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  • Fundraising with Facebook A Firstgiving.com premium webinar with Beth Pickard and David Karp June 17, 2009 For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Before we start…
    • Thank you for coming today!
    • For sound:
      • Turn on your computer’s speakers or plug in headphones (you don’t need a microphone), or…
      • Dial 213-286-1201 then code 279-342-953 (may be a toll call)
    • Slides and a recording of this session will be available on Facebook in a few days
    • Ask your questions any time using the question tool; we will answer as many as we can today, and post the rest to our Facebook page
    For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Agenda
    • What is Facebook?
    • Nuts & Bolts of Facebook (pages, groups, applications)
    • Community building with Facebook
    • Fundraising with Facebook (you and your supporters)
    • Things you can do right now
    • A minute about Firstgiving
    • Additional resources
    • Q&A
    For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Your Facebook presence For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953 Some staff have accounts, but no official presence 15% We have a page and lots of activity 6% We have a page and some fans or members 34% We have a page for our organization but little activity 19% We have none at all 26%
  • What is Facebook for?
    • Facebook for me
    • An online identity
    • A place to share things with people who have similar interests
    • A tool to stay in touch with a lot of people
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    • Facebook for my NPO
    • An online identity
    • A place to share things relevant to your organization and cause with people who are interested
    • A tool to connect and interact with your supporters (fans)
    What is Facebook for? For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Nuts & Bolts of Facebook
    • Profiles
    • Pages
    • Groups
    • Fans and group members
    • Applications
  • Profiles are for People For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Pages are for organizations, businesses, and famous people For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Groups are (usually) for organizing people around particular causes or campaigns For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • People become fans of your organization on your Page For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • People join groups to become members For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Facebook applications
    • Applications are created by computer-savvy people for other people to use on Facebook.
    • People can search and add applications to their profiles .
    • Some applications can also be added to pages .
    For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Source: Awl, Chapters 9 and 11 For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953 Page Group Best for vertical communication (one-way) Best for horizontal communication (between group members) Unlimited direct messages to fans through Facebook Limited direct messaging (5000 max) to members through Facebook Can be customized with applications Cannot be customized with applications Administrators have access to statistics and traffic on page No access to statistics and traffic
  • So you want to raise money with Facebook. . . For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Community Building on Facebook
      • Almost free
      • A place to make and maintain connections
      • A place to share information
      • Easy way to communicate with a lot of people
    For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Becoming a fan is easy. . . For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Create excitement For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Content & Conversations
    • Maintain good , fresh, relevant content on Facebook to grow your community
    • Post things for people like articles, videos, and photos
    • Don’t be afraid to state an opinion.
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  • Nicholas Kristof: a master community builder For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Create a content plan and schedule
        • Links to articles? Videos? News updates?
        • Discussion topics?
        • How often?
        • Who’s responsible for it?
        • Once you have the conversation going, you can ask for more participation.
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  • British Red Cross Refugee Week
    • Goal: to encourage the public to look beyond the ‘refugee’ label and to promote the positive contribution refugees make to life in the UK.
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  • Facebook community mobilization: For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Fans join the campaign For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Fundraising with Facebook
    • Now that we’ve built community, we can think about fundraising!
    • Tools in review
    • Fundraising with and without the tools
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  • You and your fans: a fundraising team
    • Your fans
    • Pages to “fan” and Groups to join
    • Status updates
    • Applications that link people in their networks to awareness-raising and fundraising efforts
    • Easy ways to participate in your organization’s online community
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    • Your nonprofit
    • Page with ‘fans’
    • Group or groups around specific campaigns
    • Direct messaging about your organization and fundraising
    • Do say: “Help support us by advocating for us and our work”
    • Don’t say: “Give us money, please!”
  • Facebook fundraising applications For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953 Causes Firstgiving Overview Causes is for nonprofits and people. It enables anyone to promote their cause for free and raise money through existing social connections. Firstgiving’s Fundraising application is for people. It lets you add a mini-version of your personal fundraising page to your Facebook profile Pros Free, easy to set up, deeply integrated with Facebook Free, easy to set up, can be used for any US nonprofit, specifically for fundraising Cons Transaction fee on donations, not a particularly effective fundraising tool Transaction fee on donations, need a Firstgiving fundraising page to use it Best for Quick awareness building, networking Fundraising (individual users) Getting the word out about fundraising efforts Integrating with other fundraising efforts URL http:// apps.facebook.com / causes / http:// apps.facebook.com/ firstgiving /
  • Adding the Firstgiving Facebook app
    • Go to http://apps.facebook.com/firstgiving
    • Enter one or more fundraising page URL
    • Add the application to your profile
    • Use the application to invite your friends to donate.
    For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • http:// apps.facebook.com/firstgiving For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Enter your page URL & add to profile For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Invite your friends to donate For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Add a personal message & send For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • How much time should I spend on this? For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • Things to do right now
    • Search your nonprofit’s name or cause on Facebook, and become a fan/group member of some other Pages/Groups
    • Make a Facebook Page and/or Group for your organization
    • Add relevant content to your Page/Group. Borrow some ideas from other Pages/Groups
    • Invite other people in your organization to “fan” your Page or join your Group to start building your community
    • Ask a question on your Page to start a discussion.
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  • Some resources
    • Facebook! www.facebook.com
    • Mashable on FB pages vs groups: www.mashable.com/2009/05/27/facebook-page-vs-group/
    • Beth’s blog on Facebook: beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/facebook/
    • Facebook demographics: http://www.insidefacebook.com/2009/02/02/fastest-growing-demographic-on-facebook-women-over-55/
    • Facebook me! By Dave Awl: www.amazon.com/Facebook-Having-Friends-Promoting-Projects/dp/032159195X
    • Facebook Pages: Nicholas D. Kristof, British Red Cross
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  • And now, a minute about Firstgiving For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953
  • is the leading social platform for fundraising for any nonprofit cause
    • We give everyday people tools to raise money for causes that matter to them.
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  • 1,820,180 $97,717,775 for 25,881 * As of June 2, 2009 nonprofit organizations people have helped raise using firstgiving
  • Person-to-Person Fundraising
    • Your supporters make personalized appeals
    • Your supporters leverage their social networks
    • Give power to the people who want to do more.
    For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953 Your NPO Supporters = Fundraisers Friends & Family = Donors
  • For sound, use your computer speakers or call 213-286-1201 code 279-342-953 Ask your questions using the question tool in the toolbar and we’ll answer as many as we can live Slides are posted now on the Firstgiving Facebook Fan page www.facebook.com/pages/Firstgiving/90971984273 we’ll add recording, Q&A, etc. in a few days Next webinar: Grassroots fundraising & community organizing, July 22 Get in touch: (617) 591-2121 or [email_address] Thank you and Q&A