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Wish You Could Change the Name of Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page? Now You Can

June 15, 2012
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There’s a sixth upgrade I want to add to the recent blog post Five Recent Upgrades That Nonprofits Need to Know About – you can now request to change the name of your nonprofit’s Facebook Page by visiting:

Edit Page > Update Info > Basic Information > Name > Request Change:

Until recently, you could only change your Page name if your Page had 200 fans or less through a do-it-yourself method in the Admin Panel, but now their is an official process for Pages with 201 fans or more. That said, for the name change request to be approved, you must absolutely be 100% compliant with Facebook’s Terms of Service for Pages. If not, then you risk getting your Page deleted entirely for being in violation of their TOS by bringing your non-compliant Page to the attention of Facebook staff. Read the TOS very carefully. Please note that you will also have to submit documentation confirming the legality of your new name. That does not include logos, websites, and business cards, rather documentation such as a utility or phone bill.

Related Link:
Webinar: Facebook and Facebook Apps for Nonprofits

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. June 15, 2012 6:41 am

    That is great news and information. I recently struggled with getting a name change of Facebook and got no where. I ended up deleting the account and starting all over. Good thing most of the fans were loyal and jumped over to the new page. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Editor permalink
    June 16, 2012 12:27 am

    Reblogged this on Social Media Marketing for Non-Profits.

  3. June 16, 2012 4:52 am

    We submitted a name change more than two weeks ago but haven’t heard anything yet. I’ll report back to let you know how long it took from request to completion!

    • July 7, 2012 6:19 am

      It took us 8 weeks from the initial request to filing proof of trademark to the name actually going through.

  4. June 19, 2012 8:06 am

    But what if Facebook doesn’t want to give you ‘your’ name? I have been trying for over 6 months to get the name of my organisation for a facebookpage. Facebook states that the name already exists but that’s not the case. Someone a solution? http://www.facebook.com/stichtingspots

  5. June 25, 2012 7:21 am

    Can you change your name if you rebrand your org?

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      June 25, 2012 7:56 am

      Yes… you can change your name if your name changes.

  6. August 1, 2012 1:22 pm

    Did they change something? Because I can’t find a link to a request form

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      August 7, 2012 7:30 am

      Still there on all my pages.

  7. Shane permalink
    August 16, 2012 6:29 am

    Seems to be missing from all my pages now. And I could really use it…

  8. October 19, 2012 2:48 am

    Hi this is great post about How To Change Your Name On Facebook and people really benefit for this.

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