Individuals arrange to have money donated to them by going through fundraising websites that allow personal donations. Fundraising websites such as GoFundMe and Fundly allow individuals to create a fundraising campaign for a particular cause or target and allow people to donate to them.
GoFundMe and Fundly allow their users to create a campaign page through which they can share the cause or story behind the donation request.
Other fundraising websites, such as GiveForward, allow users to specify what kind of fundraising campaign they are holding. Users specify the type of fundraiser they are holding through set categories, such as medical expenses, funeral expenses or for the fulfillment of bucket list items. Users then use their campaign management page to share the request through social media and email to solicit donations through either a debit or credit card.
Patreon is a fundraising and donation platform geared specifically towards creative creators, such as musicians, Web comic artists, authors and photographers. Donations through this website are set as either a regular monthly donation or tied to the amount of new work that is released by the creator. Unlike other fundraising platforms, Patreon allows users to donate money to creators on a recurring basis rather than as a one-time donation.