Want to start a fundraising campaign for your Trinity Western education? Now you can.
Trinity Western University is proud to be the first university in North America to officially partner with social fundraising platform GoFundMe, to help students raise funds toward their tuition costs. Education fundraising is GoFundMe’s second fastest area of growth. Since 2010, GoFundMe has helped over 50 million donors raise more than $5 billion for fundraising campaigns.
We know that funding your education is an important investment. That is why there has never been a time better than now to find innovative ways to pay for your university adventure. Through a combination of traditional funding sources and creative new tools like GoFundMe, we are confident that your Trinity Western adventure can start right now.
Getting started on your path to funding university is easy!
- Click on this link, which will take you to GoFundMe.
- Enter a goal, and a name for your university funding campaign.
- Tell a good story! Your friends and family will want to know why they should support you and your education. Tell them what makes Trinity Western the right place for you.
- Share it with everyone and anyone.
- Have all of this information before you start the campaign and start raising money.
Trinity Western wants to help answer any questions you may have about your GoFundMe campaign, and we’ve added links to FAQ to the bottom of this page. To start we’ll answer two obvious questions for you now.
1) Does all of the money go to the student?
The money will be transferred directly to the beneficiary of the campaign. GoFundMe collects a 5 percent fee on donations.
2) GoFundMe Is the safest place to give, guaranteed.
GoFundMe ensures every dollar gets to the right person. They deploy proprietary technical tools and have multiple processes in place to verify the identities of campaign organizers and intended recipients of campaign funds, also known as beneficiaries. GoFundMe also uses other measures on par with the financial services industry in order to prevent misuse. In addition to these technical tools, their dedicated team of experts works around the clock to vet campaigns and investigate anything suspicious. When members of the GoFundMe giving community of more than 40 million users see something that’s not right, GoFundMe investigates it.
Their platform is backed by the GoFundMe Guarantee, which means donors are now protected by a refund policy, and funds raised by GoFundMe campaigns are guaranteed to go to the right person. GoFundMe wants to ensure donors’ intentions are honored and the recipient gets the funds raised on their behalf. If something isn’t right, the donor will get their money back. Users can learn more about the GoFundMe Guarantee at gofundme.com/guarantee.