Facebook Help for Sponsors

Give Face Book a Try for your Not-For-Profit

  • Cost effective way to do outreach about you and the food program
  • Enhances Relationships with current and potential providers and parents
  • Provides you with a news-source directly from your community
  • Gives you an opportunity to educate and communicate directly with providers and parents
  • If you "like" or are "friends" with certain organizations, you will get up-to-date news from them that you can then immediately share with your provider base
  • Might get some good ideas from sponsors and R&R's
  • Enables instant engagement between you and your providers or providers that are interested in the food program but are more likely to contact you through Facebook than the telephone.
  • Free Exposure
  • Get Found

Creating a Facebook Page for your Non-Profit Agency

Go to Facebook.com

  • Click on "Create a Page" for a celebrity, brand or business (beneath the green sign-up button)
  • Choose Company, Organization or Institution
  • Pick "not-profit organization" in "choose a category" drop down
  • Type in your company name and agree to the terms
  • Type in your email address (or you can use your existing account), password and birthday
  • Confirmation email will be sent, although it takes a bit

Personalize It

  • Upload your Logo (or if you don't have one the CACFP apple or something that represents what you would like it to)
  • Tell your fans:  You can import your providers, your colleagues, fellow sponsors, etc
  • Post Status updates
  • If you have a website, promote your Facebook page on it (Facebook provides a code to embed in your website for the like button)
  • If you want to tie it to your phone you can do it here to
  • Fill out your Basic Information
    • You can be as detailed as you'd like and add as much information as you'd like (the more detailed the more it will  help people find you and use your FB page)
  • Featured: after you begin liking pages, you can make certain ones featured
  • Apps: you can add additional items to your facebook page -- will make it easier for you to interact and provide value to your facebook fans
    • Some neat ones are Networked Blogs, Causes, Polls and more

Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on ChildCareInfo.com is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building ChildCareInfo.com.