◙ GOFUNDME REVIEW SUMMARY
√ Charity Funds Raising
√ Reaching the funding goal is optional (you keep the donations of any amount)
√ 8% Total Fee for Received Donations
√ Withdraw anytime via Bank Wire and Checks
◙ SUPPORTED PROJECTS
GoFundMe allows users to raise funds for their favorite charity. You may raise money for you or your friends for purposes such as medical expenses, education costs, volunteer programs, youth sports, memorials, animals & pets etc.
◙ SUPPORTED COUNTRIES / CURRENCIES
Supported countries for initiators include United States of America ($USD), United Kingdom (£GBP), Canada ($CAD), Australia ($AUD), and some European Union countries using Euro as their official currency (€EUR).
- European countries include Ireland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Finland, France
Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and Austria
- Note that campaigns may receive donations from around the world.
◙ WHO IS GOFUNDME
GoFundMe was found in 2010 and it is based in San Diego, California USA. They have managed to raise more than 1billion USD. They claim to provide the fastest customer service response times.
- 5-Minute Email Support
- Mobile-Friendly Campaigns
- No deadlines or goal requirements
- Keep every donation you receive
- No penalties for missing goals
◙ GOFUNDME COST OF SERVICES
GoFundMe charges two fees. A basic 5% fee on every donation received which is happening automatically. In addition, GoFundMe will charge another 3% for every donation as processing fee.
- FREE TO CREATE A CAMPAIGN
- 5% FEE FROM EVERY DONATION RECEIVED
- 3% AS PROCESSION FEE
- DONORS ARE NOT CHARGED
◙ WITHDRAW FUNDS FROM GOFUNDME
Once a fundraising campaign starts receiving donations, initiators can request a withdrawal anytime. Withdrawing funds does not affect the progress meter of a GoFundMe campaign.
By clicking the 'Withdraw' button the balance can be directly deposited in a bank account. US residents may also request a check.
- WITHDRAW ANYTIME
- PROGRESS METER NOT AFFECTED
- WITHDRAWALS USUALLY TAKE 5-7 BUSINESS DAYS
- FUNDS RECEIVED IN BANK ACCOUNTS
- BANK CHECK OPTIONAL (ONLY US USERS)
◙ PROJECT TIME LIMITS
GoFundMe does not apply any deadlines or other time-limits. Any campaign remains active until the initiator stops receiving donations or remove the whole campaign. If initiators want to apply a deadline they simply choose our 'All-or-Nothing' campaign option during they Sign-Up process
- NO TIME LIMITS / DEADLINES
◙ OTHER FUNDING FEATURES BY GOFUNDME
- Raise money for a friend
- All campaigns are public (not private campaigns)
- email notification after every donation is made to a campaign.
- Built-in social features such as Facebook posting and email invitations
- Export the information of your Donors
◙ CONTACT GOFUNDME
GoFundMe.com, 1010 Second Ave, Suite 1770, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
GoFundMe Phone: 619-721-FUND (3863)
GoFundMe WebSite: www.gofundme.com
◙ GoFundMe Review