Instagram to Begin Testing Fundraisers Directly Within Feed

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Instagram will begin testing a way for users to create and share fundraisers for nonprofits directly within feed.

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People will be able to link to any eligible nonprofit directly within feed posts. This provides a long-term option for these efforts, as Instagram’s current tools only work in Instagram Stories and Instagram Live, giving these posts a short shelf life.

Instagram said 100% of money raised through these tools goes directly to the target organizations, and donations are securely processed via Facebook Pay.

The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing platform has been sharing a #GivingTuesday Story at the front of its Stories bar, encouraging people to support small businesses and donate directly to nonprofits.

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Starting Monday (Nov. 30), users who follow accounts that use the I Donated or Donation stickers will see those accounts added to a shared Story at the front of their Stories bar, for a limited time.

The main Instagram account and the @creators account will also highlight creators who are making a difference in their community and sharing tips on how users can give back, whether through volunteering, donations or simply a kind gesture.

And the @shop account is sharing the stories of the people behind businesses and enabling users to shop directly via the application.

Instagram wrote in a blog post Monday, “From @theconsciouskid) using their platform to promote racial equity in education, to @ohhappydani raising money to create allyship artwork for educators across the U.S., to small businesses like @expeditionsubsahara selling authentic African goods by African artists to fund a girls’ STEAM school in Senegal, we’re excited to see our community extend these efforts through Giving Tuesday.”

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