Log into Facebook on a desktop computer.
See examples of fundraisers that others have done here: https://www.facebook.com/HighlightsFound/fundraisers.
When you are logged into Facebook on a desktop, there will be a button on the left that looks like a box of squares. It is a menu. Click to open it, and then select “Fundraiser” from under “Create” in the menu that pops out.
Then you’ll be given an option to select the Fundraiser type. Choose Non-Profit.
A list of non-profits close to you will come up. Search for/select “The Highlights Foundation” to choose us as the beneficiary.
Fill out the required fields in the Fundraiser creation tool that will pop up on the left of your page.
The “Why are you Raising Money?” section will auto-populate with some information. We recommend customizing/rewriting this to include:
You can also let us know if you have questions about any other fields.
When you are finished, click Create.
Facebook will post your Fundraiser to your page automatically. You can choose to post or share about it more than once so more people see it, as well.
Facebook is the only major social media platform with built in fundraiser capabilities.
If you’d like to raise funds outside of Facebook by posting on other social media platforms, please do!
But please note: They don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Since many people have Facebook and also have their credit cards stored on the platform for donations, sometimes it helps to create a Facebook fundraiser no matter what, and then link to that fundraiser and/or the Highlights Foundation website when posting on other platforms like Twitter or Instagram.
If you’ve already created one, you can get the URL of your Facebook fundraiser by looking at it on a computer when you are logged in and finding the section that says “Fundraiser link” on the left. (Hit copy link to use it for copy/paste.)
When crafting posts to fundraise on other social media platforms, please remember these things:
Thank you for your support of the Highlights Foundation, and please let us know if you have any questions.