Classy + Facebook Fundraiser

** PLEASE NOTE** If you used the Classy for Facebook integration for other Special Olympics Maryland events, you will most likely have to renew the Special Olympics Maryland app within your Facebook account before setting up the connection on your fundraising page. The instructions for how to renew the app can be found on this FAQ page under the heading “I’m seeing an error when creating a page. How do I fix it?” at the very bottom of the page. If you are still experiencing connection issues, please contact somdcomm@gmail.com.


When you sign up to fundraise for a nonprofit using Classy, you’ll gain access to a personal fundraising page. Once you have a Classy fundraising page, you can duplicate it to Facebook to easily boost your reach and help provide an even bigger impact. To learn more about Classy, view the FAQ at the end of this article.


Why should I create a Facebook fundraising page?
There are many reasons to create a Facebook fundraising page in addition to your Classy fundraising page. Some quick benefits include:

  • Allowing people to donate directly on Facebook
  • Expanding your reach by letting people share
  • Using your Classy page for more personal appeals
  • Keeping progress in sync on both pages

Throughout this guide, you’ll see some other benefits as well. But first, we recommend setting up the fundraising page.


Create the Page
You’ll need to have a fundraising page that is powered by Classy if you don’t already. For help creating one, view our guide. If you have a page that is powered by Classy, follow the steps below:

  1. Access your fundraising page 
  2. Log in at the top-right of the page if you haven’t already
  3. Select Manage at the top-right of your page
  4. Select the Facebook tab
  5. Select the Create button
  6. When the Facebook login prompt appears, log in if you haven’t already
  7. Make sure the Manage your Fundraisers toggle is on

Once you complete these steps, your Facebook fundraising page will be created automatically and appear on your Facebook activity feed. Select View on the tile that appears to visit your Facebook fundraising page. From there, you can share both your Classy fundraising page and Facebook fundraising page with friends and family to gather donations.

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If you have any trouble with these steps, please refer to the Classy Resource Library. If you are still having trouble with setting up your Classy + Facebook Fundraiser, please email events@somd.org with your questions.


Once you have completed these steps you are ready to start pushing out your fundraising page. Check out our Fundraising Toolkit and choose the resources you like best!

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