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Jason Vissers has been researching, analyzing, and writing about small business software and finance since 2015. His financial expertise has been cited in numerous publications, including The Ladders. Jason graduated with a Political Science degree from San Diego State University in 2001.
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    Brent Lawrence

    Organization Name: MultiSite Systems

    GoFundMe Review Before you donate your hard-earned money please be aware that perhaps not all money collected is being paid to the beneficiary. We setup a GoFundMe account for Brenna Lawrence Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund and posted on Facebook. https://www.gofundme.com/f/brenna-lawrence-endowed-scholarship-catawbacollege?member=2057478&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_co_campmgmt_w GoFundMe Page summary: We are raising money to increase an existing Catawba College Endowed Scholarship, and any donation will help make an impact. We have already helped 3 students attend/graduate Catawba over the past 12 years. The program has been a success we want to help more deserving students gain a College Education. Your donation will keep working permanently in the future year after year and help many, many future students. THIS SCHOLARSHIP was established by all those who knew and loved Brenna. We have not received all the GoFundMe funds raised since 2019, 14 months ago. Date today is 10/2/2020. We email almost every month to GoFundMe support asking when the funds will be paid to Catawba College. Very frustrating. We shouldn’t have to ask every month to have the donations sent to the beneficiary. Their answer is that they will investigate it. They blame Paypal as they make the payments not GoFundMe. And they only send checks only every other month. Sample email to GoFundMe support. Hello, I could use some help with correcting a problem. I have included some of the past emails to show how long we have been trying to get the money for our scholarship that was donated through your GoFundMe organization back in July of 2019. I was assured a check would be written this September to Catawba College. This is the third time I was told that a check would be sent. Would you please investigate it and let me know what you can find out? I would really like to have this taken care of. The college has lost lot of interest that would have been paid on this money. Thanks, I wonder how many other funds are paid slowly or not at all.

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    • Organization Name: MultiSite Systems
    Toxick Toe

    I wish I had seen this beforehand I would have carried on using the Streamlabs donation goal. Unfortunately, I cannot withdraw the money to pay for my friend’s item which I paid out of my own pocket expecting this to go smoothly. They require a driver’s license or a passport of which I have neither. Being disabled and not able to get out of the house makes getting these pointless. It has been over a week since I messaged them and all I have had is the “don’t send any more emails” message. I would definitely NOT recommend GoFundMe to anyone.

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      Marcy

      Organization Name: VIP Realty Group

      I recently had cancer and a GoFundMe account was started in my name. They started the withdrawal process back in July and I still have not received the donation. This is sad since the money raised was to help me with my battle and to pay bills. We cannot seem to get any response from our emails to GoFundMe and I am wondering if you have any suggestions on what to do and how to get the donations?

      • Organization Name: VIP Realty Group

      This comment refers to an earlier version of this review and may be outdated.

      Emily Hale

      Hi Marcy,

      I’m so sorry to hear about your issue with collecting funds. Unfortunately, we do see this is a common issue that people have with GoFundMe when fundraising for medical expenses. We haven’t found any easy solutions. We recommend that you and the campaigners keep trying to contact GoFundMe to get it resolved, and if you continue to not have a response, form a complaint with the Better Business Bureau or take your story to the media. I hope this helps and best of luck getting this resolved quickly.

        This comment refers to an earlier version of this review and may be outdated.

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