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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

The New York Times Teams Up With GoFundMe to Launch The Neediest Cases Fund

This week, GoFundMe announced it has teamed up with The New York Times to launch The Neediest Cases Fund. This is the second year in its 106-year history that the publication giant has teamed up with the global crowdfunding platform. It was revealed: “Last year, donors… Read More

GoFundMe Dedicates Crowdfunding Section to California Wildfire Relief

On Wednesday, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced it has dedicated a crowdfunding to those affected by the wildfires in California. The funding portal stated that each initiative is under the GoFundMe Guarantee, which ensures that all funds go to the right place. It was revealed: “It’s… Read More

Update: Las Vegas Victims’ Fund Surpasses $9.6 Million First Week on GoFundMe

Just days after the devastating Las Vegas shooting that left nearly 60 dead and hundreds injured, the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund has surpassed $9.6 million on crowdfunding platform GoFundMe. Originally seeking $2 million, the initiative is now looking to raise $15 million for those affected by… Read More

Update: Las Vegas Victims’ Fund Secures Nearly $3 Million in Less Than 24 Hours on GoFundMe

Less than 24 hours after Clark County Commission Chair, Steve Sisolak, launched the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund on GoFundMe, the initiative has raised nearly $3 million from more than 43,000 donors. As previously reported, the shooting took place on Sunday evening during the Route 91… Read More

Clark County Commission Chair Sets up GoFundMe for Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims & Quickly Raises Nearly $1 Million

Following the mass shooting that left nearly 60 dead and hundreds of people wounded during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Clark County Commission chair, Steve Sisolak, launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $2 million for the victims. According to various… Read More

GoFundMe Launches Centralized Hub For Campaigns Dedicated to Hurricane Maria Relief

Following Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact on Puerto Rico, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced it has launched a centralized hub for campaigns dedicated to those affected by the massive storm. “Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm and has devastated the island. In response,… Read More

Chicago Cubs Catcher Rene Rivera Launches Hurricane Maria Relief Campaign on GoFundMe

Following Hurricane Maria’s devastation on Puerto Rico, Chicago Cubs catcher and Puerto Rico native, Rene Rivera, and his wife have launched a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign dedicated to the relief efforts. The storm, which hit earlier this week, devastated Puerto Rico, with reports that at least six… Read More

Newman’s Own Foundation Teams Up With CrowdRise For Annual Holiday Giving Campaign

CrowdRise announced on Tuesday its annual holiday giving campaign will be sponsored by Newman’s Own Foundation, with $500,000 in funding and matching donations for participating charities. The Challenge, which launches November 21st, is now accepting charity applications. To provide charities an even greater holiday campaign… Read More

GoFundMe Ensures Giving Community’s Generosity is Protected During Hurricane Irma Campaign Launches

With Hurricane Irma’s devastation heading towards the U.S. southeastern mainland, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced it is taking measures to ensuring that its giving community’s generosity is protected as campaigns dedicated to the relief are starting to launch. The funding portal revealed on Thursday: “Our Trust & Safety… Read More

Texas Higher Education Community Launches Unified GoFundMe Campaign For College Students Affected By Hurricane Harvey

Following the devastating of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas higher education community has reportedly come together to launch a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise funds for nearly 500,000 college students that were affected by the storm’s damages. The new initiative, HELP, which stands for Higher Education… Read More

PLS Logistics Services Teams Up With the American Red Cross & GoFundMe For Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

On Thursday, third party logistics provider PLS Logistics Services, announced it has teamed up with the American Red Cross and GoFundMe to launch a crowdfunding campaign dedicated to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The company also revealed it is donating 100% of profits from its… Read More

Country Singer Chris Young Launches Hurricane Harvey Relief Campaign on GoFundMe

Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, country singer Chris Young has launched the Hurricane Have Relief campaign on GoFundMe. The initiative is currently seeking $500,000. While sharing details about the situation, Young stated: “As you all know… Texas was hit by Hurricane Harvey which made landfall… Read More

Update: Mark Hamill Supports #BuyTwitter & #BanTrump GoFundMe Campaign

Less than a week after former undercover CIA operations agent Valerie Plame Wilson launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to purchase Twitter for $1 billion in order to get President Trump off the social media platform, Star Wars star Mark Hamill announced his support for the initiative. As previously… Read More

Former CIA Operations Officer Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Do Away With President Trump’s Twitter Account

Valerie Plame Wilson, a former undercover CIA operations agent, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to purchase Twitter for $1 billion in order to get President Trump off the social media platform. The initiative debuted last week. Plame tweeted: If @Twitter executives won’t shut… Read More

GoFundMe Reveals: Crowdfunding Community Raises Over $375,000 to Erase School Lunch Debt

On Tuesday, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced its community has raised more than $375,000 to eliminate school lunch debt. According to the funding portal, its users have started these campaigns to pay off the accounts of children whose families couldn’t afford them. It was noted… Read More

GoFundMe Reports: More Than 850 Campaigns Raise Over $500,000 For Animals & Shelters

On Wednesday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe revealed that more than 850 campaigns on its website have raised over $500,000 for animals and shelters. This news comes just before the yearly event, Clear the Shelters Day, takes place on August 19th. “Communities across the country have come… Read More