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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

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

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

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 & 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

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 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

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 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

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

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 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

GoFundMe Launches New Guarantee: Protects Donors With Refund Policy For Campaign Misuse

On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced its GoFundMe Guarantee refund policy, which protects donors from campaign misuse, and ensures all funds raised by campaigns are going towards right person. The funding portal claims that this policy is considered the industry “first and only guarantee.” Sharing details… Read More

New Report Reveals: More Than $750,000 Has Been Raised For Rio Athletes’ Training & Travel Expenses on GoFundMe

With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games set to kick off this evening in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced more than $750,000 has been raised for athletes’ training and traveling costs. GoFundMe CEO Rob Solomon shared: “More and more, athletes and sports teams—from Little… Read More

Decathlete Jeremy Taiwo Awarded $10,000 During GoFundMe’s Global Olympic Athlete Competition

On Wednesday,  GoFundMe dubbed decathlete Jeremy Taiwo the winner of its global Olympic athlete competition. This event was announced last month as a way to help athletes achieve their Olympic dreams. The crowdfunding portal revealed the Olympian who secures the most funds in a campaign between… Read More

Update: Brad Paisley Fans Raise Over $500,000 on GoFundMe For West Virginia Flood Relief in Four Days

Just four days after country star, Brad Paisley, launched a GoFundMe campaign for the West Virginia Flood Relief, over 5,100 supporters have flocked to the funding initiative to secure nearly $540,000 for the cause. As previously reported, Paisley took to the crowdfunding portal last week to… Read More

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