Choosing a withdrawal type

Choosing the right withdrawal type allows your funds to arrive smoothly. After clicking “Withdraw” on your fundraiser dashboard (or "Bank transfer" in the GoFundMe app), there are a couple of options to choose from, depending on where funds are being sent.

Who will withdraw the funds - Myself vs Someone Else

  • Myself: Choosing “Myself” means that you will be either withdrawing to your own personal bank account or withdrawing to an organization's bank account that you manage money for (you must be a financial administrator for the organization to add the organization's banking information). Do not select "Myself" and then add another individual's personal banking information. 
  • Someone else: Choosing "Someone else" means that funds will be withdrawn to someone else’s personal bank account or to an organization’s bank account that someone else manages. This option lets you add that person as your beneficiary, giving them sole withdrawal control, allowing them to enter their withdrawal information directly.

Choose wisely! Only one person can withdraw funds from each fundraiser at a time, and the current beneficiary and organizer's consent would be required in order to change the beneficiary. 

The person withdrawing will need to meet the withdrawal requirements.

What type of withdrawal entity is right for you - Personal vs Organization

  • Personal: This means that an individual will be withdrawing to their own bank account. 
  • Company or Partnership: This means funds are going to an organization's bank account.

For more information, and a helpful video about organization withdrawals, click here.

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