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Strong Support Continues: GoFundMe Initiative For Pulse Victims Surpasses $6.1M in Less Than Two Weeks

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Less than two weeks after the devastating shooting at Orlando’s nightclub, Pulse, nearly 115,000 supporters of the victims have raised over $6.1 million through a GoFundMe campaign, which was launched by LGBT organization, Equality Florida. Following the shooting, which left 49 dead and 53 injured, the… Read More

Brief: Athletes Raise Nearly $400,000 on GoFundMe to Prepare For the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics

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GoFundMe announced last week that athletes are taking to its global crowdfunding platform to raise funds as they prepare to make their way to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics. The funding portal revealed over the past several months, nearly 100 athletes have raised nearly $400,000 as… Read More

Nearly 30,000 Supporters Raise Over £900,000 on GoFundMe Following the Tragic Death of MP Jo Cox

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Following the devastating death of British Labour Party politician, Helen Joanne “Jo” Cox, nearly 30,000 supporters have raised over £900,000 through the GoFundMe campaign, Jo Cox’s Fund, which was launched by her family and friends. On June 16th, Cox fatally shot and stabbed outside the library of Birstall, West Yorkshire, where she… Read More

GoFundMe Campaign For Orlando Pulse Victim Surpasses $5.1M in Four Days

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Just four days after LGBT organization, Equality Florida, launched its Pulse Victim GoFundMe initiative, over 105,000 supporters have flocked to the page and donated $5.1 million. Over the weekend, a horrific shooting in Orlando’s club, Pulse, left 49 clubgoers dead and 53 injured. Following the… Read More

Orlando Shooting Victims’ GoFundMe Campaign Surpasses $3M in Less Than Two Days

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Less than two days after LGBT rights group Equality Florida launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe dedicated to the victims of this weekend’s Orlando shooting, the initiative has officially surpassed $3 million thanks to over 69,000 supporters. As previously reported, the horrific shooting in Orlando’s club, Pulse, left… Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Donates $100,000 to Orlando Shooting Victims

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  GoFundMe announced on Monday it is offering up $100,000 to the Orlando shooting victims. The devastating incident took place in at the nightclub, Pulse, and left 49 dead and 53 injured. The crowdfunding platform shared: “Today, GoFundMe donated $100,000 to the campaign supporting victims… Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Initiative For “The Voice” Star Christina Grimmie Captures Over $170,000 in Two Days

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Following the death of The Voice star, Christina Grimmie, the singer’s manager Brian Teefey of LH7 Management launched a GoFundMe initiative to raise funds for her love ones. After her performance in Orlando, Florida, on Friday evening, the 22-year-old musician was shot and killed by 27-year-old, Kevin James Loibl…. Read More

LGBT Rights Group Equality Florida Raises Over $1.6M on GoFundMe For Orlando Pulse Victims

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Over the weekend, a horrific shooting in Orlando’s club, Pulse, left 49 clubgoers dead and 53 injured. Following the event, LGBT rights group Equality Florida took to crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to raise $2 million for the victims and their families. Within one day, the campaign… Read More

Brief: Iowa Residents Create Over 15,000 GoFundMe Campaigns & Raise $13.1 Million

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This week, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe released new data highlighting the giving community in Iowa. Iowans have started over 15,000 GoFundMe campaigns, raising $13.1 million from nearly 215,000 total donations. The GoFundMe team stated that the Des Moines Metro Area is considered the largest funding community in Iowa and has… Read More

GoFundMe Announces Partnership With The Basketball Tournament For Big Brothers Big Sisters Fundraiser

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GoFundMe recently announced that it has formed a one year partnership with The Basketball Tournament (TBT), presented by Jack Link’s Protein Snacks. The duo is looking to launch a new fundraiser next month for Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. The organizations revealed that The Basketball Tournament will reserve the 16th… Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Announces Over $300,000 Raised to Help Victims of Fire in Fort McMurray

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On Monday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced its community has raised over $300,000 for the Fort McMurray fire victims. The fire, which started on May 1st, began in Alberta and has destroy homes and businesses leaving 88,000 people displaced. Rob Solomon, GoFundMe CEO, stated: “This fire… Read More

WWE Stars Kevin Owens & Tyler Breeze Launch GoFundMe Initiative to Help Alberta Fire Victims

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Seeking to help their Fort McMurray, Alberta fans in need, WWE stars Kevin Owens and Tyler Breeze hit crowdfunding portal GoFundMe to raise funds for the victims of the devastating fires. The fires, which resulted in what’s considered the largest evacuation of residents in Alberta’s history,… Read More

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