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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

Record Breaking: Equality Florida Raises $9M For Pulse Victims & Closes GoFundMe Initiative (Video)

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On Monday, GoFundMe announced nonprofit organization, Equality Florida, has raised a total of $9 million for the victims of the June 12th Pulse Nightclub attack in Orlando, Florida. It was reported that more than 120,000 donors have 120 countries contributed funds to the cause. Following… Read More

GoFundMe Announces College Scholarship: Seeks to Give 10 College or Post-Graduate Students With $10,000 For Tuition

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On Wednesday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced the launch of its new college scholarship. The new scholarship will present 10 college or post-graduate students with $10,000 that will go towards tuition costs. The funding portal revealed over few years students, teachers and parents have turned to its… Read More

Brief: Pop Star Taylor Swift Donates $5,000 to GoFundMe Campaign Dedicated to Fan in Deadly Car Accident

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Last week, music sensation Taylor Swift reportedly donated $5,000 to a GoFundMe campaign that was dedicated to one of her fans, Katie Beth Cater, who passed away in a car accident. The initiative was launched to show love and support her family by helping to… Read More

Supporters of CNN Dubbed “Real Fault in Our Stars” Couple Launch GoFundMe For Them to See One Another

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Supporters of Katie and Dalton Prager, the dubbed real “Fault in Our Stars” couple by CNN, have launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $15,000 so that Dalton may be able to see Katie before she passes away from cystic fibrosis. Both husband and… Read More

Ethiopian Marathon Athlete Feyisa Lelisa Supporters Launch GoFundMe Initiative After Political Protest During 2016 Summer Olympics

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Following Feyisa Lilesa brave protest towards the Ethiopian government during the 2016 Rio Olympics, a GoFundMe has been launched dedicated to the marathon runner and his family. Within a matter of days, the initiative has received nearly $130,000 from more than 2,200 supporters.  Upon receiving his… Read More

GoFundMe Team Donates $1,000 Towards Louisiana School Board Association Campaign Dedicated to Flood Victims

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Following the devastating flood that’s left the state of Louisiana in ruins, the Louisiana Scool Board of Association launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $500,000 for the victims. The association reported that it represented the 69 local public school districts in the state and are dedicated… Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Preps For Back-to-School Season with $50 Donations to Education Campaigns

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Ready to kick off the 2016-2017 school year, GoFundMe announced it was giving a $50 donations to education campaigns on its crowdfunding platform and announced it is offering a $10,000 grand prize the category’s initiatives. From now until September 16th, campaigns on GoFundMe that are… Read More