GoFundMe has two different campaign types to choose from: Personal or Certified Charity campaigns. Here is a quick look at the differences between the two:
Personal campaigns are the most common campaign type on GoFundMe. You can raise money for just about anything and withdraw the funds personally, or send the funds directly to a beneficiary. There is no timeline or restrictions on how long you run a Personal campaign, and you can withdraw the funds at any time.
Employees of an organisation can also start a personal campaign and use the organisation's tax number to withdraw directly to the organisation's bank account. Learn more.
Certified Charity Campaigns
Certified Charity campaigns can be created by anyone, whether you are good samaritan wanting to support your favourite charity or an employee of a non-profit organisation. A 'Certified Charity' badge will appear on the campaign to give your cause an extra layer of verification.
Donations made to Charity campaigns are processed through the PayPal Giving Fund. The Campaign Organiser does not have to touch the money at all, and donors will automatically receive a tax-deductible receipt.
PayPal Giving Fund delivers the funds on a monthly basis to the 501(c)(3)'s PayPal account directly.