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GoFundMe - Online Fundraising
GoFundMe is the #1 and most trusted leader in free online fundraising/crowdfunding. Since 2010, we have helped people in over 170 countries raise more than $5 billion. Start or manage fundraisers, engage with supporters, and discover important causes on the go with the GoFundMe app. “GoFundMe is an AMAZING tool. It has brought together so much more than cash. It has bonded a community.” “This app is not just about money… It is more about the stories we share, the light inside all of us, and the comfort in believing it will all be alright.” “A blessing. That’s all, plain and simple.” Popular Reasons to Fundraise: Medical: From ER visits to long-term care, medical expenses can wipe out savings accounts and leave behind debt that lasts for years. Medical crowdfunding is a powerful tool that can help people conquer medical bankruptcy and focus on healing. Countless people have found that using GoFundMe for medical expenses can help pay for prescriptions and doctors visits—as well as procedures not typically covered by insurance. Animals: Your pet’s presence is woven into the fabric of your everyday life. That’s why when your pet goes missing, falls ill, or needs emergency surgery, it can shake your foundation and leave you feeling anxious about the future. Crowdfunding for pet expenses can ease financial burdens and allow you to get your pal the help they need, right when they need it. Memorial: When you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, you shouldn’t have to worry about how you’ll pay for a funeral. Crowdfunding for funeral expenses helps ease financial stress during this difficult time and allows you to focus on saying goodbye and honoring your loved one’s memory. FOR ORGANIZERS • Raise more, keep more: GoFundMe’s 0% platform fee means that you get to keep even more of the money you raise. • Get started in minutes: Set up your fundraiser with photos and videos, share with supporters, and start accepting donations in just a few simple steps. • Stay in the know: Never miss a donation or important update about your fundraiser with timely app notifications. • Post updates: Record and share video updates within the app or simply post photo or text updates to let supporters know about your fundraising progress. • Set up withdrawals: Withdraw funds directly to your or a beneficiary’s bank account, and receive money in just a few days. Popular Fundraisers to Donate to: Education: Education is the fastest growing category on GoFundMe, and it’s no surprise: We know that teachers, schools, and students can always use more support. Donate to individual fundraisers that allow teachers to purchase classroom supplies or even help to send a deserving student to college. Charity: Creating a fundraiser through GoFundMe is the best way to raise money for a charity you’re passionate about. Thousands of people are raising funds for a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and you can support their mission to make a difference. Emergency: When disaster or tragedy strikes, people turn their compassion into action by starting fundraisers to help the victims and their families. You can donate to an individual fundraiser during these times of emergency to make a direct and immediate impact. FOR SUPPORTERS • Discover fundraisers: Search for people and causes that matter to you, read inspiring stories of people helping others, and donate or share to make a difference. • Receive updates: Never miss an important update or response to your donation with timely app notifications. • Donate with confidence: With GoFundMe’s first and only donor protection guarantee in the industry, you always know that your donation will go to the right place.
Awesome platform
by Yohn Family on 2019/12/14 19:06
We would have never been able to raise the necessary funds without gofundme. You have made every aspect of dealing with our difficult situation so much easier.
Thank you for allowing me fight for justice
by mebaker12 on 2019/12/14 01:16
I needed help and GoFundMe allowed me to fundraiser so that I could pay for attorney fees. I’m humbled and so very grateful for the generous blessings from friends and family.
It’s helping a lot
by Kfkzjd kk rkdjs on 2019/12/13 22:35
I’m glad there’s something out there that shows peoples good nature and can help so many. I expect to pay forward on this site every penny I’ve gotten over time when ever I can.
Excellent app
by SWBelof on 2019/12/12 23:44
Gives all the tools to do fundraising. Amazed how effective it is.
Helped our puppy
by Injured Puppy on 2019/12/12 02:46
This is A wonderful platform for raising funds for emergencies and unexpected life situations! Our puppy got ran over and this allowed us to get support from our community to help raise funds for huge medical bills. Thank you so much!
Great application
by 1outof1 on 2019/12/11 23:58
GoFund Me has been fantastic! We have been able to raise money for our sons final expenses. It was easy to use and just an overall great experience.
Grateful for the Platform
by SamyeDoane on 2019/12/11 19:11
So grateful for the platform and the chance to help raise money for our loved ones. App is awesome and easy to use.
Harris Family
by 5morelbs2crazy on 2019/12/10 23:25
I couldn’t raise the money we need for all the medical expenses without the help of this app
It’s saving our life right now.
by My1sony on 2019/12/09 05:51
We never thought life would bring us here but I’m thankful a platform like this exists.
Easy peasy
by J Cheesehead on 2019/12/08 01:45
Easy to set up with excellent tools for increasing effectiveness.
It’s Help when Needed
by Dorratheexplora on 2019/12/07 17:08
Best way to do a last minute fund raiser.
App bugs
by Murraysmm on 2019/12/05 23:49
This application has a number of critical bugs. Just before typing this review I was thanking what I thought was a close friend as the app indicated. After I hit send it showed up under another donor. Talk about massively embarrassing... this is one of many issues I have run into with this app.
Very easy to use
by Chey417 on 2019/12/04 17:38
It really helped me help others & provide things to those in need!
Not user friendly
by Lyxlia on 2019/12/04 03:12
The system never told me that I could not use it to start a campaign in PR. Now the money is stuck and I don’t know how to cancel the account without loosing the money donated. There is NO way to talk to anybody life... just have a Q&A section.
Thank You
by FZYMiYaW on 2019/12/03 14:35
This is such an awesome website. Very accessible to everyone who are willing to pledge. This site helped my family who is now struggling to pay medical bills for my cousin’s immediate brain surgery in Philippines. Go Fund Me rocks! Kudos to a friend Amelia Jeffers for introducing this site during our most difficult time.
GoFundMe will save our home!
by Irritata on 2019/12/01 22:36
This app is easy to use and the owners give you plenty of support that isn’t “mega-techy.” The fees are reasonable. The one challenge I found was linking it to my Instagram account. The link breaks every two to three days.
Been great
by Squash 74 on 2019/12/01 20:25
Been great working with them but wish you had away to contact through phone.
Don’t get this app or get associated with them! You better with Facebook
by xrockmetalx on 2019/12/01 04:41
I started a donation page, and like everyone else it’s because I am in financial crises and need help! I spent my heart out telling my story when I created the page. I shared it all over Twitter with politicians, president himself, and many famous people. I got donations from a friend: which I found out next day that my account is being closed and they can’t tell me the reason why! Emailed them back my ID and original papers of my medical records. And still said we can’t provide the reason, and decision is final. I couldn’t believe it until I’ve seen it first hand Download this page on your own risks. Good luck
by fairy tail 10 on 2019/12/01 02:59
I really like it I just wish I got money if you can please donate
can't sign in
by Immy552 on 2019/11/30 17:24
The app won't let me sign in with my Facebook account.
A wonderful program
by fowler911 on 2019/11/30 16:13
I am so appreciative of being able to receive donations through Go Fund Me to support my cancer treatments.
power e
by Nonick99 on 2019/11/28 01:25
well done
Great support system !!!
by cansomethinggo-> on 2019/11/27 16:00
Love ability to get help from family, friends and those willing to help a good cause.
by AllenCstam on 2019/11/27 15:31
Very good to use and takes a timely manner to transfer or “withdraw” into your bank account. Very helpful.
If anyone can help us with my cousins surgery please..
by woahbrendan on 2019/11/27 11:52
My cancer
by Tboy48 on 2019/11/26 02:48
I am a 71 year old male I have been battling for a year now my cancer is one that cannot be stopped with out surgery but it keeps coming back I talked to the radiation doc about taking radiation to try and prevent this cancer from spreading so far it has taken apart o my lung next it attacked my liver then it spread to my bones I pray to God for stopping this disease I don’t have a lot of money I just need enough money to pay off my bills which very little. Cannot wort any help would be appreciated thank you
Great Program
by Brihite on 2019/11/25 23:32
We’ve used it twice for big emergencies. It has been SO helpful!
Fantastic resource for those in need
by jenitup on 2019/11/25 00:09
Great and easy to use resource! So happy I was able to get help during such a hard time in my life! So thankful someone created this!
Very pleased!
by Debbie Cloninger on 2019/11/22 17:18
We are very pleased with the speedy service we have experienced. We expected it to take days to receive money but it was there the next day!! Thank you!!
Fight Pancreatic cancer
by Fight pancreatic cancer on 2019/11/22 12:12
Love GoFundMe , it gives everyone in real need to reach out for help where it’s needed
The best
by Mypad23 on 2019/11/21 14:36
Very good app
by Chriswilis on 2019/11/19 19:53
You need to be upfront about not giving the full amount AND asking for tips! Plus you have no phone number to call for help and those of us raising money sometimes need fast answers. When physician bills are not paid due to the long delay in processing payments some stop treatment. This isn’t Canada or the rest of the world where we don’t have to worry about funding medical treatments! I’m very disappointed and will find another simpler way to raise money in the future.
Best Media for others give and receive HOPE
by KungFuGamer on 2019/11/19 13:42
I never thought much of GoFundMe posts. I would give here and there, but it wasn’t until I needed legitimate help that I thought, “Why not?” So I posted... and the support I’ve seen from friends and family both through their gifts and words has truly been an inspiration through my battle with cancer. This gives people an opportunity to help from afar. God truly has a perfect plan and He is with us always.
My grandma never received her refund !!!
by jasmine mm on 2019/11/18 02:06
I created a gofundme account but deleted it because of family issues my grandma Marilyn Russell sent $500 through the app but I never cashed it out and the website said she’d get a refund automatically if it was not cashed out. She never received the money back. !!!
Need help with JeanPierre’s open heart surgery
by JPLell on 2019/11/17 05:28
Easy set up, excellent way to share information and thank the donors.
Kaiyah Mae
by beez360 on 2019/11/15 00:33
Def would recommend this app for anyone in my situation a father of a 2 year old lil girl that had a stroke! My only complaint is how long it takes to get funds it’s wayyy to long hopefully in the future they find a better way to approve beneficiaries and get them the funds when they actually need it
Pros and cons...
by JOzinna on 2019/11/13 05:46
The iPhone ap is very good. My one idea to make it even better is to improve the commenting and thanking sections: make them smarter, anticipating words when you are typing, like other apps on the phone. I’d give this app 4 stars if not for the very unusable iPad version.
by dogmanhi on 2019/11/13 00:58
I’m why can’t I donate $1 jt is stupid I don’t have a bunch of money please make it so we donate $1 to help poor souls because right now I feel horrible because I can’t donate.
Amazing platform
by MJNovelli on 2019/11/12 16:05
Totally impressed with the ease of use of this platform and its ability to reach out.
So grateful
by En el corazon on 2019/11/11 17:33
To all donors, we’re humbled. This format of GoFundMe has been a blessing.
Raised More Than Funds, Gave Hope
by Rickimb on 2019/11/11 15:31
What a perfect tool to address a need.
Love it!
by EyeRisDRV on 2019/11/11 00:43
Easy to use
by Palette Man on 2019/11/10 00:55
I wish I could correct typos after posting a thank you message or being able to delete it.
by AGBCECE on 2019/11/07 04:55
User friendly set up
by Sladkayagirl on 2019/11/07 00:24
It was very easy to set up but I think it should have been made clear that there’s a delay in receiving your donations for withdrawal after they have been posted for anyone doing a time sensitive campaign, which I was but am out of luck now
Great Platform
by Rounnn on 2019/11/06 15:23
Very helpful and functional!
Thank u GoFundMe
by Kik da GOD on 2019/11/06 02:30
Exactly I love the way GoFundMe has treated me and blessed me with the results needed
by #thinkpinkandroar on 2019/11/06 00:03
What a blessing in a time of need!
Skill in the Art & Science of Fundraising
by Imaginationtroubador on 2019/11/05 03:12
Skilled practitioners in the art and science of fundraising, GoFundMe are kind and generous in guiding you to your goals. I am actually amazed that the process has been so painless, but it is not yet over, so I may be back with more...😜🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌻
by Kaydens Father on 2019/11/03 04:07
What a incredible app and resource. Me and my son have faith in our financial security over the next few months and will be able to heal and recover from the initial trauma of this event because of the generosity shared by those whom have donated trough this site.
by fuelwoman on 2019/11/03 02:16
So far nothing bad to say. Works just like it’s supposed to.
Help save my brother Djakiss
by Sister in dispair on 2019/11/02 14:33
Thanks to go fund me my brother is alive today. As soon as I launch my campaign, friends and family started helping. That money is what am using to pay Djakiss’s medical bills and feeding his children until he can get back on his feet again. Thank you so much.
Easy fund raising
by crumley's on 2019/11/02 14:19
We have found this be a very effective way to raise money for our sons medical conditions.
Excellent Resource
by dmarie7019 on 2019/11/02 01:34
The app is very user-friendly! I was a bit hesitant at first, but am so glad that I decided to try it. It has helped me get my story out, and gain funding for my organization!
Relatively Easy and Helpful
by warrioronthewaves on 2019/11/01 05:17
Using GFM is relatively easy once you get the hang of it. Would give 5* if it weren’t for the fact that learning how to use the app most effectively and efficiently is hindered at times.
by DiegoElenna on 2019/10/30 21:12
Great app
Thank you
by SherrieGrune on 2019/10/30 17:17
This is a wonderful way to reach so many people to provide help for those in need. Whoever thought this up... you’re awesome. Thank you a million times over. Sherrie Grunenwald
You take way too much fee
by super high fees. disappointed on 2019/10/30 04:00
You take way too much fee. It’s disappointing and sad.
Wonderful tool
by MrsPrincessE on 2019/10/29 22:18
This app has helped us tremendously! We were able to tell our story and people have generously donated to us and genuinely cared about our situation.
Thank you for this amazing opportunity to easily fundraise for important causes!
by ANJ0802 on 2019/10/27 23:41
I have created two GoFundMe campaigns & feel this is a fantastic approach to crowd-funding.
by DSMV IV on 2019/10/27 21:55
I’ve been really impressed. Great service. However, the fees they charge are very high. But I think it’s worth it. My campaign has been a success thus far.
Reaching out
by Yoyolady44 on 2019/10/26 02:09
I have used GoFundMe twice. It’s a wonderful way to reach out to people, you don’t even know, for causes you believe in.
Great app
by Marie1302013 on 2019/10/25 02:28
I just want to say this app help me when I lost my daughter! If it wasn’t for this app I wouldn’t have gotten the rest of the money I needed for her funeral cost !
Great app
by Gks9 on 2019/10/24 13:14
Easy to work with and use.
Your voice and situations can be herd.
by Jurassic boi on 2019/10/22 20:17
I love what this site can do. It’s very honest so fortunate this exist for everyone.
The best fundraising site there is
by bennett figueroa on 2019/10/21 18:33
I am truly grateful for gofundme
Brent Stevenson
by ERBerns on 2019/10/21 16:36
Excellent support
There when very much needed... thank you
by Pleasureheadz on 2019/10/20 14:55
I can’t express the gratitude I feel from this organization. This helps, thank you again
by JenMorfin on 2019/10/19 20:17
It is a great and easy way to fundraise for a cause!
Easy to manage
by lovin life in Az on 2019/10/19 14:59
Gofundme has helped me raise money toward my dream of becoming a Prima Ballerina. The account is easy to manage and I can make updates easily and quickly. Thank you for this wonderful platform in which people can support others. I appreciate all of the support and love.
Thank you for caring!
by Ky Donna on 2019/10/18 21:44
Thank you for creating an app that helps all people! You are the angels of social media!
Great app
by Duuuulceeeeee on 2019/10/18 21:43
Great, app. First time using it and has helped us so much in time of need.
Great Fundraising Platform!
by Gigi Graciette on 2019/10/18 16:17
What an amazing way to be able to help others! Go Fund Me has become a priceless resource, having helped countless families. And their customer service is absolutely wonderful! I’ve started three or four campaigns to help others and customer service has always responded promptly to answer questions or resolve issues. Love this app.
The coolest Ever
by jenlayclark528hz on 2019/10/18 04:23
It’s what’s up one of the most amazing things we have come up with as a civilization to date I believe
by taytayle16 on 2019/10/17 19:23
GoFundMe easy to use and straight forward
by Yogoman#1 on 2019/10/14 20:29
The GoFundMe foundation has been the easiest platform to use for crowdfunding, making it easy and simple to share campaigns. Thank you!
Awesome platform
by Advacate on 2019/10/14 18:18
Very well thought out.
Easy platform
by LFBerg on 2019/10/11 15:28
But takes too much money from donors and then takes money from the person when they withdraw it
Incredibly easy to use!
by Luvs2laff64 on 2019/10/11 05:27
Easy to reach out to everyone! It’s been very helpful to raise money for our medical needs during this tough time.
Go fund me
by Childofgodmcljr on 2019/10/09 06:23
Very easily use customer friendly, easy to edit and very simple to maintain
Works great
by christaquill on 2019/10/08 17:29
Perfect way for people to have funds donated when in need
Effective Fund Raising
by GarySue on 2019/10/08 11:19
The Go Fund Me app is easy to start and manage a campaign. Tools provide effective ways to communicate with donors.
Insensitive and Lackadaisical
by QwertyFam89 on 2019/10/08 02:14
GFM is a sham. My dad has stage 4 cancer and a facility is trying to help him but it is very costly. When we went to cash out the funds we had raised so far to put in a down payment to begin treatment, we were informed that it would take a minimum of 2 weeks to hit our account. We have 2 DAYS before he has to leave. We explained to them that his condition is critical and in order to begin any kind of treatment we NEED a small sum of the funds we had raised for the down payment. The rep we were talking to had the nerve to tell us my dad’s critical condition doesn’t make his situation anymore of a priority than anyone else. Let’s not even talk about how much of a cut they have been taking out of what we have raised. Do not use GoFundMe for anything critical or time sensitive bc they really don’t prioritize or empathize with your situation at all, even if a life is on the line, unless it’s some big publicity thing.
Good App
by triciakVT on 2019/10/06 11:54
Easy to set up and simple to use on any platform
Quality organization
by cjdahle on 2019/10/05 13:14
User friendly, fast action, and very supportive!
Extremely helpful
by kimkai7 on 2019/10/05 06:03
If it wasn’t for this platform I don’t know how my family would manage right now
by Andreaalinn on 2019/10/04 16:59
Amazing service
Time of need
by Dragolock on 2019/10/03 16:56
Great app, great help in the time of need.
by Ms.TeacherLeon on 2019/10/02 16:41
I was not sure about doing go fund me but I’m glad I did. Because I am a loved teacher mostly, I got a lot of help from parents who loved me as their children’s teacher. They help me reach my goal and pass it. Super blessed
Just perfect
by Shagsrstsbsm on 2019/10/02 10:13
Easy, supportive, strait forward funding.
Great Tool
by nagdif on 2019/10/01 22:23
Great app
Not alone
by Jimmiji on 2019/10/01 19:49
The way GoFundMe shares, supports and seamlessly coordinated everything from collecting, acknowledging donors to providing funds to campaign originators bank account is impressive beyond words. I’m filled with gratitude! 🙏james
by CelEll on 2019/10/01 17:42
This site has really helped reach people! Thank you.
by Ali_dragon360 on 2019/10/01 03:07
Very helpful
Mrs. Kerri Burmeister
by Mrs. Burmeister on 2019/10/01 01:59
GoFundMe makes fundraising so easy! This is my second time using it and I would highly recommend their services if you need to raise money!
They really are a miracle for people like me facing serious medical problems thanks GoFundMe
by ?!?!?!?!?!!!??!!??! on 2019/09/28 18:40
They are a miracle for people facing serious medical conditions like me. Bless you GoFundMe
Go GoFundMe
by All for my son on 2019/09/28 17:21
Great! A few bugs but overall fab
by @deer on 2019/09/28 15:36
I had a great experience using gofundme for the first time. I think they need to do a bit more testing. The video updates tool didn’t work - it froze and when I tried to upload. Also the thank you tool didn’t work from iOS but did from web. I appreciated that they have clear instructions around when to withdraw funds. It seems like this is the top fundraising tool out there for good reason. I would use this again.
Good app. Just needs some adjustments.
by MagMotivates on 2019/09/27 12:01
The formatting settings need to be updated. The story paragraphs aren’t separated, it’s just one big paragraph on the mobile app. You can’t edit your wording without the html coding showing up. All edits work perfectly only in the mobile version and the desktop version.
Amazing Platform for kind souls to help one another
by Nezzers on 2018/04/01 23:24
“Come together right now.” Love GoFundMe. I have donated previously through Go FundMe and it was a smooth process. Was glad to be able to come to the aid of a complete stranger! I greatly love paying it forward & that’s exactly what this is all about-supporting & caring for your fellow man-“Love Thy Neighbor.” I just recently had to set one up for my sweet little brother who was terribly injured in a recent car wreck. It’s nice to know that there are so many caring souls out there & my brother is not forgotten & is loved- even by those he has never met! We are a very blessed society to have such a platform. This has been an overall great experience all around & thanks to the kindness & selflessness of others my brother will be able to get better care & hopefully a stellar rehab for a quicker recovery process! Thank you Go FundMe & all of you Earth Angels for making this possible. I love all of you from the bottom of my heart and beyond!!!
by gfyformakingmedothis on 2018/06/05 15:38
I never was one to believe that the plight of others could be relieved by an app. When my dad asked for the help of family to support my sister who had a pre-term birth with triplets, I saw the need for help. Unfortunately I couldn’t commit to financial contribution as I had just lost my job. I decided to take action as a substitute and created an account on GoFundMe. The support we have received is unbelievable. I have been reading stories of other people who need help and my heart wants to help but I can’t right now. This app is not just about money, it is about restoring faith in the “kindness of strangers”. (Thanks, Blanche Dubois) It is more about the stories we share, the light inside all of us, and the comfort in believing it will all be alright. I’ve never written an app review. GoFundMe is a game-changer!
An easy platform for fundraising
by persnickety post on 2018/07/27 11:40
This app is user-friendly with details that enhance the experience. For instance, updates with photos help to communicate to your audience. It is a little challenging at first to figure out the differences between sharing tools and it doesn’t manage to whom you have or haven’t sent the link. I received messages that I hadn’t shared on Facebook for days, when updates actually go to Facebook. Also, videos are challenging because you can’t link a previously shot one. The fee is reasonable at 3% with a 30 cent charge per transaction. The withdrawal process is very simple and once established, continues without updating. And there is a thank you template that once written can be used and adapted again and again. So while there are a few kinks, the overall system is brilliant and helpful toward the intended purpose.
Charles Steff Powell
by maria forbes clayaveta on 2018/05/27 02:01
This is out standing site when I saw it over a year ago it looked appealing however I thought I would never have to use it actually I was going to use it for my tenant Association and then my emergency disaster team but to see how outstanding this site really is I highly recommend it to anyone weather is for medical personal assistance with their own finances of losing a job that this site is a asset when properly used I hope no one never takes a vantage of it that the site would have to be shut down I believe that this site will assist many people from around the world who are in need of assistance Thank you go fund me for your assistance in helping with the funeral arrangements for Charles Steff Powell On the behalf of the family Maria Forbes thank you as well
Accessibility for Laurie
by C-C-Connor on 2018/10/28 01:06
Our campaign was very successful. We have not received our withdrawals yet but we are ready to start our project. (I completed my thank-you notes regularly but worried that they were not received, how would I know?) It was relatively easy to set up and we had an awesome response. I did not know that our donors would be asked to tip but I may have missed that. My skills were a little shaky and I needed help a number of times. That said, we were just thrilled with the results. I hope I did everything right, the funds will be mailed, and we will have my sister all set soon. I have a framed list of all of our donors to hang during the project so we can remember why we were able to do this! It was awesome 💕
Amazing app
by Trex1134 on 2017/07/06 00:51
I am a veteran of the US Air Force looking to open my own archery shop. Currently I work for Gander Mountain as a firearms supervisor and archery tech. Unfortunately my store will be closing soon and we will all be out of jobs. The local area does not have much in the way of Archery techs or shops. I have decided to take a big leap and open a shop to fill that need with the full support of my wife and 3 kids. With the liquidation of our store I was able to secure much need archery equipment at a good price. Now I need to secure a location for this business. I have a few buildings picked out, but need to come up with the funding to acquire one of them. I am looking to provide a full service shop with a indoor archery range. This app is helping me do that.
Dbl mastectomy on Maria’s 45th bday
by dustin lippe on 2018/07/02 17:52
Gofundme has such a great platform! So easy to set up and is almost automatic, easy to leave updates as it’s also combined with Facebook and has been a huge blessing through this difficult, painful and extremely stressful time in my wife’s and our families life! Thank you so much gofundme! And all the wonderful people who have and continue to donate. Because of gofundme and all the people who have helped, it has helped relieve stress in the financial side of all of this. that most times is a whole other side to such a already very emotional event in our lives that is not thought about. But that is also very important part needed to get through this difficult time!
Customer Service seems to be non-existent
by EBR1966 on 2018/07/27 23:03
I set up a campaign for my best friend, I am in Mexico at the hospital with his sisters, brothers, parents. GoFundMe community contacted me and asked for more information about me in order to release the funds designated for my friend. I gave it, my friend us in desperate need of these funds in order to continue getting care. He is in a coma. The GoFundMe community have not responded to my emails. There is no phone number to call. This is ludicrous, I am very very dissatisfied and disappointed in the process. I understand the need to be sure of the intentions of the organizers, I do not understand that if the requirements are met why the GoFundMe community do not respond. If someone of importance in this organization can be of assistance I would greatly appreciate it, as well as the family of my friend and the persons that donated, in good faith, believing that their donations were going to reach my best friend as soon as possible. My Polo needs these funds, ASAP!!!!!
Simple and effective.
by Keeto1017 on 2018/08/09 02:38
I’ve been using gofundme for a while to make some donations. Recently, we found ourselves starting one due to an unfortunate situation with my partner. When starting it, I ran into a minor tech issue and customer service had it fixed within minutes. When my friend donated and accidentally hit the wrong and much higher number they refunded him right away. Our fund raised over $11,000 in a week and it was simple and intuitive to reach out to each individual donor. I’ve not withdrawn funds yet as we are starting a nonprofit and have paperwork to square away, so I am unable to rate that feature. Everything else has been great so far.
Insensitive and Lackadaisical
by QwertyFam89 on 2019/10/08 02:14
GFM is a sham. My dad has stage 4 cancer and a facility is trying to help him but it is very costly. When we went to cash out the funds we had raised so far to put in a down payment to begin treatment, we were informed that it would take a minimum of 2 weeks to hit our account. We have 2 DAYS before he has to leave. We explained to them that his condition is critical and in order to begin any kind of treatment we NEED a small sum of the funds we had raised for the down payment. The rep we were talking to had the nerve to tell us my dad’s critical condition doesn’t make his situation anymore of a priority than anyone else. Let’s not even talk about how much of a cut they have been taking out of what we have raised. Do not use GoFundMe for anything critical or time sensitive bc they really don’t prioritize or empathize with your situation at all, even if a life is on the line, unless it’s some big publicity thing.
Thank you GoFundMe Campaign
by Miz Verna on 2017/09/23 22:41
Our families are in crisis on the island of Puerto Rico. Many people from all over the world have enjoyed the beauty of the island, their culture and the beautiful people. Now in the struggle to survive they need our help and support. Many of our family and neighbors in Bayamon have losses that we cannot wrap our mind around here. Please consider contributing to our campaign. As soon as we are able to leave, my husband and his father are going over to the island with much needed resources. With the support of this wonderful campaign opportunity, you made it possible. Thank you for this avenue and thank you for the coaching along the way. We are half way to our goal!
Gofund me for my wife to become a cancer survivor.
by Drew Trano on 2018/08/09 13:08
When my wife was diagnosed with cancer we didn’t really know a lot about gofundme. We had heard of it, however when we knew someone was in need we would always help in anyway usually by sending a letter and some money via mail. This has been an absolute blessing so far to our family. It’s allowing my wife to put her energy from all the prayers, thoughts and financial assistance into healing instead of the financial burdens you encounter when you have a a shocking diagnosis of cancer at age 32 and have 2 young kids. We appreciate this app and will support it by suggesting it to someone anyone else in need. Thank you Drew
I can dig!
by Chazycrace on 2017/08/15 04:14
It is a great tool, anyone, for anything. From Helping someone pay for treatment to a rare disease, to affording a plane ticket home for the holidays. You express yourself and why you need the help of others. Then the most beautiful part, friends, family, acquaintances, sometimes complete strangers join together to fund your need/desire/project/celebration etc. the charity of others is one of the most delightful thing to watch and experience the difference first hand to what that charity accomplish when we all give a little to achieve a much larger task. God bless all who take the opportunity be of service and treat others as they would want to be treated.
Doesn’t work for emergencies
by CorinaGC on 2019/07/10 17:20
My experience with gofundme haven’t been really good for the moment. We have an emergency with my brother who had a car accident in Venezuela a we need to send money to cover his medical expenses and we haven’t able to get any money from our donations after more than 2 weeks that we started our campaign. We barely have been able to contact someone just by email and they take too long to answer and ask for the same thing more than once. They don’t have a phone number to call and the 24/7 support center don’t respond. So at this point I don’t really know what to do. So if you have an emergency I didn’t recommend you to use gofundme. I hope We’ll be able to solve this issue as soon as possible.
by Aaron19726 on 2018/10/27 17:43
GoFundMe is an awesome app but has room for improvement. For example, I’d love to have a feedback submission box where I can regularly submit new ideas for improvement, like this, on the app or website. I’d also like to make it more of a social network thing. Not the kind where you share your own pictures or statuses about random, insignificant things, but I’d like to be able to follow people better. For example, if there were a campaign I liked, I’d like to be able to “follow” that person so I could possible donate to any future campaigns they may create. Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York is always creating campaigns that I love, but I’d like to be able to follow him to make them easier to find.
Restoring Daddy's Life
by Alli Jensen on 2017/08/31 18:41
Not only does GoFundMe create possibilities for life- it helps for families to be reborn in Gods light. His promises are established through the heart of people coming together praying and having faith that could move a mountain. This has made it possible for my Daddy to have a second chance at living and not suffering any longer. We aren't able to financially obtain this medical treatment and insurance will not cover- because it's deemed not medically necessary. Without GoFundMe we wouldn't stand a chance. Thank you so much for the maker of GoFundMe. You change and touch so many lives. If I could, I'd shake your hand and hug you daily! God Speed!
Crisis Management
by ScummyFish on 2017/07/02 16:24
Being a person recently diagnosed with a brain tumor this app has been very helpful. Some friends started the go fund me campaign and have allowed me to manage it (since I'm the one needing the funds). Finding out you are possibly dying soon is heavy and stressful enough so anything, like this app, that makes life around my ailment easier is a blessing. I hope it's cheaper to use the site for illness/charity than for a business startup but I'm not sure. I know you have to make money to operate the site and the percentage y'all take is relatively low but it would be ideal if your charity was allowing those possibly deathly ill to use the site and app for free. Otherwise it's helpful and I'm grateful for it. Thanks guys.
Not good
by RUN, not Worth it on 2018/08/08 11:12
Your company is not worth people time. You want them to have things verified by a date but you’re company won’t fix any of the errors in the verification area. When asked to upload Drivers license it doesn’t work. So then your donations that people give to you is sent back and you have to start over. knowing you are needing the funds. I checked you’re reviews and comments and it’s very sad when 4375 are complaints about the same issue. That has not been fixed you don’t have a point of contact you don’t respond to emails. What is the point of you’re company when you’re not helping. You become a major part of the issue. They would be better off doing Walmart to Walmart, Zelle etc. No percentage of their funds are deducted. All in all this is CRAP. I feel like you are extorting funds and I will get an attorney and sue GoFundMe.
Jace’s Fight Against Cancer
by Jaces Fight Against Cancer on 2019/09/23 00:09
I just wanted to say thank you for having a platform for single Moms like me who truly depends on the kindness of others at incredibly difficult times like this! I truly don’t know what I would do without the option of a GoFundMe... I only wish that there was an opportunity for more advertising for those of us who don’t know very many people. I would love to see my campaign get viewed more by other potential donors 🙏🏼♥️ Thank you so much for being such a life saver during my Sons battle & gaining our lives back after cancer 💕
Amazing idea. The only problem is ......
by Trisha hates Cashapp on 2019/06/04 11:27
GoFundMe takes a percentage of each dollar donated, understandably you have to pay employees and make money as well, but I believe many beneficiaries of these accounts truly need every dollar donated to them. For instance, the account I started for a dear friend of mine, has made roughly $6000, thus far with $200+ going to GoFundMe. But it doesn’t stop there Although I know this seems petty, my account beneficiary needs every penny, as he can no longer walk. In my opinion, GoFundMe should charge a one time fee $50 or so, for each account opened. Or maybe, give the option to pay a one fee “to open a account” or “open the account for free”but have a percentage taken out, like it’s done now. (For people that don’t have money to pay upfront) Just a thought. 😊🤷🏼‍♀️ All in all, I am very thankful to have been able to create a GoFundMe account for my friend in time of need. GoFundMe is a true blessing to many of my friends and family . Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Trisha
This is amazing...
by SteelersGal4Ever on 2018/11/06 15:00
I gave this four (4) stars ONLY because the pictures don’t appear on the app... only if one accesses the site via browser are they able to be seen. My friend set this up for me, and the response has been amazing from my wonderful friends within hours of them receiving the link. They responded from as far as Australia! It’s easy to thank them... and I appreciate that I can customize each one; it’s not a standardized boring thank you. That makes it easy for me to say what I feel for each and every blessed donation... and I will for every penny that comes in. GoFundMe pays VERY quickly... within about two (2) days of the first donations, the money was in my account minus a small fee. I’ve already received ANOTHER email that more is on the way to my account... which will be transferred in a savings account for this campaign. Thank you, GoFundMe. I have a very long way to go... but you’ve made my Wheels for Cancer Warrior dream about to become a reality... and I’ll get my life back. God bless.
GoFundMe is good, WePay is horrible
by ianmko on 2017/09/17 02:43
GoFundMe worked excellently with fundraising for my campaign. However, their ACH bank transfer company is absolutely not excellent. I give WePay one star for two big reasons: 1) no banks seem to have heard of them. As a result, a donation from a family friend was marked as potentially fraudulent by her bank. She had to get an entire new card and this disrupted her use of her account as a result. It was easier simply to allow the chargeback and have her donate again with her new card. Challenging it would have taken up to 2 months. 2) my bank (Wells Fargo) refused me access to my funds, because they had never heard of WePay, and didn't trust its legitimacy. I had to wait an extra few days to access them, forcing me to use other credit card to cover expenses related to the campaign. This makes GoFundMe a great platform to raise money, but a dubious platform to receive the money you raise. I did ultimately receive all my funds. How does the biggest online fundraising platform in the world use a company the biggest banks in the USA have never heard of??
Great App
by JAYETEE on 2019/06/19 23:04
This is the first time I’ve used this app. Maybe you could add a measure to get approval from beneficiaries before someone is allowed to solicit funds on their behalf. There were at least three accounts setup after my sons sudden passing. We only approved one after the organizer asked permission. We were notified by friends and family members that two other accounts existed without our knowledge or consent. They meant well but it could turn some people off. Again, the app is awesome and very helpful in sudden times of need. Thank You
GoFundMe helped our baby
by jennykbeer on 2018/10/13 20:46
Baby Willow is my grand niece. She was having trouble breathing and hospitalized. We received the devastating diagnosis of West Syndrome a very rare epileptic disorder. Willow has an over 60% of not surviving to the age of 10. Her mom needed to be with her during the 40 day hospitalization. GoFundMe helped us reach out to our friends, family and community. Without this website, the family would have faced financial distress as they had just purchased a home. Thank you GoFundMe for the valuable public service you provide! Willow sends you a warm snuggle;)
A few bugs but easy to navigate
by user 4269 on 2018/06/10 13:35
My only complaint is that when I share to Facebook or other social media, it still tells me it’s been “51” days since I shared to our social media. Also, every time I do share, it adds the link to my clipboard, overwriting whatever I’ve copied previously, so if I have a message to accompany the post I have to retype it or navigate away to copy the message again. Extra steps make apps tedious. Otherwise, it offers complete access to what I need from the website to promote & edit. The saved thank you message is a nice feature also.
Promising but needs a few fixes
by estar007 on 2018/08/04 15:06
I’ve found the app to be inconsistent. For instance, sometimes it shows that I’ve thanked all the donors (which I have) but other times it shows either all unthanked or the first few as unthanked. I also wasn’t able to send my update using the app. I wrote it in an email and tried to copy and paste into the app but it would only show one or two lines (again, inconsistent). Finally I just sent it from the web page instead. The app also doesn’t seem to update as quickly as the web page either. It has the features to be useful, just needs to work better.
by TakenAStand on 2017/11/04 20:36
My niece is in children’s hospital fighting for her life and all it took was someone messaging #Gofoundme with lies and they took our gofoundme account down.. without doing a proper investigation.. and they don’t have a phone number for anyone to call and talk to them plus they said if you message them they’ll get back to you within 5 minutes and that’s a lie... I think Gofoundme should be responsible for all the money that we had donated to our family!!! My family is getting ahold of the better Business bureau and everyone we can to put it out there that gofoundme has Frauded our family we have sent a lot of money for others family’s in need through gofoundme but when our family needed the help out account gets taken down!!!
Let Quags Breathe Easier
by Don's mother in law on 2018/08/22 23:52
Five stars! Easy to set up and very responsive to questions. A donor made an error and GoFundMe refunded her right away. I was very impressed that I was required by GoFundMe to explain to our donors who I was in relation to the beneficiary, where the money was going and what it would be used for. No scams allowed here! The representatives that have contacted me from GoFundMe have been professional and supportive. I couldn’t ask for more. Thank-you GoFundMe for making this traumatic time a bit easier with the fundraising. God Bless you all.
Please Help Me Help Stella
by Bronthson on 2019/05/16 18:45
I started 8 days ago, and granted I’m a little handicapped when it comes to technology but I had a problem sharing my story. Tried three times after putting in a few hundred emails it still said O and same for Facebook, I gave up, but today stumbled on the fact that I had a GoFundMe link and how to use it and I’ve already gotten three new donations to help save Stella. It could be made a little easier for those of us that are computer challenged. ThNk you so much for this platform, making it available is wonderful in so many ways. Pauline
Comforting and remembering my mom
by NSette324 on 2019/01/31 03:24
Thank you GoFundMe for helping me organize and get through this extremely difficult time. On Saturday January 5th aid found out my mother was diagnosed with Stage4 Lung cancer, a few days after that we got the news its terminal and spread, with just only weeks to live. 17 days from Diagnoses she passed away. The funds raised helped so much with her care and planning for her memorial. Thank you so much to GoFundMe and all our friends and family for donating. My broken heart is full from all the love and support shown.
I couldn’t have paid my bills without my “GoFundMe” account!!
by sophiemygirl on 2018/07/24 13:51
I couldn’t have paid my bills without my “GoFundMe” account and of course, my family and friends that have contributed. I found out I had cancer and a week after that my sweet sister passed away. I had too much on my plate and I was embarrassed to get myself a Go Fund Me account. Well, I had to swallow my pride and just do it. Some very compassionate and loving family members and friends have contributed to my account. I’m sure they have no idea how much they have helped me!!! I have always written thank you notes to my contributors. I was and still am under a lot of stress, but these folks have helped me to not have the stress of bills on top of everything else. Thank you “Go Fund Me” folks for this platform to let people know that I needed help. And thank you family and friends for helping me. In God’s Holy Name, Gretchen
A great resource
by littleokkie on 2019/06/14 19:39
In a matter of minutes upon creating the link our kids were able to stop worrying about their financial needs. GoFundMe was a great way for family and friends from near and far to provide relief instantly. I know a portion of the gift is taken off the top but it was worth it to us to have the funds deposited directly into their account so they could cover the costs the came up following their baby’s death. Thank you for creating this! It really met our need.
It’s been going ok
by Cacheton88 on 2018/04/08 04:21
I give it a 5 star because of the many stories and accomplished goals. I have a campaign for myself right now since I’m living in a hotel with my one year old son. And I’m hoping that I can reach our goal soon. All of my savings has been used for extended stay and food. I am employed but it isn’t enough. I hope GoFundMe can help me and my son. All we want is to get a new apartment, a roof over my head. I know we can make it, I believe it and I strongly believe that there is good people out there.
Great! A few bugs but overall fab
by @deer on 2019/09/28 15:36
I had a great experience using gofundme for the first time. I think they need to do a bit more testing. The video updates tool didn’t work - it froze and when I tried to upload. Also the thank you tool didn’t work from iOS but did from web. I appreciated that they have clear instructions around when to withdraw funds. It seems like this is the top fundraising tool out there for good reason. I would use this again.
Great platform to help you or to help others in need!
by nvaldez320 on 2018/09/06 05:33
GoFundMe has helped me raise money for my PTSD and it was so easy to setup. Once connected to your Facebook and Twitter they make it easy to share your story and get the word out. Please look at using this platform if you are trying to raise money for any cause. They have also helped raise so much for so many others who are in need, that is a rare thing to be seen now a days. I love this platform and it’s easy to use features. Thank you GoFundMe for helping me!
My cancer
by Tboy48 on 2019/11/26 02:48
I am a 71 year old male I have been battling for a year now my cancer is one that cannot be stopped with out surgery but it keeps coming back I talked to the radiation doc about taking radiation to try and prevent this cancer from spreading so far it has taken apart o my lung next it attacked my liver then it spread to my bones I pray to God for stopping this disease I don’t have a lot of money I just need enough money to pay off my bills which very little. Cannot wort any help would be appreciated thank you
Isiah hayes
by isiah hayes on 2019/05/01 06:29
I’m thankful for the opportunity this app gave me I was in a bad accident and the hospital bill at the point are through the roof and I just turned 18 so I’m freaking about that at the point but it helped out a little bit at the moment I have 660 a it’s been up for a week now but that’s helps out a lot especially since I can’t work for 6 plus moths ( and if anyone wants to know I got ran over Buy a truck and have a big hole in my head to the skull and broken back
Kenny Frey’s “Fourth Rodeo”
by judywelter on 2019/09/12 10:27
GoFundMe was very easy to set up. This is the first time I had ever worked with this type of fund raiser. I would recommend GoFundMe to my friends & Family. One suggestion: I had questions & there is no phone number to call. I sent 2/3 messages & never got an answer. That was disappointing, but I read as much as possible so hopefully I have everything right. I am setting up the withdraw info today. This way of raising money for Kenny is working, and a lot less work then doing a event with bake sales, raffles, etc. Thank you. Judy Welter
Thank goodness for this service
by McRclanof5 on 2018/09/02 18:26
A cancer diagnosis and advanced form of RA diagnosis hit me, our family so very hard a couple of years ago. Ever since, just living day to day with the cost of medical intervention, the burden of the cost of being sick for the rest of my life, seemed as if it would kill me. GoFundMe allowed us to reach out to so many friends and family to ask for help. I could never have gotten this far without this platform to spread word about how deeply troubled we are. Thank you.
Lifesaver just a little high in fee
by Apartment fire mike and rhea on 2018/10/31 03:50
It's been awesome and we're so greatful it was there. The only things are I wish there weren't scammers seeking people out to take advantage of when they're in a crisis ..but I guess it can't be stopped ... then I wish they didn't take so much in fees ... they actually take more than PayPal takes for business Transactions and even PayPal doesn't charge if it's sending money to friends and family ...I dunno just seems a lot to take from people suffering ...but I guess they have overhead and gotta cover it somehow ..
Best Media for others give and receive HOPE
by KungFuGamer on 2019/11/19 13:42
I never thought much of GoFundMe posts. I would give here and there, but it wasn’t until I needed legitimate help that I thought, “Why not?” So I posted... and the support I’ve seen from friends and family both through their gifts and words has truly been an inspiration through my battle with cancer. This gives people an opportunity to help from afar. God truly has a perfect plan and He is with us always.
Great for fundraising.
by Suttmike1 on 2018/07/03 02:03
I was surprised at the response I got through GoFundMe. I am still short of my goal but donations are coming in daily. Just be real with your donators, and it will work for you. Don’t abuse it. If you are in real need, then by all means use it. If all you want to do is have people by you a car, then this app is not for you. Besides, you will be hurting those people who truly need it by causing distrust from those who might donate. There are other ways to buy a car.
Amazing company
by wdu1982 on 2018/04/27 06:05
GoFundMe’s platform is straight foreword and easy to use. It is a trustworthy name where most donors are familiar and will not hesitate to donate. As a company they are extremely responsive and care for there customers. They have personally reviewed my campaign to give me feedback and have been a tremendous help! They also have a “give back” program in which they review certain campaigns and also contribute them! Wouldn’t use any other platform and definitely recommend!
Thank you Go Fund me app
by Prettyboy cat on 2018/08/04 13:40
My husband this week did a go fund me page we are homeless and can not afford to get enough money to get an apartment Because of corporate bullying and assaulting me at old employer, furthermore This company an ex employer has allowed an employee to false and damaging on personnel references on me. We make 80 % less and I work 7 days a week, 2 jobs seasonal, part time job and caregiver for mom my husband works 6 days a week. When he showed me the page my heart sunk and we are very proud couple and Always there to lend a hand, It is embarrassing, I never thought as a hard workers , this would would happen to us. thank you for your great app it helps many loving families that are going thru hard financial times and emergencies need this help. You do not know how many people you have help!! This so appreciated.
Really Appreciate that this exists
by Gjdnvjbn on 2018/01/25 00:27
This app saves lives people I only wish more people knew about it, I've read other reviews and notice people writing about the bank not recognizing the money? That makes no sense to me honestly I mean If the bank was disputing a charge that would make sense but it's a deposit so that is just ridiculous to me, well I've never had issues thus far and don't anticipate any, but whoever is responsible for this app thanks and I love you.
I crashed my hand cycle
by crashedmyhndcycle on 2018/10/17 11:22
GoFundMe has been easy, and effective in raising money for my project. When I had technical questions about friends making donations I received friendly people responses within the hour. When those people weren't available for follow up questions other "customer happiness" individuals seamlessly stepped in and continued to assist me till the issues were resolved. Each one seemed to love what they were doing. Intelligent, and happy. The site guided me through the process of forming a project, it reminded me when it was time to take the next steps, sending thank yous, asking differently, keeping my friends informed, and expanding my reach by using social media tools. It was as though I had my own coach every step of the way. Thouroughly miraculous. Especially in the face of a crisis.
My Review
by wth uber on 2019/06/22 07:38
Most of the app is great so far. The troubles that I’ve had with it though: when saying thank you to those who have donated, some people have received the thank you messages, others have not and have even checked their spam for the messages. Also another glitch I encountered was when a thank you was sent to someone who I was not writing to. I’m sure I was writing to Maria, and my thank you message was sent to Meredith with Maria‘s name on it. It’s a bit embarrassing when somebody writes back to you saying, “I think you sent this to the wrong person.”
Great To Raise Money-App And Website Needs Work
by Milopowers on 2017/09/11 08:45
This has been a great resource. But the app and website needs work. Things aren't 100% clear and somewhat vague to where it gets confusing to use. And our campaign was updated, but when we login, it keeps going back to the non-updated campaign and doesn't lists the donations. Also, trying to get help for this issue has been a problem. Also, other issues with options not working when I try to get confirmation emails sent to me. Again, it's a great thing, but difficult to use sometimes.
Kinda Sorta...hmmmm!
by DirtyBush on 2018/05/04 01:25
Those who have donated to my surgery, I love them all that took the time to help me and my family! That, I will eternally grateful to them for their generosity! I still have a $1800 debt to deal with AFTER my surgery May 8th in Florida and without a job due to disability, I’m concerned that my bleeding ulcers will come back because of stressing over how to get help. My disability check is over our county limits for each family by $100. GG Thank you for posting my cause. My main issue is that I’ve posted at least 86 times or more to FB and it keeps saying it’s been 4 months since I last managed my campaign. That’s so wrong! Oh well!
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