If you want to raise money for yourself online you can always use GoFundMe, an online service that lets you raise money for a personal cause like tuition or medical bills. However, GoFundMe will soon have a competitor. Facebook.
Facebook has launched a new “personal fundraiser” feature to let you raise money.
This new personal fundraiser feature will allow users to raise money for themselves or on someone’s behalf for causes like tuition, medical bills, and crises. Why use GoFundMe when you can use Facebook? The company will roll out this feature to users aged 18 and up in the United States over the next few weeks. When the feature is live, users will be able to set up a Facebook page for their fundraising campaign where they can provide more information about it, set the fundraising goal, and also receive donations through the page.
This will be attached to the fundraiser’s Facebook profile so those who are making a donation can easily see who they’re giving money to. Facebook says that initially, it will only allow fundraising campaigns for tuition, medical bills, pets’ medical bills, disaster relief, personal emergencies, and assistance for families after a death. More categories may be added in the future.