How to set up GoFundMe account

how to set up gofundme account

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GoFundMe is the most trusted online fundraising platform that allows people to raise money for events  and life circumstances.To Set up a GoFundMe account, the following steps should be followed:

How to set up GoFundMe account

  1. First, you need to create an account. Log into the GoFundMe official website and when you click “Start a GoFundMe”, you will automatically be prompted to sign in or sign up for an account. If you already have a GoFundMe account, please use the option of signing in. Otherwise, you can enter your name, email address, and a password to create a new account. Please note, the name you enter when creating your account is the name that will be displayed on the fundraiser page.

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  2. After you create your account, you will be prompted to create a fundraiser, and answer some questions.  The first question will be “Who are you raising funds for?” Depending on the type of account. If the funds will be withdrawn to a personal or company bank account (select Yourself or someone else). If you are raising funds for a charity and would like the funds to be sent directly to that charity, (select A nonprofit or charity). Then, continue with the next steps.
  3. Fill out other basic information like: Your location, Reason for the Fundraising, Fundraiser Title. A fundraiser title is the key and it is necessary to create a title that is specific to your cause, using names or a call to action. It has to be 35 characters or less, so make sure it fits!
  4. Set your fundraising goal. Your goal amount should reflect how much you’re looking to raise. When setting your goal, keep in mind there will be a transaction fee per donation, so you may want to set your goal slightly higher than what you need. Note that you have the option to edit your goal at any time and your fundraiser won’t automatically end if you reach your goal.
  5. Add a cover photo or video. Fundraisers using a personal photo or video that showcases the person, animal, or cause for the funds have been proven to be most successful. The photo or video must be of high quality. The photo size is recommended to be 720 x 405 JPEG, PNG, or BMP
    The video must be hosted on YouTube and set to Public.
  6. Tell your story. Your story should be open and descriptive, and include a bit about who you are, what you’re raising funds for, and how the money will be spent. If you’re raising money for someone else (the beneficiary), it’s a good idea to share how you know them.

When you have finished writing your story, click “Complete fundraiser”, or “Save” if you would like to make changes before launching.

Once you click “Complete your fundraiser” your campaign is live and available to receive donations! If you aren’t ready for it to be live, you can select “Save” instead of “Complete your fundraiser” and come back to it when the time is right.


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