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.
Set up a Tik Tok fundraiser to benefit DSF
Any TikTok user can add a fundraising campaign to their profile bio, which links followers to an in-app donation portal that keeps track of the campaign’s progress.
Go to your profile page, tap “Edit Profile,” and scroll down to the “Nonprofit” section. Click to select your nonprofit and save your changes. A pink link will show up under your bio alerting your followers that you’re supporting an organization.
Users can also add their campaigns to TikTok LIVE broadcasts. Start a Live video by clicking on the “Create” (or plus) button at the bottom of your screen. Swipe to the right to go to a Live video, and then start your broadcast. During the session, click the three dots in the bottom right corner to add a donation sticker to your LIVE, which will allow viewers to donate while watching. Keep in mind, the sticker will link to whatever organization you are currently supporting in your TikTok bio.
Create a Personal Campaign Page
Creating a personal campaign page gives you a chance to do something small, but make a big impact. You can spread the word about DSF and get your friends and family to rally behind a cause close to your heart. How, you might ask, would I do this? Click here to setup your personal fundraising page!
A few ideas (but we encourage creativity!)
- Donate your birthday by asking everyone who was going to buy you a gift to donate to your personal fundraiser page instead!
- Do you have an upcoming wedding or another major celebration? Ask your inner circle to put their gift money to good use and donate to your fundraiser!
- Run/walk/ride your own mini-marathon – do it outside the house OR you can do it indoors on a treadmill or a stationary bike!
- Record yourself breaking a personal record doing an activity that you love and ask spectators to donate to the cause you love!
- Any other creative idea that can be linked to DSF’s core mission is excellent!
Contact us if you need support!