I was searching the web for ideas, as usual, and as I am searching the web for crowd funding information, I stumbled on GoFundMe.
At first I thought it would be just yet another crowd funding company trying to make a mark in the market. I was wrong.
You see, I am a big fan of Kickstarter. It’s a great crowd funding platform to allow people launch their projects – gadgets, software, books, documentary films, etc. – with the help from thousands of people. I also a supporter of Kiva, a crowd funding platform allowing me to support developing countries’ entrepreneurs to start and/or grow their business.
I take a deeper look at GoFundMe, and I just realized that it’s unique, just like Kickstarter and Kiva are unique in their own ways; it’s not doing the been-there-done-that. In fact, GoFundMe serves an under-served niche in crowd funding arena; to say the least, it is THE crowd funding platform for the rest of us.
Unlike Kickstarter and Kiva, GoFundMe focuses on raising money, collecting donations and accepting gifts for a wide array of causes (dozens of categories to choose from!), typically personal purposes and non-profits. Help paying hospital bills, help launching a music career, help funding a mission, help launching a competition, help funding an education, and many other causes.
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