Set up your Facebook fundraiser to help others affected by epilepsy

If you already know your way around Facebook and setting up a fundraiser, you can get started straight away. The tips below can still help you raise as much as possible to help Epilepsy Action be there for everyone at this difficult time.

Set up your fundraiser

Need some help getting started?

When you’re ready to set up your fundraiser, click the button above.

Alternatively you can head to and select ‘Fundraisers’ from the menu (on the left if you are on desktop).

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Once you’ve done that, click the ‘Raise money’ button on the right.

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From this point, simply follow the on-screen prompts to launch your fundraiser! The tips below can help you raise even more vital funds to help people affected by epilepsy.

Top tips for Facebook fundraising

Set a target – choose an amount that feels achievable. You can always change it as you go! Start with around £200.

Make it personal – if there’s a personal angle, your friends and family will want to support you even more! You can edit the ‘About’ section to tell people why it’s important to you that we’re here for everyone affected by epilepsy.

Donate – giving to your on fundraiser gets the ball rolling and shows how much you believe in your cause. It’s also a great way to reassure friends and family that it’s a safe way to give!

Share your fundraiser – use this feature when setting up your fundraiser and share it with everyone you’re connected to on Facebook. You can share it more personally with family and close friends by sending them a link using WhatsApp, text or email. Share it on your timeline too, saying why this cause matters to you and asking people to donate.

Update, thank… and repeat – your fundraiser will be set to run for two or three weeks, so aim to post something once a week – or ideally two or three times! Include posts thanking everyone who’s donated that week. You can even tag them in the post for an even more personal touch.

It’s a great idea to post a big thank you message when you hit milestone amounts. Add a picture to grab attention – or, even better, post a video! Live videos work especially well and can get up to 10 times more comments than a standard post. Be brave!

When your fundraiser’s over, don’t forget that final post to remind people why it matters to you and say thanks again for donating!

Set up your fundraiser

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