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How do I draw attention to my fundraiser, anonymously?

  • 7 November 2021
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I see the suggestions like "send the link to a friend".  But I want to remain anonymous.  Is my fundraiser on a feed that people will come across, without me sending it to anyone?

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Best answer by Jules 8 November 2021, 19:46

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everyone here has been asking the same question

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ive sent this out to as many people as i can but still nothing

 

Also looking to do the same thing 

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Transparency is important on GoFundMe, so it’s important for our fundraisers to identify themselves when setting up a fundraiser. Since most of your donations will come from people you know, having your identity attached will also build trust in the legitimacy of the fundraiser. 

Crowdfunding is all about harnessing the power of your network, so I would start by creating a list of people you know who you think would like to help you with your efforts. Once you’ve identified one to three, I would ask them to join as team members to support you in your effort.  These sorts of conversations are less transactional, so you’re more likely to receive direct help by beginning this way. They might even donate after they’ve been invited to be more involved. 

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i am new to this site,and i would like know if you are asking friends and family for donations why would i be on this site.i am doing this because i have already asked them for help and wont do is so what site do?

Just started our GoFundMe today! 
Posted to FB, emailed all the folks, and am thinking of printing out a poster to post in different locations.

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Great question @Paul Lischinsky.  The snowball effect usually applies to crowdfunding. Once you have a couple of donations from your closest friends and family, it makes other people feel more comfortable to donate. The more people who donate, the more donations are likely to come in.   

 

And great work @Rebeca Sanchez  these are great options for spreading the word. 

 

 

I'm very new to this community and could use some advise and friends.

Yes I don’t have friends or family and is the reason I’ve created the fundraiser and don’t know who and where to share in order to be successful. This Christmas is the saddest Christmas ever so alone and living hungry most times. 

I have a friend with kids who was recently the victim of assault and domestic abuse. The abuser took the car and was the main source of income. The victims (my friend and her children) have no idea how rent will be paid, food will be put on the table etc. As it is, we are paying to have the doors to her home repaired, that were destroyed when the abuser tried to break in and cause more harm. Now my friend is terrified to have him know she is accepting charity from friends. I will be talking to her tomorrow but I am pretty sure she won’t want her name anywhere on a fund raiser should I try to start something with Gofundme. The friends I would share it with would trust me. The question is, can I keep her kids’ faces and her face and their names off the fund raiser? She is not wanting her soon to be ex to know she is getting money or he could become even more violent.  I need to help her get a reliable vehicle as well as rent and food. Her family is on the other side of the country and with Covid, we can’t even begin to figure out how we’d get her, the kids and pets, home. We just need to help where she is at until she can actually pack up and leave. So….can I keep her and the kids anonymous, or no? I understand transparency but she needs to be safe. Thanks for any advice.

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@EJ Mawhinney yes, you can keep the kids anonymous. Check out my answer in this post for some more suggestions and let me know if you have any follow-up questions! 

 

@EJ Mawhinney yes, you can keep the kids anonymous. Check out my answer in this post for some more suggestions and let me know if you have any follow-up questions! 


I am wondering if I can keep her name out of it too. They don’t want their pictures used. I would have to use a pet picture or something else generic. Even my face could clue him in. This is a mess. I will be reaching out after Christmas to see if others will put their names on a campaign with me, so others know it’s legit. Thanks for the link. I read it once and will be reading it again to make sure I haven missed anything. Thank you very, very much.

 

 

i am new to this site,and i would like know if you are asking friends and family for donations why would i be on this site.i am doing this because i have already asked them for help and wont do is so what site do?

Same here

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