Facebook for Nonprofits Site Debuts

By David Cohen Comment


Facebook launched a new website Thursday, Facebook for Nonprofits, aimed at assisting nonprofits and non-governmental organizations with achieving their goals on the social network.

Facebook marketing manager, social good Joanne Sprague said in a Facebook Media blog post that Facebook for Nonprofits will provide information on how nonprofits and NGOs can:

  • Strengthen their Facebook presences,
  • Leverage the platform to reach their goals.
  • Effectively use our tools.
  • Find success stories and best practices.

The site is broken up into four sections:

  • Get started.
  • Raise awareness.
  • Activate supporters.
  • Raise funds.

The social network added in a Facebook for Business post that the new site is currently available in English only, saying:

We will keep working to provide tools and information for the global community on Facebook and provide updates as more resources become available.

Sprague said in her blog post:

We hope this website will serve as a valuable resource for nonprofits, regardless of their size, focus or location. This is just the next step in our efforts to build tools and products to empower our global community to do even more good on Facebook. We can’t wait to see what this community does next.

And Facebook added in the Facebook for Business post:

We are inspired by how many people use Facebook to improve the lives of others and help their communities, and we are committed to helping people do more good through Facebook. This new site is one of the ways we’re supporting our large community of volunteers, donors and activists using Facebook to make the world a better place. When people are connected, they can achieve extraordinary things.

Readers: What are your initial impressions of Facebook for Nonprofits?