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GoFundMe app review: raise money for friends or family members globally

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Introduction

When faced with a problem that is beyond your financial capability, the most prudent thing to do is seek help from friends and family members rather than burying your head in the sand. GoFundMe is an iOS application developed by California Product Shop, Inc to help users raise money for various reasons such as charity or help a loved one clear hospital bills. It is compatible with iPhone and iPad devices. 

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GoFundMe

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New Way of Raising Money

GoFundMe is one of the most popular money-raising applications in the world. Since its introduction into the market, it has helped thousands of people meet their financial needs and has a very positive reputation online. Over the years, it has helped users raise more than $850 Million through the Internet, clear proof that it delivers on its promises.

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Using the app is very easy, as you do not have to change any settings on your phone. You just download, create a profile, and start a fundraising initiative. The interface is very easy to interpret, as it is very user-friendly and professional. For example, you will get to see a full list of all other users and the amount of money that they have managed to raise. 

Best Features

GoFundMe is no doubt one of the best fundraising application in the world. It is very secure as the information is passed through encrypted servers to protect privacy of all the users. Hence, rest assured that your bank account details will not be shared, recorded, or rented out to third parties without your consent.

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To achieve your goal, it is imperative to come up with a captivating title and explain your initiative to the world in a clear and easy to understand way. The goal should be realistic, as it will be displayed on your profile. The app also allows users to increase popularity of their ad by sharing details of initiative through various social media platforms such as Facebook and Tweet. You can also send the details to friends and colleagues via email address without closing the app first.

The app also automatically lists down all the donations that you get to help you track your progress. There is also a new tab that allows users to send a “Thank You” note to the donor to show appreciation. The donor is also allowed to write a short message when sending their donations. 

GoFundMe

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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Great interface that is easy to navigate
  • All information is passed through encrypted servers to protect you from fraud
  • Ability to increase popularity of initiatives via Facebook and Twitter
  • Lists down all the donations to help you track your progress

Cons

  • There is no way to validate if the initiatives are actually real

Final Thoughts

GoFundMe is a nice app that you can use to raise funds for charity and other needs. You can use it anywhere in the world as long as your device is connected to the Internet.

 

GoFundMe

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.