So you’ve decided to host a Facebook fundraiser; that’s fantastic. Thank you so much! Whether you’re celebrating your birthday, a wedding or have an activity planned; we are delighted that you have chosen to support Alexandra Rose Charity!
At Alexandra Rose Charity, we believe that everyone should have access to healthy, affordable food. Through our Rose Vouchers for Fruit & Veg Project, we help increase access to fruit and veg by giving families the spending power to make healthier food choices, so their children can have the healthiest and happiest possible start in life.
If you’d like to support our work, Facebook fundraiser makes it super simple for you to create and share your fundraising with friends and family. It only takes a few minutes to set up, and every single penny you raise comes directly to us. Before you get started, check out our handy tips below.
“I asked my friends and family to donate to my Facebook Fundraiser in lieu of presents. A donation through my fundraiser is able to help families who need it most to access fresh fruit & veg. It made my birthday feel more special, knowing that I was able to help others!”
– Eloise, Fundraiser
Facebook Fundraiser Tips
Set your goal
Start with an achievable goal of £50-£100. Once you reach your goal you can increase it again and again.
Show why you care
Click the edit button on your page to personalise it by sharing your experience. You are fundraising for a cause close to your heart. Tell your friends and donors why you are fundraising and why their support matters. Give them an emotive reason to donate.
Share with your friends & family
Share it further than just Facebook – share it on your other social media platforms to make sure you reach as many people as possible. People don’t have to be friends with you on Facebook to donate to your page so ask friends and family to share your page too!
Send personal invites – you can send individual invites to your friends and family to ask them to make a donation to your page. Remember that some friends and family may not check Facebook on a regular basis, so although it may take a bit more time, it means they won’t miss out on their opportunity to support you.
To help show how passionate you are about your fundraiser, why not get the pounds rolling by making the first donation?
Say a heartfelt Thank You
Be sure to thank everyone who donates to your fundraiser. Post a comment or send a message to everyone to let them know how much their support means to you. You can also ‘like’ their donation on your page as well as giving them a proper thank you.
Birthday & Wedding Fundraisers
Many donations will come in on or after the day of your birthday/wedding. So, don’t be shy to share your fundraiser a day or two after your special day, you never know you might get a few more donations!
Not on Facebook? Don’t worry!
There are lots of other fun ways you can get involved and fundraise for our Rose Vouchers for Fruit & Veg Project, including using JustGiving.