Fundraising with IAVA + Facebook

Fundraising with IAVA + Facebook

Show your commitment to veterans by hosting an online fundraiser for IAVA.


With a few easy steps, your fundraiser will be up and running!

What you need to do:

  • SHOW ME Select an IAVA fundraising campaign to support.
  • SHOW ME Join a team, start a team, or fundraise as an individual.
  • SHOW ME Customize your personal fundraiser page by telling your story.
  • SHOW ME Personalize your email and social media outreach as much or as little as you want.
  • SHOW ME If you’re on Facebook, connect your IAVA Fundraiser to your Facebook account.
  • SHOW ME Download a list of useful tips that will help you maximize your fundraising efforts.
    That’s it!


    STEP ONE: Choose a campaign

  • IAVA fundraising campaigns have different themes. Click on the images below to learn more about each campaign. Then select the one that resonates with you.

    STEP TWO: Choose your fundraising commitment

    Service Branch Birthday Competition

    Veterans Day SAV March

    STEP THREE: Personalize your fundraiser

  • Generic fundraising pages are already provided for you, but we encourage you to customize your pages to better engage your social network with your efforts.
  • As a FUNDRAISER, you’ll want to at least include a picture of yourself and a personal message to your network. A personal story is a great way to connect with your friends and family. Let the handy wizard take you through the steps!
  • Every one of us has a story to tell, and your friends and family want to hear yours. This is your chance to make your case for veterans and IAVA.
  • And don’t miss the great editing tools available to help you tell your story. Easily add pictures and EVEN VIDEOS!
  • If you’ve skipped over any steps, you can always go back and edit. The “Details” tab is the most important with specifics about you and your fundraising goal.
  • As a TEAM LEADER, you can personalize your team page the same way, with pictures and a personal perspective on what IAVA means to you and your team.
  • Once your fundraiser is set up, you always have access to revise your page. Just sign into the campaign with your original link or log in at and look for your personalized menu options in the top banner.
  • STEP FOUR: Customize your messaging

  • A key factor in successful fundraising is finding the right way to ask for support. Only you know the best way to connect with your friends and family, and this is the step where you can really make it your own.
  • The “Emails” tab allows you the flexibility to write your own copy or just cut/paste the template we’ve prepared for you.
  • STEP FIVE (optional): Connect to Facebook

  • Now we give you the opportunity to extend your reach to include Facebook friends near and far, intimate or distant. It is SO easy to connect your Facebook account. Don’t miss the opportunity to SUPERCHARGE your fundraising success!
  • The hard work is done for you when you click “Create”. Facebook automatically takes the details from your IAVA fundraising page and creates a Facebook fundraiser with your words.
  • It’s IMPORTANT that you let IAVA’s donation system manage the fundraiser on your Facebook page. This simply allows your fundraising success on Facebook to be credited toward your IAVA fundraising goal. Facebook will display the notices below before you continue to your Facebook page.
  • And just like that, your Facebook fundraiser is up and running! Revise it, share it, and comment on it just as you would any other Facebook event.
  • Helpful tips to ensure your fundraising success

    Good luck! And THANK YOU!


    Our country has an obligation to fulfill its promise to honor and support vets. Make a donation today to help IAVA fulfill its mission to connect, unite, and empower post-9/11 veterans.