GoFundMe is a very and probably the most popular online crowdfunding website where users can start a campaign for a noble cause, for celebrations, for personal events, and charity events in order to raise funds for the same. While GoFundMe is a very popular online website that provides crowdfunding services, there are many other such websites online that follow the same motto and help people create campaigns and help them raise funds for their cause. These GoFundMe alternatives generally vary in prices, vary in their layouts, their designs of the campaigns and so on. Some of the popular GoFundMe alternatives are YouCaring, Fundly, GiveForward, and Fundrazr.
Let us know more about each of these GoFundMe alternatives, their pricing and how they differ from GoFundMe.
Some of the Alternatives of GoFundMe
All these GoFundMe alternative websites also work with the basic idea that GoFundMe operates on and hence are very useful for users if they want to start campaigns. Here are some of the popular alternatives of the GoFundMe website.
GiveFoward much like GoFundMe helps people raise funds for certain causes. But unlike GoFundMe which tends to a variety of causes, GiveForward is mostly used for Medical Fundraising. The users can start campaigns related to medical expenses, medical equipment, service animals, medical travel expenses, and other such related medical purposes. Users can enunciate more on certain illness or a disease and create something known as Bucket Lists on GiveForward in order to raise funds for people suffering from terminal illness, for funerals, and for memorial services.
Creating a campaign on GiveForward can be done free of cost, but the user will have to pay platform charges for using the website to start a campaign just like any other basic website.
YouCaring stands out from other crowdfunding online websites because it does not deduct a fee from the user from a donation that is made for the cause. The user just has to pay a platform fee for making use of the YouCaring platform which is known as the processing fee. The platform fee for YouCaring is also very low. A user can know more about the YouCaring website by checking out the demonstration video available on their official website.
Fundly is yet another unique crowdfunding website where the users can generate funds for noble causes. Fundly is very popular for its very attractive layout and a very impressive user interface. Fundly is unique because while it does charge from the users in the name of platform fees, the amount that is being paid can differ based on how much money the user has managed to raise funds for the campaign he or she has created for a certain cause. So if the general platform fees for Fundly is 4.9 percent, for greater donations, the rate drops to 4.4 percent automatically. This happens if the cause has managed to raise 50 thousand dollars from the audience as the donation.
While GoFundMe is a very typical example of a perfect crowdfunding website, these alternatives of GoFundMe are also not far behind.