Raise Funds for DSF on Facebook and Instagram

Set up a Facebook Fundraiser to benefit DSF

You can set up a fundraising campaign on Facebook in less than 5 minutes. Many of our fundraisers set up a campaign in honor of their birthday or other special event, then share it with family and friends and ask that donations are made to DSF.

There are no fees for non-profits when you host a Facebook Fundraiser. That means that 100% of donations come directly to DSF!

In 2020, 335 individuals created a Facebook Fundraiser and raised over $109,000 for DSF!

How to set up your Fundraising Campaign:

  • Log into your account and go to the account menu. (For app users, find the bottom right icon with three lines, or use the scroll bar on the left side of your screen for desktop.) Scroll down to Fundraisers — you may have to select See More to find it.
  • Select Fundraiser under Create in the left-hand menu
  • Click Get Started
  • Select Nonprofit and search for Dravet Syndrome Foundation
  • Set your fundraising goal and campaign end date
  • Tell your story

Share with your Facebook friends and community, as well as by email.

Set up an Instagram fundraiser to benefit DSF

Fundraising using Instagram posts and bios

Instagram users can use posts and profile bios to create 30-day fundraisers for organizations of their choice. Just make a post as you normally would, by selecting the plus icon on either the Instagram home page or your profile page. Under the New Post settings, right below the location tag, select Add Fundraiser and choose Dravet Syndrome Foundation. You can then choose your goal amount.

The post will link to a donation site, and a fundraising notice will be added to your profile’s bio. The link will stay live for 30 days; 100% of donations go directly to DSF.

Fundraising using donation stickers

First, create a story on your personal profile by tapping the plus icon. Take or upload a picture — something relevant to your cause would probably be helpful. Before uploading, add a sticker by clicking the square smiley face icon in the top right corner of the post draft page.

From there, simply click the sticker labeled Donation and scroll through or search for Dravet Syndrome Foundation.

You can also edit the text on the donate button to personalize your fundraising campaign.

Fundraising using Instagram Live

To start a fundraiser on an Instagram Live, hit that same plus button and select the Live option. Before starting your Instagram live feed, select the Fundraiser icon on the left side of the screen (you might only see a small heart inside of a coin icon), and then choose Dravet Syndrome Foundation.

Start your Live broadcast, chat with your followers, and raise money at the same time. During your Live, you can keep track of how many donations you’ve received by tapping the View button on the bottom of the screen and acknowledge donors by sending them Waves after they contribute.