35 Under 35, Management Today Magazine
Red Hot Women Award, Red Magazine
Activist to Follow, Huffington Post
Think Social Award, Paley Center for Media
Humanitarian Award, Women of Concern
Amanda Rose is the Founder and CEO of Timecounts, a volunteer management solution for nonprofits, festivals, and community leaders. Rose has form in this space: she is the brains behind Twestival, a global grassroots movement that used Twitter to highlight causes. Since its inception in 2008, Twestival volunteers have raised over $1.84 million for 300+ nonprofits in more than 250 cities worldwide.
The merging of entrepreneurialism, coordination of large-scale events, and mobilizing people comes naturally to Rose: earlier in her career, she worked for creative agencies and founded film and event locations company Space2. She accommodated an impressive client roster, working on events involving prime ministers, UK royalty, major films, television, photoshoots, London Fashion Week, BRIT Awards parties, leadership conferences, and seminars – you name it, Rose has organized it.
Subsequently, Rose has consulted on and offered counsel to a number of high profile campaigns and brands including Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, Oceana, MTV Staying Alive Foundation, and Red Nose Day.
So where does the technology aspect come in? Social media is part of Rose’s DNA: having written her MA dissertation about Twitter and spoken at high-profile events about digital activism, she is something of a pro. Harnessing the power of online to do much-needed good in the world was the next logical step.