Should I create a personal or a nonprofit fundraiser on Facebook?

You can create 2 types of fundraisers on Facebook:
  • Personal fundraisers: Fundraisers that raise money for a personal cause, like yourself, a friend or to raise money to work on a cause that's important to you
  • Nonprofit fundraisers: Fundraisers that directly benefit a charitable organization
  • One important distinction between personal and nonprofit fundraisers is that you can’t use personal fundraisers to raise money for a nonprofit. If you want to raise funds that will go directly to a nonprofit, please create a nonprofit fundraiser.
    For example, if you want to volunteer with a nonprofit, you can create a personal fundraiser for travel expenses for the volunteering. But if you want to raise funds for that nonprofit, create a nonprofit fundraiser.
    Personal Fundraisers
    When should I create a personal fundraiser?
    If you live in a country or region where personal fundraisers are available, you can create a fundraiser to benefit personal causes like community projects, crisis relief, education, faith, hobbies, family, medical costs, emergencies, pets or animals, volunteering and others. See more about our approved categories here.
    What are the taxes and fees associated with personal fundraisers?
    Money raised during personal fundraisers is paid out to the person who created the fundraiser and may have tax implications. If you've created a personal fundraiser, you'll need to add your bank account to receive the money raised.
    Note that personal fundraisers are assessed payment processing fees, which vary by country or region.
    Keep in mind that personal fundraisers that appear to be intended to send funds to a country or region that is subject to comprehensive sanctions under U.S. law aren't allowed on Facebook. You must be at least 18 years old to create a personal fundraiser. Facebook donation and fundraising features aren't available in every area.
    Nonprofit Fundraisers
    When should I create a nonprofit fundraiser?
    If you live in a country or region where nonprofit fundraising is available, you can create fundraisers to benefit charitable organizations. Nonprofits don't always have to be registered with Facebook to receive money raised on Facebook, but they do need to meet certain requirements.
    What are the taxes and fees associated with nonprofit fundraisers?
    Money raised for nonprofit organizations is paid out to the organization, not a specific person. If the nonprofit chooses to accept donations on Facebook, we cover fees so that 100% of donations made are paid to the organization.
    Nonprofits can use Donate buttons, live video buttons and Page posts to raise money on Facebook. Fundraisers for nonprofits are eligible for matched donations from people, Pages and #GivingTuesday.
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