Create a Facebook Fundraiser

Do you have a birthday coming up or are you celebrating a milestone or an event like Giving Tuesday? Whatever the occasion, creating a personal Facebook fundraiser is an easy and fun way to raise funds to help the nuns.

How to Create a Facebook Fundraiser in 6 Easy Steps

1. Create your fundraiser
Log in to your Facebook account and click “Fundraisers” in the left menu of your news feed. You can get to your news feed by hitting “Home” in the top bar. 

2. Click “Raise Money.”

3. Click “Get Started,” then select “Nonprofit” and search or select “Tibetan Nuns Project”

4. Set up your Fundraiser Page
Determine your personal fundraising goal as well as an end date for your fundraiser. (For instance, you could create a fundraiser that runs through your entire birthday month or through the week of your birthday.)

Give your fundraiser a catchy and descriptive title and use your summary to explain why you think your Facebook friends should donate to the Tibetan Nuns Project. Share why the work of the Tibetan Nuns Project matters to you. If you’d like to fundraise for a specific project, you can see a list of Current Needs here.

Next you will need to choose a cover image. You can select one from the Tibetan Nuns Project Facebook page (giving any photo credit needed), one from the Current Needs project page, or one of your own that is suitable. Once you’ve picked out a cover image, click “Get Started” to make your fundraiser’s page available for everyone to see!

5. Spread the word
Use the search tool to search for the names of friends you think will support your initiative. Inviting all of your friends to participate will maximize your outreach — and so will talking about your fundraiser! Post about your fundraiser on your Facebook and add a personalized note about why the Tibetan Nuns Project and the nuns are important to you. You can take an extra step by emailing your contacts to notify them about your Facebook fundraiser, sharing the link to your fundraiser’s page, and asking them to contribute in your honor. You can also reach out to friends over Facebook message. These steps will help increase your fundraiser’s visibility – and attract more donors.

6. Keep the momentum going
You will receive notifications from Facebook when donations and posts are made. Be sure to reply to any posts or comments and like and comment on people’s donation posts to thank them for supporting your fundraiser.To keep the momentum going, share updates on your progress. By expressing gratitude and sharing your enthusiasm, you will encourage more people to join your cause. Let your friends know how your fundraiser is going by posting about milestones along the way (“We’ve hit 50 percent of our goal!”). 

Some Notes about Facebook Fundraiser Privacy and Security

  • Fundraisers can only be created by Facebook users who are 18 years of age or older.
  • Please note that fundraiser creators and the designated charity can see all donations. Only they can see donation amounts. However, the amount you donate will never be shared on Facebook for others to see.
  • Donations made through Facebook to the Tibetan Nuns Project are tax deductible in the US.
  • Facebook charges no fees for donations made to nonprofits.
  • To donate privately, select “Only me” from the privacy menu in the donation form.