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Accept Donations on Facebook with Fundly

Accept Donations on Facebook with Fundly

Raising money online can seem overwhelming at times. There are so many ways to reach out to people and ask them to donate to your nonprofit’s cause. That’s why Fundly has created deep social integrations that allow your organization to accept donations on Facebook!

Why Should Your Nonprofit Accept Donations on Facebook?

Many of your donors use Facebook on a daily (if not hourly!) basis. Facebook now has over a billion users, making it the single most popular social media site in the world.

You’re also probably promoting your crowdfunding campaign on Facebook (and if you’re not, check out this article to learn how you can get started). Your promotional Facebook posts can lead your donors to your crowdfunding campaign’s page where they can make a donation.

But what if they could give without having to leave Facebook?

That’s what Fundly’s Facebook integration allows your donors to do.

Not only does this integration allow you to easily accept donations on Facebook, it makes the giving process seamless for your donors. They can click on your nonprofit’s profile, make a donation, and go right back to scrolling through their newsfeeds.

It’s an incredibly convenient process for both you and your donors.

We’re going to go over the steps your nonprofit needs to take if you want to accept donations on Facebook.

1. Connect Your Facebook and Fundly Accounts.

Before we start, it’s important to note that whoever is an administrator of your nonprofit’s Facebook page will be the person to connect the Fundly account to the Facebook account.

Once you’ve logged in to your Fundly account, go to the “Settings” tab at the top of the page. On the left hand side of the screen, select “Facebook.”How to accept donations on Facebook with Fundly

If you haven’t already, you’ll need to connect your personal Facebook page to your Fundly account. Once you’re on the Facebook Settings page, you’ll see a field that says “Add Additional Facebook Page.”

2. Embed the Donation Form to Your Facebook Page.

If you’re the administrator of your nonprofit’s Facebook page and have connected both your personal Facebook account and your nonprofit’s Facebook account to your Fundly account, you should see your nonprofit’s page appear in the “Select Another Page to Connect” field.

Once selected, the field will open up to the screen below. This is where you will embed the donation form on your Facebook page. Accept Donations on Facebook - Step 1

Once the box is clicked, your nonprofit’s Facebook page will have a “Donate” tab.

Accept Donations on Facebook - Step 3

Take a look at this how-to video to learn more about integrating your Fundly account with your Facebook account and embedding your donation page.

How Will Supporters Donate?

When donors click on the “Donate” tab, they will be taken to a form on your nonprofit’s Facebook page. The page is secure, and all information is encrypted. Donors only need to input a dollar amount, name, billing address, and credit card information.

Accept Donations on Facebook - Step 2

Your nonprofit’s Facebook page will also display your fundraising thermometer and your top donors on the right side of the page. Donors can scroll through FAQs to learn more about how they can donate to your cause on Facebook.

With an embedded donation form on your Facebook page, you can provide donors with a convenient way to give to your campaign. What are you waiting for? Link your Fundly campaign to your Facebook page!

If you’d like to learn other ways to promote your crowdfunding campaign, check out these additional resources:

  1. Promoting Your Campaign on Facebook. Once you have your “donate” button, you can start marketing your campaign on social media. Learn how to promote your campaign on Facebook the right way!
  2. Crowdfunding Updates. During your crowdfunding campaign, you should keep supporters and potential donors updated on your progress. This article is chock-full of tips to keep your donors in the loop.
  3. Keep your Crowdfunding Momentum Going. How do you keep your campaign strong after the initial interest dies down? It’s important to be persistent and keep asking for donations, and use our tips to help prevent any fundraising stalls.
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12 Refreshing Summer Fundraising Ideas

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Let’s be honest, asking people for money is difficult.  Really, really difficult.

What’s even worse?  Asking grumpy people for money.

Donors are much more receptive to asks when they are in good moods. Whodathunkit?

So take advantage of the happiest season of the year — summer!

Summer is a great time to engage with donors. The sun is shining, the weather is good, and daylight lasts forever.

It is a season that beckons people outside, so heed the call. That’s why we’ve complied a list of our favorite summer fundraising ideas:

  1. Launch a crowdfunding campaign
  2. Host a block party
  3. Host a pool party
  4. Organize a water balloon fight
  5. Coordinate a car wash
  6. Host a fish fry or barbecue
  7. Run a walk-a-thon, bike-a-thon, or swim-a-thon
  8. Host a wine tasting
  9. Cater a dinner or host a gala outdoors 
  10. Run a summer golf tournament
  11. Organize an outdoor concert
  12. Coordinate a summer film series

Use these suggestions to capitalize on the summer season and get your community outside and donating!


While crowdfunding is a popular fundraising idea for any time of the year, it’s especially effective over the summer because you can combine your online fundraiser with a live event such as a walkathon, charity concert, etc.

Additionally, creating a crowdfunding campaign is often free, making it an inexpensive fundraising tool to use during the summer (or any season for that matter).

When setting up your crowdfunding campaign, be sure to include a lot of fun visuals to help encourage your supporters to donate and share your campaign with their peers. Moreover, you’ll also need to draft a killer fundraising description that explains why you’re raising money and what communities or people will benefit from the funds.

After you launch your campaign, spread the word through social media, email, print and e-newsletters, and your local press.


A block party is a one-stop shop for summer fun.  The endless summer nights provide the perfect backdrop for a community gathering that benefits your cause!

Block Parties are what you make them so the vibe and atmosphere will be up to you.

Consider organizing some extra fundraising events to incorporate into the block party and maximize your donations.

I would suggest getting some competition brewing with a watermelon eating contest and a cook-off.

Watermelon is the perfect summer fruit, refreshing and healthy.  Donors won’t feel guilty about stuffing their faces with watermelon.


Messy enough to provide a visual badge of honor for those who compete, your contest will be a highlight of the block party.

For those who find the competitive eating world unappealing give them the option of competitive cooking.  A cook-off is a great complement to any block party.

Pick a summer classic, like apple pies, burgers, or chili, and get people cooking!

You can have party guests vote using a secret ballot or appoint a judging panel.  Just have fun with it!

Look into getting a local chef or cooking supply shop to donate cooking lessons or a gift card to the winner.

Keep the party going late into the night and let your cause reap the financial rewards.


Is a block party not cool enough for you in those hot summer months?  Make it a pool party instead.  Problem solved!

Pool parties are pretty straight forward.  Have pool?  Will party.

Just make sure you have your safety bases covered with licensed lifeguards.

Your pool party can be as extravagant as your heart desires.  Set up carnival like games near the pool.  Have a party-wide round of Marco Polo.  Sell snacks from a concessions stand.


Kids will join in for the fun of it and adults will join in for the nostalgia-fun of it.  Establish a designated fight-zone, register competitors, and sell water balloons.

You could even make it a tournament with teams competing for a coveted prize…glory!


Car washes are a fundraising standby for a reason.  They’re a great way to raise money with little event cost.

They are also an excellent opportunity to expand awareness of your organization.

Make sure your car wash has plenty of signage stating what the proceeds are going towards.  You might even want to print off some flyers or brochures to give those who participate additional info on your cause.


BBQ Hamburgers

For this event you’ll have a crew of volunteers and staff manning the grill or fryers.  Set up a method of ordering (online, via the phone, in person) and provide made-to-order food.

Your establishment can be take-out style or you can set up some outdoor seating.

Get kitschy if you go the eat-in route, and don’t forget the quintessential summer items like picnic tablecloths and funky plates.


Pick whichever of the three you think your community will be most interested and you’ll be off to the races.

Charge a small registration fee and have your participants gather sponsorships for distance walked, biked, or swam.


Find an outdoor venue, get wine donated from local shops, and invite your supporters who are 21+ to pay a minor fee to participate.

People will jump at the chance to sample wine while feeling charitable.


Take advantage of the beautiful weather and bring your higher-end events outside.  For example, you could host a garden ball at your community’s botanical gardens.


Golf Cart

Golf tournaments can be very lucrative. To get started, you’ll need to partner with a local golf course and solicit your corporate sponsors and donors to buy spots in the tournament.

Your nonprofit can add a unique twist to your golf tournament by including additional games that guests can participate in. Check out this list of unique ideas to get inspiration for your fundraiser.

Once you’ve got your event planned out, advertise it by inviting current supporters and prospective donors. It’s also best to set up an online registration page where guests can RSVP, and you can communicate updates with guests directly on your dedicated events page.


Outdoor concerts are summer staples.  It doesn’t matter who the main attraction is, whether its Beyoncé or your cousin Al’s neighborhood band.

A benefit concert is all about having fun and raising money.


Reserve a venue, like a park space, for 4 or 5 separate nights.  Then pick out a movie for each reserved day that an entire family can enjoy.

Title your series, something like “June Movie Mondays,” and start rolling.

Make sure to advertise and let people know what the ticket sales are accomplishing.  You could even sell theater concessions to create an authentic movie-going experience.

For more great information, check out our list of summer camp fundraising ideas! 

Once you’ve executed a great summer fundraiser, make sure your organization is fully prepared to keep those hard earned donors.

Click here to learn more about donor retention.

And click here to learn more about donor segmentation.

Donors have more time and energy to get involved in their communities during their summers.  Cement your nonprofit’s community presence by making a big fundraising push this summer. Go forth and conquer the season!

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