If you love the arts, and champion TOCA’s mission to enrich the surrounding communities through performing arts, there’s a new way you can show your support: Facebook fundraisers!

Facebook, the world’s largest and most active social media platform, is helping people support causes that are most important to them: by creating and hosting fundraisers for nonprofits directly through Facebook!

What is a Facebook Fundraiser?

A Facebook fundraiser is exactly what it sounds like – a fundraiser that takes place within your profile on Facebook. Anyone can start a fundraiser (as long as you’re living in one of these countries), for a nonprofit or personal reasons (as long the personal reason fits one of these categories).

Setting up a fundraiser is easy to do and only takes a few steps. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to set up a fundraiser for a nonprofit organization (like TOCA).

Why Do a Facebook Fundraiser?

If you want to support a cause that’s near and dear to your heart, starting a Facebook fundraiser has a lot of benefits:

Facebook fundraisers are easy to use!

By taking a few easy steps, you can have a fundraiser up-and-running in minutes. Plus, Facebook provides all the tools for sharing and promoting your fundraiser, including automated reminders, so you don’t have to come with a plan on your own.

Step 1: Start with the basics. Fill out who you're raising money for, and how much you want to raise.
Step 1: Start with the basics. Fill out who you're raising money for, and how much you want to raise.
Step 2: Give your fundraiser a title and tell people why you're raising money.
Step 3: Choose your photo. You can keep the suggested image, or you can change it to something else.
Step 4: Click "Create" and you're done!

Everyone’s already using Facebook

Facebook is the most-used social media platform on the planet. One of the best ways to have a successful fundraiser is by going where the people are. With 2.23 billion active users, it’s safe to say that’s where people are.

100% of the money you raise will go to your chosen nonprofit

Facebook doesn’t take any fees out of the money raised for nonprofits. Personal fundraisers, however, are subject to payment processing fees (which vary by country).

Matching funds on GivingTuesday 2019

Perhaps the best reason to start a fundraiser this year, is that Facebook has pledged to match up to $7,000,000 in donations on GivingTuesday (December 3rd)!  That means you earn twice as much for your fundraiser!

Want to participate but feel stuck?  Here are some ideas for fundraisers:

Make Plans to Give Back!

This giving season, it’s easier than ever to raise money for the arts. You can create your own fundraiser for #GivingTuesday, or participate in our upcoming TOCA fundraiser (just keep an eye on our Facebook page for the announcement when it’s live).

We’ll see you on Facebook!

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