How to Start a Facebook Fundraiser for the YMCA of Greater Seattle's Covid-19 Community Response

Last updated: April 23, 2020, at 3:20 p.m. PT

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

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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. 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 the impact the Y is making helps your friends understand your motivation and it will help motivate them to support your fundraiser. Perhaps you know a family that is benefiting from childcare or a young adult in Y housing. Sharing why you care on a personal level (while protecting others privacy of course) will help others understand the needs and impact they can have.

Sample posts:

"As a member of the ___ YMCA, I’m proud to be part of the Y’s community response to support first responders with childcare, feed vulnerable children, provide shelter and counseling for young adults and health outreach to seniors. 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! Even with our facilities temporarily closed, we are still serving our communities in incredible ways. We’re supporting first responders with childcare, feeding vulnerable children, providing shelter and counseling for young adults and reaching out to support seniors. Will you join me in supporting the Y?"

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!

For more ways to show your Y Spirit on social media see our blog, Frames, Photos, and Backgrounds or visit our Community Response website for more information, updated impact reports and additional resources.