This year, for #GivingTuesday, Facebook is teaming up with Paypal to match all donations made though the social media platform up to $7,000,000!!! And you can help us, just by setting up a #GivingTuesday fundraiser on your own Facebook page to benefit Violet Sees.
How to set up the Fundraiser
1) From your personal page, click on “Fundraisers” on the left hand side of the screen:
2) You’ll be taken to the Fundraiser page. A little down the page, you can start a fundraiser for Giving Tuesday. Click on “Select Nonprofit”.
3) Then you’ll get a pop up to help you set up your fundraiser. Click on “Nonprofit”.
4) You can either pick Violet Sees if it comes up (if you’ve liked our page, it may show up automatically for you), or use the search bar to find it and select it.
5) Next, you’ll get to set up the details of your fundraiser. You can set the amount of $ you want to raise, the Facebook match is up to $20,000, but if you think a smaller amount will elicit more donors, choose what makes the most sense. The end date will auto populate 11/28/18. You can leave this as is.
6) Now you can promote your fundraiser to your friends! Feel free to use the sample language below, the attached suggestions or whatever you think will make your friends want to donate!
7) You can leave the default picture to use with your post, or add in one of your own (if you need help with a photo, just let me know!).
Once this is set up, click “Create” and you’re set!
Helpful copy for your posts (the more you can remind your friends, especially early on Tuesday morning, the better chance we’ll have of raising money and getting it matched):
Happy #GivingTuesday! Help me support Violet Sees today! Your support helps further our mission to eliminate preventable childhood blindness!
Today is #GivingTuesday! This year I’m supporting Violet Sees and you can help! Donations today are matched by Facebook!
Help me support Violet Sees for #GivingTuesday!
On this #GivingTuesday help me support Violet Sees and help us continue our work to eliminate preventable childhood blindness!
Give the gift of SIGHT this #GivingTuesday. Donate Now. No fees on donations — 100% of the donations go to Violet Sees!