Growing your audience on Facebook might seem like a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be. There is no doubt that Facebook is where a large majority of your supporters are – you just need to find them!
It is fair to assume that amongst the 2.9 billion users on Facebook, your supporters are there and are ready and waiting to support, poised on the donate button. But where are you?
With so many users and so much activity happening on Facebook and other social platforms, it can be easy to feel a little lost. Though there is plenty of fish in the blue seas of Facebook, you might be asking yourself “which ones am I meant to catch and why isn’t my current bait working?”
While we may not be experts in fishing, we do know a thing or two about connecting with audiences online. Want to know a secret? It’s not that hard!
All you need are these five steps and you’ll be the next Beyoncé of Facebook…or another famous person that everyone knows.
Step 1 – The Basics
Before you start throwing content around or creating personalized, wacky GIFs, you’re going to want to nail the basics. It can be easy to overlook when you’re just wanting to get started on connecting with your audience but remember that your page is a reflection of your nonprofit and it has to look the part.
Make sure to enter in all the relevant information that you can, including some information about who you are, a link to your website and any other ways that supporters can contact you. This will help build trust with your supporters so they know that you are who you say you are.
Don’t forget to make an impact visually! Your profile photo and cover image are important and should be aligned with your branding, made to fit the correct dimensions and be high-quality – no pixelation here, please and thank you!
Step 2 – Content, Content, Content
Take it from one social media planner to another, creating content can be difficult and time-consuming but the right content is always so worth it.
One thing that we can all be guilty of is only creating content that is ask, ask, ask. Even our most loyal supporters don’t want to be hassled for donations in every communication so make sure to mix this up! Some ideas could be:
- Impact stories – how has your charity made a difference in your field?
- Volunteer shout-outs – showcase the incredible work your volunteers have achieved
- National or calendar events – create some fun and engaging posts for events like Valentine’s Day or a national holiday!
- Progress updates – has your charity been working on something special? Why not let your supporters know how you’re getting on, without giving too much away!
Step 3 – Boost
Step 4 – Be active
Step 5 – Turn on the tools
Last but not least and maybe the most important step for nonprofits, is to turn on Facebook’s Giving Tools and start your social fundraising journey!
Not only will having the tools allow you to add donate buttons and start fundraisers as a page, it will also allow your supporters to fundraise on your behalf and in turn, increase brand awareness.
Not sure where to start with Facebook’s Giving Tools? We put together a step-by-step guide for getting your charity approved and what you can expect to achieve afterwards.
Now that you have an engaged band of supporters on Facebook and Facebook’s Giving Tools are turned on, you’re ready to supercharge your fundraising.
And good news, we can help!
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Book your 30 minute demo with one of our awesome Facebook Fundraising specialists today and make sure you’re making the most of Facebook’s Giving Tools.