How to set up a Facebook Page for your campaign.
So you have a name for your campaign and you’re ready to tell your community? A Facebook Page is a must.
Why? It gives you a way to build excitement around your campaign, keep our community informed and offer free promotion back to any businesses involved.
So let’s do this!
Here’s the quickest way to set up your Facebook Page and make sure your campaign is ready for action.
1: Create Page
On your computer, log into Facebook and go to the small triangle icon next to the question mark. Select ‘Create Page’.
On mobile, tap the three-lined hamburger menu on top right, tap groups, manage, and ‘Create Page’.
Chose the Community or Public Figure option.
2: Name it
Name your Page e.g. “Freshen up Faketown”
In the Category field, start typing a word and some suggestions will drop down for you to choose from. If you’re not sure, choose “Community” as the category.
3: Add pictures
Now it’s time create a profile and cover photo for your campaign.
Your logo will be shown at different sizes. Simple logos work best and you can use a free tool like Canva to create one.
You can change the pictures for your Page Profile and Cover Photo at any time. You can also add multiple photos for the cover as a slideshow that can showcase the range of activities your campaign is doing in your community.
3: Add Description
Your campaign Page is now created!
Add a short description to state your campaign’s mission and tell people what they can do to help. Short and sharp for the win!
Create a Username to get a nice short custom URL and to make it easy for people to tag you.
Without setting a Username, your URL would look like this:
4: Edit page info
Click on … and choose Edit Page Info
It is not essential to fill in every field, but it is a good idea to include a way that people can get in touch with you. If you are comfortable including a phone number, do this. Otherwise you might want to set up an email address like firstname.lastname@example.org
There are three tabs to work through and complete.
4: Write your first post
Welcome to our ‘hood!
We’re a couple of complete nobodies inspired by ABC’s War On Waste. We learnt how a couple of regular Jo’s (and Corina’s) can make a difference. Got fire in your belly too?
Welcome to the ‘hood that good built.
5: Invite friends to ‘like’ your page
A good next step is to invite your family and friends to like your page. Click Community in the left column.
In the right column, you can search for your Facebook Friends, then click the ‘Invite‘ button to invite them to like your page.
As you begin to share posts, host more events and create buzz, you can invite the people who’ve ‘reacted’ to your post to ‘like’ your page.
Just look at the list of ‘likes’, and you’ll see a button to ‘invite’ them next to their name.
What more do you want to know? Let us know and we’ll expand this article.
Jo and Corina are two completely average members of their community in Ryde.
In 2017 they took a War on Waste inspired journey by introducing simple ways to reduce the use of single-use plastics in their community. Now, with the help of the ABC they’re back to share the ‘hows’ of doing good for your ’hood with the Fight For Planet A and War on Waste Toolkit.
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