What Is GoFundMe?

GoFundMe (formerly known as CrowdRise) was built specifically for nonprofit and event fundraisers. We are the #1 event fundraising platform in the world and are trusted by partners like UNICEF, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, International Rescue Committee, Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon Tough Mudder and thousands more.

Who Uses GoFundMe?

Designed for nonprofit organizations, it is a fundraising solution that helps with discovering fundraisers, collect donations, creating landing pages, activating recurring donations, and more.

Where can GoFundMe be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • GoFundMe
  • Located in Royal Oak, U.S.
  • Founded in 2010

GoFundMe support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)

Countries available

Canada, United States

Languages

English

About the vendor

  • GoFundMe
  • Located in Royal Oak, U.S.
  • Founded in 2010

GoFundMe support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)

Countries available

Canada, United States

Languages

English

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Features of GoFundMe

  • CRM Software
  • Campaign Management Software
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Event Management Software
  • For Nonprofits
  • Payment Processing Software
  • Recurring Giving

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Reviews of GoFundMe

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.2

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
67%
4
17%
3
10%
1
7%
Thomas
Thomas
Co founder in Indonesia
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Easy to use crownfunding Platform

5.0 last year

Pros:

It's a completly platform you need to start a crownfunding donation. Go fund me support also give us step by step to make our campaign succesfull. All you need just follow the instruction then the campaign is published.

Cons:

There is fees from donation and the fund will be refund to your backer if the campaign not sucessfull. And its only support 19 country in the world. So if you plan to start fundraiser make sure your campaign will be sucessfull.

Tonya
Entrepreneur/small buisness owner in U.S.
Arts & Crafts, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

So Thankful Gofundme worked for us!!!!

5.0 5 months ago

Comments: I was emotionally overwhelmed with the fact that Gofundme actually worked. I had never used it prior to losing both my in laws at the same time and at that time we desperately needed help financially to cover two peoples funeral costs. When I created our Gofundme I wasn’t sure if We would raise anything at all to help us.. especially considering this was during this whole Covid pandemic but it worked. Thank God. However I’m also Hopeful that I won’t ever be put in such an awful situation that I’ll need to use it again, but I do recommend using gofundme if you really truly need it. My only advice is if you do use this platform share share share. Use your social media and spread the word, and don’t be shy to ask everyone you know to spread the word as well because the more people who share it means more people you’ll be able to reach, which ultimately means more help for your cause & the higher your chances will be of actually getting the help you need for your cause in your time of need. Also I recommend doing video updates on your goal process along the way and that also allows you to thank everyone who helped (as a whole) instead of trying to figure out how to individually reach out to thank people you don’t know. Hopefully this review helps a lot of people out there who are indecisive or on the fence about trying to use gofundme. It definitely cant hurt to try, you just never know… humanity might still surprise ya.

Pros:

I like that Gofundme let me know every time someone donated to my fundraiser to assist with unprepared for funeral costs for my husband and I when my mother and father in law both unexpectedly passed away. I like how easy Gofundme was to use to assist with our financial problem we encountered with two funerals to plan when we had no funds instructions or assistance from life insurance etc. gofundme was a godsend for us in our time of need.

Cons:

The only con I experienced was more of a personal conviction than anything about Gofundme itself, the only con for me was asking other people for help…. Especially at such a traumatic moment. However there’s nothing Gofundme could do to help with my ego / pride or personal dilemma. If you desperately need help fundraising for a good cause I completely recommend Gofundme.

Sarah
Owner in U.S.
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Not my favorite fundraising site, but it does what is says it does

3.0 11 months ago

Comments: Overall, the interface isn't as intuitive on the fundraiser's side, the fee GoFundMe takes out is a considerable amount compared to other fundraising sites, the customer support isn't as friendly, but it's one of the few fundraising sites available and it does what it says it does. I will think about trying an alternative in the future though like GiveSendGo.

Pros:

It does what it says it will do--it fundraises. You can set a goal amount and GoFundMe displays how far away you are from the goal which is incentivizing for donors. I also like that you can write updates that shows where the funds have been sent and you can attach an image with the update.

Cons:

I don't like the high rate GoFundMe takes from your fundraising amount. I've used YouCaring in the past which only charged 1% plus the credit cards fees from the credit card companies. That seemed more reasonable. YouCaring's customer service was also more prompt and well, caring. The interface with GoFundMe also isn't as easy to use as other fundraising sites.

Rachael
Rachael
Executive Director in U.S.
Nonprofit Organization Management, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Great for individual and team fundraising campaigns

4.0 3 years ago

Comments: At the end of the day, we decided to switch to Classy as it was a more integrated fundraising platform. Crowdrise didn't have enough general donation processing/management tools that we wanted in a fundraising platform.

Pros:

We liked to use crowdrise for individual fundraising campaigns centered around 1 specific goal or event. Our fundraisers used it for raising money as they did a race, for a specific program, or for raising money to go on an international missions trip. It's great for college students to create peer to peer campaigns for example.

Cons:

I did not like how this integrated with our website (or rather the lack thereof).

Ayano
Ayano
Independent Contractor in U.S.
Verified LinkedIn User
Nonprofit Organization Management, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Good for fundraising needs

4.0 last year

Comments: It's been a good experience thus far. I think that the reputation of GoFund me has allowed it to be a reliable app for fundraising needs!

Pros:

I like the simplicity in the design to set up your fundraiser. It is a very intuitive platform, very easy to navigate for cross-posting to social media and emails as well.

Cons:

I would like to see the designs for the fundraising landing pages to be updated and more versatile. It would be more appealing if it was somewhat interactive or allowed for more customization.