Can anyone start a GoFundMe campaign?


Quick Answer

Anyone can start a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for themselves or family and friends. Although anyone can start a new campaign, it is important for everyone to realize that GoFundMe should only be used to raise money for people in need and not to make extra money.

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Can anyone start a GoFundMe campaign?
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GoFundMe fundraisers can be used to cover a family's unexpected medical expenses or to help someone who has lost a job pay for utilities, groceries and other essentials. It can even be used to help a family with their pet's medical expenses. The company takes 5 percent of each donation for operating expenses and releases the remainder to the recipient chosen at the time the fundraiser was created.

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