Facebook Rolling Out Personal Fundraisers in Canada
After launching away for U.S. residents to create personal fundraisers on Facebook this spring, the social network has expanded the service in Canada, in beta form.
Facebook says people can start non-profit fundraisers, but beyond that, people can also create fundraisers to raise money for a friend or themselves, or someone or something that is not on the social network.
According to Facebook in a statement to iPhone in Canada, “Personal Fundraisers are available to everyone in Canada over 18 years of age for categories including education, medical, pet medical, crisis relief, personal emergency, funeral and loss, community and sports.”
To launch a fundraiser on mobile, tap on the menu icon and select Fundraisers, or go to Facebook.com/fundraisers on desktop.
Next, just choose to raise money for a Friend, Yourself, Someone or Something Not on Facebook. Add a title, story and then start raising money.
Facebook says Personal Fundraisers “will make it simple for people to connect with their community and raise money for the people and things they care about.”