Learn how fundraising works
We've seen success from GoFundMe fundraisers that take these steps.
Bank transfer deadlines
When setting up transfers you’ll provide basic personal and bank details, and you may be prompted to upload verification documents.
Your first week
Start your fundraiser on the right note with these tips.
Team fundraisers are shown to raise 3x more funds.
Create your fundraiser
Creating a fundraiser
Learn about the process to create a GoFundMe from start to finish.
Writing your story
We'll help you with tips and best practices to tell your story.
Choosing a title and customizing your link
We encourage you to use your title and customized link to summarize your story.
Videos help GoFundMe organizers tell their stories and connect with potential donors.
- Choose the right cover photo
Choosing your goal amount
Encourage donations by setting a realistic goal for your cause.
Get the word out
Sharing on Instagram
Learn best practices for sharing your fundraiser on Instagram.
The update feature allows you to keep current and potential donors involved in your journey.
Learn how to share your fundraiser outside of social media.
Sending thank yous
GoFundMe's thank you functionality allows you to easily express your gratitude.
Sharing on social media
Make the most of social media by following these sharing strategies.
Ask others to share your fundraiser
Increase the reach of your fundraiser by asking others to share.
Transfer your funds
Set up transfers
To set up bank transfers, follow these steps.
Our payment processor may request documents in order to ensure your money reaches you safely.
Accepting a beneficiary
A step by step guide to accept a beneficiary invite and receive funds directly to your bank account.
Receiving your funds
Understand how processing and verification timelines will affect when you receive funds.
Manually adding bank details
If you don't want to log into your online bank portal, you can enter your details manually.