Create a Facebook or Instagram fundraiser to raise awareness and funds to support GIST patients & caregivers and support GIST research today!

Become a fundraising ally on social media and show your sphere of influence that you stand for GISTers and the LRG’s goals to raise awareness and funds for GIST research. The process is easy and engaging & we are to support you every step of the way. Take a look at the video below and email dnieves@liferaftgroup.org if you have any questions.

You can donate to The Life Raft Group directly here:

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Create Your Fundraiser Today!

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FACEBOOK

  1. On your phone*, click on the menu on your profile picture to the right. (You’ll see the three little bars attached to your photo).facebook fundraiser holiday campaign 2023
  2. From the menu, select Fundraisers (if it isn’t there, go to the search bar and type ‘create fundraiser’ and it will pop up.)
  3. Click + Create Fundraiser
  4. Select or type in Life Raft Group
  5. Create a fundraiser name – Jane’s Birthday (or whatever occasion fits) for The LRG
  6. Add a description – Tell your people why you want to raise funds to The Life Raft Group!
  7. Set your goal to $1000 – (it doesn’t matter to us or your friends if you hit that amount – AIM HIGH!)
  8. Set your date to three/four weeks out.
  9. Invite all your contacts, not just a few, ALL. Give everyone an opportunity to be generous. You will be tempted to skip this step because its time consuming or because you don’t want to bother certain people but please don’t skip this one. This step is vital to every other step and is based on data!
  10. Click the button to share on Instagram too!
  11. Remember post regularly (inside your fundraiser URL/page, not your wall) asking for money toward your goal (at least once a day) so that all your friends, family and acquaintances get a chance to see what you’re passionate about & donate.

On your computer*, click the Fundraiser icon in the left column (click See More, if you don’t see it). Click +Raise Money and then follow Steps 4-11.

INSTAGRAM

  1. Click the + to the right of your profile photo.Instagram fundraiser holiday campaign 2023
  2. Create/Fundraiser
  3. Choose liferaftgroup
  4. Add a photo of you or something/one important to you
  5. Add a description – Tell your people why you want to raise funds to The Life Raft Group!
  6. Set your goal to $1000 – (again, it doesn’t matter to us or your friends if you hit that amount – AIM HIGH!)
  7. Set your date to three/four weeks out.
  8. Invite all your contacts (Collaborators), again, not just a few, ALL.
  9. Share your fundraiser regularly in posts, stories, or a live video. Use stickers so donors can tap to donate.

and the final step is to:
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(Facebook & Instagram donors get a tax receipt from the PayPal Giving Fund.)

Have any questions? Need any help?
Contact us at liferaft@liferaftgroup.org