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What is GoFundMe?

GoFundMe (formerly known as CrowdRise) was built specifically for nonprofit and event fundraisers. We are the #1 event fundraising platform in the world and are trusted by partners like UNICEF, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, International Rescue Committee, Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon Tough Mudder and thousands more.

Who Uses GoFundMe?

Designed for nonprofit organizations, it is a fundraising solution that helps with discovering fundraisers, collect donations, creating landing pages, activating recurring donations, and more.

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Reviews of GoFundMe

Average score

Overall
4.3
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4.0
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.2

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Thomas
Thomas
Co founder in Indonesia
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Easy to use crownfunding Platform

5.0 3 years ago

Pros:

It's a completly platform you need to start a crownfunding donation. Go fund me support also give us step by step to make our campaign succesfull. All you need just follow the instruction then the campaign is published.

Cons:

There is fees from donation and the fund will be refund to your backer if the campaign not sucessfull. And its only support 19 country in the world. So if you plan to start fundraiser make sure your campaign will be sucessfull.

Tonya
Entrepreneur/small buisness owner in US
Arts & Crafts, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

So Thankful Gofundme worked for us!!!!

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: I was emotionally overwhelmed with the fact that Gofundme actually worked. I had never used it prior to losing both my in laws at the same time and at that time we desperately needed help financially to cover two peoples funeral costs. When I created our Gofundme I wasn’t sure if We would raise anything at all to help us.. especially considering this was during this whole Covid pandemic but it worked. Thank God. However I’m also Hopeful that I won’t ever be put in such an awful situation that I’ll need to use it again, but I do recommend using gofundme if you really truly need it. My only advice is if you do use this platform share share share. Use your social media and spread the word, and don’t be shy to ask everyone you know to spread the word as well because the more people who share it means more people you’ll be able to reach, which ultimately means more help for your cause & the higher your chances will be of actually getting the help you need for your cause in your time of need. Also I recommend doing video updates on your goal process along the way and that also allows you to thank everyone who helped (as a whole) instead of trying to figure out how to individually reach out to thank people you don’t know. Hopefully this review helps a lot of people out there who are indecisive or on the fence about trying to use gofundme. It definitely cant hurt to try, you just never know… humanity might still surprise ya.

Pros:

I like that Gofundme let me know every time someone donated to my fundraiser to assist with unprepared for funeral costs for my husband and I when my mother and father in law both unexpectedly passed away. I like how easy Gofundme was to use to assist with our financial problem we encountered with two funerals to plan when we had no funds instructions or assistance from life insurance etc. gofundme was a godsend for us in our time of need.

Cons:

The only con I experienced was more of a personal conviction than anything about Gofundme itself, the only con for me was asking other people for help…. Especially at such a traumatic moment. However there’s nothing Gofundme could do to help with my ego / pride or personal dilemma. If you desperately need help fundraising for a good cause I completely recommend Gofundme.

Lauren
President and Director in US
Religious Institutions, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Go Fund Me For Nonprofits

4.0 last week New

Comments: My experience with Go Fund Me was positive but short lived. I switched from Go Fund Me to using another platform to raise funds. This other platform does not have fees on credit card transactions. You can't bet that.

Pros:

I recently started a nonprofit and am working to fundraise for my cause. Go Fund Me is a great way to reach members in the community who may or may not know about your cause. Talking about finances and raising funds can be an awkward conversation amongst friends and family. Go Fund me allows you to promote your nonprofit in easy, convenient ways. They give you promotional graphics to use and they provide great behind the scenes management features.

Cons:

Honestly, I will confess, I am introverted, have not always networked well, and have not used Go Fund Me to its fullest potential. That said, Go Fund Me has credit card transaction fees, like most platforms. While that is pretty standard, I have found other another program to use that does not have credit card transaction fees for donations.

Johann Josef
Johann Josef
Principal in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Networking, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source
Source: GetApp

No recommended. Borderline scam.

1.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Highly negative. After setting up the fundraiser, the very first message from GFM was that my account was under review until I respond to seven (7) open-ended intrusive questions, which I did immediately. Have yet to hear back from them. This was a fundraiser for muslim friends of mine, currently trapped in Gaza and literally starving. GoFundMe does not care. They are very 'politically correct' and probably also a scam.

Pros:

Their marketing. It looks real even though the company is not.

Cons:

Payment of contributions never happens. If you want to support any muslim or brown people, get ready for a lot of intrusive questions as to WHY you'd want to do that.

Lily
Owner in US
Health, Wellness & Fitness, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

GoFundMe Helps the world Help!

5.0 9 months ago

Comments: Overall, GoFundMe solves the problem of fundraising being limited to one space and time. GoFundMe helps the world help others, and that is a powerful thing!

Pros:

GoFundMe has truly changed the game with grassroots fundraising campaigns. Without this invaluable resource, so many would be without.

Cons:

The qualm I have with GoFundMe is its lack of integration with Facebook. A LOT of businesses use Facebook for fundraiser promotion, and it would behoove GoFundMe to improve integration.