How Do I Change My Gofundme Goal Amount?

After setting up your GoFundMe, you can always add or reduce the amount to suit your changing goals. GoFundMe also allows you to change your campaign story, location, and more. If you experience any issues while editing your goal amount, you may seek support on the GoFundMe help desk.

After setting up your GoFundMe, you can change it. You can also edit any other details including; your location, campaign story, campaign main image, and category.

Editing Your GoFundMe Goal Amount

You may wish to change your goal amount after reaching your initial campaign goal. If you do, post a campaign and explain how you intend to use the extra donations. Having a goal gives your campaign a sense of direction. Your supporters know what they are working towards. Editing the goal amount without an explanation may discourage people from donating.

Even though setting a high goal seems like a good idea, it may discourage donors. They may feel that the value of their donations is insignificant.

To avoid the need for editing your goal, calculate your goal based on the expected donation return per messaging blast and your donor base. If you receive donations faster than expected, you can increase your goal.

When to Update Your GoFundMe Goal Amount

1. When Your Campaign Loses Momentum

Most campaigns gain lots of attention at the start. The biggest donations are made within the first few days. However, momentum does not always last long. After some time, people may lose interest in your campaign.

2. The goal Seems Unrealistic

After some time, you may realize that your goal is unrealistic. Think about how much you have raised and how quickly you raised it. Think about the feasibility of your goal. If it is unrealistic, you may need to lower it.

Follow these steps to change your GoFundMe goal amount

1. Sign in to your GoFundMe

2. Click on the option 'Edit' at the top of the dashboard

3. Find the 'Goal, title & theme' tab

4. Change your goal amount

5. Click 'Changes' to complete the process

Editing Your Campaign

1. Sign in to your account

2. Click on the three lines on your screen

3. Click 'My Campaigns'

4. Find the campaign that you wish to edit

5. Click 'Manage'

6. Click 'Edit'

7. Edit the information on your account accordingly

8. Save your changes to complete the process

Deleting Your Campaign

If you wish to delete your campaign, click on the 'Edit' button under your campaign title. Go to '+ Additional option' and find the option 'Deactivate Campaign.'

You will be asked to post the last update on your account. However, you don't have to do it. You can go straight to deactivating your campaign. After deactivating your campaign, there will still be a summary version of it. People will continue to see the amount you raised and your main image. You may contact GoFundMe and ask them to remove it. You may also ask Google to remove it from the search indexes.

If you have any questions about GoFundMe, you may ask for help. Unfortunately, there is no option to speak directly with members of the customer service team. The only support option for GoFundMe is on the help desk. GoFundMe customers often seek support on the help page. If, however, you end up exchanging messages with a member of the customer service team, they may direct you to contact them on email. In such cases, it may take a longer time to fix your problem.

How Do I Change My Gofundme Goal Amount?

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