Individuals

Individuals

Create a fundraiser for a charity on Facebook.

We believe that fundraising is for everyone. Even if you have no previous fundraising experience, the chances are there’s a cause that matters to you. Our fundraising tools make it easy for you to inform and inspire your friends and families, and work together towards a cause that you care about

How it works

Starting is easy. We’ll help you get started, give you the tools to find the right charity and provide tips to reach your goal.

Share with friends. Connect friends to your cause, gain supporters across Facebook and watch your impact grow.

Get donations. People can donate to your fundraiser in just a few clicks, without ever leaving Facebook.

More money to the causes that you care about. We don’t charge fees on fundraisers for charities, and have removed our platform fee for personal fundraisers. That means that 100% of the funds you raise goes straight to your cause.

How-to

Step 1

Click Fundraisers in the menu on the left-hand side of your News Feed.

Step 2

Click Raise Money

Step 3

Tap Charity

Step 4

Select Charity

Step 5

Choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details

Step 6

Click Create (Note: Donation and fundraising features on Facebook aren’t available in all areas.)

New features

Adding organisers

People can now invite friends to manage a fundraiser together, helping to expand their network of supporters. Just like you can add a co-admin or moderator to a Facebook group or a co-host to your Facebook event, you can now add up to three friends as organisers of your fundraiser to help you manage it and rally more supporters to reach your goals.

Matching donations to your
charity fundraiser

People often pledge to match donations to their Facebook fundraisers, and we wanted to make that easier. People who create fundraisers can now pledge to match donations up to the amount that they choose, from £5 to £2,500, helping them build momentum for their cause. Learn more

Recommended best practices

Inform and inspire. You want to motivate as many friends as possible to give to your charity of choice so you can amplify your impact. That means educating your friends and telling the story of why this cause matters to you.

Stay involved. Check in and comment frequently, mention your friends to thank them when they donate and encourage them to share the fundraiser with more people.

Present a strong call to action. Giving people a milestone to work towards helps rally the crowd behind a common monetary goal.

Track your goals. Post announcements when you reach a fundraising goal, to remind people and keep them motivated. And if you reach your goal early, celebrate by raising the bar and setting the goal higher.

Offer a match. If you can, offer to match your friends’ donations. With new matching tools, we’re making it easy for fundraiser creators to pledge to match donations to incentivise giving.

Share inspiring content. Post announcements when you reach a fundraising goal, to remind people and keep them motivated. And if you reach your goal early, celebrate by raising the bar and setting the goal higher.

Take it offline. If possible, host an in-person party or event to continue getting your friends excited about the cause and your goal.

Follow up. At the end of the fundraising event, always report and celebrate the impact that your friends’ donations had on advancing your charity’s mission.