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Your name on GoFundMe

You will enter your name in two places on GoFundMe: 

  1. When you set up your GoFundMe account: this name will be displayed publicly and can be a nickname or a shortened name.
  2. When you set up your bank transfers: this name will remain private. It must be your legal name and match the one on your ID and bank statement.

If you add a beneficiary to your fundraiser, their account name will also appear on the fundraiser page. This can also be a nickname if the beneficiary would prefer.

 

Changing your GoFundMe account name 

After signing in to your GoFundMe account, follow these steps to change the name that's displayed on your fundraising page:

  1. Select your name in the top right-hand corner of your screen (if you're on the GoFundMe app, tap the "Me" icon in the bottom right-hand corner instead)
  2. Select "Account settings" from the drop-down menu
  3. Change your name and click "Save changes" at the bottom of the screen

Changing the beneficiary name 

If a beneficiary has been added, their name on the fundraiser can’t be hidden, but they can edit the name being displayed at any time. After the beneficiary signs in to their GoFundMe account, they can follow these steps to change the name that's shown on the fundraising page:

  1. Select your name in the top right-hand corner of your screen (if you're on the GoFundMe app, tap the "Me" icon in the bottom right-hand corner instead)
  2. Select "Account settings" from the drop-down menu
  3. Change your name and click "Save changes" at the bottom of the screen

Changing your name on bank transfers 

After signing in to your GoFundMe account, follow these steps to edit your bank transfer information:

  1. Select "Bank transfers" and click the pencil icon next to "Bank information"
  2. Select "Edit bank account"
  3. Select the information you need to edit (personal details or bank details), and make the name change. Make sure that you save changes and then return to your GoFundMe account.
If you do not use your full legal name on your bank account, as shown on your government-issued photo ID, please contact our team for help.
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