Tagged: gofundme

Abortion Crowdfunding Organizer Reveals “Take Down” Request From GoFundMe

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During the past couple of weeks, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe has been under fire due to announcing the update of their Content Guidelines. This new guidelines hit the web after one organizer, by the name of Bailey, launched a campaign to help fund her “necessary” abortion. The GoFundMe campaign reads, “Bailey is currently unemployed, completely broke, in… Read More

WePay Triples Payment Volume in Crowdfunding

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WePay, a provider of payments for platform businesses, announced on Wednesday a three-fold, year-over-year increase in payment volume from crowdfunding sites. WePay powers five out of the top ten crowdfunding sites including GoFundMe, YouCaring.com, GiveForward, CrowdRise, and Fundly and saw an average of 276 percent growth in payment volume over the same month last year… Read More

GoFundMe Under Fire After Updating Content Guidelines Following Abortion Campaign

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San Diego-based crowdfunding platform, GoFundMe, known for allowing campaigns that range from paying medical bills to school funding, is currently under fire following the refusal to allow certain projects on its website. On Tuesday (September 9th), GoFundMe’s team took to the platform’s blog to announce a new update to their content guidelines: “GoFundMe was launched… Read More

Teachers Reveal Why They Are Turning To Crowdfunding For This Year’s School Supplies (Video)

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Each year before the new school starts, teachers everywhere make final preparations by adding items they believe are perfect for their students on their “to do” list. Unfortunately, while some administrations may only allow certain amounts to each teacher, others might not have the same support to pay for the “less necessary” items.  Now, teachers… Read More

Sex Trafficking Survivor Looks to Crowdfunding For Ph.D costs

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Wellesley resident, social scientist, and human trafficking survivor, Kate Price, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise funds so she may pursue a Ph.D. in Sociology at University of Boston. According to The Swellesley Report, Price hopes by using crowdfunding for her schooling, that she will be able to continue her research on… Read More

GoFundMe Hosts Crowdfunding Campaigns for Both Darren Wilson & Michael Brown

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Ferguson, Missouri Tragedy Has Captured Global Headlines as Both Sides Raise Funds via Crowdfunding. It has become the norm for sympathetic supporters, family members or those who just want to help out to launch crowdfunding campaigns to donate funds to assist those in need.  The day of August 9th started like any other in the… Read More

Supporters of Ferguson, Missouri Turn to GoFundMe & Fundly for Funding Projects

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In the past couple weeks, small town of Ferguson, Missouri has been in the midst of infamous riots over police officer Darren Wilson shooting and killing an 18-year-old, Michael Brown, on August 9th. The town’s officials stated that Brown was a suspect in a robbery that was committed minutes before the shooting and was shot… Read More

Nashville Christian Organization Launches GoFundMe Campaign To Help Iraq Refugees

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Seeking to help others in need, a Nashville-based organization called the Servant Group International (SGI) launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $50,000 for the Iraq Refugee Crisis. SGI is a non-profit Christian organization that works to share good news and hope with its Muslim friends. The organization was found in 1992 to help… Read More

Supporters Help Fund 3-Year-Old Boy’s Lymphoma Treatments During GoFundMe Campaign

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Seeking help from others during a difficult time, a friend of South Carolina family, the Flemings, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise funds for the child’s expensive treatment against lymphoma. According to TODAY, Josh and Joanna Fleming took their three children to do humanitarian work on the island of Cyprus. Upon leaving… Read More

University of Cambridge Reveals More Students Are Turning to GoFundMe For School Funding

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With back to school season officially underway, students from University of Cambridge in the UK have taken a different approach of getting funds for their education. According to the Cambridge News, A growing number of prospective students are trying the crowdfunding platform, GoFundMe to run campaigns for the upcoming school year. The platform allows campaigners… Read More

Teen Cancer Survivor Needs New Teeth, Insurance Company Refuses to Pay

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Here is one that you can chalk up to the profound bureaucracy that encumbers many medical decisions.  Now in light of the insurance company’s refusal to cover certain costs, the family has gone to the pages of GoFundMe to help finance something one would expect insurance to cover. Alex Hunter was first diagnosed with cancer… Read More

Vanderbilt University Student Raises Close to $50,000 to Stay in School After Family Troubles

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A Vanderbilt University student by the name of Cassie Wessely launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe earlier this month to raise funds to stay in the Nashville based university to finish her biomedical engineering degree. Following her mother’s death, Wessely was informed that due to her mother’s lack of state residential custody, she was unable… Read More

Scam? SilverAlms Crowdfunding Site Blatantly Copies Campaigns

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Possible Scam Crowdfunding Site Created to Dupe Unwitting Donors. SilverAlms a donation crowdfunding site claims to be the “Worlds First Charity Crowdfunding Portal”.  But is it really?  The site appears to be a clone of crowdfunding campaigns from other platforms such as Indiegogo and GoFundMe – created to take advantage of the unwitting.   The… Read More

Student Cut-Off by Parents for Being Gay, Crowdfunds to Help Pay for Education

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“My name is Kate, I’m nineteen, and I’m a student at the University of Pittsburgh. I worked extremely hard in high school and managed to earn a 4.1 GPA. In College, I made the Dean’s List for academic excellence during both the fall and spring semester…” So goes the intro to Kate’s crowdfunding campaign on… Read More

Family of Little Girl Raises $1M on GoFundMe to Fight Rare Children Disease

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A South Carolina family launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe called Saving Eliza to raise $1.8 million dollars for a little girl and other children who has been suffering from a rare and deadly disease. The family of Eliza O’Neill describes her as a “fun loving 4-year-old who loves to sing, run and most of all… Read More

A Little Girl’s Allegations Dubbed Hoax as Crowdfunding Campaign Shut Down

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She made headlines and received a ton of support from all over the country, but Victoria Wilcher’s  story about what happened at a Jackson KFC raised many questions. According to her grandmother, Kelly Mullins,  Victoria was attacked by pit bulls at her grandfather’s home in April and incident the three-year-old scarred and she lost her right… Read More

SLG Publishing Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Rebuild After Rough Times

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California-based comic publisher SLG Publishing has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $85,000 in order to rebuild the company, after what the owner, Dan Vado, describes as “bad luck, bad economy and, yes, bad decisions. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the publication is known for publishing early work by famous writers such as… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: StorkStand, Making A Difference in Detroit & Redtail Slackline

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Three interesting campaigns for the the crowdfunding mailbox this week.  We have one submission from a GoFundMe campaign that is a bit different but interesting all the same.  As many of our readers know Crowdfund Insider likes to acknowledge some of the smaller campaigns that don’t always capture a lot of attention but have great… Read More

Canadian Man Weighing 600 Pounds Crowdfunding Weight Loss Surgery On GoFundMe

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A Saskatoon man weighing about 600 pounds has a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe launched in his name. The campaign is seeking $30,000 to fund a weight loss surgery that he says could save his life. In an interview with Metronews.ca, 21 year old Luke Deitner explained the stakes. “For so long now, it seems the world has… Read More

Blogger is Asking Crowd to Fund His Ferrari Dream

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Joshua Lucas Bernier, a 20 something blogger from Montreal, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe where he wants to raise $75,000 to purchase a Ferrari 360.  As a reward to anyone willing to help pay the way and help Josh purchase this super car of his dreams, he is offering ads and shout outs… Read More