Birthday Fundraisers: An Easy Way to Help Students in Need

Do you want to use your birthday for good? Now you can support education with us this year! Setting up your fundraising page will only take about ten minutes and then you can share it with your loved ones.

Not ready to create a fundraiser yet? Pledge your birthday and we’ll send you a reminder when your birthday is around the corner.

How to Create Your Fundraiser

1. Go to the birthday campaign page and click “Become A Fundraiser.” (If you’d rather fundraise on Facebook, click here for instructions.)

2. Select “As an Individual.” To fundraise for your birthday, you’ll want to create a page as an individual.

3. Sign up for an account. You will be prompted to create an account with Classy. Classy hosts some of’s fundraising pages, so you can trust them. You can create an account with your email address or sign in with Facebook.

4. Create your fundraising page. Complete a short form to explain your fundraising goal and upload a photo. Your end date should be a week or more after your birthday (who doesn’t like belated gifts?). You can update your information at any time by logging into your account and clicking “manage.”

5. Edit your page. Once your page is set up, you can make any changes you want or edit the “story” section to tell a longer story about why you’re supporting

6. Share it! Let everyone know you’re fundraising for your birthday by spreading the word. You can download images from our Birthday Toolkit to share on your social media page.

Below is an example post:

This year I’m celebrating my birthday by supporting education with Did you know the average teacher spends $740 of their own money on their classroom each year? Please join me with a gift that supports teachers and students.