Whilst Facebook fundraising is available to set up all year round, a birthday fundraiser is a great way to get your family and friends involved and help raise awareness in honour of your birthday. If you would like to set up a page but aren’t quite sure how, we have put together a step by step guide below alongside common FAQ’s to help you.
On the left, click Fundraisers.
Tip: If you can’t see Fundraisers on the left-hand side, then click See more.
Type in the search bar to find a charity and Select the charity that you want to raise money for.
Under “Details” choose: The name of the charity that you’re raising money for, how much you want to raise, the currency that you want donations to be in and the date that you want the fundraiser to end. Click Next.
Under “Tell your story”, enter: A title for your fundraiser and a brief explanation for why you wanted to create this fundraiser. Click Next.
Under “Pick a cover photo”, choose one of the suggested photos. Click Create.
Congratulations you’ve now set up your fundraiser!
CRY is registered with Facebook as an official charity partner and receives donations into our bank account when a total minimum amount is raised across all fundraising pages. The minimum amount in the UK is £100. If the amount is under £100, funds will roll over until it reaches the minimum amount and becomes eligible for the bi-weekly payment.
Payments typically take two weeks to process.
Yes, Facebook has implemented encryption to its payment processing systems for both types of fundraisers. The recipients will not see the details of the credit or debit card you used to make the donation.
Once someone has donated to your fundraiser, Facebook will send you a notification letting you know. The name of the doner will be visible unless the doner has requested to stay anonymous.
No, Facebook cover all processing fees for donations made to charities on Facebook.
Following your donation, you’ll receive email confirmation from Facebook to the primary email address listed on your account
Yes, following the competition of a Facebook fundraiser and CRY has received and all monies raised, the funds will be recorded and allocated accordingly. This process can take up to a month to complete.
Yes you can, CRY can allocate your fundraising page to the individuals memorial fund found on our website.