You can now fundraise using the Facebook online giving page to raise funds to help stop prostate cancer being a killer.
We’ve got the tools and advice to help make your Facebook fundraiser a huge success!
Making the most of your fundraiser (raising the game!)
Tell your story
If you have a connection to prostate cancer or a personal reason for supporting Prostate Cancer UK, be sure to tell everyone about it. By sharing your story, your friends, family and supporters will be more likely to donate generously to your fundraiser.
So put your story in the description, or update people in the comments on why you’re supporting Prostate Cancer UK.
Ask generous friends and family first
Once your page is set up, ask a generous friend or family member to make the first donation. Studies have shown that people tend to match existing donations on the page.
Tell people why they should care (and so donate)
Why should they care? We think these statistics say it all. Share these in your fundraiser’s description or post on your fundraiser and keep your supporters updated.
- 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in the UK
- 1 in 4 black men will get prostate cancer in the UK
- One man dies of prostate cancer every 45 minutes in the UK
- Prostate cancer is third biggest cancer killer in the UK
Thank people publicly
Make sure you say thank you to your generous friends and family publicly on your timeline, and make sure you tag your friend into the post. That way all your friends see it, as well as theirs, which could inspire and remind others to donate too! Besides, saying thank you never hurt anyone, it’s just good manners!
Share posts on your fundraiser – especially videos
Videos are a great way of grabbing people’s attention, getting across lots of information and making people feel connected to the cause. Here’s some of our videos you can share on your fundraiser:
All you need to do is copy the link and paste it into a comment in your fundraiser.
Keep your contacts updated with how you’re doing. If you’re closer to your target, your birthday’s in a few days, or if you’ve just completed an amazing trial run for the marathon or – tell them about it!
Combine these updates with a link to your fundraiser and a reminder to donate.