Do you have a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion coming up soon? Celebrate by throwing a Facebook fundraiser to help save abandoned dogs and cats.
Facebook fundraisers are easy ways to raise critical funds for GARC and to help save the lives of so many abandoned, starving, or injured animals.
With a Facebook fundraiser, you can not only encourage donations to help our animals but increase the visibility for GARC’s work and mission. When you create the fundraising event, you set the donation goal and the length of the campaign. You can track progress towards the goal, while donors can enter payment information securely and easily. It’s never been easier to help us help the animals.
Are you ready to raise money for Grace Animal Rehab Center? Here’s how to get started:
Log in to your Facebook account and click “Fundraisers” in the left menu of your news feed.
Or you can click the downward arrow on the far right of the top toolbar to find the “Create Fundraiser” option, or simply to directly to https://www.facebook.com/fund/graceanimalrehabok/
Select “Nonprofit” and search for: “Grace Animal Rehab Center Inc..”
Determine your personal fundraising goal as well as an end date for your fundraiser. (For example, 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. Share why supporting Grace Animal Rehab Center Inc. matter to you.
Next you will need to choose a cover image. You will see photo options from our Facebook pages album under “More Suggestions.” You can choose to upload a photo of your own instead, click “Edit” in the right corner of the default cover photo, select “Upload New Photo,” and choose from your files.
Once you have chosen a title, written a description, and picked out a cover image, click “Get Started” to make your fundraiser’s page available for everyone to see!
Use the search tool to search for the names of friends you think will support your cause. 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 rescuing homeless dogs and cats and advocating their rights is important to you. Increase visibility 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 messenger.
Sharing your fundraiser will encourage people to join your cause. Tell your friends how your fundraiser is going by posting about milestones along the way (Thank you! We have met 50% of our goal!”). You will receive a notification when donations and posts are made. Be sure to respond to any posts or comments and like and comment on people’s donation posts to thank them for their support.
If you need to edit anything, click “More” and then click “Edit Fundraiser.” You can also look here to end or delete your fundraiser.
Important Notes about Privacy and Security
After you make a donation, a confirmation email from Facebook will be sent to the primary email address listed for your Facebook account. This confirmation shows that you’ve made this donation as a charitable contribution and that you are not receiving any goods or services in return.