Encourage your friends to “Honor” you on your Birthday!
We all have birthdays (even though some of us try to avoid the topic). Did you know that Facebook has created an amazing movement to use birthdays for good?
Thanks to people around the world, thousands of dollars have been raised to support non-profit organizations. We can’t help but feel an overwhelming amount of gratitude for those who’ve dedicated their birthday to the Cougar Fund. It’s a simple and impactful way that you can help us raise awareness for the cougar and other large carnivores.
We want to share a few steps for your facebook fundraiser. Don’t worry, it’s easy to setup and launch your campaign.
- Open your Facebook account (or create one here)
- On your homepage, find the Fundraiser option in the column on the left. Click on the Fundraiser button and then Select Nonprofit. If you don’t see the Cougar Fund, just type this into the box.
- That’s it…Facebook will guide you through the remaining steps.
Don’t forget to set an achievable fundraising goal. Try starting with $200 or $300. You can always raise the amount based on your success.
Invite people on your friends’ list and engage with them! The more people you invite, the more money you’ll raise. Don’t forget to share your campaign frequently on your timeline: remember that not everyone will see something when you post just once.
Most importantly, thank people as they donate and watch numbers go up! Your friends and family are donating because of you…make sure to post frequent thank you messages on your campaign. Most importantly, have fun!!
At the Cougar Fund, we don’t want to miss out on the celebration. You might even find a special birthday present after launching your campaign.