A really simple, but crucial upgrade… but also potentially problematic. Facebook Page Admins can now remove other Admins – including the Page’s original creator. Nonprofits (and businesses) have been requesting this functionality for years. It is often the case that the original Page creator is a long-gone volunteer, intern or staff member, yet they continue to have access and control over a nonprofit’s Facebook Page because the functionality to remove them as an Admin did not exist. It does now.
The flip side of this good news is that nonprofits now need to be very careful about who they make Admins of their Page(s). In a worst case, likely very rare scenario, a disgruntled staff member, intern or volunteer can remove all other Admins and take control of the Page. It would have been better if this functionality was only enabled for the Page creator – that he or she could remove himself/herself only and enable a primary Admin. This functionality was announced one hour ago and initial feedback is not good, so perhaps Facebook will tweak the functionality in the coming days (like they did for default landing Tabs).
To remove the Page Admin that created your organization’s Page, but is no longer associated with your organization, got to Edit Page > Admins > Remove Admin:
Related Links: Webinar: How Nonprofits Can Successfully Use Facebook and Facebook Apps Facebook Best Practices for Nonprofit Organizations