35 Women under 35: Amanda Rose

The Twestival founder on why community is more important than fundraising, and how to trust your instincts.

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Secret of my success: Putting community first, rather than focusing just on fundraising. Twestival's always been about connecting people. The name's trademarked and I've always been very protective of the brand. I've never taken money from a sponsor.

My biggest career lesson: Trust your instincts and have a clear vision. We tried hosting the event over a couple of days, but this year we're going back to just one day. You've got to experiment but don't be afraid to go back.

Best piece of advice: Surround yourself with enthusiastic people who can suggest things you can't even imagine.

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