LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Fundraising for your birthday

Facebook doesn’t charge any fees from non-profits, so 100% of donations will go towards the LGBTI movement in Europe and Central Asia. We’ve listed some top tips to help you get started and reach your goal.

Pledge your birthday to LGBTI equality by setting up your own Facebook fundraising page. Facebook doesn’t charge any fees from non-profits, so 100% of donations will go towards the LGBTI movement in Europe and Central Asia. We’ve listed some top tips to help you get started and reach your goal.

Make it personal

Your friends are more likely to donate if you make it personal. In your Facebook fundraiser it’s easy to edit the title and text, and you can choose or upload your own cover photo. Share your own story and explain why you care about LGBTI equality and why raising money for this cause is so important.

Invite everyone!

Once you have your page set up, don’t be shy to let everyone know. Click on ‘invite’ to invite your Facebook friends to contribute. A personal approach always works best, so consider sending a message or email to friends, colleagues and family asking them to help you reach your fundraising goal. Don’t forget to tag ILGA-Europe in your social media updates so we can give you a share!

Thank and update

Don’t forget to thank everyone who makes a donation. Keep up the buzz by posting regular updates by posting messages, reminders, photos or short videos on your page.

Need help?

We’re here for all our fundraisers, so don’t hesitate to drop us an email.


Did you know you can also fundraise on Instagram?

  1. Create a new Story
  2. When editing your Story, search for the 'Donation' sticker
  3. Search for ILGA-Europe
  4. Add the sticker and post your story. Viewers of your Story can now simply tap on the sticker to make a donation.

To date our supporters have raised a wonderful €5000 with Facebook birthday fundraisers. Funds raised on Facebook go directly towards improving lives for LGBTI people across Europe and Central Asia. They help ILGA-Europe inform a policy-maker, provide security training to a Pride organiser, and give a grant to an activist group campaigning for recognition of rainbow families.