Choosing your goal amount

We know it might be tricky to decide what your goal amount should be for your fundraiser, but the good news is you can change it at any time. Also, there isn't a requirement to reach your goal, and you'll still be able to transfer all funds raised.

One important thing to keep in mind is there will be a transaction fee (2.9% + $0.30 per donation in the US) applied to the funds. These fees include debit and credit charges and help to ensure your funds are processed securely. To account for these fees, we suggest making your fundraising goal slightly higher than the actual amount you need. 

Check out our pricing page for an example of how fees are calculated by country. 

How to edit your goal amount

You'll be able to increase or decrease your goal amount at any point. Simply follow these steps from within your GoFundMe account:

  1. Select "Edit" button below your fundraiser title
  2. Then select "Edit" beside "Goal amount"
  3. Be sure to "Save"

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