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GoFundMe Debuts Team Fundraising Feature

On Wednesday, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced its GoFundMe Team Fundraising, which is described as a new product providing groups of any size with the ability to collaborate and fundraise together for a personal or charitable cause. According to GoFundme, this new product brings the funding… Read More

GoFundMe Just Acquired Biggest Competitor in YouCaring Acquisition

“The world’s largest social fundraising platform” is about to get even larger, GoFundMe has just acquired rival YouCaring. The acquisition was announced late Tuesday in a pair of blog posts on the respective platforms. “It became clear to both us and them over the last… Read More

GoFundMe Acquires YouCaring to Increase its Global Impact through Crowdfunding

GoFundMe, the social fundraising platform, has acquired the personal fundraising site YouCaring, furthering the company’s mission to help people turn compassion into action. During this transition, current YouCaring fundraisers can continue to collect donations and will have the opportunity to migrate to the GoFundMe platform. New fundraisers… Read More

Update: McCabe to Close Legal Defense Campaign on GoFundMe Later This Evening

Just days after supporters of Andrew McCabe launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe for his legal defense fund, the former FBI deputy director announced the initiative will close at 7 p.m. this evening. As previously reported, the fundraiser raised more than $400,000 less than 24… Read More

Supporters of Former FBI Deputy Andrew McCabe Raise More Than $400,000 on GoFundMe For Legal Defense Fund

Following his infamous firing earlier this month, supporters of former FBI deputy, Andrew McCabe, have rallied to support him through a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe. The fundraiser, which was labeled the Andrew McCabe Legal Defense Fund, raised more than $400,000 less than 24 hours after its… Read More

Billionaire Isaac Larian Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Save Toys “R” Us

Following the news that Toys “R” Us and its sister company Babies “R” Us was officially closing their doors, CEO of MGA Entertainment, Isaac Larian, has spearheaded a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $1 billion to help save the toy retailing giant. The funds… Read More

GoFundMe Announces “CrowdRise by GoFundMe” Social Fundraising Solution for Nonprofits

Just one year after announcing its CrowdRise acquisition, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced CrowdRise by GoFundMe, which is described as a new product that builds on the strengths of these two platforms to offer the best overall fundraising solution for nonprofits. According to GoFundMe,  CrowdRise by… Read More

#NeverAgain: GoFundMe Campaign Supporting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Community Nears $2M

Donations continue to increase on the Broward Education Foundation GoFundMe campaign to support the victims of the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School located in Parkland, Florida. In a week since the 19 year-old gunman opened fire with an AR-15-style assault rifle, over 29,265 people… Read More

Update: Stoneman Douglas Victims Fund Raises Over $1.4 Million Just Days After GoFundMe Launch

Less than one week after the Broward Education Foundation, the direct support organization solely dedicated to raising funds for Broward County Public Schools, launched the GoFundMe dedicated to the victims of last week’s horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School located in Parkland, Florida, supporters of… Read More

Supporters of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Victims Give $500,000 in Less Than 24 hours through Broward Education Foundation’s GoFundMe Campaign

Following the devastating shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School located in Parkland, Florida, Broward Education Foundation, the direct support organization solely dedicated to raising funds for Broward County Public Schools, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $600,000 for the victims of the incident…. Read More

CrowdRise & GoFundMe Announce More Than $400,000 Was Raised on Both Platforms for the Women’s March 2018

Just a few days before the second annual Women’s March on Washington and Women’s Marches took place around the globe, GoFundMe and CrowdRise announced that more than $400,000 was raised on their crowdfunding platforms for the historical cause. The funding portal revealed: “This week marks… Read More

In Solidarity: Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund Quickly Nears $16.5M GoFundMe Goal

“The sexual discrimination, harassment, and assault that has been reported and come to light over the last two months have been equal parts terrifying and illuminating. We stand with all those who have endured sexual harassment: those who have come forward and those who have decided… Read More

Former President Obama Staffer Launches GoFundMe Campaign For Moore Accuser Whose House Burned Down

Following the devastating fire that destroyed the house of Roy Moore accuser, Tina Johnson, former President Obama staff member Katie Jacobs Stanton has launched a GoFundMe campaign seeking funds to help Johnson rebuild her home. Johnson was among the three women who accused Moore of… Read More

GoFundMe Publishes Third Annual “Year in Giving” Report

On Thursday, GoFundMe released its third annual “Year in Giving” report, which reveals new data, top campaigns, and inspirational stories from its global crowdfunding platform. Highlights of the report include: Top 10 highest raising campaigns from 2017 Overall giving trends from 2017 State-by-state giving data Some of… Read More

GoFundMe Announces 0% Platform Fee For Personal Campaigns in the U.S. During the Holiday Season

GoFundMe announced this week it is introducing a 0% platform fee, starting with new personal fundraising campaigns based in the U.S. during the holiday season. The funding portal stated that it will do what works best for its giving community to provide the best experience,… Read More

GoFundMe Donates $100,000 to Kid Heroes on Giving Tuesday

GoFundMe announced on Wednesday it celebrated this year’s Giving Tuesday by donating $100,000 to the GoFundMe Kids Heroes Fund. According to the crowdfunding platform, through the company’s Gives Back program, GoFundMe employees are able to nominate a campaign that touches their heart each month. The… Read More

First Ever Nigerian Bobsled Team Raises $75,000 Through GoFundMe to go to the 2018 Winter Olympics

Nigeria officially has its first bobsled team, all thanks to the team’s crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe. The team, which consists of female athletes Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga, launched the initiative in January, seeking $75,000 so that they could get the 2018 Winter Olympic… Read More

Donors Raise More Than $1 Million For Texas Church Shooting Victims on GoFundMe

Just days after the tragic shooting at the Sutherland Springs’ First Baptist Church, more than 16,000 supporters of the victims have flocked to GoFundMe and has raised over $1 million in funding through more than a dozen crowdfunding campaigns. On Sunday, alleged gunman, 26-year-old Devin Kelley,… Read More

GoFundMe Teams Up With Thurgood Marshall College Fund To Help HBCU Students Pay For College

On Tuesday, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced it has formed a partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), which is considered the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. The funding portal and TMCF are notably teaming up to raise money in support of… Read More

GoFundMe Debuts New Video Production Studio

GoFundMe announced on Thursday the launch of its GoFundMe Studios, which is described as a new video production studio that is dedicated to sharing stories that emerge through the crowdfunding platform. Film executives Wil Tidman and Chris Neil are set to lead GoFundMe Studios and… Read More