Facebook – New Charity Updates Launched

Facebook has unveiled some new charity updates to help any charities using its platform.

Facebook has unveiled changes concerning charities using its platform.


Facebook has announced that charities using Facebook’s payment platform to process donations do not pay a fee. 

Charities will need to:

  • Have a Facebook page with a category of Nonprofit Organisation’ or Charity Organisation’ and will need to include an address on the page.
  • Sign up for Facebook Payments for a page admin account
  • Accept Facebook’s terms of service

You can apply to accept donations on Facebook here.

Note, during the sign-up stage for Facebook payments, you will need to supply the following information:

  • Date of birth and address of the charity’s CEO
  • Bank account details and bank statement within the last 3 months

Personal Fundraisers

As an individual, you can create a personal fundraiser to raise money for yourself, a friend or any of the following categories:

  • Education: such as tuition, books or classroom supplies
  • Medical: such as medical procedures, treatments or injuries
  • Pet Medical: such as veterinary procedures, treatments or injuries
  • Crisis Relief: such as public crises or natural disasters
  • Personal Emergency: such as a house fire, theft or car accident
  • Funeral and Loss: such as burial expenses or living costs after losing a loved one
  • Sports: such as equipment, competitions or team fees
  • Community: such as neighbourhood services, community improvements or environmental improvements

Personal fundraisers can be created by going to facebook.com/fundraisers. This is now going to be rolled out to the UK.  Note: A fee will be deducted from donations. (6.9% + $0.30)

Are you going to use either of these services?  Let us know.

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