GoFundMe is fortunate to see incredible stories of communities that rally together and help those in need. The support we see is touching and powerful.
With so many stories and so many people in need, one of GoFundMe’s top priorities is to make sure funds raised on our platform are safely delivered to the intended beneficiary of each campaign.
With that in mind, we recommend that you have a verified destination for funds raised before starting a GoFundMe campaign.
Before setting up a GoFundMe campaign, ask yourself these important questions:
- Are you in contact with the individual/individuals you are raising funds for?
- Are you in contact with the family of the individual/individuals you are raising funds for?
- Is there already an active campaign for the individual you are raising funds for that you can donate to?
If the answer to the first or second question is yes, you’re welcome to launch your GoFundMe campaign. For more information on how to set up a campaign while building trust with your community, make sure to consult this article.
If you answered no to the above questions but you would still like to help by creating a GoFundMe campaign, we encourage you to be clear about the following:
- Who is withdrawing the money
- How that person is related to the parties you're raising funds for
- How the money will be transferred to the parties you're raising funds for or be used on their behalf (be specific as possible)
This will build trust with your donors and help our Trust & Safety team to quickly review your campaign in the future.
Have you seen this prompt upon launching your campaign?
If you did, please take a few seconds to check if the information listed above is included in your campaign story, to avoid a future hold to your withdrawals.
For more information on how to remove a hold on your campaign's withdrawals, please visit this link.