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Comparing the Top Online Fundraising and Crowdfunding Platforms

Crowdfunding is a way to raise money for an individual or organization by collecting donations through family, friends, friends of friends, strangers, businesses, and more. By using social media, people can reach more potential donors than traditional forms of fundraising.

Before you start crowdfunding, find the best platform for your needs. GoFundMe has compiled this list to help you compare the best online fundraising platform by fees, features, support, and more.

Platform

Total Raised

Supporters

Platform Fee

Payment Fee

Important to Know

GoFundMe

$15B

50M

0%

2.9% + $0.30

Can quickly set up withdraws and deposits take an average of 2-5 business days

Coaching and account support throughout the fundraising and donation process

Easy to use fundraising tools make setup fast (e.g., mobile app and superior add beneficiary feature)

The GoFundMe Giving Guarantee – in the very rare case that something isn’t right with a fundraiser, donors may be eligible for a 100% refund of their donation

Indiegogo

$1.5B

10M

5%

3.0% + $0.30

Offers “flexible funding”

Specializes in technology and hardware product launches

Regular email support hours; marketing and campaign strategy support

Kickstarter

$3B

15M

5%

3.0% + $0.20

Specializes in creative projects with robust reward level feature

14-day wait to withdraw and deposits take 5-7 business days

Limited email support hours

Requires Kickstarter approval to launch a fundraiser

Fundly

$330M

NA

4.9%

2.9% + $0.30

Can withdraw immediately and deposits take 2-5 business days

No donor guarantee policy for fraud protection

Limited email support hours

JustGiving

NA

22M

Nonprofits:
0-5%
Personal:
0%

Nonprofits:
2.9%
Personal:
2.9% + $0.30

Supports UK gift aid

14-day wait to withdraw and deposits take 6-10 business days

No fraud protection offered

Limited email support hours

Facebook

NA

NA

Nonprofit:
0%
Personal:
6.9% + $0.30

Nonprofit:
0%
Personal:
6.9% + $0.30

Can withdraw immediately and deposits take 7+ days

Zero fees for charities registered with Facebook

Nonprofits must undergo a 24-hour charity verification process, slowing down setup

No donor guarantee policy

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