Facebook Pages are great for walkathon publicity and gaining the support of participants and volunteers. The coolest thing about them is that benefits multiply as your followers (fans) come on board:
- When people follow your page (via that “Like” button), all their Facebook friends are notified.
- Then when you write an update, all your fans can share it with all of their friends, along with a link to your page.
- Fans can also go to your page and click the “Share” button any time to post a link to your page for all their friends.
You don’t have to be a social networking expert. Basic setup can be very quick. Then once you’ve created your walkathon page, you don’t have to maintain it every day. Take five minutes once or twice a week to say something you think would be of interest to your participants. They are free.
Here’s where to get started. No time like the present!
Once your page is up, encourage your fans to share your page often. Add updates as often as you can.
Tip: Don’t use Facebook Events for walkathon registration. You’ll need people to fill in a more detailed form and waiver. Instead, direct them to your main website.
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