Crowdsourcing is a fascinating concept of the recent times and you will understand why we say so when you will know which GoFundMe campaigns are the most successful of all time.
When you publicly request for resources from people around the world, it is called crowdsourcing. There are quite a few platforms like IndieGogo, GoFundMe and Kickstarter that offer you the chance to request for funds online. GoFundMe is unique because it is focused towards collecting funds to solve life problems related to health, poverty or education. All you need to do is create a page on the website and explain your reason to ask for funding. If people relate to your problem, they will donate to your cause. And over the years, the wonderful people around the world have together to fund quite a few heartwarming initiatives, some of which even crossed the initial projected target.
“Love for Liza” and “Saving Eliza” are two funds that were raised for two patients of two extremely rare diseases. The funding initiatives have raised around $600,000 and $2,000,000 respectively, and currently fund the medical expenses of the two girls and also initiatives to find effective treatments for these ailments. Two funds created for Boston Marathon bombing victims have also raised more than $1.5 million. After Jo Cox, a hardworking and popular British MP, was murdered by an extremist, her husband created a fund for the causes she believed in and it raised $2.3 million within 4 months. The most funded cause has been “Support Victims of Pulse Shooting”, which has raised more than $7.8 million to help the families of the victims of the horrific shooting.
Insider Monkey has compiled a list of 8 Most Successful GoFundMe Campaigns of All Time where you can know about other such successful campaigns.