Facebook has unveiled changes concerning charities using its platform.

Donations

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 ‘Non-profit 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 in the comments below.

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