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What campaign type should I choose, Personal or Charity?

GoFundMe has two different campaign types to choose from: Personal or Certified Charity campaigns. Here's a quick look at the differences between the two:

 

Personal Campaigns

 

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’s no timeline or restrictions on how long you run a Personal campaign, and you can withdraw the funds at any time. 

 

Employees of an organization can also start a personal campaign and use the organization's EIN to withdraw directly to the organization's bank account. Learn more.

 

Certified Charity Campaigns

 

Certified Charity campaigns can be created by anyone, whether you're good samaritan wanting to support your favorite charity or an employee of a non-profit. 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 Organizer doesn't 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.

 

Learn more about Certified Charity campaigns here. 


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