Please follow the suggested steps below to help ensure you will have a successful campaign!

How RunFundMe Works


Welcome to RunFundMe! We are the world’s best crowdfunding platform. RunFundMe gives its campaign creators immediate access to their funds in real time the moment a donation is made. This ensures donors that funds are immediate available to the person that needs it. With RunFundMe, it’s easy to raise funds quickly for the causes you are most passionate about. Donors  can securely donate using any major credit or debit card. RunFundMe is the safest, most secure platform for giving. 

Signing up is completely free and every donation is yours to keep, whether or not you reach your goal. While it’s free to launch your campaign, fees are deducted from each donation. For more information on our fee structure, check out this helpful article.

Before you get started, here is an overview of what to expect when you start a campaign.


Creating Your Campaign


  • To get started, just click here to sign up.
  • If you’re raising funds for yourself or a friend, you can create a personal campaign. Or, if you’re raising funds for a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and you are an authorized employee or officer of that entity which includes banking account access, then  you can create a Certified Charity campaign. All funds raised from Certified Charity campaigns are sent directly to the charity's bank account and donors receive tax deductible receipts for their donations.
  • The process is simple to complete and allows you to create a high quality campaign from your mobile device or computer.
  • To create a compelling campaign, make sure to write a thorough campaign description and use high quality photos and videos.
  • Don’t forget to customize your campaign link to make it easier to remember! The campaign link is the easiest way for your supporters to locate and donate to your campaign.


Sharing and Managing Your Campaign


  • After you have finished creating your campaign, it’s time to start sharing with your friends and family! RunFundMe makes it easy to share your campaign link via social media, emails, and even text messages.
    • We completely understand that it may be difficult to ask your friends and family for help. It’s important to note that most of your donations will be from people you personally know or who are familiar with your cause.
    • Your friends and family can still share your campaign with their extended networks even if they are unable to donate. This can help you gain more exposure and also establish credibility for your campaign.
    • Each time you receive a new donation, you will be notified via email so you can thank your donors.
    • To keep donors engaged, we recommend posting frequent updates to your campaign as well.
    • For some more inspiration, check out this helpful article that includes 25 tips and tricks for sharing your campaign here


Collecting Your Donations


  • As soon as you have activated your RunFundMe and associated Stripe account, you will begin to receive donations and your money will be deposited in to your (Stripe) account. 
  • All information entered during the withdrawal process is completely encrypted and locked in monitored databases. Your safety and security is our top priority.
  • Making a withdrawal does not affect your campaign at all! You will be able to continue accepting funds for as long as you would like, and the “amount raised” shown on your campaign will not be changed. Also, once you request a withdrawal, automatic withdrawals will stay turned on for your account.

Getting Support for Your Campaign

Our Customer Support team is here to ensure the success of your RunFundMe campaign. If you have questions at any point, get in touch with us at

Common Questions

Learn more about RunFundMe and how it can help you fundraise.

Why RunFundMe?


  • Get Your Money Faster (Instantaneously Real Time)

  • Get More of It (We charge lower fees than most competitors)

  • Mobile-Friendly Campaign

  • No penalties for missing goal

  • No deadlines or goal requirement

  • 24/7 Email Support

  • Get every donation you receive today!