Getting started in the Community

Getting started in the Community
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 Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here. Here’s a few tips for getting started on our community forums. Questions about how the community platform works? Let us know in the comments below!

 

What this community is for:


The GoFundMe Community is mostly made of GoFundMe organizers looking to make a difference. It’s a place to connect with others, share tips, advice, and emotional support on the fundraising journey. Because all our members are trying to raise money for their own fundraisers, we ask that you avoid making posts asking for donations or fundraiser shares.

 

Here’s some tips on getting the most out of the Community: 

 

  1. Create a connection with other organizers:  The members in this community are fundraisers just like you, and we’re all in this together. Root someone on by liking their post, or comment on a challenge someone is facing to show your support. 

  2. Swap best practices and fundraising wins: What worked wonders for your fundraiser? Whatever it is, share what you tried with the group by creating a discussion. Even if it's a small win, you never know what piece of advice could help another member with their effort. 

  3. Build your reputation by answering questions and providing feedback: If you know a thing or two about fundraising, try answering some of the questions from our newer members by clicking, “Help others” underneath the Discussion Rooms. Each time you help someone, you will receive points that will raise your reputation score.

 

Please note: posts asking for donations or shares will be removed. Sharing your GoFundMe link is only allowed in your profile, or when asking for feedback about your fundraiser.

 

How to use the platform: 

 

Email notifications and other settings 

 

Want less (or more) email notifications? Want to add a profile picture? You can find all this and more in your settings.

Just click your profile picture in the top right corner, and navigate to “settings.”

Once you click that profile picture, you’ll also find lots of other stuff, like your profile where you can check out your recent badges earned as well as your activity on the Community forums. Just hit the “edit profile” button to change info on your profile page.

 

Finding the “Help others” feed

 

You might have come to the Community looking for advice about your own fundraiser, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help others with theirs while you’re here! Check out the “Help others” feed and jump in with support and advice. Let’s support each other on our fundraising journeys! 

 

​​​Any tips to share about your experience with the community so far? Share in the comments below!


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Thank you so much for this information. I am still a little nervous about everything. 

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Just a shout-out to congratulate GoFundMe on the new look!

Adeyela

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Thanks so much @Adeyela Bennett! Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback as you explore around the new community forums!

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Good Morning, I just wanted to let everyone know that I am here as a friend and friends are here to listen and help. Yes, I am going through a Traumatic experience and the last 3 years have been a rough rocky road. You see I the night of Mother’s Day 3yrs ago I lost my youngest son in what was called a Tragic accident. Although my Gut tells me another story, I cannot bring him back to this world. I fought day in and day out to hold it together and I pray to Farther “GOD” not to offend anyone on the site, I want you to know I respect You as a person and we all have the right to choices (At least I Hope we do). I walked with faith and asked My father GOD to keep me safe and to put Peace and Love into my heart. My story is no different than your story. We are all here for support and some form of Help. Support for a cause that gave us the courage to ask the Public for HELP! Staying focused on what is going to make me happy is how I get through my day. I really don’t know what this MOLD Monster is attempting to do to my health, but it doesn’t feel good. I have to say that I won’t be beat by this other silent killer. I will concentrate on my health and not worry about could or may happen. I am worrying about what I can do to get me back to what I was the Norm for Me. What the higher powers already have for me this Mold Monster will not take. I know that the people who are taking the time to read our request and who are capable of supporting anyone of US, weather being Monetary, Mentally, Verbally, or Physically, in the end it is still a form of giving. Remember we all must Give something every day, so as you begin your day make sure to keep your Mind and Health and free of negative garbage and remember to share kind words. There is definitely a light at the end, and although we don’t know what waits for each us, I know that My light is shining bright. My Son who is now my Yellow Butterfly is my Peace of Mind! And His spirit keeps me fighting and the Love he had for People was too Good for this Planet. I won’t give up and I will beat this BLACK MOLD NIGHTMARE. 

In My Words, Love Rose:butterfly:

EVERYONE HAVE A PEACEFUL BLESSED DAY!

 

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Wow live your advice to these questions and advice, I also live your voice and how you express sincere awnser to each individual’s needs I’m not sure what your support chain in the go fund me is but I am glad to meet such passionate kind beings linke myself who not only enjoy helping others knowledge grow but also actively growing and educating platforms like myself I have spent past few years with google and now have earned developer badges and a top local guide on maps it gives me such great happiness to get the achievements I don’t get from being a stay at hone mom and always depressed but doing these online community platforms and watching them grow as your own content is published just makes me feel more purpose in life and gives me gratification that just maybe I have helped some in this world other then just in my lil family I have made for myself ;)

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Welcome to the GoFundMe Community, @Aliciaj1984, good to have you here.

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This was so helpful!! Thank you for the tips. I’m just scared to feel like I’m begging 💔

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Just a thanks for having this group to join. I am uncomfortable enough😨☺️ needing the help. 

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Thank you for the advice!! kinda nervous starting out but i think this will help people.

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Thank you for the information I think it helped alot 

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Good Morning, I just wanted to let everyone know that I am here as a friend and friends are here to listen and help. Yes, I am going through a Traumatic experience and the last 3 years have been a rough rocky road. You see I the night of Mother’s Day 3yrs ago I lost my youngest son in what was called a Tragic accident. Although my Gut tells me another story, I cannot bring him back to this world. I fought day in and day out to hold it together and I pray to Farther “GOD” not to offend anyone on the site, I want you to know I respect You as a person and we all have the right to choices (At least I Hope we do). I walked with faith and asked My father GOD to keep me safe and to put Peace and Love into my heart. My story is no different than your story. We are all here for support and some form of Help. Support for a cause that gave us the courage to ask the Public for HELP! Staying focused on what is going to make me happy is how I get through my day. I really don’t know what this MOLD Monster is attempting to do to my health, but it doesn’t feel good. I have to say that I won’t be beat by this other silent killer. I will concentrate on my health and not worry about could or may happen. I am worrying about what I can do to get me back to what I was the Norm for Me. What the higher powers already have for me this Mold Monster will not take. I know that the people who are taking the time to read our request and who are capable of supporting anyone of US, weather being Monetary, Mentally, Verbally, or Physically, in the end it is still a form of giving. Remember we all must Give something every day, so as you begin your day make sure to keep your Mind and Health and free of negative garbage and remember to share kind words. There is definitely a light at the end, and although we don’t know what waits for each us, I know that My light is shining bright. My Son who is now my Yellow Butterfly is my Peace of Mind! And His spirit keeps me fighting and the Love he had for People was too Good for this Planet. I won’t give up and I will beat this BLACK MOLD NIGHTMARE. 

In My Words, Love Rose:butterfly:

EVERYONE HAVE A PEACEFUL BLESSED DAY!

 

The fact that you are still here to write this is a testament of how strong you are and that you will overcome. 🙂

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I am new to this style of challenges. I know that we are all here for a reason. Never loose your faith in what you believe. Maybe this is the way you will be stronger as a person and maybe you can let it tare you apart. Staying positive and allow your energy to manifest itself. if you do not take care of yourself you can’t take care of the ones that need you the most. In memorys or in life. 

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Thank you so much for this feedback! I'm new to this and hopefully my page will get some attention! Hope everyone gets the help they need no matter what and have a great day!!

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Thanks so much for the information! I’m excited and nervous about putting my goal out there. But thrilled about the idea that this might become a possibility! 

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Thank you so much for this information. I am still a little nervous about everything. 

This did help a lot 😭🙏🏼

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Hey well you will get discouraged when you don’t see progress. Make sure you have a strong team that will share your message. Don’t give up. 

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Wow live your advice to these questions and advice, I also live your voice and how you express sincere awnser to each individual’s needs I’m not sure what your support chain in the go fund me is but I am glad to meet such passionate kind beings linke myself who not only enjoy helping others knowledge grow but also actively growing and educating platforms like myself I have spent past few years with google and now have earned developer badges and a top local guide on maps it gives me such great happiness to get the achievements I don’t get from being a stay at hone mom and always depressed but doing these online community platforms and watching them grow as your own content is published just makes me feel more purpose in life and gives me gratification that just maybe I have helped some in this world other then just in my lil family I have made for myself ;)

 

I am so sorry to hear about your heart break on this journey of life.  This is my first time on this platform and I am not exactly sure if my comment is that of having a key learning.  I just want you to know my heart goes out to you.  I hope you have been given the support of the Go Fund Me Community.

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Hi, everyone! VERY NEW to this community, if anyone has tips; let me know. :) 

Wishing everyone the best. 

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Wishing everyone the best!

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Hello beautiful people out there, just want to wish everyone a good morning and I hope you all are in good spirits.  Can't go wrong with showing positivity to one other..... God bless everyone

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Thank you for this Cris. I'm new to all of this and I'm excited to see what's in store. I'm hoping to be able to help others out very soon after I get over this bump in my life. Again, this was very helpful. Thank you!

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Thank you so much for this information. I am still a little nervous about everything. 

I am Thankful for the information as well. This is my first fundraiser here, I’m nervous because I am fundraising for myself….Good Luck w/ your Journey❤️

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Thank you for the advice, I’m in desperate need of help. I’m so lost but I’m also grateful for all of you. I need my baby girl and im so scared for her. God bless ❤️

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I am new to being on go fund me and I appreciate all of the advice and tips and want to be an active part of the community. There are so many families and children/people that need help and seeing people getting that can make a big difference in their lives. I just want to say thank you for the opportunity to be able to be a part of this and I hope that everyone meets their go fund me goals and gets the help that we all need.  💙

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Newbie here, Still a bit confused about how this all works.  Just wanted to say hello. 👋 

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