Over $1 billion has been raised through Facebook’s Fundraisers and donate button since they were launched in 2015.
People are generous, it’s in our nature. Still Facebook announced some impressive numbers on Wednesday. Since it debuted charitable giving tools in 2015, users have raised over $1 billion for non-profits and personal causes via its Fundraisers feature and Donate button.
In a blog post, Naomi Gleit, Vice Preisident for Social Good at Facebook, also confirmed that the charitable giving tools are being extended to other countries, like Canada and Australia. She also revealed that Facebook was teaming up with PayPal to match all donations to US-based non-profit fundraisers on Giving Tuesday, November 27th, up to $7 million.
Since 2015, more than 20 million people have created and donated to fundraisers via Facebook. Today, over 1 million non-profit organizations in 19 countries can now receive donations via the platform.
Gleit concluded, “Finally, we want to celebrate and express our gratitude to the community of people and organizations who have used our tools to support the causes they care about, making a meaningful and lasting impact in their communities. None of this would be possible without people in our community who passionately support and raise awareness for the causes and people they care about. We can’t wait to see the impact we can continue to make together.”
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