Examples of fundraising updates on GoFundMe
Alex Smith, a Boy Scout from Troop 500 in Lebanon, Ohio, chose to build a gear drying rack for the Lebanon Fire Department for his Eagle Scout project. Alex started a GoFundMe to raise money to get the tools and materials needed for his project. He posted an update thanking his donors for all of their contributions and included a photo of the finished product with the fire department.
“I would just like to start by saying THANK YOU for all of your contributions!!! This project would not had been possible without your generosity.”
Taylor Richardson, also known as Astronaut StarBright, is an advocate for getting more girls (especially girls of color) to STEM. She is raising money for 1,000 Black girls to see the new Disney movie, “The Little Mermaid,” that features its first Black mermaid princess, Ariel, played by Halle Bailey. Taylor has posted several updates that highlight her fundraising progress, and she has also showed gratitude to her supporters.
“Less than $3500 to go! Thank you all so much for your continued sharing and some even donating twice to help this campaign! It all is very appreciated and it all matters!”
Viet Place Collective is a small group of Vietnamese and Asian Americans who take great care in the future of the Eden Center, a home to over 100 Vietnamese and Asian Pacific Islander small businesses. The group is raising money to cover some of their operating costs which include things such as meals and snacks, materials, and office space rentals, just to name a few. In their updates, they’ve continually shared how much money they’ve raised and have encouraged their supporters to share their cause to help them reach their fundraising goals.
“We have reached over $1000 raised in just 24 hours! THANK YOU to all who have contributed. Please help us reach our goal of $5000 in the next 3 weeks and SHARE our cause. We’re completely volunteer-run and any donation amount will help cover some of our costs to continue operating.”