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NFPtweetup Third Birthday

25 November 2011 | View comments
Damien Austin-Walker

Last night I was at the Not For Profit Tweetup’s third birthday party. It was exactly three years on from the first tweetup held above the Coach and Horses in Soho. It was alot bigger, I reckon one hundred people or so bigger.

There were three great presentations and corresponding breakouts afterwards.

Laila @spirals and @MaximilianMM presented @unicef’s Own a Colour campaign in partnership with Dulux

Rob Dyson @robmdyson talked us through @WhizzKidz AudioBoo at the party conferences. And talked alot about tupperware. Users as producers an AudioBoo case study.

Roberto @RKtweets, Alison Paul @alisonpaul and Joseph Freeman @JosephFreeman talked through the Active Fat campaign, a collaboration between The British Heart Foundation @BHF, Cancer Research UK @CRUK and Diabetes UK @Diabetesuk. Was interesting to hear the benefits of three charities working closely together, getting much more bang for their buck by each bringing different expertise.

As always one of my favourite parts of the evening is the networking. As it was a special birthday tweetup I decided to try and capture on film the thoughts of some of the original gangsters from the very first NFPtweetup. Sadly @watfordgap slipped my net, but I did manage to catch @paulhenderson and a rather poorly @jon_bedford, see them then and now below.

Paul speaks about Twitter 24 November 2008

Paul speaks 24 November 2011

Jon speaks about Twitter 24 November 2008

Jon speaks 24 November 2011

So that’s it. Jon has spoken. It’s all over. Time to pack up and go home.

Before we do here’s a picture of our amazing host @rachelbeer cutting the birthday cake.

Rachel Beer cutting NFPtweetup third birthday cake


And to sign out, some wicked air guitar feedback from our very own virtual Hendrix Mr Rob M Dyson.


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