Did you know you now have the ability to raise funds for charity directly through Facebook?
That’s right – Facebook launched “Facebook Fundraisers” last year, and since then, thousands of people have started raising money for the causes they care about through their social media accounts. Raising money on Facebook is very easy to do, and it automatically connects you to family members and friends who may want to support your efforts. Whether you’re hosting a fundraiser in honour of a loved one, for your birthday, to recognize a milestone like a wedding or graduation, or simply because you want to help make a difference, Facebook has become a great tool for helping you change lives!
Here’s how you can get started with a Facebook Fundraiser:
On the left side of your news feed on Facebook, under the “Explore” heading, click on “Fundraisers.”
At the top of the next page, you have the option to choose a not-for-profit to raise funds for using the “Select Charity” button.
Type in “Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation” and follow the remaining prompts to set up your fundraiser – you can customize your fundraising goal, display pictures, the length of your campaign, and text.
If you do decide to host a Facebook Fundraiser, remember to send the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation a quick message on Facebook so we have the chance to say thank you! You can find us at @OttawaCancer.
Note: If you’d prefer to fundraise outside of your social media accounts, you can set up a personal fundraiser here: https://www.ottawacancer.ca/events-section/host-your-own-event/celebrate/