Updated GoFundMe Review:
2014 Proves to be yet another GREAT year for GoFundMe
For the third consecutive year GoFundMe has maintained its 5 star ranking and remains our #1 pick.
Whether it’s an individual who needs help with medical bills, a student going off to college or a family in need after the passing of a loved one. GoFundMe continues to not only be an intuitive, easy to use site but they continue to provide the user support needed for campaign creators.
GoFundMe.com has also excelled in providing the premier crowdfunding platform for national news events. Some of the most successful campaigns of the year have been hosted on our top pick including campaigns for Rebuilding Ferguson, Relief for victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing, Colorado Flood Recovery, Oklahoma Tornado Relief or Hurricane Sandy. GoFundMe provides the perfect platform to offer aid directly to those effected. (GoFundMe Wiki)
The one thing we have found to hold particularly true is the interface seems to be the least intimidating. Many folks that consider crowdfunding as a method of fundraising find some of the competing websites to be rather intimidating. While Go Fund Me earns extra credit in our book by offering an easy to use interface that proves perfect for the “first time” crowdfunder. While still offering the Social Sharing features needed to help get the word out on your campaign.
Andy Ballester and Brad Damphousse, the company founders just announced some remarkable fundraising results for 2014. Total donations for campaigns were $470 million surpassing Kickstarters’ $444 million for 2014. In terms of dollars raised GoFundMe is now #1 crowdfunding platform in the world.
I suppose going forward people will no longer be looking for sites like Kickstarter or search for Indiegogo alternatives. I am proud to say that campaign creators and donors have voted, reaffirming what we have been saying for the last 3 years. Which is we can not recommend strongly enough that you visit GoFundMe for your personal fundraising needs.
Congratulations to GoFundMe for being name the Crowdfunding Website Reviews
“Crowdfunding Platform of the Year” for 2013
This is their second consecutive year holding our top spot.
They continue to be the fastest among the fastest growing platforms, providing exemplary customer service and remain the platform with the most liberal acceptance policy. Allowing platform creators to create the campaigns needed for their financial needs and personal passions. We expect another incredible year from GoFundMe in 2014.
There comes a time that almost every individual has the need to raise money. Whether it’s to achieve the goal of your dreams, fund your latest business endeavor, money for a youth sports team, raising money for school or paying medical bills that have piled up. You often need a way to reach out and get by with a little help from your friends. The most difficult part of this is having an outlet to help get donations from friends and family to support your cause. Building a website simply doesn’t make sense sometimes and you may not have the resources to collect money at that point. If you want a simple, easy to use, resource for ‘crowd funding’, check out gofundme.com.
Creation of a fundraising campaign, whether it’s a personal goal or a non-profit organization you’re looking to fundraise for, has never been easier. With a fully customizable interface, you can give your campaign the color design that you want, with the opportunity to import photos right into your campaign page. The amount raised versus your goal is prominently displayed, so your friends and family will know just how far you’ve come in financing your dreams.
Crowd funding is one of the hardest things to communicate to your friends and family. Often, your links are pushed aside because your campaign doesn’t offer any eye-catching content. With GoFundMe.com, you’re sure to know that your link will stand out on Facebook news feeds. Additionally, you have full-integration with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+, so your crowdfunding campaign can be shared with friends of friends, and so many other people, allowing you to grow your exposure as much as 50 times what it normally would be if only your friends saw what you were trying to do with your dreams.
GoFundMe.com’s crowd funding platform offers everything you need for analyzing the success of your campaign. You can see how many people have viewed your campaign, who has donated, and how much they have donated.
Collecting donations has never been easier with GoFundMe.com. Their website accepts PayPal and most major credit cards with an easy to use payment processing provided by WePay. WePay is the most used payment processor specific to crowdfunding and currently handles over $30 million a month through various crowdfunding platforms. Friends and family can donate to your cause with just a few clicks of a mouse.
Crowdfunding was never meant to be easy, and we have no doubt your goals, even with funding, will be even harder. Trust GoFundMe to help you deliver the money you need to get what you want out of life or possibly save the life of another person.
One of the questions we are most commonly asked are:
Are there other crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter?
The answer we always give:
If you are looking for a Kickstarter Alternative, head over to GoFundMe.com, you won’t be disappointed
Not only is GoFundMe a site like kickstarter, quite frankly in our opinion, IT’S BETTER!!
When Family or personal friends ask my advise on raising money for schools, medical bills or youth sports teams, I have always been comfortable recommending GoFundMe.com for their campaigns. Which is why I am very comfortable recommending their crowdfunding platform on our website.