We’re adding some new features to make it even easier to spread the word about your fundraising page. The first is Facebook Connect.
Facebook Connect allows you to sign into Facebook while you’re on the Virgin Money Giving website and update your status in just a couple of clicks. It will be available for fundraisers, and their supporters once they’ve donated.
Once you’ve set up your Virgin Money Giving page, and signed in with your Facebook details, you’ll be able to update your status on Facebook straight away with a link to your page. You can write your own message about your fundraising challenge and we’ll add your page address for you.
Also, whenever you come back to update your fundraising page, you can let all your friends on Facebook know what’s new. We’ve added some suggested words, or you can write your own update and post it straight to Facebook.
After you’ve made a donation you can help spread the word about the fundraiser or cause you’ve supported by letting your friends on Facebook know.
You can add your own message to your status update encouraging your friends to donate as well, or maybe the reason the charity you’ve donated to is important to you. We’ll include a link to the page so your friends can find out more.
And here’s how it will look on Facebook
We’re currently completing our final testing, keep an eye on our updates on twitter to hear when the new features are available.