GoFundMe to Acquire Classy

GoFundMe, the trusted leader in online fundraising, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Classy, a leading modern nonprofit fundraising software company. The addition of Classy accelerates opportunities to service the nearly $500 billion U.S. philanthropic market as GoFundMe aims to be the most helpful place in the world. Classy is a rapidly growing giving platform that enables nonprofits to connect donors with the causes they care about, empowering thousands of nonprofits to unlock the generosity of their supporters and helping them advance their respective missions. In…

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Barbie Dream Gap Project Launches GoFundMe Initiative Timed to One Year Anniversary of the Program

Mattel, Inc. has announced that Barbie® is partnering with the world’s largest and most trusted social fundraising platform GoFundMe to empower people and partners to help close the Dream Gap, the time* when girls start to doubt they can be anything. Timed to the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Barbie Dream Gap Project, the company also unveiled the first non-profit recipients of the program’s fund. Beginning today, donors can take action on closing the Dream Gap by visiting Barbie Dream Gap Project GoFundMe page. The GoFundMe page outlines the…

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Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black Brings Lasting Change to Criminal Justice System With New GoFundMe Initiative ‘The Poussey Washington Fund’

GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform, announced today an initiative in partnership with Netflix’s critically-acclaimed series, Orange Is the New Black, the Poussey Washington Fund. Named after the memorable character from the series played by Emmy-winning actress Samira Wiley, Poussey Washington, the fund is an initiative that will support eight preexisting non-profits to benefit organizations focused on social issues surrounding criminal justice and policy reform, immigrants’ rights and helping those affected by mass incarceration. To learn more about the non-profits and donate, visit: crowdrise.com/PWF. The fund began as a…

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GoFundMe Announces Extension of GoFundMe Heroes Program with First Annual Live Event

GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform, has announced an expansion to its GoFundMe Heroes program that celebrates the good in the world and amplifies those who are making differences in their respective communities. The GoFundMe Heroes program will now include an opportunity for the public to nominate Heroes in their local communities for a chance to be honored at the GoFundMe Heroes Celebration later this year. GoFundMe is encouraging those inspired by people using the platform and creating positive change to nominate them for a chance to be selected…

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