Spread the word Social media is all about engaging with people and sharing information, which makes it the best tool at your disposal. It’s a fast, free way to promote your event, and share your stories, news and successes. Our top fundraising tips for using Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Tweet and tell people information about what you're doing and why. Share a link to your online fundraising page. Follow relevant people, local businesses and important people in your community. If they follow you back it might open up new opportunities for help with your event or donations. @reply your close connections on Twitter and ask them to retweet your tweets. Remember, if you want everyone who’s following you to see your tweets don’t include an @name at the front of your message. Try and mention @thebhf as we love to see your tweets! Communicate with people outside of your followers by using a hashtag. Make hashtags relevant and always use your local area (like #Cambridge). Update your Facebook status about your fundraising, tell people why you're doing it, share a link to your online fundraising page. If you're hosting an event, create an event on Facebook to invite friends and followers. Upload photos to Instagram to engage people every step of the way and be sure to use hashtags to help you reach more people. Update friends on your preparation so they know how much work you’re putting into raising money for our life saving research.