GoFundMe vs Facebook Fundraising:
Platform Comparison

Online fundraising helps you find support when you need it. Learn about GoFundMe vs Facebook fundraising and how the two sites compare.


Donor protection guarantee

Direct beneficiary withdrawal

Withdrawals by designated beneficiary

Withdrawals only by organizer

Platform reach

All social platforms, email, and text

Limited to Facebook

Dedicated communications team

Ad-free platform

Fast setup and launch

24 hr review process for personal fundraisers

Unlimited team members

Limited to three team members

Platform fee


2.9% + $0.30 per donation payment processor fee


2.6% + $0.30 per donation payment processor fee

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Fraud protection

A crowdfunding platform can prioritise the safety of its donors, organisers, and beneficiaries by offering a fraud protection guarantee. This type of protection makes sure that donors feel safe giving and that beneficiaries will receive their funds.

GoFundMe is the safest place to give online

Facebook does not offer fraud protection

  • Users can report fundraisers through an online form, but Facebook does not offer a fraud protection guarantee.

Fundraising resources

Whether you’re new to fundraising or you’re looking to improve your fundraising strategy, free resources can guide you to fundraising success.

GoFundMe’s free fundraising resources

  • The GoFundMe blog offers up to date ideas, tips and proven fundraising strategies.
  • GoFundMe’s Help Centre provides information on managing your fundraiser.

Facebook help centre

  • Facebook does not have a blog with fundraising tips.
  • Facebook’s help centre offers troubleshooting advice.

Additional fundraising features

It’s critical for a crowdfunding platform to get the basics right, but what about extra fundraising features that help you step up your fundraising game?

GoFundMe makes raising money easy

  • GoFundMe’s mobile app makes it simple to manage your fundraiser on the move.
  • Charity fundraising through GoFundMe makes it easy to choose from over 1 million not-for-profits you’d like to support.

Fundraising through Facebook

  • Facebook prompts users to start birthday fundraisers as a fun way to support a charitable cause on their birthday.
  • Facebook offers a charity fundraising feature so you can raise money for not-for-profits.

The leader in online fundraising

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Donor protection guarantee

GoFundMe has the first and only guarantee in the industry.

Simple setup

You can personalise and share your GoFundMe in just a few minutes.

0% platform fee

With a 0% platform fee, you get to keep even more of your money.

Mobile app

The GoFundMe app makes it easy to launch and manage your campaign on the go.

Social reach

Harness the power of social media to spread your story and get more support.

24/7 expert advice

Our best-in-class Customer Happiness agents will answer your questions, day or night.