Please start by using your desired web browser to navigate to Canva.com
If you do not already have an account, you will need to sign up for a free Canva account. This can be accomplished by signing up with your Facebook, Google, or email account.
Once you are all signed up, please check your email address associated with your account for an activation email. Assure Canva that you are not a robot by confirming that you did create an account (all robots are still welcome to follow along).
Now that we have created an account, return to Canva and sign in so that we may get started with creating your first-ever Facebook event header.
Let me be the first person to welcome you to Canva!
To begin, please type “Facebook event cover” in the search bar above Create a Design. Press Enter.
One of the best parts about Canva is that there are hundreds of templates at your disposal for free. Some templates do have elements that you must pay for, so be sure to pick out a template that is free (indicated in the lower right segment of every template showcased).
Browse and find a template that you enjoy! Everything is customizable (that is the best part!). Also, if you have a theme that you are searching for, type a keyword into the search bar above the pre-made templates and you may find what you have been looking for! Found your template? Great!
Elements – Elements are photos, grids, shapes, charts, and illustrations that you use to enhance your template. Drag, drop, and search anything you like!
Text – This tab is where you can drag and drop your own textbox (or premade text) and write your own message. This tool is very user-friendly and feels like using Microsoft PowerPoint (but smoother). Make sure to explore all the font and color options.
Background – Is the background too dull for your taste? Be sure to make it pop by visiting the background tab and finding the best backdrop for your scene.
Uploads – Want to use your own photos for your template? No problem! Head over to the uploads tab and upload your own image, then drag and drop it onto the template.
When your design is complete, click the Download arrow next to Share. Select JPG for the file format and click the large blue download button.
Now, let’s head over to Facebook! As the administrator, please navigate to your Facebook event page.
Hover over the space where the event cover will be displayed.
A button entitled Change Cover will appear. Select this option and upload the file containing the event cover that you created in Canva.
That is, it! You did it! Make sure to let us know at [email protected] about all your amazing fundraising events in the future. Check back soon for more content!