New – Facebook tools on Virgin Money Giving

Facebook LogoWe’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.

For fundraisers

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.

For donors

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

posted to facebook

We’re currently completing our final testing, keep an eye on our updates on twitter to hear when the new features are available.

13 Responses to “New – Facebook tools on Virgin Money Giving”

  1. 1 John Whittle February 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I am running the London Marathon 2011 for my sister’s charity Mencap.

  2. 2 Richard Hogben March 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Any chance this and the widget for Facebook will be up and running before the London Marathon – getting a bit close now?

  3. 3 Antony (Virgin Money Giving) March 18, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Hi Richard

    The new Facebook tools are live now, when someone donates to your page they can share a link to all their friends on Facebook, and the feature is also available in your fundraising account on the Virgin Money Giving website too.

    Our application used to add ‘box’ or ‘tab’ on your profile so when your Facebook friends went to your page they they would see your fundraising details. When Facebook updated personal profiles last year they removed the ability for apps to be displayed here.

    We removed our old Facebook app when we added the new features and are working on my ways to better use facebook to help your fundraising.

    Virgin Money Giving

  4. 4 Richard Hogben March 18, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Thanks for the update – glad to hear people can share the link easily…

    In the past I had a widget that showed a totaliser (like the thermometer on the webpage) in a box on my profile page on Facebook – something similar would be great…

  5. 5 Danielle Jackson April 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    thank you so much for sponsoring me xx

  6. 6 Martin Stevenson February 20, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I’m running the Brighton marathon this year and today I ran 13 miles very hard training but Its all for a good cause. The charity I’m raising money for is CHILDREN with CANCER UK and please could you kindly donate at the virgin money giving website. Click on link.

  7. 7 carole hughes May 18, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Hi thanks for your donation. X

  8. 8 Joanne Lord November 8, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    I am taking part in a 10k MoRun at Heaton Park on the 10th November to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. If anyone would like to sponsor me it would be really appreciated! Thanks x

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