Start a Business Fundraiser on GoFundMe

With no fee to start a fundraiser or pressure to reach your goal, fundraising on GoFundMe is a trusted choice for business owners.

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Our tools help create your fundraiser

Click the ‘Start a GoFundMe’ button to get started. You’ll be guided by prompts to add fundraiser details and set your goal, which can be changed anytime.

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Share your fundraiser link to reach donors

Once live, share your fundraiser link with friends and family to start gaining momentum. You’ll also find helpful resources for running your fundraiser in your GoFundMe dashboard.

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Securely receive the funds you raise

Add your bank information to securely start receiving funds or invite your intended recipient to add theirs. You don’t need to reach your fundraising goal to receive your money.

Examples of business fundraisers on GoFundMe

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Questions about business fundraising on GoFundMe

Does my business need to reach its fundraising goal in order to receive the money I’ve raised?

No, you can securely set up your bank transfer and start receiving your money within 3-5 days. You can also adjust your fundraising goal throughout the process. 

What details should I include in my business fundraiser on GoFundMe?

The more details you feel comfortable sharing about the costs you need for your business, the more confident your potential donors will feel in supporting you.

How do I invite team members to help me?

If you have members of your business that you want to help run your fundraiser, you can add them as team members to your fundraiser. Once you’ve set up and published your fundraiser, you’ll see an option on your fundraising dashboard to add team members. For a detailed guide on adding your team members, view our Help Center article

How long will it take to receive the money?

The process of setting up and verifying transfers can take 3-7 business days or longer to complete. Then, once your first transfer is sent, it will take on average 2-5 business days for the funds to safely be deposited into the bank account on file.

Can I upload videos to my fundraiser?

Yes, videos are a great way to showcase your business and connect with friends, community members, and anyone who would potentially support your business. Try these tips for using video in your fundraiser.

How much of the money will I keep?

One small transaction fee (2.9% + $0.30) is automatically deducted per donation—that’s it. Everything else goes directly to your cause. For more information and to estimate what you will receive, check out the GoFundMe pricing calculator.

What countries are supported to fundraise for on GoFundMe?

There are currently 20 countries where our payment processors can send funds. Review our list of supported countries and currencies to help ensure that your country is supported.

Why start a business fundraiser on GoFundMe?

If you or your team have big dreams on the field, court, or beyond, starting a GoFundMe can be your tool to help fund those dreams. Whether it’s for new equipment, travel to tournaments, or improving your team’s facilities, by sharing your sports journey on GoFundMe, you’re not just asking for funds; you’re inviting a community to support your ambitions. So, if funding has been a barrier, let GoFundMe help you achieve the greatness you’ve been working so hard for.