Instagram isn't just about memes or vacation photos it can also be used as a tool to spread social good.

To show support for the causes you believe in, the social platform allows you to help your favorite nonprofits raise money using the donations sticker in Instagram stories. Instagram also allows you to raise money during a live stream.

Of course, the donation feature is only available to eligible nonprofits. The requirements for a nonprofit to be able to raise money on Instagram include:

  • It must be enrolled and approved to use Facebook Charitable Giving Tools .
  • It must be a valid Instagram business account .
  • It must link its Instagram business account with its verified Facebook page.
  • Once this is all done, the nonprofit must allow people to add donation stickers on Instagram stories.

If you're a part of a nonprofit and looking for information on how to get verified for donations, visit Instagram's support page for donations .

Supporters can rest assured that 100% of donations go directly to their nonprofits of choice. Here's everything you need to know about how to set up a donation on Instagram.

How to set up a donation on Instagram using Instagram stories

1. Open the Instagram app.

2. Tap the camera icon in the upper left-hand corner to open story mode.

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3. Take a photo or video by pressing the white capture button located at bottom of the screen. You can also tap the small square in the lower left-hand corner to upload a photo or video you've already saved.

4. Once your background is set, tap the square smiley face icon in the top menu bar or swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

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5. Scroll through the featured stickers, and select "Donation."

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6. A list of suggested charities will pop up. You can scroll through the list or use the search bar at the top to find a specific organization.

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7. Once you've selected an organization, you can customize the text or change the color of the donation box by tapping the circular color palette at the top of your story screen.

8. Tap "Done" in the upper-right hand corner.

9. Once back on the story draft, place the sticker wherever you'd like on your story.

10. Add the photo or video to your Instagram story by selecting the "Your Story" or "Close Friends" icon at the bottom of the screen.

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11. To see how much money you've raised, swipe up on the story. Instagram does not take a percentage of the money raised. The full funds will be sent to the organization you chose.

How to set up a donation on Instagram using Instagram Live

If you're interested in setting up a donation sticker during a live stream, the process is slightly different.

1. Open the Instagram app.

2. Tap the camera icon in the upper left-hand corner to open story mode.

3. In Instagram Stories, toggle through the options at the bottom by swiping and find "Live."

4. On the left-hand side, tap "Fundraiser."

5. A list of suggested charities will pop up. You can scroll through the list or use the search bar at the top to find a specific organization.

6. Begin your live broadcast as usual by tapping the white camera button.

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