Walk for Kidneys 2023

Use the power of social media to further your fundraising! Connecting with friends and family through social media will broaden your reach and help deliver your message. You can connect with Walk for Kidneys through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find and share motivating stories, impactful graphics and more.

Use this hashtag when posting on social media: #walkforkidneys.

Invite Supporters to Donate via Twitter and Facebook 

To invite others to donate directly to your page, simply click the orange "Donate Here!" button on your fundraising page. You will be given three options: "Ask Using Email", "Ask Using Facebook", or "Ask Using Twitter." You can then customize the message to invite friends and family members to support you or your team. 

Below you will find information on how to set up a Facebook FundraiserConnect through social media today and help us create a world free of chronic kidney disease.

Non-linked Facebook and Instagram Fundraising Tools

Facebook has a variety of fundraising tools including donate buttons and birthday fundraisers. Instagram has a donate sticker to use on stories. Be sure to link to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois Facebook page (click here to set up a fundraiser) or the @NKFIllinois Instagram page. These fundraisers initiated on Facebook or Instagram are not linked to your event fundraising and will not count towards your Walk for Kidneys fundraising total. The only way to link donations received on Facebook to your Walk for Kidneys fundraiser is to manually update them after they come in. 

To manually update your fundraising page, hover over your name in the upper right hand corner. Click "Manage My Page" from the drop down menu. On the next page, click "Raise at least $500" from the menu on the left side of the page. Click "Enter Cash/Checks". Click "Enter a Cash or Check Donation" button and complete the pop-up form with all relevant information. Click "Save."

Receipts and Refunds

Facebook will send a receipt to the email address associated with your donor’s Facebook account, which will include the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois's EIN/tax ID number. If your donor selects “Get emails from National Kidney Foundation of Illinois,” while donating on Facebook, they will also receive a thank you email from the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois confirming their gift.

To request a refund, please use Facebook’s donation support form.

Apps and Other Fundraising Tools

Facebook Fundraisers are not meant to replace other donation tools. We still encourage you to use your Walk for Kidneys Fundraising Center, email, our mobile apps, and more to meet and exceed your fundraising goal.

Facebook Fundraisers are separate from Walk Kidneys’ own Social Sharing feature and Android/iOS apps. You can use our Social Sharing feature to share and schedule posts (to LinkedIn or Twitter) and thank donors on your favorite social media sites or to add an email signature badge to your emails.


Contact our Walk Coordinator Michelle at 312-321-1500 ext. 224 or walk@nkfi.org