GoFundMe.com – CrowdFunding Site Review

 

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 [Read review...]

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HERE IS OUR FULL REVIEW

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.
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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.

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OUR FINAL CONCLUSION

Our #1 Choice for "personal need" CrowdFunding

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  1. Review by Jolie du Pre
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    I took a look at Go Fund Me, and there are a couple of things that struck me right away. There are many photographs of smiling faces. I think that’s important, because it made me want to check out the site even more. But what really struck me was the layout of the site. Go Fund Me is user friendly. There’s nothing worst than having to deal with a site that is difficult to understand. I truly feel that if I have a cause I need to promote, Go Fund Me is the place where I should start. Thank you for introducing me to this wonderful website.




  2. Review by Robbie Kallam
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    I really like the clean and neat interface of this website. Everything is well-organized and easily visible. I’m trying to think of ways to raise funds to support my friend’s cancer treatments… Bills are really just astronomical, and it pains me to see him struggling because of lack of aid from the government and his poor family background, and not every crowdfunding websites is suitable for this cause… especially if i don’t have much materialistic stuff to give in return. This is an excellent platform to raise for his cause, and thank you for recommending this!




  3. Review by Ara Cords
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    It’s definitely easy to get accepted, and the community there is so polite and enthusiastic about supporting each other. When I posted a question regarding the concept of crowdfunding, I got my answer in less than 24 hours. It’s like they are all so eager to help one another out… And that’s one of the best asset you can ever have in your website!

    I can totally see why it’s your number 1 choice, and with a good Alexa ranking within the top 20,000 websites in the world, there’s a very good flow of traffic to reach your project no matter how small it may be. This platform also serves a good way to sneakily advertise your website at the same time too haha!




  4. Review by Stephanie Vega
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    This one looks like a true grassroots effort. You feel like everyday people are involved and benefiting.




  5. Review by Colleen Lewis
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    I just got involved with Go Fund Me. It’s super easy to get started and to set everything up. Everything is user friendly and there’s the functionality to promote your fundraising goals on Facebook and Twitter. They don’t accept PayPal, but what they do work with is We Pay. They’re pretty similar to PayPal. Go Fund Me is a number 1 site, and I understand why.




  6. Review by Quora
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    Why would anyone use another crowdfunding platform apart from Kickstarter?…

    Why would anyone use a social network other then MySpace :-) New Sites that come along will likely be better, 1st to market is only an advantage for so long…. Take a look at the GoFundMe review http://www.crowdfunding-website-reviews.com/crowdfunding




  7. Review by Jacob
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    I have a firm belief that life is about presentation. Your job interview, asking out the girl you like, and even collecting donations is all about the presentation.

    That’s where gofundme comes into play. It allows you have a professional looking and engaging medium which allows your friends and family to learn about whatever that’s you are trying to achieve.

    Even charities spend money to ask for your money, so if you hope to raise money successfully it is best that you do it right the first time around. I was truly impressed looking at the donations that were being made live over at gofundme and best of all it’s free to try.




  8. Review by Kickstarter Alternatives
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    […] main crowdfunding sites like kickstarter, serve well for two main types of projects: small business starts and large project launches. […]




  9. Review by Declan
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    What’s Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It absolutely useful and it has aided me out loads. I hope to give a contribution & assist other customers like its aided me. Great job.




  10. Review by Crowdfunding sites
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    I do believe all the crowdfunding concepts you’ve presented to your post. They’re very convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are too brief for novices. May you please prolong them a little from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.




  11. Review by Shelly Rou
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    I’ve found the goFundme is one of my personal favorites for not only myself but for some of the clients I have worked with.




  12. Review by Ricardo Martinez
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    Hey my name is Ricky Martinez and I am trying to fundraise to pay for my college!

    You can read my story and donate on this website:

    http://www.gofundme.com/175kfs

    I thank each and every one of you for whatever amount you are able to donate – you have my greatest appreciation and my deepest gratitude! Thank you!!!




  13. Review by Shawna
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    Informative write up, you frequently prepare the most
    practical resources and GoFundMe.com CrowdFunding | CrowdFunding Website Reviews is absolutely no different!




  14. Review by Kyle
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    I’m aware that Kickstarter is supposed to be the big name in town, but it’s so widely known that sometimes it kind of pushes people away. When you mention kickstarter people connect it with having to pay up right off the bat and that’s not a good thing when you haven’t even began to pitch your idea to them. This is why GoFundMe.com is attractive. It’s not as widely known, but it’s got a good reputation so far. I’d like to give it a shot for my next project.




  15. Review by ed pierce
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    There are many reasons that I like gofundme, but the number one reason has got to be the facr that I was able to withdraw my funds at any time. Some CF sites make you wait until you hit your goal.




  16. Review by Ruth Martin
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    I am somewhat new to ‘crowd funding’ – lol, at first I didn’t even know what it meant. However, now that I do, I can think of many things that raising funds would be beneficial for. I was referred to your site by a friend, who said she had used it to raise funds to send her handicapped daughter to summer camp, and she found it very easy to use and most helpful. I would have to agree.




  17. Review by matt n.
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    These guys are by far the best around. I have used them twice and both projects were easy and over-funded! I have nothing but good things to say about gofundme.




  18. Review by Patrick
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    I’m using Gofundme.com right now and I’m loving the site! It’s Very easy to setup, post updates and connect your contacts to your dream. My page is setup to help me build my new invention – GoFundMe.com/Kickstart – An alarm clock that you can’t accidentally turn off before you’re out of bed for the day! Check It Out!




    Reply from PATRICK
    I like your idea patent it before someone else does
  19. Review by Chuck Mintzlaff
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    Had several questions. Never got answered.

    NO customer service! Zip! Zero!

    VERY disappointed!!!




  20. Review by HelpInAz
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    Great concept, but…..

    Gofundme offers a lot of promise, BUT, for people who are genuinely struggling, it is horrible!

    If you don’t have a Facebook account, nor an active support system (friends and family that can help), this site is absolutely useless. Your plea (account) will not be “live” on their website unless you give them your contacts and have $100 in your gofundme account.

    The concept is extremely flawed and their motive are less than honorable. Gofundme makes it difficult for those individuals who are truly struggling and desperate. This website provides zero benefit whatsoever for people who truly are in their darkest hour.




    Reply from Bottom Dweller
    I agree with Help in Az. I really got excited when I stumbled upon GoFundMe. But quickly realized after further reading that you HAVE TO have a facebook account and you have to have so many followers and in addition you have to make $100. I don't have lots of friends and my family is struggling just as much as myself. I spend most of my time trying to find work and taking care of my 70 year old mother and my ailing step-father that recently passed away. I am also trying to find someplace to live since I no longer have a home. I don't have time to be chatting all day on facebook . I don't see why facebook friends and family should be a pre-requisite. They really do alienate those who do not have any family or a lot of friends. If I had those I wouldn't need to turn to crowdfunding.
    Reply from hsorloff
    Unfortunately the reality is that without any personal contacts online to help get things rolling the chances of a successful campaign on any crowdfunding site is highly unlikely. Even the founders of the site discourage contributions to people you don't know. I am unaware of a $100 minimum, unless this has something to do with the payment processor. To my knowledge neither WePay or PayPal have any type of minimum payout requirements. Good luck getting back on your feet.
  21. Review by Shannon
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    http://www.gofundme.com/497shs Helpful however getting help with traffic to site and no donations.




  22. Review by Jack
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    You fail to say that it takes a week to get your money from them. Plus they are mis-leading about the fees.




    Reply from hsorloff
    To my knowledge these issues are functions of the payment provider. No way that I'm aware of for GoFundMe or any crowdfunding platform to work around either the time to receive a check or the fee charged. If you have other details, please share them. Thanks for your comments!!
  23. Review by Natashi Redmond
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    Hi please check out our page. Anything is appreciated thanks!
    http://www.gofundme.com/4nta1k




  24. Review by Donna Dills
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    Love Go Fund Me!!! The Best By Far…




  25. Review by Keneuoe
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    Just launched my campaign and it was easy to create and is very easy to manage. Having a hard time reaching a larger audience with interest in a fashion campaign. http://www.gofundme.com/fabulousdevelopment




  26. Review by Alysia Lopez
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    http://www.gofundme.com/ajrcbo




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    […] 5 star ranking from Crowdunding Website Reviews for GoFundMe.com Top choice for personal and not for profit crowdfunding  […]




  28. Review by Nicole Brady
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    Hello my name is Nicole. I’m trying to raise money for college!
    Read my story at http://www.gofundme.com/co16n8
    Any amount will be greatly appreciated




  29. Review by carlos
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    My mother has pancreatic cancer any amount will help. God bless you all.

    http://www.gofundme.com/dl0gck




  30. Review by Nigel
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    I’m currently running a GoFundMe campaign at http://GoFundMe.com/Gamer-Problems

    I really like how easy this site is to use and how open ended the options are for projects. The payment method is also less restrictive than Kickstarter in the sense that you don’t need to link a bank account to GoFundMe, which is nice.

    I also like the daily update for how many times a campaign was shared on social media as well as how many people have visited for a 24 hour period and how many have visited total.

    I would say that I would like to see more in-depth analytics that showed hourly activity, referring website, and state/country of visitors. It would be really helpful to show what kind of audience is being reached for the campaign.




  31. Review by Michael Roque
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    I heard about GoFundMe when I saw several stories on the news that used the site to raise funds after tragedies. I was a bit nervous at first putting my story out there but it has worked out beautifully. Reaching people is very easy. I even put an article in the newspaper and that has worked. Customer service is excellent. I receive answers to my questions right away. I love how People can share my story which is just as effective as receiving funds themselves. If anyone would like to help me out, check out my page: gofundme.com/mike-08244. Thank you.





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