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GoFundMe Reports: Students Increasingly Turn to the Crowdfunding Platform For College Expenses

Earlier this week, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe released a guidebook that highlights the growing trend of college students who are turning to GoFundMe to pay for tuition and other college expenses. The new GoFundMe Guidebook showcases national data about the growing trend of students using the funding portal… Read More

GoFundMe Forms Partnership With the Special Olympics to Fund Athletes Attending the 2017 World Winter Games

Global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with the Special Olympics to help fund athletes that are looking to attend this year’s World Winter Games, which will be held in Graz, Schladming, Rohrmoos and Ramsau, Austria next month. The funding portal revealed… Read More

Chelsea Manning Supporters Launch GoFundMe Campaign For First Year Out of Prison Living Expenses

With Chelsea Manning set to be released from prison later this spring, supporters of the whistleblower have launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $100,000. The initiative’s launch comes less than a month after President Obama commuted all but four months of Manning’s prison sentence. Manning… Read More

Ellen DeGeneres Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Support “Dear Black Girl” Program

Following her interview with “Dear Black Girls” organizers, Cassandra Pryor and Melody Smalls, talk show hostess Ellen DeGeneres launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $25,000 for the program. “Dear Black Girls” is described as an organization on a mission to inspire, encourage, and… Read More

Update: Victoria Islamic Center Receives $1.1 Million Through GoFundMe Campaign

Less than a week after a fire destroyed the Islamic center located in Victoria, Texas, supporters of the place of worship have raised more than $1.1 million through crowdfunding platform, GoFundMe. As previously reported, the devastating event took place in the early hours of last… Read More

Victoria Islamic Center Rebuilding GoFundMe Campaign Secures Nearly $900,000 in Two Days

Following the devastating fire at the Victoria Islamic Center in Victoria, Texas, a GoFundMe campaign was launched to raise $850,000 for the rebuilding of the mosque. Within two days, the initiative secured nearly $900,000 thanks to more than 18,700 supporters. In the early hours of… Read More

Update: “Protect Betty White from 2016” GoFundMe Funds Donated to Carolina Theater

One month after launching a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to save famous actress Betty White from 2016, aka the year of celebrity deaths, the initiative’s creator, Demetrios Hrysikos, presented a check of $9,245 to the Spartanburg Little Theatre in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Hrysikos stated on… Read More

GoFundMe Announces CrowdRise Acquisition

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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