Tagged: gofundme

Woman Who Crowdfunded Pricey Uber Ride Responds to Critics as She Becomes Minor Internet Celebrity

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The internet can be a weird place sometimes.  From expensive Uber rides to Potato Salad crowdfunding campaigns sometimes I just don’t quite understand.  Last weekend we wrote about Gabrielle Wathen who stumbled into the internet vortex as she rather innocently launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to pick up the $362 tab on an Uber… Read More

Friends & Co-workers Launch GoFundMe Campaign For SpaceShipTwo Pilot Michael Alsbury; Reaches Nearly $100,000 in Two Days

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Last Friday (October 31st), Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suffered a suborbital spaceliner accident and crashed in the desert of Mojave, California. One test pilot, Michael Alsbury, was killed, while another, Peter Siebold, was injured in the crash. Space.com reported that acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, Christopher Hart, stated an early review of telemetry and video from inside SpaceShipTwo during… Read More

Supporters Launch GoFundMe Crowdfunding Campaign To Raise Funds For Kinder Morgan Protesters’ Legal Defense; Raises Nearly $19,000 in One Day

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Ready to help protestors take on the famous pipeline expert, Kinder Morgan, a group known as Land Defenders has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $40,000 for their legal defense team after the company served them with a $5.6 million dollar lawsuit. According to the Vancouver Sun, The oil and gas giant’s Trans Mountain pipeline subsidiary is… Read More

Woman Crowdfunds to Pay Steep Uber Bill, Gets Hazed by Commenters as She Raises Nearly $600 in 18 Hours

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Gabrielle Wathen got more than she bargained for when she got nailed for an Uber charge of $362 dollars.  After realizing she was on the hook to pay Uber’s somewhat usurious peak charges she took a practical approach and hit GoFundMe to crowdfund the bill.  It seems a bit of partying on Halloween had dampened… Read More

Bandmates of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Launch GoFundMe Campaign For Drummer’s Medical Expenses

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Seeking support from their devoted fans, the rockers of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have hit GoFundMe to help raise funds to cover the brain surgery that their drummer, Leah Shapiro, needs. According to Contact Music, the San Francisco-based group canceled a string of gigs earlier this month to allow Shapiro to undergo the operation after she was diagnosed… Read More

Better Business Bureau Continues to Warn Against Ebola Crowdfunding Campaign Scams

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As consumers continue to search for the truth behind the deadly Ebola virus, including cures and projects dedicated to Texas nurses Amber Vinson and Nina Pham, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has revealed that are more scams continuing to surface.  As previously reported, the city of Cleveland’s division of the Better Business Bureau issued a warning Thursday (October… Read More

GoFundMe Campaign for Ebola Patient Amber Vinson Has Been Dubbed a Fake

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Earlier this week, Amber Vinson, one of the Texas nurses that was treating Ebola patient Thomas Duncan, traveled between Dallas, Texas and Cleveland, Ohio before finding out she was positive for the virus. The situation grabbed public attention and caused total chaos in the Cleveland and Akron areas, where she had reportedly stayed for several… Read More

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