GoFundMe Information

7/14/2019 Update: My cousin setup his campaign.

I have a friend that needs to setup a GoFundMe campaign. I went through the steps and have found a few best practice videos to share with them.

First of all, let’s go to the experts for some advise on setting up a campaign. The GoFundMe video below gives advice on setting up your campaign.https://youtu.be/dfSzEuY2Pxs

To summarize the advice was to be transparent by answering the following questions.

  • Who is your story about?
  • What exactly happened?
  • Where did it occur?
  • When did it happen?
  • Why are you starting this GoFundMe?


  • Share with 3-5 contacts and ask them to donate and share with their networks.
  • Share through Text, Email, Phone, Facebook Twitter, LInkedIn, Snapchat,
  • Share with your networks such as student associations and your fraternity/sorority.

Finally, Update Your Supporters

  • Make a video
  • Share pictures of the results
  • Thank your supporters

The next video has a little more information on GoFundMe.

How to Setup a Campaign

  • Sign up for a GoFundMe account using your email address of Facebook account. Be sure to confirm your email address after you setup the account.
  • Set your goal. The above video suggested setting it as low as possible.
  • Be sure to include enough for the fees (5%, 8% transaction cost).
  • Upload your pictures or video.
  • Tell the story using the tips above from the first video.
  • When you have completed the setup, you will be able to preview the campaign.
  • Make sure it answers questions as best as it can and proofread the information.
  • Continue.
  • Add your photo for authenticity.
  • Email friends.
  • Share on Facebook.
  • Monitor your progress.
  • The campaign doesn’t end until you deactivate the campaign.
  • Be sure to continue to let your supporters know the progress through the campaign page.

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