It seems that now a days as soon as a financial need becomes known somebody immediately heads to Gofundme to start a campaign. Gofundme has done a wonderful job in making a name for themselves in the crowdfunding business. This would be great, but recently we have heard that Gofundme has taken a stance against Christians and has been taking down campaigns that they did not agree with.
So what does that mean for the body of Christ? How can we as Christians stand by and support gfm with full knowledge that is what is happening? Especially now that there is Givesendgo.com, a crowdfunding site designed for Christians by Christians. Being a Christian platform is not the only thing that sets us apart from gofundme. Here are some frequently asked questions:
Who has less fees?
GiveSendGo has less fees. Actually GiveSendGo, as a platform, takes NO Fees. We operate on donation only. Why use a site that takes between 5%-10% out for themselves? We want you to raise the money you need to raise. So financially it is a no brainer. Give a way the money you earn or keep it .... hmmmm
Is it easier to share campaigns on gofundme?
No, GiveSendGo has all the same social media and email sharing options with just a click of a button. Also every campaign allows you to create a custom url link, to make it easy to share your campaign.
How about setting up a campaign?
GiveSendGo has created a simple process that takes you step by step creating the different pieces of your campaign. You can stop and save anytime during the whole campaign create process, so if you need to take some time gather information, or if you get interrupted, when you log back in your campaign will be ready to pick up where you left off.
How secure is my bank information?
Givesendgo uses WePay and Stripe the same payment processors as a multitude of other sites. It is completely secure with state of the art credit card processing security features. And no worries Givesendgo does not have access to your bank information as it is stored on WePay with you having total control over your donations and deposits.
A couple more facts you may not know.
Each month, we give 10% of the donations given to GSG back to active campaigns on our site. We’re the only crowdfunding site that believes so much in what you’re doing that we put our money where our mouth is. We love being Givers!
The most valuable currency is God’s love. Only God can meet the deepest needs of each heart. That’s why we’re grateful to have individuals and organizations dedicated to praying over our campaigns. We pray for eternal results because those are ultimately the only outcomes that matter. The God we serve will ALWAYS be bigger than money.
We are one of the only platforms that allow for recurring donations. If someone wants to give you a set donation amount for a set amount of months it just takes a couple clicks. Then the giver can also login and track their donations or end them if necessary.
Do not just take our word for it, see what people are saying about GSG:
"We used GiveSendGo to raise money for families in need. It was really important to us that every dollar that people donated went to the families and was not wasted on fees. Excellent platform with excellent customer service." Rachel Naomi Co-Founder Lift Me Up
"Giving to a campaign under GiveSendGo feels great in part because I know all the funds are going right to the cause. And I love this concept so much that I always voluntarily donate a little more to GiveSendGo so they can keep it going." Tanya Zaleski Sylvester Generous GSG Donor
So, the next time you need to raise money, or know someone who does, point them in the direction of GiveSendGo. You'll be glad you did.