GoFundMe is a program that is used by people overseas to help them in raising funds for various reasons such as body repatriation and medical funds. It is simply one of the many ways of raising funds online and globally for any given reasons.
Features of a GoFundMe account
- Choose your location
First step is to choose the location in terms of the country where you are and this with indicate the location of the bank in order to determine the currency used.
- State the reason
State the reason for creating the fundraiser by highlighting why you need the funds.
Choose the name of the account. Here you can choose to use your real name or for any security reasons you can choose a preferred name that will be displayed on the campaign site. However, ensure that you enter the real name while withdrawing the funds.
You need to specify whom you are fundraising for either if it is yourself or someone else.
- Set Goal
Set the targeted amount or goal by saying how much you are looking for. Be aware that a transaction cost will be deducted for every donation received therefore set a high goal than the expected amount.
This information can be edited any time and it is good to note that no need to reach the target amount for you to withdraw the cash. The fundraiser with also not end automatically when you reach the target.
Creating the GoFundMe account
– Enter your real email address and a password. It is good to write the password somewhere else so as to not forget it.
– Add a cover photo or video. Adding a video or a photo with increase the chances of your success. The video should be of high quality and size 720×405 is recommended.
The photo should be either JPEG, PNG or BMP.
– Tell the story. A GoFundMe is meant to help vulnerable situations and so one needs to explain why the given situation deserves being considered.
– Click on complete fundraiser or save.