Need cash? Facebook will help you with personal fundraising
Saturday 27 May 2017

Need cash? Facebook will help you with personal fundraising

Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses. The social networking site recently added community and sports categories to its personal fundraising feature.

Personal fundraisers allow people to raise money for a friend, themselves or a sick pet directly on Facebook.

Users can raise funds for categories like education, medical, pet medical, crisis relief, personal emergency, funeral and loss, sports and community, such as neighbourhood services, community improvements or environmental improvements.

Users can learn about the person who created the fundraiser and the person benefiting from it.

The social media giant began testing personal fundraisers in March and have since then been inspired by the response to create them.

To start a fundraiser, scroll down the 'menu' icon on mobile until you get to the 'fundraisers' category. On desktop, visit facebook.com/fundraisers . Facebook says it will review all fundraisers within 24 hours.

There is a fee of 6.9 percent of the total amount raised plus 30 cents for payment processing, vetting and security.