Fundraising for your birthday
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.
1. Set Up Your Page
Make sure you’re logged in on Facebook and then simply click on this link https://www.facebook.com/fund/ilgaeurope/ to set up your page. You’ll be able to edit the target amount, currency and end date; upload your own cover photo (we have plenty to choose from); and include your reason for raising money for LGBTI equality. Finally, click on ‘Create’ and your fundraiser is live.
2. Make it Personal
Your friends are more likely to donate if you make the story personal to you. It’s easy to edit the title and text of Facebook fundraisers, so share your own story and explain why you care about LGBTI equality, and why raising money for this cause is so important.
- You can also customise your fundraiser by downloading some special cover images here.
3. Invite your friends to donate and keep them posted
Once you have your page set up, don’t be shy to let your Facebook friends 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. As you approach your birthday remind them about your fundraiser, and when you reach your goal, tell them.
- We’ve created images for each stage of the update journey, and you can download them here.
4. Spread the word further
Are you on Twitter and Instagram? Download these images to help you share the word about your fundraiser on social media and email. Don’t forget to tag ILGA-Europe in your social media updates so we can give you a share!
5. Update your friends and say thank you!
Keep up the buzz by posting regular updates on your page. We’ve created some images to help you keep the donations coming in, which you can download here. And don’t forget to thank your friends who donate!