Facebook announced Friday new features and tools for Facebook Fundraisers that are aimed at helping fundraiser creators and donors make greater impact.
These new features include the following:
- People can pledge to match donations to their nonprofit fundraiser, which Facebook claims is a first of its kind tool in online fundraising that’s now available in the US and will soon expand internationally.
- There are now four new categories for fundraisers for personal causes so people can raise funds for more social good causes across family, faith, travel, and volunteering.
- In the coming weeks, Facebook is eliminating the platform fee on all fundraisers for personal causes, helping people maximize their support.
Asha Sharma, Head of Product for Social Good at Facebook said, “We’re inspired by the many ways people have come together to support one another. In the coming weeks, we’re eliminating the platform fee on all fundraisers for personal causes, so that people can maximize their fundraising support.”
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To create a fundraiser for a nonprofit or a personal cause, visit here or tap the Fundraisers bookmark on the Facebook app.
You can choose the cause you want to support, share why it’s important to you, and follow the steps to set up your goal. The company also waived all fees for nonprofit fundraisers last fall at the Social Good Forum in New York City, NY.
“We know people care a lot about the organizations and causes they support. We’re grateful for their passion and for the feedback that helps us build better tools to help them reach their fundraising goals,” Sharma added.