American Liver Foundation Fundraising on Facebook “How To” Instructions
1) Go to https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers or click on “Fundraising” in the left column on the home screen.
- If you are already logged into Facebook – on your Android/iPhone, click on the “hamburger” on the top right, scroll down and if you do not see “Fundraiser”, click on “See More” and click on “Fundraiser” and follow the instructions.
2) Select “Raise Money for a Nonprofit Organization”
3) Select “American Liver Foundation” from dropdown menu or type into search bar
4) Decide on the amount, type of currency, and end date of your campaign- (note: most campaigns have a fundraising goal from $200 – $500, but for some it may be higher. Most campaigns are active between two to four weeks).
5) Next, tell your story by customizing the title and editing the descriptive paragraph and click “Create”.
Your FB Fundraiser has been created! Now:
6) Invite friends or other members of a group that you are part of to donate. Encourage friends and family to promote your fundraiser to their group of friends on their Facebook page.
7) Your fundraiser dashboard is now available to you on your personal home screen or on the left column under “Fundraisers.” From this dashboard, you’re able to:
- Invite others to view your campaign
- Share your fundraiser as a post
- See how many people have donated to your campaign
- Edit the campaign
- Add other organizers to your campaign, and even
- Pledge to match donations with other contributors to your campaign
Currently, Facebook does not charge a fee to process a donation, so 100% of all amounts raised go to ALF
While “Birthday” fundraisers are the most popular (and Facebook starts to remind users that the feature is available one month prior to the day), a fundraiser can be created at any time, for any reason
Facebook Fundraisers are visible and searchable to the public
Explore button allows a user to search existing fundraisers, by keyword
Manage button takes user to tips and helpful suggestions