November 27 (edit: today!) is #GivingTuesday, the annual day of global giving to causes that help transform lives. And this year, PayPal and Facebook are matching up to $7 million raised on the Facebook platform from the start of the day. If you’re on Facebook, setting up a fundraiser has never been easier, or, potentially impactful. Here are instructions on how to make a personalized fundraiser for the big event.
This year, the National Brain Tumor Society is hosting a Facebook Live Stream, starting at 12pm EST that will feature patient stories, live check-ins with staff, and more! Stop by, watch, and comment. You can interact with us while we go over the year’s highlights and layout where National Brain Tumor Society is headed in the new year.
Here is how you can join in the Facebook Fundraising:
- Create the Facebook Fundraiser. Click here for Facebook’s fundraiser instructions. Next, select National Brain Tumor Society as the no-profit for whom you’re raising funds. Choose a title that personalizes the fundraiser for your audience, like “Help Me on Giving Tuesday” or “Raise money for brain tumor research!”.
- Personalize Your Event. While National Brain Tumor Society has worked with Facebook to include a default description, your connection is unique. Tell invitees YOUR STORY! Are you raising money in memory of your father? Did you have a clean scan? Why this is important to you, will also be important to them. Also, change the cover photo. You can use any of ours, but perhaps you have event or personal photos that mean more to you.
- Sound the Horn. Once you make it, it runs just like a Facebook event. You can even add three people to co-host your fundraiser. That way you can reach more people related to the cause and help us find tomorrow’s treatments. Invite your friends with the tool, share the fundraiser on your wall, and post regular updates. Don’t forget to thank the people who raise money, and use the fundraiser to post updates on your progress!
Even without Facebook, you can help by giving a gift toward the brain tumor research and advocacy that will lead to tomorrow’s treatments. Together, we can drive a patient-focused agenda toward a world without brain tumors.