Tips for receiving your first donations

We've put together some helpful tips so you can start your fundraiser off on the right foot and get those important first donations. Try out the following actions as soon as possible after launching your fundraiser. 

Make an impactful fundraiser page

Your fundraiser will have a cover photo and a description of your cause. Choose a compelling photo and include details about your cause in your story to build trust. You can update your photo and story at any time.


Share your fundraiser with donors and communities

Sharing your fundraiser is key to reaching your goal since strangers usually don’t donate to strangers. Enlist friends and family to share, as well as tap into your existing communities.


Staying safe while running your fundraiser

Our Safety and Compliance teams are constantly working to keep GoFundMe safe. Review our GoFundMe and online safety tips to learn how you can keep yourself safe online. You can learn more detailed tips to being successful in our Fundraising Guide. If you have additional questions, you can reach out Customer Care Specialists with the Contact button.

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