It is not absolutely necessary for you to connect a Facebook account in order to create a GoFundMe campaign. You can still collect donations and send your campaign to whomever you'd like.
However, becoming Facebook verified has been a key factor for most of our successful campaigns. It's a great way to leverage your community of friends and family that may already exist.
Connecting your Facebook account to GoFundMe to become 'Facebook Verified' does not automatically post anything to your Facebook page. You have total control over what gets posted to your Facebook account.
Also, we do require that your account be Facebook verified in order to show up in our Public Search Directory.