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start a facebook fundraiser

start a facebook fundraiser

Love ICCM and want to support we do? Start a Facebook fundraiser for us! With your help, we can support even more children around the world.

build a more sustainable world
fight trafficking
equip leaders
fight hunger

how to start your facebook fundraiser

getting started

  1. Enter International Child Care Ministries.
  2. Choose your donation amount.
  3. Choose your fundraiser deadline.
  4. Click Next.

tell your story

  1. Choose a title for your fundraiser.
  2. Feel free to write more about why you’re raising funds for ICCM.

pick a cover photo

Feel free to use ICCM’s cover photo, or choose your own.

publish your fundraiser

Once your fundraiser is published, you can start sharing your fundraiser, inviting your friends, and even match donations.

invite friends to donate

Invite as many friends as you like to support your fundraiser. The more you invite, the more likely others are to donate.

share your fundraiser

Share your fundraiser and consider being the first person to donate.

(optional) match donations

Want to go even further? Pledge to match donations!

choose your match amount

Pick an amount you feel comfortable with matching. You won’t be prompted to give your pledge match until after the fundraiser ends.

view your fundraiser page

Once everything is set up you will have your own page for your fundraiser! Friends can post notes and you’ll be notified when a person donates.

please keep in mind

You're more than welcome to raise funds for one of our specific funds listed in in the beyond sponsorship section of this site. If you want to raise funds for your specific sponsored child, you will need to create your own personal fundraiser. Donations made to personal fundraisers (not directly to ICCM) may or may not be tax-deductible. Always consult a tax professional. ICCM reserves the right to remove fundraisers for any reason.

facebook fundraiser faqs

We’ve made it easy to dedicate your special day to a nonprofit you care about.

Yes. To donate privately, select “Only me” from the privacy menu in the donation form.

  • Please note that fundraiser creators and nonprofits can see all donations. Only they can see donation amounts.
  • Your donation to a charitable organization on Facebook will only be seen by your friends if you choose to share it. Keep in mind that the amount of your donation won’t be shared.
  • When you donate to a fundraiser, the charitable organization and creator of the fundraiser will be able to see your donation even if you don’t share it.

If you are raising funds for ICCM through Facebook and you don’t designate a specific cause or project (you can choose one here), the funds go where they are needed most – which may change depending on various factors.

We welcome fundraisers created by churches and organizations.

 

If your church is Free Methodist, please keep in mind, that donations made through Facebook directly to ICCM may or may not impact your EPP. If you want donations made through Facebook to count toward your EPP, you will need to create your own personal fundraiser (so that donations go to your organization directly) and then send them to ICCM.

After you create your fundraiser, Facebook will prompt you to match donations. You can choose to match any amount you feel comfortable with.

You’re more than welcome to raise funds for one of our specific funds listed here.

If you want to raise funds for your specific sponsored child, you will need to create your own personal fundraiser. Donations made to personal fundraisers (not directly to ICCM) may or may not be tax-deductible. Always consult a tax professional.

ICCM will receive donations every other week from Facebook once we collect at least $100 in donations.

Under FMC-USA, ICCM is a 501(c)(3). Donations to U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofits are typically tax-deductible.

If you have questions about the tax-deductible status of any donations, please reach out to a tax professional.

Facebook charges no fees for donations to non-profits like ICCM. 100% of the gift you send us via Facebook is received by us.

You can raise funds for a specific ICCM project or fund (here’s a list).

In order for funds to be correctly distributed, you must include the special project’s name in the title of your Facebook fundraiser. (ex. Jane’s India Rice Fundraiser)

Donations made by you personally are tax-deductible. For further questions about whether something is tax-deductible, consult a tax professional.

Please direct them to our website to sponsor a child. They may also call our office at toll free at 800.352.5531 ext. 502.

There are many countries where Facebook donations are allowed. Please see below for a list of countries.

  • Austria
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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