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To Fight Legal Woes: Snopes Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Save Website

Snopes.com, a website that describes itself as the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation, launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to stop legal woes from causing it to shut down for good. Launched in 1994 by founder David Mikkelson,… Read More

Consumer Magazine Time Out Teams Up With GoFundMe to Launch “Make London Better” Challenge

London-based consumer magazine, Time Out, announced last week it has teamed up with crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to launch its new “Make London Better” Challenge. Time Out revealed that the challenge was designed for two Londoners (or teams of Londoners) to turn their ideas to improve the… Read More

GoFundMe & San Diego Union-Tribune Announce Partnership: Seeks to Enable Readers to Startup Fundraisers For Those In Need

Global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with The San Diego Union-Tribune to enable readers to create campaigns and fund to those in need. GoFundMe revealed: “For decades, The San Diego Union-Tribune has been breaking news, delivering information and ideas… Read More

Many Donation Campaigns Quickly Created Following Fire at Grenfell Tower in West London

The Grenfell Tower Fire in West London was covered around the world on cable television yesterday. The tower block was utterly engulfed in flames. Countless lives were lost with horrific stories of people jumping from windows to avoid the tragic fire. Not only were lives… Read More

GoFundMe & Yoobi Announces Winner of “We Love Teachers” Fundraising Contest

Earlier this month, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe, along with Yoobi, announced the winner of the “We Love Teachers” Fundraising Contest. The duo launched the initiative last month and it was described as a national initiative to support K-12 teachers, and GoFundMe will donate $1,000 to 100 campaign… Read More

Starting GoFundMes For Strangers Not as Simple as it Seems

In their 2016 Year in Giving report, GoFundMe CEO Rob Solomon wrote; “When disaster or violence struck, ordinary people took it upon themselves to help heal the world by starting GoFundMes to provide relief and comfort to those who needed it.” The report highlights some… Read More

GoFundMe Verifies Several Campaigns Dedicated to San Diego Pool Party Shooting

Following the shooting at a pool party in San Diego that left one person dead and injured six others, GoFundMe announced that several campaigns have been launched on its crowdfunding platform to help those involved in the tragic event. The funding portal revealed on Wednesday… Read More

GoFundMe Gives Back to Teachers By Launching “We Love Teachers” Fundraising Efforts

Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced on Monday, as part of the annual teacher’s appreciation week, it is launching a “We Love Teachers” fundraiser. This initiative is described as a national initiative to support K-12 teachers and GoFundMe will donate $1,000 to 100 campaign created by and for… Read More

Gina Miller is Crowdfunding to “Do What’s Best for Britain”

Gina Miller is attempting to raise £10,000 through crowdfunding to encourage tactical voting during the United Kingdom’s upcoming elections this summer which were unexpectedly called by Prime Minister May. Miller is a businesswoman and founder of SCM Private, an asset management company. However, Miller acquired a… Read More

Cleveland Police Chief Warns: GoFundMe Campaigns For Facebook Live Murder Victim Might Not be Legit

Following the devastating murder of 74-year-old Robert Godwin in Cleveland, Ohio, the city’s police chief Calvin Williams warned those wanting to donate funds to the family through crowdfunding platform GoFundMe must be careful when it comes to scams. On Sunday, Godwin was allegedly shot to death… Read More

Somali Famine Relief GoFundMe Raises More Than $1 Million in Less Than 24 Hours

On Saturday, GoFundMe announced the Sonali Famine Relief campaign, also known as the Love Army For Somalia, which was launched by Jérôme Jarre along with Ben Stiller, Juanpa Zurita, and Casey Neistat, successfully secured more than $1 million less than 24 hours after its debut… Read More

Supporters of Kansas Bar Shooting Victims Raise Over $1 Million in Less Than One Week on GoFundMe

Last Wednesday, a man named Adam Purinton opened fire at Austin’s Bar and Grill in a Kansas City Suburb. Purinton reportedly yelled, “Get out of my country” at two 32-year-old men Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani before opening fire. Kuchibhotla was killed, Madasani was injured… Read More

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