Giving Season 2019
Your Guide to Giving Season on Facebook
Every year during the giving season, people come together on Facebook to champion the causes they believe in by sharing stories, donating and fundraising. Since 2015 people and organizations like yours have raised over $2B to become a driving force for social good.
Plan your giving season fundraising campaign. Create a theme, story and outline impact.
Seed content to your supporters that shows your org’s impact. Prime people to support your Giving Tuesday Campaign.
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get the most out of Facebook this giving season.
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GivingTuesday on Facebook
To help raise awareness of the causes that people care about and further amplify that generosity, this year on December 3rd, Facebook will match up to $7 million in donations made on Facebook to US nonprofits on a first-come, first-served basis (Additional terms apply).
At 8:00 am EST (5:00 am PST) on December 3, 2019, the match will go live, matching dollar for dollar on a first-come, first-served basis until $7M in eligible donations are matched.
100% of donations made through Facebook Payments go to the nonprofit organization; which means every dollar goes to the causes people care about.
To help match more donations and causes, the match will have a $100K per nonprofit and $20K per donor cap (Additional terms apply).
Tips to help you fundraise on at each phase of your campaign.
Before launching your campaign:
- Add Meaning – Develop your fundraising campaign theme and brand. This should show people why they care about your cause and specifically what these donations will help to accomplish.
- Find a matching partner – Go out to corporate or large donors to ask that they support your effort by pledging a matching gift. You can use the matching tool on facebook fundraisers or
- Engage influencers – find supporters that have a large following and may be interested in helping promote your fundraising efforts.
During your fundraising campaign:
- Incentivize giving – Reveal “milestones” that donations will fund. Promote matching donations using the fundraiser matching feature.
- Update Goal – Start with a modest goal ($5-10k) then move the goal up incrementally as it reaches each milestone.
- Encourage sharing – Remind people that if they cannot donate or already have donated, sharing is another way to help.
- Engage -“Like” and comment on supporters’ donations as they come in.
- Say thanks– Mid-way through reaching the goal, post on the Fundraiser to thank everyone who has donated.
After you campaign:
- Celebrate – Once the goal is reached, thank donors for their generous support. Remind them why they care and what impact was funded.
- Involve your audience – Interact with supporters on your fundraising page. (Ex. Giving updates on fundraising progress or going Live within the Fundraiser to talk to your supporters about the cause.
There are no fees on donations made through Facebook.
Nonprofits using Facebook’s payment platform to process donations pay no fee – 100% of the donations made through Facebook Payments go to the charity.
- Nonprofit Page Fundraisers
Now all verified nonprofit pages can create or donate to a Fundraiser from their Facebook Page. Set up a dedicated fundraising page and unite around a fundraising goal.
- Donate Button on Page or Posts
- Live Video with Donate Button
- Fundraiser Thank You
Nonprofit Page Admins can now easily post thank you messages to supporters raising money on their behalf
- Updated Reporting
Nonprofits can now select a range of dates and have daily transaction reports emailed in one spreadsheet instead of downloading multiple CSVs.
- Supporter Fundraisers
Fundraisers let supporters raise money for nonprofits on Facebook. Supporters can set up a dedicated page to share their story, tell others about a cause, and amplify their impact by getting more people involved.
- Brand and Public Figure Page Fundraisers
Brands and Public Figures can now create a nonprofit fundraiser from their Page.
- Recurring Donations
Donors can now choose to make either a one-time or a recurring monthly donation. Set up a dedicated fundraising page and bring people together around a fundraising goal.
- Fundraiser Matching
Now, anyone, individuals and organizations can rally more supporters to show passion for their cause by pledging to match donations to a fundraiser they’ve created.
Charitable Giving FAQs
- Payout Information
- Nonprofit Support Form
- How to Find and Use Transaction Reports
- Manage Payment Methods
Q: What is being matched on GivingTuesday?
A: Facebook is contributing up to a $7M match to US nonprofits for GivingTuesday 2019. At 8:00am EST (5am PST) on December 3, 2019 the match will go live, matching dollar for dollar on a first-come, first-served basis until it hits $7 million matched ending at 11:59:59 PM PT.
Q: Is the match available outside the US?
A: The matching dollars are available to any eligible US-based nonprofit. If you are located outside the US and decide to fundraise for a US-based nonprofit, donations to your fundraiser could be matched.
Q. When will this promotion start and end?
A. Facebook will start matching donations at 8:00am ET (5:00am PT) on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The matching offer will expire when $7 million in donations is reached or at 11:59pm PT on December 3.
Q. Who will pay out the matched money to the nonprofits?
A. All matched funds will be paid out to nonprofits through Network for Good’s donor advised fund, a 501c3 nonprofit. All donations will be paid out by Network for Good within 75 days of the donation.
Q. What is the match cap amount per fundraiser or donate button?
A. To help match more donations and causes, the match will have a $20K match cap per donor (Additional terms apply).
Q. What is the match cap amount per nonprofit?
A. To help match more donations and causes, the match will have a $100K match cap for nonprofits (Additional terms apply).
Q. Why are there caps in place?
A. We’ve included caps on the match amounts in order to encourage people to support a range of causes on GivingTuesday.
Q. How will I know if my fundraiser received a match?
A. You will receive and email after GivingTuesday with the amount matched. This is only visible to you.
Q: What fundraising products are eligible to be matched on GivingTuesday?
A: Fundraisers for any eligible US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations using Facebook charitable giving tools may be matched, including fundraisers using ‘Donate’ buttons, Page posts, and live videos. Donations to Personal Fundraisers, Giving Funds, and through the Instagram donation sticker are not eligible to be matched. Donations made on Facebook are eligible to be matched, even if your nonprofit isn’t registered with Facebook Payments.
Q. When does the match start and end?
A. The match begins at 8AM EST (5AM PST), matching dollar for dollar on a first-come, first-served basis until it hits $7 million matched.
Q. If I create a fundraiser before GivingTuesday, is it eligible for matched donations?
A. Yes, however only donations made on GivingTuesday (starting at 8AM EST (5AM PST)) to a nonprofit fundraiser (up to $20,000 per fundraiser) will be matched as long as the match is available.
Q. If I add a donate button before GivingTuesday, is it eligible for matched donations?
A. Yes, however only donations made on GivingTuesday (starting at 8AM EST (5AM PST)) through a donate button (up to $20,000 per donate button) will be matched as long as the match is available.
Q. How soon is the match paid out?
A. Matches will be paid out within 75 days of GivingTuesday.
For more information visit the Help Center.
Fees & Eligibility
Nonprofits using Facebook’s payment platform to process donations pay no fee—100% of the donations made through Facebook Payments go to the charity. Learn more by visiting the FAQs.