Host a Facebook Fundraiser

Here's how to start a Facebook fundraiser for the Canadian Freshwater Alliance in 6 easy steps.

Thank you for your interest in starting a Facebook fundraiser for the Canadian Freshwater Alliance! 

The Canadian Freshwater Alliance is a project on MakeWay's shared platform

MakeWay is a national charity that builds partnerships and solutions to help nature and communities thrive together. They provide us with operational support, governance, and charitable expertise. Best of all, being on their shared platform allows us to spend more time working towards achieving a greater impact for fresh water!

To set up your fundraiser, you will have to select MakeWay as the recipient, but rest assured, the donations will still go to the Canadian Freshwater Alliance!

To begin setting up your fundraiser, head to Facebook Fundraising

  1. Click on “Select Nonprofit”. Then search for “Makeway Charitable Society”.
  2. Set your goal. Don’t be afraid to set a stretch goal! If you don’t achieve your goal, all donations will still go to the Freshwater Alliance. Every gift helps, no matter the size.
  3. Choose your end date. If you’re fundraising for your birthday, that’s a good day to pick — and happy birthday!
  4. Give your fundraiser a title. Please include 'Canadian Freshwater Alliance' in the title so MakeWay knows the donation is for us.
  5. Let your friends know why you're raising money! Here is a suggestion of what to write — feel free to use as much or as little as you like:

    Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I'm raising money for the Canadian Freshwater Alliance and your contribution will make an impact! And whether you donate a lot or a little, I'm thankful for your support. I've also included information about the Freshwater Alliance below.

    20% of the world’s usable freshwater is right here in Canada, but it is facing some significant threats. And, though it’s hard to believe, not everyone in Canada has access to safe, healthy water.

    The Freshwater Alliance exists to address these challenges. They work with grassroots organizations, not-for-profits, in all levels of government and most importantly, with people like you to drive change and secure healthy waters for all.

    Facebook pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to the nonprofit.

  6. Click “Create.”

Once your fundraiser is complete, please let MakeWay know: [email protected]. (Facebook does not notify us.)

Start your fundraiser!