Facebook Causes

  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_display::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_display.inc on line 1877.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_display_page::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin_display::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_display_page.inc on line 481.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 745.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument_broken::ui_name() should be compatible with views_handler::ui_name($short = false) in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 770.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort_broken::ui_name() should be compatible with views_handler::ui_name($short = false) in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 82.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 585.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 585.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_broken::ui_name() should be compatible with views_handler::ui_name($short = false) in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 609.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 14.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/bayarec5/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 843.

Facebook Causes

A cause is similar to a Facebook Page or Group, but has some very important differences:

1. It can accept donations via credit card, which makes it the only built in way for you to monetize yourself on Facebook.

2. Many built in mechanisms to support fundraising and membership drives.  Keep in mind this is membership in a Facebook cause so it's not as useful to us as we have our own memberships we are interested in selling.

3. Easy way to monetize your Facebook Page as you can include it as your "Featured Cause" to give it great placement in your sidebar.

4. Supporters can make "Birthday Wishes" for friends to make donations to their featured cause on their birthday.  Great viral means to market fundraising

After saying all of that in favor of Facebook Causes, the research shows there isn't a huge amount of fundraising done on Facebook.

SUGGESTION: Set up a Facebook Cause, Feature it on your Facebook Page and then leave it be.  Make sure you set up a default welcome message that drives users who find you through the causes application to become fans of your page on Facebook, where they can find the information you'll be updating more frequently.  Your Page should be your main portal.  Causes are there to help you monetize the page and nothing more.  Have some staff lead by example by sending their birthday wishes to help start things off.

ALTERNATIVE: If you'd rather not set up a causes page, you can also use FBML to add a donate button from whichever service (Paypal, Google Checkout, Etc) to your site.  Which is probably a good idea even if you do add a cause.

Welcome to the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition, 

Thank you for joining the fight for a bicycle friendly Bay Area.  We've been working for 23 years to get bicycles access to transit, increase funding for bike facilities and promote bicycling for everyday transportation.  Become a fan of the BABC to get updates on the latest bicycling news in the Bay Area:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Novato-CA/Bay-Area-Bicycle-Coalition/124007005214

Help us continue our important work by:
- Making a donation: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/causes/306359/begin_donation?m=781e42b6&recruiter_id=18111888
- Sending a Birthday Wish: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/birthdays/new?cause_id=306359&m=8f77d867

Thank you for your support,
Andrew Casteel
Executive Director
Bay Area Bicycle Coalition