Fundraise on Social Media

Fundraise on Social Media 

Facebook Birthday fundraisers

Is your birthday coming up? A simple way to celebrate your birthday and raise some vital funds for Barnardos is to set up a birthday fundraiser through Facebook.

Facebook usually prompts you when it's your birthday and then all you have to do is set up a fundraiser in a few quick steps. No need for sponsorship cards, bank giro's or going all the way to the bank with the funds you raise, it's all taken care of online, all you need is a Facebook page. All funds raised come directly to Barnardos – there are no commission charges!

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Facebook fundraisers 

Even if your birthday isn't coming up, you can still set up a Facebook fundraiser.

We'll help!

Once your page is set up we will send you a thank you post on your page to let your supporters know you have our backing! 

During the event 

Your supporters love to hear how you're getting on, so update the page regularly. Share the fundraiser with all your friends, family and co-workers. We will be notified that you have started the fundraiser. We'll keep in touch and give you a hand when you need it. 

If you have yet to reach your target you can ask them to help you get there.  If you have exceeded your target, invite them to be part of a smashing fundraiser.

  • WhatsApp - Use the 'Share' button on your Facebook fundraiser and click on “Share in WhatsApp” and select the groups/contacts.
  • Tweet it - If you use Twitter, tag us (@Barnardos_irl) so we can re-tweet your event!
  • Instagram it - If you use Instagram, post a picture and tag us (@Barnardos_irl) and we'll put your event on our stories.

After the event 

Say thank you

Make sure to thank your donors on both your own Facebook page and the Fundraiser page itself. We will post a 'thank you' also so your donors know that the money came to us. Let your supporters know how much it means to you and to us to have such wonderful support.


More information on Fundraisers and Donations on Facebook 


Please contact Jo Garry in Fundraising if you have any questions about your event. 

email: [email protected]