You've come to the right place, if you want to identify what service GoFundMe offers!
If you're boggled by the choices, please keep reading to learn which platform to use.
When you should choose GoFundMe Charity
If you're a small federally registered US or Canadian based nonprofit and want to get started with your own website or run a fundraiser, we recommend using GoFundMe Charity. Its robust set of features offer additional functionality beyond a standard GoFundMe to empower nonprofits to reach new audiences, raise money more efficiently, and further their fundraising goals. Our Charity Services team can also provide you with the tools, resources, and functionality to develop a powerful fundraising program for your organization.
If you're an individual who would like to fundraise for a 501(c)3 and you know their Tax ID or Business Number (in Canada), you should create a GoFundMe Charity campaign to get the lowest fees.
- Search to see if your organization is on our site before you get started.
- Find your organization
- Click on their profile to access their Start a fundraiser link.
- Create your fundraiser from there!
If you can't find your organization, read below.
I want to fundraise for an organization that I do not work or volunteer for, but they're not on your platform.
If you're an individual, and can't find your organization listed on our platform and they're US and Canadian based, we recommend creating a personal GoFundMe - www.gofundme.com/sign-up - for them, so you can get started fundraising. Your other option is to ask the organization to add themselves before they start fundraising. Here's where they can learn how to do that.
If you can't find your nonprofit on our platform, and they are based in the UK or Australia, please created a certified charity campaign on the regular GoFundMe. Learn how to do this here.
When you should choose the regular GoFundMe
If you're an organization that is not registered federally in the US or with the Canadian government, you will need to create a regular campaign on the regular GoFundMe for your organization. Keep in mind, you will not be running a certified charity fundraiser there, but rather a personal or organization campaign type. Learn more about how to set up this type of fundraiser here.
If you're an individual raising money for a US or Canadian based organization that you can't find in our search, then you will need to create an individual GoFundMe, instead of a GoFundMe Charity campaign or certified charity campaign on the regular GoFundMe. Get started here by choosing the light green GoFundMe option.