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Four Tips to Create aSuccessful Facebook Fundraiser

Facebook Fundraisers are a very effective fundraising tool for OMF supporters. They make it easy for your friends, family and other connections to donate in support of groundbreaking ME / CFS research. The simple steps below will help you make sure your fundraiser gets the most possible donations.

Invite your connections directly

Send a direct invitation to your friends and family to make a contribution to your fundraiser. Simply visit your fundraiser page and look for the invite feature. 

Share your fundraiser multiple times

Use the “share” button to post reminders about your fundraiser. For example, you can share when there’s, “One week left to donate,” “Two days left to donate,” “Last day to donate!” and so on.


Make it personal

Upload a personal photo for your fundraiser cover image and be sure the written description explains why OMF’s work is important to you. Your connections are more likely to donate if they know why this cause matters to you as an individual.


Increase your fundraising goal as needed

It’s best to start with a fundraising goal that you think you have a realistic chance of reaching.

Regardless of where you begin, be sure to monitor your fundraising progress. Once you reach your initial goal, use the “Edit Fundraiser” button to set a higher target to provide more motivation to donate.  

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia Leading Research. Delivering Hope.Open Medicine Foundation®

What are the advantages of giving from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)?

  • Your gifts to your donor advised fund entitle you to an immediate income tax deduction at the time of contribution.
  • You avoid capital gains tax on appreciated assets you place in your donor advised fund.
  • Your fund’s investment gains accumulate tax free.
  • Funds are distributed to Open Medicine Foundation in your name and immediately put to use to support our worldwide research efforts.

How do I make a donation through my DAF?

Just click on the DAF widget below. It is simple and convenient to find your fund among the over 900 funds in our system.

Still can’t find your fund? 

  • Request a grant distribution through your Donor Advised Fund sponsor
  • Be sure to use OMF’s EIN #26-4712664
  • You can also designate OMF as a beneficiary for your Donor Advised Fund
  • Questions? Give us a call at 650-242-8669