GoFundMe Challenge Could Get You $10,000 For Your Cause

November 22, 2016

5:50 pm

When people need a little help raising money for community efforts, college funds, medical bills, adopting a dog, among other things, they often turn to GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform.

As part of the season of giving, the company announced the #GoBeyondGiving Challenge, where they are encouraging people to start a campaign for those in need, community projects, or even a charity of their choosing.

By using the hashtag #GoBeyondGiving in the campaign, organizers will be entered to win a $10,000 donation for their cause. The contest ends on December 9, and the winner will be announced the week of December 12.

“Now more than ever, we need to focus on kindness, empathy, and paying it forward by giving back,” said Rob Solomon, GoFundMe CEO. “From Fidencio the Paleta Man to Chauncy’s Chance, we’ve seen how ordinary people who start GoFundMe campaigns can change someone’s world. With our #GoBeyondGiving challenge we are aiming to build on the incredible, life-changing momentum we see every day on our platform.”

The company also announced that all GoFundMes started on behalf of charities will be part of our new partnership with PayPal Giving Fund, with over one million charities to select from.

To enter the challenge, put #GoBeyondGiving to the campaign description and tell GoFundMe why you are giving thanks by helping out. You also need to share your GoFundMe on social media to start raising money. The company continues to illustrate the importance of giving back through their GivesBack program – every month GoFundMe gives over $100,000 to active campaigns nominated by their employees.

GoFundMe has a community of over 25 million donors and with over $3 billion raised to date.

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Tishin is a technology journalist and correspondent. She has written for TechCrunch, Demand Studios and Fitness, and has regular network segments on local Phoenix affiliate stations. She holds a Master's degree in Clinical and Sport psychology, and has covered many areas of technology ranging from 3D printing and game development to neurotech and funding for over 15 years.

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