Set Up a Facebook Fundraiser
Facebook provides an easy way to set up a fundraiser for FORCE.
- Sign into your Facebook account and enter “facing our risk” in the search bar to take you to the FORCE Facebook page.
- Once on the FORCE page, click on “Fundraisers” in the column of choices on the left hand side of the page or visit this link.
- Click on the “+ Raise Money” icon on the right hand side of the page
- The box that appears will walk you through the set-up of your fundraiser and allow you to add personal details if you would like. Personalization improves outcomes, but please only add whatever you are most comfortable sharing. The page you set up is totally customizable. You can also add a title, a goal, an end date and upload a photo.
- Then make your page live by selecting “Create” to publish your fundraiser and share it to your Facebook timeline.
You can maximize your efforts by posting to your page so it reappears in activity feeds. You can also click the “share” button and select either to post it to your timeline again (you can even tag your friends and family) or send it in a private message to a list of recipients you choose. To make sure your friends see your page, you can always paste the URL into an email to let them know what you are doing.
Facebook Fundraising Frequently Asked Questions
I am conducting this fundraiser in Facebook but I would like the total of any dollars raised from my Facebook Fundraiser added to my other FORCE fundraising efforts for FORCE. How does that happen?
We are more than happy to add the total raised from a Facebook Fundraiser to your fundraising totals for any personal fundraising page that you may have (such as runDisney, For our Future, or a named fund you have previously set-up with FORCE, for example) however you must make us aware of that request as there is no connection from Facebook to our database., It would be a manual effort and we are happy to do so, but we will not know of the connection unless you let us know. Please email email@example.com to have this accomplished.
How does FORCE receive the donations from Facebook?
FORCE receives a bi-monthly disbursement in a “lump sum” of all monies donated to FORCE either through a Facebook fundraiser or through the “Donate” button on our main Facebook page.
Are there fees associated with donations made on Facebook?
There are no fees associated with donations received from Facebook and FORCE receives the full amount of all donations made.
How does FORCE know who donates via Facebook and is it recorded?
FORCE is able to access a report that lists the donor’s name, the gift amount, and the donor’s email (if provided) for all donations received. That information will be entered into our database for future reference.
How long does it take for a donation made via Facebook to be entered into the FORCE database?
Due to the delay in Facebook reporting and the manual process involved in entering the data it could take up to six weeks for gifts made to FORCE via Facebook to be entered into our database.
Will those who make a donation via Facebook receive an acknowledgement (a receipt) for their gift?
Acknowledgements for all gifts made via Facebook will be acknowledged/receipted from/by Facebook.
Will my efforts of fundraising be acknowledged by FORCE?
FORCE has set up a manual system to record and acknowledge all fundraising efforts. We appreciate the time and work involved in this and although we must ask your understanding in the timing involved, we will make every effort to thank each one of our Facebook fundraisers as what they do is greatly and sincerely appreciated.
What if I have other questions?
You may email any questions you have to FORCE at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
FORCE deeply appreciates all efforts of fundraising completed on our behalf. We could not provide the programs and services we offer without your kind support.