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GoFundMe Announces CrowdRise Acquisition

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On Tuesday, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced it has officially acquired CrowdRise, an online fundraising platform for charities and non-profits. According to GoFundMe, CrowdRise will now focus on fundraising for charity and fundraising for individuals will be directed to GoFundMe. The funding portal also noted that… Read More

GoFundMe Appoints Change.Org’s John Coventry as Head of UK Communications

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Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe has appointed Change.Org’s former managing director of global communication, John Coventry, as its new head of UK communications. Coventry is considered the first hire outside the U.S. for GoFundMe. Coventry notably has 15 years of experience in public relations, digital communications, brand development,… Read More

Betty White Fan Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Protect Entertainer From 2016

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Following the deaths of iconic actress Carrie Fisher and musician George Michael, a South Carolina man named Demetrios Hrysikos launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise funds to protect 94-year-old entertainer, Betty White, from 2016. Fisher and Michael are the latest celebrities who passed away… Read More

Fans of the Delays Bandmate Greg Gilbert Raise £100,000 on GoFundMe For Oversea Cancer Treatments

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Earlier this week, the family of Delays singer and guitarist, Greg Gilbert, launched a GoFundMe campaign with a mission to raise £100,000 for his cancer treatment. Within a matter of days, over 4,600 fans of the Indie band gathered on the crowdfunding platform and raised… Read More

GoFundMe Names Nonprofit Two Rabbits the Winner of #GoBeyondGiving Challenge

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On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced the winner of its #GoBeyond Giving Challenge. The contest was launched last month on the funding portal for those in need, community improvement projects, or a charity. The $10,000 donation will go to Two Rabbits, a nonprofit international preschool program… Read More

GoFundMe Unveils “Year in Giving” Report: Highlights Data & Milestones of 2016 (Infographic)

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On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe unveiled its “Year of Giving” report, which revealed data and milestones of 2016. Highlights of the report included: The top 16 largest GoFundMe campaigns in 2016 included campaigns for survivors of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, support for Standing Rock protesters… Read More

“PizzaGate” Restaurant Seeks Nearly $30,000 on GoFundMe For Security & Loss of Wages

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Earlier this week, Edgar Maddison Welch of Salisbury, N.C. traveled to Comet Ping Pong in Washington D.C. and fired his rifle after reading fake stories on the internet about the restaurant harboring child sex slaves and using the location for kidnappings. Following the situation, now… Read More

GoFundMe Names #GivingTuesday 2016 Largest Single Day of Giving in Its Platform’s History After Campaigns Raise Over $7.4M

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On Wednesday, GoFundMe announced campaigns on its crowdfunding platform raised more than $7.4 million on #GivingTuesday 2016. The website confirmed it was the largest single day of giving in its history. GoFundMe confirmed the campaigns on its platform received a 46% increase in funds from… Read More

Supporters of Michaels Chicago Manager Raise Over $23,000 Through GoFundMe Following Customer’s Verbal Attacks (Video)

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Prior to this past Thanksgiving holiday, a Michaels Store in Chicago experienced a customer-service fiasco that was recorded by a bystander, named Jessie Grady.  For 30-minutes, Grady watched and recorded a woman who unleashed incredible vitriol on two employees (and everyone else in the store)…. Read More

GoFundMe Announces #GoBeyondGiving Challenge

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On Wednesday, GoFundMe announced its latest competition, the #GoBeyondGiving Challenge. The crowdfunding platform stated it is challenging people to continue the season of giving by launching a campaign on its site for those in need, community improvement projects, or a charity. By using the #GoBeyondGiving… Read More

Brief: Sacred Stone Camp’s Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Campaign Secures $1.1M Through GoFundMe

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Supporters of Sacred Stone Camp’s Dakota Access Pipeline protest have successfully secured more than $1.1 million on GoFundMe. The campaign, which was launched six months ago, has been dubbed the fourth largest raise on the crowdfunding platform. The Sacred Stone Camp teamed up with Oectc Sakowin- Seven… Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Reports More Than 100 Campaigns Raise $100,000 For World Series Tickets

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With the 2016 World Series already in full swing, GoFundMe revealed that more than 100 campaigns on its crowdfunding platform have already raised $100,000 to purchase Wrigley and Progressive Field’s high priced game tickets. A few campaigns include: Blues Road To the World Series: $28,588 raised by… Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Presents $100,000 in College Scholarships to 10 Students

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GoFundMe announced on Thursday its awarded ten recipients a total of $100,000 through its first scholarship program. Each of the students was given $10,000, which will go towards college expenses. Last month, GoFundMe shared details about the scholarship program and revealed that over few years… Read More

GoFundMe Milestone: Surpassed $3 Billion Raised on Crowdfunding Platform

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Earlier this week, GoFundMe announced it has surpassed $3 million in funds raised from more than 25 million donors through its global crowdfunding platform. Speaking about the milestone, the GoFundMe team explained: “GoFundMe’s giving community has come together to support those who need help time… Read More

Democratic Party Supporters Secure Funds on GoFundMe For Firebombed Republican North Carolina Office

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Following the firebombing of the Republican Party’s North Carolina headquarters, Democratic Party supporters secured over $13,000 on GoFundMe to help rebuild the building. According to the campaign’s description, the incident happened in the early morning of October 16th. The building was firebombed and has abhorrent… Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Named #1 Place to Work Among Medium-Sized Companies on Fortune’s List of Best Workplaces

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On Thursday, GoFundMe announced it was dubbed #1 place to work among medium companies on Fortune’s List of Best Workplaces. The crowdfunding platform stated that Fortune’s partner, Great Place to Work, evaluated each company on the list based on key qualities, which are a sense of… Read More

GoFundMe Donors Raise Over $1M For Hurricane Matthew Victims

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On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced its donors have raised more than a $1 million for the victims of Hurricane Matthew, which caused damage and devastation in various parts of the Haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic,  Lucayan Archipelago, and some of the southeastern U.S. states. The funding… Read More

Donald Trump Sunlight Campaign on GoFundMe Raises $25K on Day 1

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A donation-based crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe is looking for contributions to fund a Donald Trump “Sunlight Campaign” and on day one has raised about $25,000. The campaign page, created by Aaron Holman, has been receiving a steady clip of small donations. But there are more… Read More

GoFundMe to Work Closely With State & Local Officials For Hurricane Matthew Relief Funding

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With Hurrican Matthew continuing to cause devastation, GoFundMe announced it is working closely with state and local officials to ensure funds dedicated to the victims are delivered without any issues. The crowdfunding platform announced on Thursday: “We deploy proprietary technical tools and have multiple processes… Read More

GoFundMe Launches New Guarantee: Protects Donors With Refund Policy For Campaign Misuse

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On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced its GoFundMe Guarantee refund policy, which protects donors from campaign misuse, and ensures all funds raised by campaigns are going towards right person. The funding portal claims that this policy is considered the industry “first and only guarantee.” Sharing details… Read More