Choosing your fundraising target

We know it might be tricky to decide what your fundraising target should be, but the good news is that you can change it at any time. Also, it's not obligatory to hit your target and you'll still be able to transfer all funds raised.

One important thing to keep in mind is that there will be a transaction fee (2.9% + 25p per donation in the UK) applied to the funds. These fees include debit and credit charges and help to ensure your funds are processed securely. To account for these fees, we suggest making your fundraising target slightly higher than the actual amount you need. 

Check out our pricing page for an example of how fees are calculated by country. 

How to edit your target amount

You'll be able to increase or lower your target amount at any point. Simply follow these steps from within your GoFundMe account:

  1. Select "Edit" button underneath your fundraiser title
  2. Then select "Edit" beside "Target amount"
  3. Make sure you click "Save"

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