Facebook Birthday Fundraiser

14 September, 2022

Bring people together from all over to celebrate your birthday through a virtual fundraiser on Facebook.

Setting up your birthday fundraiser takes just minutes and allows you to raise money to help patients at Beaumont Hospital. Here's some tips for crafting a great post:

Make it personal
Share a personal story. Tell them why you are choosing to support Beaumont Hospital and family and friends will be more likely to give – it's also a great way to raise awareness! Edit the “About” section and share why helping Beaumont Hospital is important to you.

Edit the picture, add one of you or your family – add one from a previous birthday or just add something that might make friends and family laugh. It's a great way to make it stand out in people's timelines.

Donate to your own Fundraiser
Start by example and make a donation yourself. It's a great way to demonstrate your commitment to reaching your target. It's also great to show your friends that it's a safe and trustworthy way to give.

Share your page
Use the 'share' feature when setting up your fundraiser. Then select your nearest and dearest to share it with more personally. Send them a personal message with a link to your page via WhatsApp, text, or email.

Share it on your own timeline and again, add a short message to explain the why and ask for support. Share it on other social media platforms - Instagram, Twitter, etc - and remember to include a link to your fundraiser.

Update, thank, repeat!
Your fundraiser will either be set to be live for 2 or 3 weeks. You should aim to post regularly. A great opportunity to post is to thank all your friends who've donated that week, make sure to tag them in the post to let them know you're grateful.

Why not post a big thank you when you reach each £100 or when you reach 10, 20 or 30 people who've donated or shared your fundraiser? You can simply post, but why not add a picture or better yet do a video, live videos work especially well!

On the day of, or after, your birthday, post anything at all and have a bit of fun with it! Post one last time just after your page has stopped accepting donations and say 'Thank You!' to everyone for helping you raise the amount you did.