New Facebook updates – coming soon



Due to some recent changes made by Facebook to users’ profiles, our Facebook application isn’t working for some people as it should. We’re working on improvements that will help you promote your fundraising on Facebook which will be ready by the end of February.

Our experience tells us most people visiting Virgin Money Giving from Facebook arrive because fundraisers tell their stories through status updates – in fact, last year many more donations were made through this route rather than using our old Facebook application. With this in mind we’re  developing new ways to help you update your status directly from your Virgin Money Giving account as well as making it easier for you to post updates and ask for sponsorship through Twitter and email.

We’re completing final testing on these changes so look out for our series of blogs starting from next week which will tell you more.  In the meantime, you can still make the most of your Facebook status updates by sharing your fundraising story and asking your supporters for sponsorship.

 

 

6 Responses to “New Facebook updates – coming soon”


  1. 1 Neil Mayo February 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Please can you give any further details as to when this issue will be resolved? thanks

  2. 2 Antony (Virgin Money Giving) February 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Hi Neil

    We’ll be sharing news on all the new features coming to Virgin Money Giving, including our Facebook updates very soon. We’ll post the details here on our blog as well as on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/virginmoneygiving

    Antony
    Virgin Money Giving

  3. 3 Neil Mayo February 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    thanks for the reply, could you be any clearer than ‘very soon’ – just that i’ve got a couple of events in the next 3 – 6 weeks and am keen to get these pushed! thanks!

  4. 4 Antony (Virgin Money Giving) February 21, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Hi Neil

    We’ve got more news coming this week on new features coming to the Virgin Money Giving website. We’ll post further details here when we can.

    Antony
    Virgin Money Giving

  5. 5 Alison July 12, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Hi,

    I’m trying to add a facebook app button to my charities facebook page, but all of the links I have found appear to be old/broken. Could you provide information as to how I can add this so that donors can link into our VMJ charity page?

    Thanks!

  6. 6 Antony (Virgin Money Giving) July 12, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Hi Alison

    We removed our Facebook app following changes made on the Facebook Platform. Applications can no longer display buttons or badges on personal profiles, or as our application did, a tab with your fundraising page on it.

    To fill the gap we’ve added Facebook Connect to the site, as well as twitter integration. When a fundraiser creates their page or a supporter makes a donation they’ve given the opportunity to post to their Facebook status or twitter account a link to the fundraising page to discover others.

    Details of the feature can be found here https://blog.virginmoneygiving.com/2011/02/22/facebook/

    Hope that helps

    Antony
    Virgin Money Giving


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