If you are running a non-profit Facebook page for a greater cause, you probably need to people to donate and fund your project. Before Facebook was created, it was extremely difficult to get a donation from the community. Today, with the Facebook, individuals, and organizations can easily set up a Facebook page and then incorporate the donation feature into their page.
And with the thousands and even millions of followers from Facebook, getting donations from the followers can be a real deal. And to add a “Donate” button into your Facebook page is as easy as drinking water. However, you must first make sure that you have a Facebook page. If you do not have a Facebook page, there is no way you can do it with your own personal account.
Creating a Facebook page is free and the process is easy too. As for adding the “Donate” button, just head over to the main page of your Facebook fan page. Select the “Edit call to action” from the drop-down menu. Once you clicked on it, you can then edit the button you want to insert into your page. You can choose action button such as “Book Now”, “Contact Us”, “Shop Now”, or “Sign Up”. And in this case, choose the “Donate Now” option.
You have to insert the URL link to your organization’s donation page. Meaning to say, when people click on the “Donate Now” button, they will be taken to the website URL you specify and complete the donation process. Once you have inserted the URL, click on “save changes” and the “Donate Now” button will appear on your Facebook page. The “Donate” button will appear right below your Facebook cover photo and located on the right side.
When people come to your page and see the button and then click on it, Facebook will pop-up with a message saying, “Make a donation to show your support – Not endorsed by or affiliated with Facebook”, and they can choose to continue or exit. And if they choose to continue, Facebook will redirect them to your donation page where you have inserted earlier in the process. This is how you add a donate button to your Facebook page.