Your friends and family will be the ones most willing to contribute, and also will be most likely to share your campaign with others.
Gaining support for your campaign from your own personal network adds to your campaign's credibility. When those who know you are excited to support you, it speaks to the authenticity of your campaign!
Without establishing trust from people you know, it can be difficult for campaigns to gain the traction they need to be successful. Almost all GoFundMe campaigns that have gone viral and gained media attention were first successful in their local communities.
For this reason we strongly recommend focusing on building your campaign’s local support before hoping to gain exposure elsewhere. Rarely do we see strangers donating to other strangers on GoFundMe. This only happens when a campaign has already been successful in its own communities.