GoFundMe removes platform fee and introduces tech to protect Australian donors

GoFundMe has introduced free crowdfunding and the GoFundMe Guarantee. 

With a 0% platform fee for all Australian campaigns, GoFundMe will rely on voluntary contributions from donors to help with the costs associated with providing its service. 

“We are always looking for ways to make fundraising easier, faster and more successful,” said Rob Solomon, CEO of GoFundMe.

“With more than two million Australians donating to a GoFundMe campaign, Australia has quickly become one of our fastest-growing giving communities. We’re excited to offer a free platform to make it possible for more Australians to get the direct help they need, as quickly as possible, for any cause that’s important to them.” 

GoFundMe released new data showing that Australians have started over 100,000 campaigns with more than $200 million raised for Australians to date. 

“GoFundMe wouldn’t exist without the empathy of our giving community, and the GoFundMe Guarantee is about protecting their generosity,” said Solomon.

“We want there to be complete peace of mind when giving on our platform and the guarantee adds an unparalleled layer of security to all stages of the giving experience. Donors and campaign organisers are fully protected.” 

Under the GoFundMe Guarantee, Australian donors will be protected by a refund policy, building on GoFundMe’s fraud protection technology. 

For more information, visit https://au.gofundme.com/. 

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