How to create a Facebook fundraiser in 6 steps

With 2019 coming to a close and Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day on November 14, you might be considering ways to support your favorite nonprofit organization. One method is to create and start a Facebook Fundraiser, which is easy, has no fees attached (other than credit card processing fees charged by your credit card company – Facebook takes no fees), and can bring in new donors to an organization.

Here are six simple steps to create and start a Facebook Fundraiser for Avivo (or another organization you support):

 

1) Open Facebook on your computer’s web browser and click the “Fundraisers” button the left hand side, or click here:

1) Open Facebook on your computer's web browser and click the "Fundraisers" button the left hand side

 

2) Locate the “Raise money for a nonprofit” box in the middle-left of your page, and click the “Select Nonprofit” link:

2) Locate the "Raise money for a nonprofit" box in the middle-left of your page, and click the "Select Nonprofit" link

 

3) Search for Avivo, or your favorite nonprofit, and click on their name:

3) Search for Avivo, or your favorite nonprofit, and click on their name

 

4) Verify that you’ve selected the correct nonprofit to support with your fundraiser, then select your goals and when your fundraiser should end:

4) Verify that you've selected the correct nonprofit to support with your fundraiser, then select your goals and when your fundraiser should end:

 

5) After that, you’ll create a description of the nonprofit – why you believe they should be supported. Facebook auto fills this box, but you can also customize with your personal connection to a nonprofit:

5) After that, you'll create a description of the nonprofit - why you believe they should be supported. Facebook auto fills this box, but you can also customize with your personal connection to a nonprofit

 

6) Finally, you’ll choose an image for your fundraiser. After you’re happy with either the default image, or have uploaded your own, you’ll click the “Create” button and your fundraiser will start!

6) Finally, you'll choose an image for your fundraiser. After you're happy with either the default image, or have uploaded your own, you'll click the "Create" button and your fundraiser will have started!

 

Thanks for checking in and learning how to support your favorite nonprofit by hosting a fee-free Facebook Fundraiser! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions as you set up and start Facebook Fundraiser.

 

Avivo serves nearly 15,000 Minnesotans each year, helping them achieve recovery, employment, and economic advancement. Founded in 1960, Avivo provides chemical and mental health services, career education, and employment services. We specialize in helping individuals and families who face personal or systemic barriers – poverty, homelessness, joblessness, chemical addiction or mental health concerns – achieve recovery and economic stability. We believe everyone deserves the chance to live well and work well. avivomn.org