You’ve chosen to change lives by setting up a Facebook fundraiser, you are amazing!
Setting up your fundraiser is easy, but it takes a little bit of persistence to get donations in and to reach your target. You’ll be surprised at how generous people are once they know about the incredible thing you’re doing, so follow these steps to help you get the word out there.
If you’ve already started your fundraiser, you can skip this step.
Facebook’s easy to use features mean you can setup a fundraising page for your birthday, your wedding or just because you want to support Amnesty. You can also setup a page to raise money for a challenge you’re taking on like a virtual marathon or a virtual talent competition. You can Set Up Your Fundraiser in just 30 seconds.
Any money you raise will be sent directly to our bank account by Facebook. This service is 100% free so we get every cent donated.
When to start and end
The best time to start is about 3 weeks before your event or birthday. This gives you time to share it and your donors time to hear about it. Remember to make your birthday visible in your settings so people get notified on the day.
You can schedule your fundraiser to end whenever you want and here’s how:
1. Go to your fundraising page
2. Click “Edit” under the main image and headline
3. Scroll down to the box that says “Set the End Date”
4. Select your date and click Save in the top right.
How much should my target be?
You really want to reach your target, it’ll make you and your donors feel great, so go for an achievable amount. The best amount to aim for is between €150 and €200. That’s just 10 of your friends donating €15 or €20 each which is very doable.
Of course, if you feel you can reach a higher target go for it!
How do I get my fundraiser noticed? Inviting & Sharing
The best way to get noticed is to invite people to donate. Inviting ALL of your friends is actually easy when you know how. First of all, you’ll need to be on a desktop computer:
• Go to your fundraiser page and click ‘invite’. You’ll see a list of all your friends there.
• Invite your first friend by clicking their ‘invite’ button.
• Then press your tab key. Your next friend’s invite button will be highlighted.
• Press the ‘space’ key and that friend is invited.
• Continue to hit the tab and space keys until all of your friends are invited.