to purchase at the book launch party on August 23rd and get signed copies for the winners.
Here's how to enter:
- Leave a comment on this post and tell me how you will use Twitter to support your organization's mission. Or maybe you're a "free agent" - someone who isn't affiliated with an organization, but wants to use Twitter for fundraising.
I'm also expecting that you might consider paying it forward after you've read the book. Perhaps do a book giveaway to encourage donors to donate or give to nonprofits.
I asked Betsy, why are you doing this? She told me that she was planning to get a copy of Shel Israel's book herself, but had seen my Tweet leading to this post about the nonprofit book giveaway for Shel Israel's book called Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods.
Betsy says, "One thing I have found really powerful in working with social media professionally is the power it has to mobilize people to help others. Three copies of a book that the twitter community is likely to embrace (and maybe be motivated by, in order to help those less fortunate) seems cheap to me. I think doing this is much more fun than just buying a book I read myself."
So, leave a comment about comment about how you might use Twitter for good will fundraising for a chance to win Twitterville!
Update: More book pledges
You have until Midnight Saturday to leave a comment