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I have a Facebook account under my own name and the president of our Genealogy club has a Facebook account for the Club, but it is listed under his personal name. My question: recently I became the technology coordinator for the Genealogical Society and we want to set up a non-profit Facebook page for that society. How can I design a non-profit Facebook page for the Genealogical Society, remove it from the responsibility of the President, make the Technology Coordinator responsible for the page, and transfer the 50+ people to the new Facebook? I have tried to read Facebook rules, but they are too complex for me to include all the parameters required by the board. I look forward to your response. Thanks.
In Facebook, a person has a profile aka timeline. A company or group has a page. It sounds like you’re saying that what should be a page for your Genealogy group is actually a personal profile. There’s also Groups. Pages are completely public.
If you’re sure it’s a Page you want, here is the Facebook help page for converting a profile to a page
Let me know if that helps, or if you need more, let me know.
Once you have a page, you can assign multiple people to be managers of that page.
Thanks for the response. I guess a lot of my problem is terminology. I have a profile and the president of the Club also has a profile. The president wants to transfer Genealogy Facebook page from his profile to my profile so he no longer is a manager of that page. We want to be sure it a a non-profit organization that is set up as the new organization page under a new manager (me) and profile. Secondly we want all of the 50+ members also get transferred over to a new manager which would be me. Will this change your response on how to make that transfer? Would we be better to start from scratch, create a new page on my new account with [email protected] email and lose all the 50+ members that are on the president’s profile. I know this is complex but I hope you can point me in the right direction before I mess it up. I hope I have clarified what we are trying to do.
Thanks for the clarification. From what you say, I am more convinced that the link I gave about converting a profile to a page is the right way for you to go. If, in the future, you decide you want a group as well – that’s easily done. But, what you describe sounds like a page. Once the page is created – or converted – it’s easy to switch from one person to another to be administrator of that page. You can even have multiple people as administrators.
Go for it!