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Fundraising for QLD or NSW flood relief

We’re glad we can help you raise funds during these devastating events. Below is a high-level view of your fundraisers’ milestones. You can learn more by clicking on the links in each section. Our team is always here to help. Just click “Get Help” if you need us.

If you are looking for ways to help, we welcome you to visit our verified hub for guidance. 

 

Create your fundraiser 

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  1. First, you’ll want to decide if you are going to transfer the funds to your bank account or if you’d prefer to send it directly to a charity. “Who are you raising funds for?” is one of the first things we’ll ask in the setup process
  2. You’ll set your fundraiser goal. You don’t have to raise it all to receive your funds and you can change it any time. 
  3. Tell your story and add pictures. Using personal photos and stories helps make a fundraiser successful.

 

Get Donations

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Remember, sharing is the key part to getting donations on GoFundMe. If you aren’t sharing your fundraiser with your friends, family, and community, then it’s not likely to get donations. Using your personal network can help get you closer to your goal. 



Set up transfers 

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We suggest setting up your bank transfers as soon as possible. It can take 1-2 business days to verify transfer information, and another 2-5 business days for the funds to reach the bank account on file. Setting up your bank transfers does not end your fundraiser, or change the total amount raised showing on your fundraiser.

 

You will be able to transfer funds to your personal bank account, invite someone else to transfer to their bank account, or transfer to a business bank account. You can learn more about making the right decision for you here. 



Fundraiser reviews

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Our team is committed to making sure that funds reach their intended cause or beneficiary. In some circumstances, this requires additional time that may pause transfers while your fundraiser is under review. This is especially common during natural disasters. 

In most circumstances, we will need clarifying information in the fundraiser to ensure donors understand how their donations are being handled and to help make the fundraiser as successful as possible. Our team wants to help you resolve this right away so you can continue fundraising and receiving your donations. If you receive an email titled “Important message from GoFundMe,” please reply directly to that message with the necessary information.

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