Go fund me; an American for profit crowd funding platform that allows people to raise money for events ranging from life events such as celebrations and graduations to challenging circumstances like accident and illness.

       Crowd funding has rapidly gained popularity as an alternative way for businesses to raise money. Largely because it doesn’t requires winning over investors.

     Since the pandemic started we have seen capitals becoming harder and harder to come by. This has taken a larger toll on most businesses as some have been forced to downsize or close down completely.

    With Go fund me, it’s easy to raise funds for yourself, your family, or for the causes you are most passionate about. Donors all over the world can securely donate using any major credit or debit card.

SETTING UP A GO FUND ME ACCOUNT

  – Go to www.gofundme.com

– Click “start a go fund me” from the home page

– You will be prompted to sign in or sign up for a go fund me account with your name, email address and password.

–  After signing in, you create a fundraiser.

– Now enter the basic information about your campaign like title, the purpose of the funds, you can also edit this later.

– Choose a goal amount; this reflects how much you are looking to raise.

– Add an image to make your fund raiser more trustworthy

  – A compelling story of who you are, what you are raising funds for and how the money will be spend can help convince investors

GO FUND ME ALTERNATIVES

   Go fund me might be the largest fund raising platform but that doesn’t mean it’s the best. Many alternative fund raising sites come with all the must have features of Go fund Me and additional tools specifically for non profits.

 – FUNDLY

     Fundly crowd funding platform so far is one of the best. it’s easy to get started, the fees are low, and you get to keep what ever funds you raise

   Like go fund me, fundly platform enables fund raisers to upload media post update, tell their stories and share their campaigns via Facebook, Twitter and email

– GIVE BUTTER

Give butter has made a big splash in the online fund raising space with their intuitive and affordable solution for organizations large and small. Raise more, pay less, Give better
Give Butter has everything you need for campaign fundraising is easy to customize, easy to share format

 – INDIEGOGO

     Just like Go fund me this platform also equips fundraisers with Social sharing tools that makes promotion simple. Indiegogo is the go to crowd funding website for creative projects or entrepreneurial endeavors. If fundraisers meet their goal, they can then choose to sell their products in Indiegogo market place.

– DONATE KINDLY

A free year round giving alternative to GoFundMe. This customizable donation form can be embedded directly into your non profit website with little effort to start rasing funds quickly.

Your donors data is stored and organized in the tools hub allowing your organization to automate thank you notes and tax receipts.

What are you still waiting for, Go Fund Me is  easy to start up even with your mobile phone. do you feel you don’t like GoFundMe? Then you can start that campaign of yours with any of the alternatives listed.

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