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.
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.