Create a Facebook Fundraiser for Teaching for Change
For example, Teaching for Change fan Lauren Khouri raised $1,317 on her birthday with a Facebook fundraiser – far exceeding her goal of $1,000. We have outlined the steps below.
You will choose Teaching for Change as the non-profit you are raising funds for. Go to the Teaching for Change Facebook page and choose Fundraisers, then click “Raise Money”
Choose Teaching for Change as the target of your fundraiser, specify the amount you would like to raise, and choose the end date for your fundraiser.
Tell Your Story
Choose a title and tell your friends why you’re raising money for the Teaching for Change. Is there a specific project (SocialJusticeBooks.org, Teaching Central America, DC Area Educators for Social Justice, Civil Rights Teaching, etc.) that you are raising money for? Is it your birthday? #GivingTuesday? A special anniversary?
Here is sample language for your fundraiser:
Jane’s Birthday Fundraiser for Teaching for Change
For my birthday this year, please join me in my support for Teaching for Change. I believe strongly that the best way to build a better future is to help young people learn about the powerful ways those before us made long lasting social change, think critically about the world around them, and see themselves as agents of change. From free downloadable lessons and recommended booklists to professional development workshops and trainings, Teaching for Change provides teachers with the tools to help students understand our world and envision the better future they deserve.
I have set a goal to raise $500. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every bit helps. Thank you so much for considering it.
Pick a Cover Photo
Here are some images you can add to your campaign, or feel free to choose your own:
Invite Your Friends to Donate
Invite your friends to participate in the campaign and share your campaign to your Facebook timeline.
Pledge to Match Donations
Fundraisers are more effective when you make a donation to the cause you’re supporting.
Thank Your Friends
Visit your fundraising page to see who has donated and thank them.