JustGiving vs. GoFundMe

Which one is best for your fundraising journey?

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Crowdfunding is one of the simplest ways to raise money for a good cause. JustGiving is well-known for charity fundraising, but did you know you can crowdfund for a personal cause too, just like GoFundMe? Whether you need to raise money for sports equipment, cover vet bills, or fund a local community programme, no crowdfunding idea is too big or too small. The money you raise is sent directly into your bank account so that you can access what you’ve raised and begin making a difference.

But how do you choose the right fundraising platform for your crowdfunding? With various platforms available, choosing the right one can significantly impact your fundraising success. This guide contrasts JustGiving with GoFundMe – from fees to customer support, security, and more, ensuring you make an informed decision that best suits your fundraising goals.

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Why JustGiving stands out

JustGiving has been at the forefront of digital fundraising for over two decades. Here’s why thousands choose JustGiving vs. GoFundMe:

Keeping your donations safe

Every online fundraising platform will have a process for transferring funds to you. Be sure to take a look at what that process is and whether they keep the donations in a protected fund. This means that if something were to happen to that company, your money would be safe.

At JustGiving, we have measures in place to protect all donations made through the site, and we ring-fence all donations in a safeguarding account, passing these on to you within days after you receive your first donation.

Unlike GoFundMe, JustGiving is an Approved Payment Institution (API), regulated by The FCA, giving you peace of mind that the donations you receive are safeguarded by the highest industry standards.

JustGiving fees

We like to keep things simple. JustGiving offers 0% platform fees, and it’s free to set up a crowdfunding page.

Like GoFundMe, we have industry-standard transaction fees (2.9% + 25p per donation), which are set by our payment processors for each transaction made through our site. We’ll send everything you raise straight to your chosen bank account, minus these processing costs.

Well-known and trusted

JustGiving is the world’s most trusted platform for online giving. Founded in 2000, we have been helping people raise money for what matters for over 20 years. 17 million donors a year trust us with their giving, and we’re proud of our much higher Trustpilot reviews and ratings compared to GoFundMe.

Unrivalled support and advice

Our dedicated support team is here for you seven days a week, offering personalised advice and assistance. Whether it’s crafting the perfect campaign story or troubleshooting technical issues, we’re committed to making your fundraising journey smooth and successful.

Pick the fundraising platform you trust

Deciding on the right crowdfunding platform is an important decision, but with JustGiving, you’re not just choosing a platform; you’re choosing an experienced partner dedicated to helping you raise more money. From competitive fees to unparalleled support and security, JustGiving offers everything you need to turn your fundraising vision into reality.

Ready to start your fundraising journey with JustGiving? Join our community of passionate change-makers, and let’s make a difference together.

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