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How to Fundraise on Facebook on #GivingTuesday: FAQs

We’ve got big news! For one day only on #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, you will be able to use Facebook to start a Fundraiser for your Help Hope Live campaign. To take advantage of this limited fundraising opportunity, you must contact us for key instructions. Failure to notify Help Hope Live will exclude you from this offer. Here’s what you need to know…


What are the benefits of using Facebook Fundraisers this November 28?


  1. Facebook is waiving all fees for donations made to nonprofits on Facebook this #GivingTuesday.
  2. Starting at 8 a.m. EST (5 a.m. PST) on #GivingTuesday, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching donations to U.S. nonprofits made through Facebook while funds last (up to $1,000 per Fundraiser, $50,000 per nonprofit, and $2 million in total).

Do I have to participate?


Creating a Facebook Fundraiser on November 28 is completely optional. Questions to consider:

  • Are you comfortable using Facebook?
  • Do you have an engaged list of Facebook friends who will help support and share your Fundraiser for Help Hope Live?
  • Are you aware that funds raised through Facebook may not reach your Help Hope Live campaign for 90 days? Read below:How soon will the funds be available?”

If you choose not to participate, you can still enjoy our #tealdeal: we waive the credit card fee for all donations at helphopelive.org in your honor on November 28.


How can I get started?

1. Contact us to talk about your plans to participate

2. Spread the word about #GivingTuesday on Facebook

3. On November 28, at any point in the day, create a Facebook Fundraiser and select Help Hope Live as the beneficiary.

Create a Facebook Fundraiser by tapping Raise Money

 

Tap Get Started

 

Tap Nonprofit

 

Find and select Help Hope Live

4. Add to the Fundraiser page “in honor of [your full name]”

5. Add to the Fundraiser page the name of your regionally restricted fund (for example, a part of the Mid-Atlantic Liver Transplant Fund). You can find this information on your Help Hope Live Campaign Page)

 

Be sure to include your name and the regionally restricted fund name

 

5. Share the Facebook Fundraiser with as many people as possible!

6. At the end of the day, take a screenshot of your Facebook Fundraising dashboard showing the total amount raised through your November 28 Facebook Fundraiser.

 

Take a screenshot that shows the total amount raised on November 28

 

7. Email the screenshot to [email protected] with the subject line: Facebook Fundraiser

8. When the funds raised are made available to Help Hope Live, you will see a new entry on the List of Contributors via your Campaign Dashboard.

There are a few important guidelines you must follow to be eligible for this opportunity: You must contact us to express interest in this opportunity.

  • You must be actively fundraising with Help Hope Live (at least one donation has been made in your honor)
  • You must mention your name and your Help Hope Live regionally restricted fund on the Facebook Fundraiser page

 

Find your regionally restricted fund name at the top of your campaign page

 

  • You must email a screenshot of the total funds raised to [email protected] within 72 hours of November 28
  • If you do not send us your screenshot on November 28, we may ask you to verify individual donation amounts to ensure all donations were made on November 28

What happens if I do not follow these guidelines for Facebook Fundraising?


If you do not adhere to these guidelines, we cannot guarantee that funds raised through Facebook Fundraising will be available to help with your medical and related costs. Funds raised outside of our guidelines through Facebook Fundraising will still come to Help Hope Live, but those funds will benefit our General Operating Fund to help support our work and mission.


How can I find out if I am eligible for matching funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation?


Help Hope Live is not given any information about specific Facebook Fundraisers. All donations we receive through Facebook come to us as one lump sum. You will need to use Facebook’s reporting tools or contact the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation directly to for information about matching funds.


Will I be able to continue fundraising on Facebook after November 28?


You will not be able to continue fundraising on Facebook after #GivingTuesday. Funds raised through a Facebook Fundraiser for Help Hope Live after midnight EST on November 28 will be given to the Help Hope Live General Operating Fund and will not come to Help Hope Live in your honor.

Unfortunately, Facebook currently does not provide an avenue for fundraising that is fully compatible with our Help Hope Live administrative process. We will make this option available in the future when we can.


How soon will the funds be available?


Funds raised through Facebook are collected by the nonprofit Network For Good and then sent to Help Hope Live in a lump sum. Help Hope Live cannot control how long it takes for funds to arrive from Network For Good. Expect to wait up to 90 days for Help Hope Live to receive the funds you raise on November 28…

Help Hope Live has no control over matching funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. We cannot guarantee that any contributions made on Facebook will be matched, nor can we provide an exact timeline for when eligible matching donations will become available to Help Hope Live for medical and related expenses.


Will I be able to see who donated?


You will be able to see donor names and donation amounts through Facebook only. Once we have received and processed donations from your Fundraiser (which, again, may take up to 90 days), the funds will appear on your Help Hope Live List of Contributors as a single entry: Facebook Fundraiser. Make sure you carefully record the information you get on Facebook for sending out thank-you notes or other gift acknowledgements.


Does Facebook take a fee?


Facebook has agreed to waive their administrative fee for all donations made to charities on November 28. Other fees may apply, such as a Network for Good payment processing fee, depending on the donor’s payment method and other factors. Help Hope Live does not receive information regarding fees that occur through Facebook Fundraiser donations.


Does Help Hope Live take a fee?


Help Hope Live’s low 5% administrative fee will be applied to funds raised through Facebook.


Who should I contact if I have additional questions?


Email [email protected] if you have any questions about this opportunity.


We look forward to seeing your Facebook Fundraisers in action on November 28! Best of luck!

Free HelpHOPELive Graphics for #GivingTuesday November 29

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, something incredible will happen. People around the world will come together to donate, share, volunteer and celebrate the power of giving back. It’s called #GivingTuesday, and it’s your opportunity to engage more supporters than ever before to boost donations to your HelpHOPELive fundraising campaign!

On November 29 only, HelpHOPELive will cover the credit card fee for ALL donations made in honor of all HelpHOPELive clients at helphopelive.org.

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Snag and share these graphics before and during #GivingTuesday! Just right click or double tap and choose Save. Then share on your favorite social media sites! Tag us @helphopeliveorg for extra support!

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Questions? Get in touch with your HelpHOPELive Fundraising Coordinator today to find out how you can plan for #GivingTuesday 2016.

 

 

A Day Tue Give: How To Celebrate #GivingTuesday

December 1 is #GivingTuesday, a global celebration of good that includes supporting charitable causes and nonprofit missions. #GivingTuesday is a day to give back and make a lasting impact by helping good go viral. Here’s what you can do to join the movement.


Share The Message


Post on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites to let your followers know that there are NO fees on all donations to HelpHOPELive Campaigns today.

Here’s a sample post you can edit and use:

Today is #GivingTuesday! Today only, you can donate to [my, my brother’s, etc.] HelpHOPELive Campaign with NO credit card fees! You will make more of an impact than ever with your donation today. Click here to donate in [my, my brother’s, etc.] honor: [add a link to the HelpHOPELive Campaign here]

Need a picture to include? Here are a few that you can save and share for free. Click to open the image in a new window, then save the image to your computer.

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#GivingTuesday 2015 HelpHOPELive

#GivingTuesday 2015 quote Winston Churchill


Give If You Can


If you are not actively fundraising but you are still interested in celebrating #GivingTuesday, consider donating to HelpHOPELive’s General Operating Fund. Your donation will help us to continue providing one-on-one fundraising support to thousands of patients and families nationwide who are facing significant financial hardship because they need a transplant or are living with a catastrophic injury or illness.

If you’re not able to give, you can still Like and Share the posts, quotes and promotions that matter to you! Give support to your favorite nonprofits and causes so that others can donate and join the movement.


Be The Change


#GivingTuesday isn’t just about money: it’s about doing good. Put your focus into something good today, whether that’s a volunteer opportunity or a random act of kindness that will brighten a stranger’s day. Don’t forget to keep the holiday spirit alive throughout December and beyond! Together, we can help good go viral, today and all year ‘round.


Join us in celebrating this day of giving and gratitude! Find us on Facebook or tag @HelpHOPELiveOrg on Twitter and join the movement.

Your Next Selfie Can Make The World A Better Place

During the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype and become fixated on shopping and spending. #GivingTuesday is meant to counteract those rampant indulgences by encouraging all of us to donate to worthy nonprofit causes.


What is an #UNselfie?


An #UNselfie is a picture of you showing how you support worthy causes during the holidays or all year round. An #UNselfie could explain why you support a particular cause, highlight your #GivingTuesday plans or even reveal a random act of kindness that you took part in this year.

Little by little, your #GivingTuesday actions and #UNselfies can help to perpetuate a massive movement that encourages all of us to give just a little bit more during the holiday season.

#UNselfie #GivingTuesday

You can also use your #UNselfie to highlight a HelpHOPELive Campaign that you support in order to gain traction for #GivingTuesday on December 1, when there are no credit card fees on all donations to HelpHOPELive Campaigns.


What does an #UNselfie look like?


Here are a few examples from our staff. Find additional #UNselfies on our Facebook page.

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How can I join the movement?


You can join the #UNselfie movement in three easy steps:

  1. Download and print the #UNselfie template
  2. Write down an act of kindness, a charitable cause or a selfless wish for the holidays
  3. Share on social media with the tags #UNselfie and #GivingTuesday. Add #HelpHOPELive and #GiveHOPE if your #UNselfie involves a HelpHOPELive Campaign!

Visit our website for additional #GivingTuesday tips and suggestions.

4 Easy Ways To Get Ready For #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is less than two weeks away! On Tuesday, December 1, there will be no credit card fees attached to donations to your HelpHOPELive Campaign. This is your opportunity to rally your community to participate in a universal day of hope and selflessness! Here are a few easy ways to prepare.


1. Understand The Mission


#GivingTuesday

  • …celebrates giving and selflessness
  • …counterbalances Black Friday, Cyber Monday and heavy holiday spending
  • …brings together nonprofits, businesses AND families to give together
  • …is all about “small acts of kindness”

2. Spread The Word On Social


…With These Hashtags:

  • #GivingTuesday: use this whenever you mention the event
  • #UNselfie: use this when you post a selfie that highlights a good cause. Download the template at givingtuesday.org.
  • #GiveHOPE: use this when you post a #GivingTuesday message about HelpHOPELive

…And These Pictures:

Share these pics on social media to help good go viral!

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Size: 511 x 511 (Instagram, Facebook or other social sites)

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3. Update Your Outreach


If you plan to contact a news outlet or send an email to friends and family before December 1, make sure you mention #GivingTuesday. It’s a great way to tie your HelpHOPELive Campaign into a major social movement. If you need help figuring out how to explain or incorporate #GivingTuesday, reach out to your Fundraising Coordinator today.


4. Show Your Gratitude


#GivingTuesday is an opportunity to give AND receive. For that reason, it’s a great time to reflect on what your community has already helped you to achieve. Here’s how:

  1. Jot down a few things that you’ve been able to do or accomplish thanks to donations.
  2. Snap a few pictures if you can!
  3. Post an Update about #GivingTuesday that focuses on thanking everyone who has donated so far.
  4. Share your Campaign Page on social media to engage even more friends and family members.

Your friends will be more likely to donate if they can see how they have impacted your life through donations.

HelpHOPELive Campaign Page

Add a #GivingTuesday Update expressing gratitude.


Questions? Have #GivingTuesday ideas to add to our list? Reach out to us on Facebook or on Twitter to connect.

A Day Tue Give

During the upcoming holiday season, we celebrate many different variations on the tradition of giving. We come together with friends and family to give thanks for all the good things we have. We give each other gifts. Retailers give us not one, but two whole days of deals to help us afford those items that we will in turn give to others. But many times we inadvertently limit the scope of our giving to the people around us—our immediate family members and our closest friends. It can be easy to forget in the midst of all of our holiday giving that there are those elsewhere in need who have very little and will receive even less.

GivingTuesday Dec. 2Giving Tuesday was founded by the 92nd Street Y in New York and the United Nations Foundation with the goal of creating a 24-hour day completely dedicated to giving back. Taking a cue from annual shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is held every year on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving and encourages individuals, families, communities and organizations around the world to do whatever they can in service of others. Though there are no set guidelines for Giving Tuesday, the event has attracted the participation of over 10,000 organizations worldwide since its inception in 2012[1], and has inspired the philanthropic efforts of countless volunteers.

At HelpHOPELive, our mission has always revolved around helping patients and families in need, which is why we are proud to be a part of Giving Tuesday again this year. On Tuesday, December 2, we will be offering a special discount on all donations made through our website by covering the credit card processing fee (3%) for each gift. This discount will be applied to general donations as well as charitable contributions made directly to individual patient campaigns.

With our Giving Tuesday discount, your donations will go even further toward helping those whose lives have been affected by a medical crisis such as a catastrophic injury, unforeseen illness or an unexpected organ transplant. Even with insurance, our clients still face many out-of-pocket expenses that can be both financially and mentally overwhelming. With the support that HelpHOPELive receives, we can better serve these individuals by developing fundraising opportunities that engage local communities and encourage them to give back to their neighbors in need.

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, we hope you will join us in giving back. To learn more about how our upcoming discount works, visit the Giving Tuesday page on our website. And to stay updated on the latest Giving Tuesday news, follow @GivingTues on Twitter and use the hashtag #GivingTuesday to join in the conversation. The holiday season is truly the greatest time for giving. This year, let’s take a moment on Giving Tuesday to share our gifts with those who need it most.

[1] http://www.givingtuesday.org/about/