Making your fundraiser private

We understand the need to be careful with your information due to privacy concerns. Switching to a private fundraiser means that your it will be removed from GoFundMe’s public search directory and will only be visible to those who you have shared your fundraiser link with. However, please bear in mind that if your fundraiser's direct link is posted on social media accounts such as Facebook, anyone who clicks your fundraiser link will be able to access the fundraiser.

How to make your fundraiser private:

  1. Select "Your fundraisers" at the top of the page, then select the correct fundraiser
  2. Click "Edit Fundraiser" below your fundraiser title (on a mobile device, simply click "Edit" on the bottom menu bar)
  3. Scroll down to "Fundraiser Settings"
  4. Untick the box next to "Allow my fundraiser to appear in search results"

If you want to create an anonymous fundraiser or hide your name, then we highly recommend that you ask a close friend or family member to create the fundraiser on your behalf. They can also withdraw the money and send the funds to you outside of GoFundMe.

It’s important to bear in mind that we promote transparency between GoFundMe organisers and their supporters. Donors feel much more comfortable donating to a fundraiser when they know exactly who is running it and who is in charge of the funds. This also provides them with a main point of contact to come to with any questions. So it is best to keep the fundraiser public if you’re comfortable doing so.
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