Gathering Petitions for Your Cause Directly on Your Facebook Fan Page

Are you planning to launch a petition campaign? Whether you’re running a Non profit, a foundation or you’re simply a community activist trying to make a difference, in order to achieve successful results you clearly need to get the word out about your cause.  

Your promotion and awareness methods will determine the outcome of your petition campaign so why not take advantage of the online environment to go viral and maximize your reach?

In this blog post we’ll show you how to use social media to it’s true full potential and gather petitions for your cause directly on your Facebook fan page.

A Facebook form will significantly increase your chances of gathering as many signatures as possible for your cause so let’s see how you can use 123ContactForm to create one and integrate it with Facebook afterwards.

Creating the form


After you’ve signed in to your 123ContactForm account, you can start the form building process. Starting with a free form template will save you some time since it already has the standard fields you would need for an online petition form. You simply have to go to Create New Form→ Other form and pick the template mentioned above, then choose Create new form using this template.

From here, you can go ahead and personalize it by choosing a suitable theme, using your brand colors, writing a unique headline, linking to your privacy policy, etc.

You can even add more fields if you need to.  For example, you can add a Digital signature field so that your form respondents can conveniently provide the electronic equivalent of a handwritten signature on paper,  or add a print button to be able to print digital signatures from a submission.

Data protection is an aspect you obviously shouldn’t neglect.  But no need to worry!  Our form builder helps you secure your forms from external threats with different methods such as:  Captcha images, IP blocking, Country filter or Form Password Protection. The Multi-Factor Authentication Login is yet another method you can use to further secure your account.

Spreading the word on Facebook

Integrating your online petition form with Facebook will allow anyone to fill in the form then and there, without having to leave Facebook and navigate to another web page. All you need to do is add the 123ContactForm app for Facebook to your Facebook page and choose the online form you want to post. Here’s a step by step video tutorial to help you out.

You can go even further and create a Facebook Page or a Facebook Group for your petition to reach a wider audience. Provide updates, photos, videos, links and inspirational stories to make a bigger impact and make sure to encourage sharing.
Have you ever created an online petition? Did you manage to attract signers? Share your story in the comments section below.

Claudia Borceanu
Claudia Borceanu
is a Social Media Community Manager at 123ContactForm. She manages our social media presence and contributes to the overall communication strategy. Claudia loves nature, music, reading, traveling and learning new things.

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