Consider these top tips when setting up your Facebook collection
Set a goal that will inspire your supporters to donate. You could base your target from our PCR Shopping List; for example, £250 could fund essential laboratory consumables (like test tubes, Blotting units, Power Supplies and Pipettes) for 6 months; the bread and butter of research.
Make your title short and snappy to get the attention of your supporters. If this is a birthday fundraiser, use the title to let people know – ie. ‘John’s birthday fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research!’
This is the perfect chance to share why the work PCR does is important to you. We’ve written a short paragraph for you which will automatically appear when you make your fundraiser, but we think you should personalise it and tell your story – THAT is what your supporters are interested in and want to hear and support, so make sure you tell it!
Boosting your Facebook fundraiser
A few things you can do to boost the reach of your fundraiser and raise as much as possible.
Invite your friends: You can directly invite friends and family to donate to your fundraiser by sending them an invitation to donate. People who invite friends are four times more likely to reach their goal!
Share in your News Feed: Write a post to share in your newsfeed to let your friends know why PCR is important to you and why they should donate.
Donate to your own fundraiser: You can make a donation to your fundraiser to get the ball rolling. Other people are more likely to donate when they see that someone else has already contributed, and it helps to show your commitment to helping fund our vital research.
These are actions you can take in the time leading up to the end of your fundraiser, to keep momentum going and keep spreading the word!