What am I doing wrong?


A friend of mine created a gofundme when I first lost my house to a house fire and got 2 small donations. I'm grateful for any donations don't get me wrong but I feel like that one just didn't give all the details and what not that was needed so I created another one explaining more in detail of everything we've gone through since the fire. I am at my breaking point and don't know what to do at this point any help pointers anything will be greatly appreciated! https://gofund.me/92c89f21


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@Felicia Barnes sometimes it helps to have someone else create the fundraiser on your behalf because it shows someone advocating for your cause, and it can help build trust with potential donors. Would you consider working with your friend on adding some more details to the fundraiser they created for you? You can also be added as the beneficiary, which allows you to withdraw the donations directly and post updates on the fundraiser for any donors as well. 

If you still want to continue with your fundraiser,  I would cut down the text a bit and include only the most necessary details for your readers. You can learn more about what to include here: https://support.gofundme.com/hc/en-us/articles/4404557923739-What-to-consider-when-adding-a-beneficiary

Adding a few other photos of your family to help break up the text could help too, and adds a personal touch.

Unfortunately we are no longer friends and she barely created the other fundraiser anyways. I don't really have any friends or family anymore. But I will definitely look at the link u posted and edit my fundraiser! Thank you for your advice!! 

 

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