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GoFundMe Unveils a New Report That Shows Technology’s Impact on Charitable Giving (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

Women Pleads Guilty on Boston Marathon Scam. Used GoFundMe to Raise Donations

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Joanna Leigh from Boston has admitted to scamming almost $40,000 following the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombing tragedy. Leigh pleaded guilty to all charges after previously denying she had committed fraud.  Leigh took money from a variety of sources including the One Fund Boston,… Read More

Brief: Dr Pepper Offers Up $65,000 to 14 campaigns on GoFundMe

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Last week, GoFundMe’s CEO Rob Solomon announced that high-profile beverage company Dr Pepper gave $65,000 to 14 of its crowdfunding campaigns as part of its Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway. Solomon wrote: “Dr Pepper helped each of these campaigns hit their respective fundraising goals. For Jonah of Ithaca, New York,… Read More

Brief: Silicon Valley Business Journal Adds WePay to Fastest-Growing List

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WePay, a provider of payments as a service for online platforms including GoFundMe, Care.com and FreshBooks, today announced it has been named by Silicon Valley Business Journal as the 5th fastest-growing private company in the region. In making the list, WePay joins an impressive cadre… Read More

GoFundMe Campaign for UCC Shooting Survivor Chris Mintz Quickly Raises Over $500,000

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UCC Shooting Survivor Chris Mintz, who reportedly rushed the shooter trying to protect others getting shot seven times in the process, now has a GoFundMe campaign created for his benefit.  The active campaign has apparently been established by Mintz’s cousin, Derek Bourgeois, and has raised… Read More

Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 to Dancer’s GoFundMe Campaign

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Ready to repay someone who has helped her in the past, Taylor Swift hit GoFundMe once again to donate $50,000 towards one of her dancers, Toshi Davidson, who’s nephew is sick. The campaign’s description reads: “Baby Ayden is 13 months old. He was just diagnosed… Read More

Owners of Infamous Bakery Sweet Cakes By Melissa Refuse to Pay State-Order Funds to Same-Sex Couple Who They Refused Services

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Continuing their fight for “religious rights,” owners of the infamous Oregon bakery, Sweet Cakes By Melissa, announced that they will not pay the lesbians, they refused service to because of their beliefs, $135,000 for state-ordered  damages. This past summer, the bakery was ordered to pay a… Read More

Widowed Military Wife Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Help Soldiers Overcome PTSD

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Seeking to help those who devote their lives to protecting the U.S., widow of a U.S. soldier, Stephanie Mason Lembo, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise funds for Active Heroes’ program, Carry the Fallen, which helps those struggling with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress… Read More

“Liberation Iraq Christian & Yazidi” Campaign Gets Hacked During GoFundMe Run


Last month, President of  C.Y.C.I  (The Liberation of Christian and Yazidi Children of Iraq) and Québec resident, Steve Maman, took to crowdfunding platform GoFundMe with a mission to raise $2 million to free the Christian and Yazidi children in Iraq from the horrifying conditions they are… Read More

Fans of Former Black Flag & Misfit Member Dez Cadena Launch GoFundMe Campaign Following Cancer Diagnosis

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Just a few months after the devastating announcement of Dez Cadena being diagnosed with throat cancer, a group of the rocker’s devoted fans launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to help pay for his health expenses. The former Black Flag and Misfit member previously wrote:… Read More

Supporters Flock to GoFundMe to Raise Nearly $150,000 For Paralyzed University of Michigan Student

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Last month, Taylor Janssen, a brother of the University of Michigan Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, dove into Lake Sherwood from his platoon boat without knowing how shallow the water was. The young man broke his neck at one of the low-cervical nerves, his C5 vertebrae. This accident left him partially paralyzed…. Read More

Sweet Cakes By Melissa Continues to Receive Supporter Donations Through Continue to Give Initiative Following State of Oregon Cease & Desist Order

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Despite the state of Oregon’s recent ruling, supporters of Sweet Cakes by Melissa have continued to raise funds for the small bakery through its crowdfunding campaign on Continue to Give. Earlier year, the bakery was ordered to pay a lesbian couple the amount of $135,000… Read More

Brief: Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 Towards GoFundMe Campaign Dedicated to Fan Battling Leukemia

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Always looking to help a fan in need, pop sensation Taylor Swift offered up $50,000 towards a GoFundMe campaign dedicated to 11-year-old Naomi Oakes, who was recently diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. According to People, Oakes’ family posted a video on YouTube sharing her story and revealing the fact… Read More

Sister of Alleged Charleston Shooter Creates GoFundMe Campaign For Postponed Wedding & Honeymoon; Cancels After Four Days

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Amber Roof, sister of the alleged Charleston Church shooter, Dylann Roof, recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $5,000 for her wedding to Michael Tyo along with honeymoon. Last month, Dylann walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and killed nine people, including the senior pastor, state senator Clementa… Read More

GoFundMe Valuation Reportedly Soars to $600-$650M During Latest Funding Round

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Following the announcement of its latest funding round, sources at TechCrunch revealed that the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe’s value is now at around the range of $600 to $650 million. As previously reported, GoFundMe confirmed that it has received some high-profile attention during its round: “Our mission at GoFundMe is to change… Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Announces Investment Offers from Venture Capital & Growth Equity Firms


On Thursday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe confirmed that it has received some high-profile attention during its recent funding round. The website revealed: “Our mission at GoFundMe is to change the way the world gives. We’ve been thinking about how to best serve as many people as… Read More

Friends of Realty Show Actor Jamie Sangouthai Launch GoFundMe Campaign For Funeral Arrangements

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Jamie Sangouthai, who was known for his appearance on the reality television series Khloé and Lamar,  passed away on Sunday reportedly from a drug overdose. Now, his friends are looking to help his family pay for a proper funeral through a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe. According to… Read More

Crowdfunding Platforms Continue to Raise Millions of Dollars For Nepal Nearly 60 Days After Devastating Earthquake

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Back in April, the country of Nepal was devastated by earthquake that killed more than 8,800 people and injured more than 23,000. This caused various organizations to spring into action and launch campaigns on crowdfunding platforms to help those in need. Now, nearly 60 days later, various… Read More

“Bob’s Burger” Writer Wendy Molyneux Jokingly Launches GoFundMe Campaign to See “Entourage” Movie For Cancer Charity

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Despite her loathing for the HBO series Entourage, Wendy Molyneux, the writer of Bob’s Burger has launched a GoFundMe campaign with a mission to see the show’s upcoming film. Molyneux set up the campaign with a goal to raise $10,000, which would force her to “see the worst movie of the year and… Read More