GoFundMe.com - Info & Review
(Online Fundraising & Crowdfunding Site)
So what is Go Fund Me?
Gofundme.com is a crowdfunding website that raises millions of dollars for thousands
of causes every year!
It is a site where
anyone and any cause can setup a fundraising page for free.
As the person
fundraising, you are then able to promote that page easily through Social
Media, emails, fundraising widgets, etc, and receive donations directly off
At a basic level it is
a donation processor...
BUT IN REALITY, IT IS FAR MORE THAN THAT!
It's a platform that
is designed in a way to get the most successful results for any
To find out more about
WHAT Crowdfunding is, take a read here
Since their launch in
May 2010 they have fast become, in their words, the "#1 crowdfunding website for
personal causes (by a lot). A top 5k website globally."
And there are many reasons for their
remarkable growth and success - I'll get into some of their features and
benefits further below - But first...
Some Interesting Facts About Them...
Here are some really
interesting facts about Go Fund Me taken straight from their Press
- More than
$10 Million is raised every month by tens of thousands of fundraising causes
off their platform.
- They grew
by 500% in 2012.
- Their Customer
service is remarkable: ->
Email response times of 5 minutes or less.
- They are
the Number 1 Crowdfunding website for personal causes and life events.
- Their 5% Fee
remains the same whether your fundraising goal is reached or not. Many sites
charge up to double their fee if your campaign does not reach its target.
Go Fund Me is a really
powerful fundraising platform and tool for many fundraising causes to use. And
very likely your cause as well!
Some Features & Benefits:
Here are just a few of
the Features and Benefits that I absolutely love about
- Their sign
up and setup process is really simple and quick. It should only take you a
couple of minutes to do.
- Their page sharing capabilities! The sharing buttons on your fundraising page
are prominent and easily usable for supporters.
- Your Sharing Capabilities! In your page's dashboard, GoFundMe.com provides
some easy sharing steps for you to perform. If done effectively these steps are really powerful for
your page's promotions.
embeddable fundraising widgets. Creates a really cool (and underused) tool
for promoting your fundraiser.
ability to print a Campaign Sign/Poster that has a QR Code (Link) to your page.
- The clean
cut Look & Feel of their site - Makes for a far more effective website for
- And also your ability to customize the Look
& Feel of your personal fundraising page.
ability to create a custom URL for your page.
lastly... The structure of their fundraising pages, which are setup in a way
that gets the best results for you.
So How Do You Start a Fundraiser With Them?
It's really simple... And you can be setup within a couple of
I do however recommend that you take some time to learn how to make
your online fundraising and crowdfunding campaign super successful!
So read through the
following 3 articles on setting up an effective Online Donations
Fundraiser (starting with this one), whilst you setup your fundraising page on Go Fund Me...
To create your
Sign up to GoFundMe.com here.
I wish you all the best of luck
with your Online Fundraising!
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