Yes we’ve had our issues with Facebook this year but in good news, last year, Australian women contributed 63% of the total amount fund-raised on Facebook. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday the global Facebook and Instagram community has raised over USD $5bn for nonprofits and personal causes, via the platform’s fundraising tools around the world.
It seems women are very active on Facebook with women creating 70% of groups on Facebook last year. Women also took the lead on creating supportive communities and rallying resources when COVID hit last year.
In Australia, women created 66% of the COVID groups and 71% of the members of the group are women. The top COVID-19 support groups (by number of members) created by women in Australia are mostly focused on neighbourly support.
Facebook Fundraisers were launched in Australia in 2018 and since then, 2.3 million Australians have donated using this tool. We’ve seen Australians give overwhelming support for important causes or natural disasters which shows how much we can do for our community if we all work together.
Facebook Fundraiser pages are already helping with the floods
Already, in response to the devastating floods of last week, we’ve already seen Fundraiser pages appearing on Facebook to help those communities affected including:
Here’s some more data on Facebook Fundraising:
Here are some examples of Facebook Fundraising:
Debbie Sage-Morison, Gold Coast QLD – Creator of:
Rob Pisto, Sydney NSW – Creator of:
Here are some tips in this video below on how to create a Facebook Fundraiser:
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