I found the GoFundMe website very easy to use - even for a novice at such things. Also, the support person that I contacted (Theresa) was very helpful and obviously a caring person. Most importantly GoFundMe worked for me and I actually exceeded my goal.
I hadn't slept in over a week due to my stress over finances. I had just been diagnosed with cancer and would have to take time off for the upcoming tests, surgery, and recovery needed to beat this diagnosis. I was apprehensive about starting a GoFundMe...partially because I don't like asking for help and partially because I know that others are struggling far worse than myself. Even still, I took a risk and submitted my fundraiser. The people in my life showed up beyond what I could have ever imagined. I had no idea so many people cared about me. Folks from all over the world donated and said kind things about how I had impacted their lives. I am beyond grateful for the GoFundMe platform and even more grateful to the friends and family who donated in order for me to be okay during my cancer journey. Needless to say, I'm finally sleeping again.
This is the first time I have set one up for someone I know. It was so easy and wow, what a response! I have often donated and didn't realize how quickly the responses are! My sister's home had a fire and she lost everything including all her animals, it was horrible. Having the ability to raise funds for her quickly eased her burden a bit. Thank you
The fundraiser was very easy to set up and to work with. I loved how it kept me posted on how much donations I received and by who each day. The family that is the beneficiary found it such a blessing because it not only helped them financially, but also reunited them with friends and family member they had not heard from in years. The love they felt is beyond words.Thank you so much for making it all possible.
I wasn't so sure about signing up with GoFundMe, but it was effortless and straightforward. Anything that I was unsure about was easy to find a solution to, either on my own or with a quick email. I truly never expected it to be so easy. I am an Army veteran that has experienced quite a few setbacks over the past couple of years, mostly related to my health and needed some help getting back on my feet. I was so glad to hear from some that donated, but didn't already have an account, just how easy it was to join and help me out. I'm so thankful for GoFundMe in helping me get things going so that I could start to feel a little encouragement and not so helpless. Let me just say in closing that I got more help here than I have from the VA.
The Customer Happiness team at GoFundMe is quick to supply its customers with helpful solutions and answers to any questions I have had. GoFundMe is a simple, elegant and easy-to-use crowdfunding platform for my field entomology documentary project. My sponsors and donors had no problems using it. They liked how visual the campaign became and how they were able to follow the fundraising successes with me. It's easy to share in social media. I can't think of anything to improve. My experience has been nothing but positive! I did not expect to get this far. I'd highly recommend GoFundMe to anyone looking into building a fundraiser campaign. Thanks for having developed such a neat crowdfunding platform. I will definitely come back on GoFundMe for future projects once my documentary is published.
I heard of the recent success of a political campaign on GoFundMe, and another campaign similar to mine, so I decided to try a campaign of my own! I had a campaign from 2015 which I had not completed, and as I updated the campaign for 2019 I experienced the same publishing issue. After a brief browse of the Help section, I decided to contact Customer Support and I was pleasantly surprised to be contacted almost immediately by Ruki from the "Customer Happiness" team. She helped to resolve my publishing issue, and she also moved me over to the new funding format. She impressed me with her proactive approach and willingness to see my campaign be successful. I am surprised to already have received a donation to my campaign so quickly!
GoFundMe has been an amazing tool in helping raise funds for such an uncertain and unexpected event that happened to us. It not only brought the necessary help we needed, but it helped us have a broader outreach to not only our local community, but to the broader world.
I've used GoFundMe twice now over the last few years when I've had really serious financial issues. Local resources were of no help to me. But this is a great way to reach out to friends and family who want to help but maybe not know how. More recently I was having trouble managing my fundraiser account. Customer service was very quick to respond to my problem and was able to walk me through what I was trying to do.