How to Set Up a Facebook Fundraiser

Ask your Facebook friends to donate to NRDC by following these easy steps.

Carlos Aponte

Facebook now allows people to create DIY fundraisers to help support their favorite organizations and causes. Here’s how you can help raise money for NRDC.

1. Log on.

Visit NRDC’s Facebook page, then click on “Fundraisers” on the top bar.

2. Click the “Raise Money” button.

This creates a shareable page that you’ll soon customize with a title, a goal amount, and an end date. 

3. Personalize your page.

Though you can choose to keep the automated title and description for your fundraiser about NRDC’s mission and why you’re raising money for our work, your friends are more likely to respond if you customize your message. Share why NRDC is meaningful to you and how donating to your fundraiser will be impactful at a time when our environment and health are under attack. Finally, fill in your goal amount. 

4. Select a photo.

You can choose from our options, or you can upload your own photo. After you select the photo you want, click “Done.” You’ll have the option to move or crop it.

5. Go live. 

Select “Create” to publish your fundraiser and share it to your Facebook timeline. 

6. Spread the word!

To reach as many of your friends as possible, be persistent! Make sure to post your fundraiser at least a few times before your end date approaches. Here are two ways to follow up:

  • Open your fundraiser page and click the “Share” button. From there, choose to either post it on your timeline again (and tag your friends) or send it in a private message.
  • For those friends who may not visit Facebook often, copy and paste the URL into an e-mail. 

On behalf of NRDC, thank you for your support! If you have any further questions, please reach out to us at

Personal Action

Stay active in critical public health and environmental issues by producing a personalized piece for publication in a local newspaper.

onEarth Story

It’s almost as if they don’t want you to know how much they love oil.

Personal Action

Sometimes the best way to turn your anger into action is to pick up the phone. Follow these tips to minimize your anxiety and maximize your impact.

Personal Action

Turn your city into a climate sanctuary, rally on Main Street, and other ways to make change globally by acting locally.

Personal Action

A step-by-step guide to protecting your community from dirty development projects.

Personal Action

Our guide to buying greener beans, brewing with less waste, and avoiding all that packaging.

Personal Action

Caring for your pet while caring for the planet is about more than buying recycled toys and organic dog food.

Personal Action

Make long-lasting memories but a minimal environmental impact during your spring break getaway.

Personal Action

President Trump and the Republican-led Congress are poised to wipe out crucial environmental safeguards. Here’s how you can join the fight.

Personal Action

Milk does a body good, but it also does a number on the planet.

Personal Action

Is shopping online or in-store better for the environment? It depends—on you.

Personal Action

Insert yourself in the policy-making process. At town hall meetings and in public hearings, during comment periods and in our courts, government officials have to listen to us—whether they like it or not.

Personal Action

Organize a park cleanup, support our national parks, or bid in a charity eBay auction (we’ve got our eyes on Questlove’s drumsticks).

Join Us

When you sign up you'll become a member of NRDC's Activist Network. We will keep you informed with the latest alerts and progress reports.