Facebook Has Gone Philanthropic

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Facebook is fairly simple to use, right? Easy to add a profile picture, make a post, and communicate to those around you. But last Thursday, Facebook announced a new website designed to help make their websites features easier for those of the non-profit world.

This new website, nonprofits.fb.com, is part of a large ongoing effort by Facebook to expand its integration into the non-profit world. The site provides guides for users on how to help their cause, and build their community on the social media site. It provides tips and tools on everything from how to raise awareness and funds, to examples of success stories from non-profit companies that have found success using Facebook.

From the site’s main page, the helpful tools are broken down into four categories, Get Started, Raise Awareness, Activate Supporters, and Raise Funds. From each one of these categories Facebook continues to give you tricks and tools to follow to make your non-profit’s Facebook page more successful.

This site comes after a few new additions to Facebook, including an announcement of a “Donate Now” button available on pages for non-profits, and after an announcement that the philanthropic CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and his wife Priscilla Chan plan to donate 99% of the Facebook holdings to charity over the course of their lifetimes.

To read more about this story, visit philanthropy.com


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