A direct and impactful way you can support Gift of Adoption’s mission of uniting children with loving homes is by hosting a Facebook Fundraiser.
This unique tool allows you to share Gift of Adoption’s mission with your friends and loved ones while raising money on behalf of Gift of Adoption with minimal effort – setting up a Facebook Fundraiser only takes about five minutes. It’s completely free to host a Facebook Fundraiser and Facebook covers all transaction fees so that 100 percent of all donations through your fundraiser go directly to completing adoptions of vulnerable children. Currently, Facebook is chipping in $5 toward any fundraiser after the first donation is made.
Hosting a Facebook Fundraiser
Hosting a Facebook Fundraiser is easy – it takes only a few moments to get the process started. Here are the steps you’ll need to follow to get your Facebook Fundraiser going:
- Click this link
- Set a goal and deadline
Be ambitious! By setting a goal and deadline, you’re challenging your friends and family members to contribute to Gift of Adoption. Even if you don’t meet your targets, Gift of Adoption still receives the funds you’ve raised.
- Share your story
This section should be as personal as possible. Tell your friends why Gift of Adoption is meaningful to you. Do you have an adoption story? Is a friend or family member a former Gift of Adoption grant recipient? If so, now is the time to share. The more personal your appeal is, the more likely it is that people will donate.
- Consider a Donation
While not required, research shows that making the first donation to your fundraiser demonstrates your commitment to the cause and will result in more support from your friends.
- Spread the message
Once your fundraiser is set-up, share it at least once a day and provide your friends and family with updates on the status of your fundraiser. If you meet your fundraising target a few days ahead of your deadline, try bumping up the target and encouraging your friends to raise even more. Thank your donors by posting your thanks and tagging them on your timeline. Encourage your donors to share your fundraiser on their page after donating to spread the word to even more people.
Occasions For Hosting a Facebook Fundraiser
This year, you can use your birthday to encourage your friends and family members to give to a cause that’s meaningful to you. As your birthday approaches, Facebook will likely send you a notification asking if you want to host a fundraiser on behalf of your charity of choice.
It’s easy to host a Facebook Fundraiser on behalf of Gift of Adoption. Simply respond to Facebook’s birthday notification and select Gift of Adoption as the nonprofit you’d like to support. As you create your fundraiser, ask that your loved ones, co-workers and connections make a small donation through your Facebook Fundraiser in lieu of sending you a birthday gift.
If you are an adoptive parent or an adopted person, celebrate your adoption day by helping other children become adopted. You can use your story to tell your friends and family members why Gift of Adoption’s mission is meaningful to you.
Other days that you might consider hosting a Facebook Fundraiser for Gift of Adoption include days of recognition like World Orphans Day, National Adoption Day, Adoption Awareness Month and Foster Care Awareness Month.
Benefits of Facebook Fundraisers
Facebook Fundraisers benefit Gift of Adoption Fund in a number of ways. In addition to raising financial support to fund adoption grants, fundraisers also help us expand our social media presence and introduce us to new audiences.
If you have friends and family members that might not be familiar with Gift of Adoption and the work that we do, your Facebook Fundraiser is the perfect platform to introduce us and tell your loved ones why you value the work we do for in-need children.
Facebook Fundraisers are an important source of grant funding for Gift of Adoption. Here are just some of the numbers illustrating why Facebook Fundraisers are significant. In the two-year period from 10/1/18 to 9/30/20:
- $122,070.74: The amount of money raised for Gift of Adoption through Facebook fundraisers
- 3,280: The number of individual donations sent to Gift of Adoption through Facebook
- 950: The number of people that hosted Facebook Fundraisers on behalf of Gift of Adoption in a 12-month period
- $128.49: The amount of money raised by the average Facebook Fundraiser conducted on behalf of Gift of Adoption
- $37.22: The size of the average gift sent to Gift of Adoption through Facebook Fundraisers between September 2018 and September 2019
Every donation made to Gift of Adoption through a Facebook Fundraiser is meaningful and goes directly to support an adoption grant. The numbers above represent more than 30 children who now know the safety and security of a family.
Your Giving Matters
Gift of Adoption works to ensure that every dollar donated through Facebook Fundraisers directly supports an adoption grant. Over the past 20 years, Gift of Adoption issued more than $8.9 million in grants, making adoption possible for over 3,000 children.
Gift of Adoption is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, meaning that all donations made are tax-deductible. If you or your friends donate to Gift of Adoption via Facebook, you’ll receive an emailed receipt that you can use for record-keeping and tax documentation purposes.
Through donor support, Gift of Adoption issues grants that unite in-need children with their forever families. We rely on donations from our followers and their friends and family members to provide children with the opportunity to join a safe, stable home. If you host a Facebook Fundraiser on behalf of Gift of Adoption, you’re becoming a part of our movement and are helping to make adoption more accessible for a greater number of children.
If you host a Facebook Fundraiser, Gift of Adoption will allocate the money where it’s needed most. If you’d like to allocate the funds raised by your Facebook Fundraiser to a specific local chapter, please fill out the form below. We’ll make sure that the money from your fundraiser goes directly to the chapter, grant or cause you’re hoping to support. Individuals cannot create Facebook Fundraisers to fund their own adoptions. If you’re interested in applying for a Gift of Adoption grant, please visit giftofadoption.org/apply.