Facebook Personal Fundraisers: Donating Made Easy
Facebook has just recently announced the latest innovation to its ever-growing and ever-changing social media platform: Facebook Personal Fundraisers.
In huge and many ways, Facebook has become a great means for people all over the world to connect in times of emergencies, crises, and disasters — and over the years, it has also gradually become a tool for people who are in need to be able to reach out to others.
With the Facebook Personal Fundraisers, reaching out to others in times of need has become even easier — by effectively creating a way for those keen on helping to be able to extend their help straight away.
Facebook Personal Fundraisers are aimed at making the arduous tasks of both asking and giving a whole lot easier for its app’s users.
In the past, users had to resort to third-party applications or services in order to start a fundraiser.
The fundraisers they create would, in turn, have to be shared in multiple social media platforms in order to gain attention.
While many fundraisers have, in the past, found success on such third-party applications and services, many others were just simply put to waste.
Sharing fundraisers created on third-party applications and services on social media platforms were simply ineffective.
Posts regarding pledge campaigns were normally treated by the social media platforms as regular ‘statuses’ , and the number of audience needed to get the campaigns going were often left unreached, thereby limiting the potential success of the fundraisers.
Facebook Personal Fundraisers, on the other hand, is expected to eliminate this problem completely.
While fundraising isn’t exactly a new thing on Facebook, it was only previously available on the ‘Pages’ accounts on the platform.
The company’s decision to allow personal accounts to start their own fundraisers should make funding campaigns a whole lot easier, and the fees that come with it — supposedly a whole lot cheaper.
Users will not be charged for creating Facebook Personal Fundraisers, but a fee is needed to cover the costs of processing the donations made through platform.
Facebook Personal Fundraisers will be launched in the U.S. in the next few weeks, and will initially cover the following criteria only:
”Education: such as tuition, books or classroom supplies
Medical: such as medical procedures, treatments or injuries
Pet Medical: such as veterinary procedures, treatments or injuries
Crisis Relief: such as public crises or natural disasters
Personal Emergency: such as a house fire, theft or car accident
Funeral and Loss: such as burial expenses or living costs after losing a loved one”