Facebook is a great place to share your fundraiser because it tends to reach a broad group, it allows for long text descriptions, and you can include a clickable link.
It’s important to include a call to action to donate and share, and the link to your fundraiser. Since you have some additional space on Facebook, you should also include a few details about your fundraiser and why it’s important to you. Facebook allows for multiple images or videos as well.
Another great resource Facebook provides are Facebook Groups. Groups are different groups or communities that come together to share an interest. If you're already involved in Groups, be sure to post your fundraiser there. If you haven't joined a Group, it's a good idea to research some Groups that might have similar interests to what you're raising funds for. Posting to Groups allows you to reach individuals you might not know personally.
To share your GoFundMe fundraiser on Facebook, you can click "Share fundraiser" from within your GoFundMe account and choose the Facebook option, or you can follow these steps:
- Sign into your Facebook account
- Click the textbox that says “What’s on your mind?”
- Type your message into the box, and be sure to include your fundraiser link; you can add photos/videos using the “Add to your post” buttons
- Click “Post”
When creating your post, you should make sure to include your fundraiser link along with a brief description of your goal. Make sure that the privacy settings are set the way you’d like them; choosing “Public” or “Friends” will ensure that you have the most visibility.