REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GoFundMe announces GoFundMe Team Fundraising, a new product providing groups of any size with the ability to collaborate and fundraise together for a personal or charitable cause. The new product brings GoFundMe to new markets that have for generations relied exclusively on traditional offline fundraising methods and provides new tools to harness the power of social fundraising.
“Before, when a sports team, school club, professional organization or other group was looking to raise money together, the options were limited and could take a lot of time and resources in order to execute successfully,” said Rob Solomon, CEO of GoFundMe. “With GoFundMe Team Fundraising, we’re introducing an easy social fundraising solution to maximize reach and success for groups.These new tools will also give our existing community another way to fundraise. Our goal is to make fundraising faster, easier and more efficient for anyone looking to raise money, whether an individual, nonprofit or team.”
Prior to launching GoFundMe Team Fundraising, GoFundMe gave select consumers the opportunity to try out the new product. Already, team campaigns have been set up by existing groups of all sizes, including: sports teams and school groups traveling to national competitions; colleagues rallying around a cause they’re passionate about; and local communities starting a movement, to name a few. In addition to reaching new markets, individuals and existing campaign organizers can start or convert to a Team GoFundMe, invite people to join their cause and access the new team fundraising tools. People within the GoFundMe community have created new teams with families and friends, rallying together to help loved ones across medical, memorial and emergency categories.
In addition to new tools to help groups collaborate and fundraise together, teams benefit from the same powerful features which have made GoFundMe the most trusted brand in the industry—including 0% platform fees, fast set-up, social sharing tools, renowned customer support, and the GoFundMe Guarantee and a free platform. GoFundMe Team Fundraising features:
Collaboration and community-building tools:
- Invite teams of all sizes: Through the campaign, organizers can invite existing team members (sports teams, clubs, organizations, etc.) or create a new team (family, friends, colleagues, etc.) to collaborate on fundraising efforts, no matter the size—whether 5, 50, or 500.
- Manage team: Organizers have access to a dashboard where they can create a team name, streamline communication and monitor donations.
- Motivate with live leaderboard: Incentivize the fundraising effort by turning on the live leaderboard. Encourage friendly competition by showing amount raised by each team member, and challenge team members to see who can raise the most.
- Share responsibility: Each team member will have their name and photo on the campaign and may post updates and thank donors directly through the campaign page. Members will also have a unique URL to activate each of their networks to receive recognition for the donations they bring in.
GoFundMe is proud to be the leader in trust, support and innovation in fundraising. With this latest product, GoFundMe is continuing to offer the best for its users and bring learnings and tools to new markets while providing the best experience, support and product for all customers.
To learn more or start a Team GoFundMe visit: www.gofundme.com/team-fundraising
Launched in 2010, GoFundMe is the world’s largest free social fundraising platform, with over $5 billion raised so far. With a community of more than 50 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives. Find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.