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GoFundMe VS Kickstarter

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Jason Vissers

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Jason Vissers is a writer and cereal chef from San Diego. He graduated with a Political Science degree from San Diego State University in 2001. He's been writing about website builders, crowdfunding sites, online lenders, and credit cards for Merchant Maverick since 2015. Additionally, Jason can't eat raisins.
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    Gayle Lambert

    I just have a question please. What research does Go Fund Me do to ensure those requesting financial assistance are legitimate?

      Jessica Dinsmore

      Hi Gayle,

      That’s a very good question! We couldn’t find anything specifically regarding their screening process, but they do have a Trust & Safety section that explains what they forbid.

        August Garcia

        As a sidenote, GoFundMe also acquired YouCaring since the time of this article.

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          George Buehler

          A helpful, concise comparisons of the two platforms for a first time user. One detail has changed since this was written. Gofundme is not charging a platform fee for “personal campaigns” as of Nov 30, 2017. https://support.gofundme.com/hc/en-us/articles/203604424-How-do-fees-work-in-my-country-

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