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This #GivingTuesday Build a Simple Facebook Fundraiser for GreaterGood.org and Help Us Earn Matching Funds!

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement built by individuals and communities in the US and countries around the world. On #GivingTuesday, millions of people come together to support and champion the causes they believe in by donating and fundraising on their behalf.

This year #GivingTuesday falls on November 28th. In celebration, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering once again on a national campaign to support nonprofits.

On #GivingTuesday (11/28/17) Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for US nonprofits. Facebook is also waiving its fees for donations made to nonprofits on Facebook this #GivingTuesday.

Donations to nonprofits made through Facebook’s charitable giving tools on November 28th will be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit or $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button, until the $2 million in matching funds run out. The match will begin at 8AM EST (5AM PST).

How can you help?

As a supporter of GreaterGood.org, we’d be honored if you would take this opportunity to reflect upon your commitment to our work by creating a Facebook fundraiser. Your fundraiser could help fund up to $1,000 toward our causes (even more with the Gates Foundation Match). Creating a fundraiser is easy.

Here’s how to create a fundraiser:

• Go to https://www.facebook.com/www.greatergood.org/fundraisers/

• Click “Raise Money”

• Add an end date and a goal (up tp $1,000 of your raised funds on November 28 will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), add a title, and tell your story. Be sure to include #GivingTuesday in your description

• Choose a photos, then click Create

• From there you can invite friends, share on your News Feed or send a message

• For inspiration, check out current fundraisers on our page at: https://www.facebook.com/www.greatergood.org/fundraisers/

Thank you for supporting GreaterGood.org! We are SO excited about #GivingTuesday, and hope you will participate in all our year-end activities!

by Jim Kober, November 27, 2017