How to Start a Facebook Fundraiser to Help Kids in Crisis

Last updated: November 18, 2020, at 11:02 a.m. PT

Originally published: April 20, 2020, at 11:43 a.m. PT

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The clock is ticking, and this moment is a call to action. How we support kids and families during the pandemic will change our future. The good news is there are solutions, but we need your help. One of the easiest ways to make a tangible impact right now is to start a Facebook fundraiser.

Just follow this link to start setting up your Facebook Fundraiser for the YMCA of Greater Seattle to help kids in crisis. It's that easy!

START FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER

Tips to make your fundraiser even more successful 

Customize your posts - When you first share your fundraiser page, make it personal. Sharing why you care about helping kids in crisis helps your friends truly emotionally connect to the issue and motivates them to support your fundraiser. Perhaps you know a family that is benefiting from childcare or a young adult in Y housing. Sharing why this cause matters to you on a personal level (while protecting others’ privacy, of course) will help others understand the issues and the impact their contribution can have. 

Sample posts: 

"As a member of the ___ YMCA, I’m proud to help kids in crisis thrive. Will you join me in supporting the Y?" 

"I’m so proud to work for the YMCA of Greater Seattle because we are so much more than a gym or a pool; we are cause! We’re helping kids in crisis by providing affordable early learning programs and childcare, feeding vulnerable children and families, providing shelter and counseling for young adults, and so much more. Will you join me in supporting kids in crisis?" 

Share updates on your post and share again 

Inevitably, people will stop seeing your original post after a few days as it makes its way to the bottom of their feeds. The best way to reach your goal (if you don’t in the first few days) is to keep sharing it with updated posts every so often. And don’t forget to thank your friends who give!  

Need more Information? Learn more about Helping Kids In Crisis