120 of the “Who’s Who” of Technology Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Investors are active and visible as T4O National /Regional Co-Chairs.
T4O Membership ranks grew to nearly 10,000
Regional T4O Leaders were established in Chicago, Austin, NYC, DC, NORCAL, SOCAL, Seattle, Boston, Upstate New York, for Battleground States Tech Yout, and a National Digital Influencer Group; raising funds, holding T4O events, establishing visibility and supporting campaign messaging. You can see these tremendous leaders listed below.
T4O sponsored and organized 49 events across America – including the organizing of the largest Debate Watch Event in the U.S. on October 3, 2012.
Highlights of these include:
• Chicago HQ Day
• Southwest by Southwest Fund and Friend raisers
• NYC Social Media Week
• Silicon Valley Fundraiser with Eric Schmidt and Diane Greene – thank you Andrew B., Caroline D., and Radhika S.
• Southern California Digital Hollywood Panels and Debate Watches
• Northern California Debate Watches (4)
• Virginia Surrogate event with Aneesh Chopra and Tim O’Reilly
• Eight POTUS Tech Roundtables
T4O published, to date, 22 national newsletters – Thank you Stevie J.
T4O published a weekly Co-Chair/Partner Digest with regular calls to actions
Social media efforts on Twitter yielded, across five different handles, over 2500 followers – Thank you Josh M., Garrett L., and Zach C.
A very highly influential social media group of 75 people was established; the T4O National Influencers, who took on social media messaging creation and dissemination missions, resulting in regular national Twitter audience reach of more than 5MM. Catherine B. coordinated, thank you!
Special campaign messaging/initiatives were created (Thunderclaps on Voter Registration/GOTV reached over 1MM people each time) and were supported (POTUS Reddit AMA where T4O activated nearly 7MM Twitter Followers).
Our Battleground Tech Youth initiative, led by Erik C. and Rafi O. organized nearly 200 college youth who became Twitter Leaders in the key battleground states of Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio
T4O Merchandise was created and sold on the T4O site, at events and on the BO.com store
A standalone T4O website, led by Ben C, Jason S, and Kate D, was built, published and kept current by Katie H. throughout the campaign. At the site, T4O covered live the DNC Convention and published those events also Twitter and a T4O Tumblr site. T4O also covered live the first Presidential Debate from Denver, on the ground canvassing, and election day from Chicago HQ and other locations across the country.
The T4O video Innovator Series was created by Jim G, Executive Produced by Rusty R. and Shelby B., Directed by Lyn G, launched by Dawn L. and Mel B, with the video interviews of 24 national co-chairs/Partners by Shelby Bonnie, founder of CNET. These interviews lived on the T4O website and also on the T4O YouTube Channel. This effort was created and funded entirely by volunteers. Launch of the Series garnered national Tech coverage and was also tweeted out by @barackobama
T4O pioneered a new fundraising and engagement initiative with successful execution of eight POTUS Tech Hours (with over 140 total participants)
Over $ 26MM has been raised directly and indirectly by our T4O Team exceeding our original $12MM goal.