Your friends and family will be the ones most willing to contribute, and also will be most likely to share your campaign with others.
For this reason we strongly recommend focusing on building your campaign’s local support before trying to gain exposure elsewhere. GoFundMe does not find donors for you, and we rarely see strangers donating to strangers. Rather, your donations will come from people you personally know.
To gain momentum on your campaign, you really only need one donation to start! Focus on sending personal outreaches to your closest contacts by email, phone, text messages, or through social media. Ask them to be the first people to contribute to the campaign to get you started. Once you get the first donation, others will feel more confident donating, and you can focus on sharing the campaign with a wider audience.