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Brief: GoFundMe Celebrates Teacher’s Appreciation Week By Matching the First $100 of All Campaigns For Educators

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In celebration of the this year’s teacher’s appreciation week, crowdfunding portal GoFundMe announced that it is matching the first $100 to any campaign that is dedicated to any educator or classrooms. The GoFundMe team revealed: “Teacher Appreciation Week has arrived, and here at GoFundMe we want… Read More

GoFundMe Initiative For Alleged Murdered Shopkeeper Asad Shah Attracts Over £80,000 in Three Days

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Last week, 40-year-old English shopkeeper, Asah Shah, was pronounced dead after being found with severe injuries in the city of Shawlands, Glasgow. After hearing about the devastating news, a group of the city’s residents banned together to launch a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to help… Read More

San Jose’s Overfelt High School Dubbed Winner of GoFundMe’s National Chromebooks for Classrooms Challenge

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Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced on Thursday that it has named San Jose’s Overfelt High School as winner of its National Chromebooks for Classroom Challenge. Earlier this month, GoFundMe, and its partner and national distributor of school supplies, School Speciality, created a new education-specific portal as… Read More

GoFundMe Launches Crowdfunding Initiative For Victims of the Terrorist Attacks in Brussels

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Following the devastating terrorist attack on Brussels on Tuesday morning, GoFundMe announced the launch of a crowdfunding campaign to help the victims. According to various reports, the attacks occurred at Brussels Zaventem Airport and the Maelbeek metro station, killing at least 34 people. Terrorist group ISIS has… Read More

GoFundMe Expands Into Education: Announces National Contest to Bring Chromebooks to Schools

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On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform, GoFundMe, announced it is kicking off a new effort to expand its footprint in education by launching a fundraising contest to give 9 high-need schools the opportunity to win 100 Google Chromebooks. GoFundMe has created a new education-specific portal as a… Read More

Brief: Funds From Viral Kanye West GoFundMe Campaign to be Donated to Music Education Nonprofit, Notes for Notes

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GoFundMe announced on Thursday the funds originally raised by campaign organizer Jeremy Platt to “Get Kanye Out of Debt” will be allocated to music education-focused nonprofit, Notes for Notes. Notes for Notes is a nonprofit organization that designs, equips, and staffs Boys & Girls Clubs… Read More

Kanye West Will Not Be Taking Any Funds from GoFundMe Campaign

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Following the launch of a fan running GoFundMe campaign to help Kanye West, sources close to reportedly “debt-stricken” musician revealed that he won’t be taking ANY of the funds from the initiative. The organizer of the campaign, Jeremy Piatt, revealed to TMZ that he was contacted by… Read More

Hey Yeezy Fans: New GoFundMe Campaign Launches to Help Kanye West Out of His $53M Debt

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Following Kanye West stating on Twitter that he is $53 million in debt, fans of the hip hop recording artists are hitting crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to help get him “back on his feet.” The campaign, which was organized by Yeezy fan, Jeremy Piatt, reads: “Recently, Kanye… Read More

GoFundMe Celebrates $2 Billion Milestone By Looking Back At Some Memorable Campaigns

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On Tuesday, GoFundMe announced its platform has helped secure over $2 billion for various causes and projects since its launch nearly six years ago. The funding portal declared: “Today, GoFundMe hit an amazing milestone: over 2 billion dollars have been raised for our users. We… Read More

Ellen DeGeneres Launches GoFundMe Initiative to Help Renovate Detroit’s Spain Elementary School

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On Thursday, television personality Ellen DeGeneres launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $5 million for Spain Elementary School in Detroit, Michigan. The school needs building repairs, new classroom materials and technology to bring it up to date for its students. Sharing details about the… Read More

Nearly 100 GoFundMe Campaigns Secure Over $300,000 For Flint’s Water Crisis So Far

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Seeking to help the residents of Flint, Michigan during their water crisis, over 8,000 supporters have taken to crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to raise $300,000 for 92 campaigns that are dedicated to the cause. The GoFundMe team shared: “Over the past several days, we have seen… Read More

GoFundMe Launches Funding Contest to Help Provide Clean Drinking Water For Flint Residents

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  On Friday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced it has launched a crowdfunding contest to help funds for the Flint Water Crisis. For those who don’t know what has happened, Flint’s water system has been containment and research showed that lead poisoning was found and as… Read More

Former “Celebrity Big Brother” Contestant Tila Tequila Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Purchase New House & Furniture

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Never afraid to hit the good (and mostly bad) spotlight, former Celebrity Big Brother contestant and reality star, Tila Tequila, has launched a GoFundMe campaign so that fans can help her buy a new house and furniture. Tequila (using her given name Nguyen) wrote: “The reason why I… Read More

Following Viral Customer Criticism Kilroy’s Bar N’ Grill Supports GoFundMe Initiative After Woman Suffers Heart Attack in Indianapolis Establishment

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On Sunday, an Indiana family of the woman who suffered a heart attack at Indianapolis restaurant, Kilroy’s, launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise funds for her recovery. The family shared on the initiative’s page: “As everyone knows my mom had a cardiac arrest… Read More

Female Rapper Kreayshawn Says No Thanks to Crowdfunding; Urges Fan to Remove GoFundMe Initiative

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Showing some love for Oakland rapper, Kreayshawn, a devoted fan launched a GoFundMe initiative after she announced that she has been left with no money just days before Christmas. Kreayshawn, who is known for her hit song Gucci Gucci, took to her Twitter account to rant… Read More

“Support San Bernardino Victims” Initiative Secures $100,000 on GoFundMe Two Weeks After Launch

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Earlier this month, San Bernardino mayor Carey Davis, along with the city’s common council, launched a crowdfunding initiative on GoFundMe to help support the victims and their families of the December 2nd shooting. The campaign’s description reads: “At 11:00 in the morning on December 2nd, two… Read More

Former Senior Advisor to President Obama Joins GoFundMe

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Former Senior Advisor to President Obama, Dan Pfeiffer has been appointed as Vice President of Communications and Policy at GoFundMe the donations based crowdfunding platform. Pfeiffer is a veteran of the Obama Administration having served in different communications roles since Obama’s Presidential campaign in 2008…. Read More

Mayor Carey Davis Announces GoFundMe Initiative For Victims of the San Bernardino Shooting

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Following the tragic shooting that took place in San Bernardino, California last week, the city’s mayor Carey Davis announced that a GoFundMe campaign has been launched for those involved in the devastating incident. The campaign’s description reads: “At 11:00 in the morning on December 2nd, two… Read More

GoFundMe Unveils a New Report That Shows Technology’s Impact on Charitable Giving. Over $1 Billion in Donations in the Last Year (Infographic)

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A new report released on #GivingTuesday shows that crowdfunding is rapidly becoming a major way that American’s give back to their community. The report, issued by GoFundMe, shows that donations on the crowdfunding platform alone totaled $1.09 billion, which puts crowdfunded giving on par with donations… Read More