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More than 8,000 people like you start fundraising on GoFundMe every day

How to start a GoFundMe

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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, or invite your intended recipient to add theirs, to securely start receiving funds. You don’t need to reach your fundraising goal to start receiving funds.

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Questions about fundraising on GoFundMe

Is it okay to raise money for myself?

Yes, millions of people have started a fundraiser on GoFundMe for themself or their family amidst a financial crisis. Rebuilding and recovering after a natural disaster, unexpected bills, and many more emergency use cases find support though crowdfunding.

Can I create a GoFundMe for someone else and have the funds go directly to them?

Yes, you can create a GoFundMe for someone else and help ensure funds go to them directly and securely. To learn more, visit this help center article.

Can I create a GoFundMe for a charity or nonprofit?

Yes. Starting a fundraiser for a charity or nonprofit on GoFundMe is an easy, powerful, and trusted way to directly support. All you have to do is start.

Are there any time limits or deadlines for fundraising on GoFundMe?

There is no deadline or time limit for your fundraiser on GoFundMe. You can share and re-share your fundraiser link with your community at any time.

Are there any fees to fundraise?

There is no fee to start fundraising on GoFundMe. One standard 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.

How long will it take to receive the money from my GoFundMe?

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.

How can I share and promote my GoFundMe?

You can share your fundraiser with any of our easy ‘share’ buttons in your fundraiser dashboard. Check out our top tips for sharing your fundraiser.

How do I add team members to my GoFundMe fundraiser?

Once you’ve set up and published your fundraiser, you’ll see an option to add team members in your fundraiser dashboard. For a detailed guide on adding team members, view our Help Center article.

Who can fundraise on GoFundMe? What can I fundraise for?

GoFundMe is the global leader in fundraising, and almost anything you need can be fundraised for on GoFundMe. For more information on who can fundraise and what can be fundraised for on GoFundMe, read our terms of service.

In what countries can I start a 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.

Are there tips for helping my fundraiser succeed?

Yes- we are here to help by providing resources along your fundraising journey. Check out our collection of GoFundMe tips to find even more resources.

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What do people fundraise for on GoFundMe?

GoFundMe is the trusted place to fundraise for nearly anything you care about. There is no pressure to reach your fundraising goal and we have created tools to make it easy for donors to contribute to your fundraiser. For more inspiration and help fundraising, explore the categories below.