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The Friendly Web Guy says
So spam it? Just seems that would make people not want to help, but I guess it's what I'll have to do.
Mark G Weller says
This is my problem to. It seems people skip right over the real stories and instead donate to "fluff" a lot of time. I also don't have any idea what ways to market it Might not be for me. Glad you got on your feet BTW.
Shelley Weingaertner says
That was of course a worthy cause. So lots of photos, and lots of updates. It seems it would need to be shared far and wide. Glad you had some success.
Nicole Pellegrini says
See I think this is what irks me a bit. People would rather donate to a charity over a regular person down on their luck, but they feel it is ok to donate to help a website upgrade. Am I the only one who thinks that's backwards?
I don't know a random stranger on the internet. How do I know if he/she is really sick/needs assistance or isn't just a scam artist? It happens. I'd rather donate to an organization where I can see just where the money is going vs. a random stranger.
But how did ppl KNOW for sure the money they donated to you were going to a website. ALL giving online comes with risks you know. Why do people change their feelings when it comes to ppl asking for personal help but not when ask for say, a website.
They knew quite clearly that it went to the site because of the visible upgrades to it, the change in URL, and that I shared the details of the programmer I employed so they could contact him directly for verification if need be.
Ok so the possible key to making a personal one successful may be providing proof, hmm. Ok Makes sense.
I'd also like to say that I don't agree with passing judgement on how people choose to spend their money. Some choose to help a website community. Others choose to help an animal charity or shelter. Their money, their satisfaction, their choice.
Not passing judgement, just don't understand why someone would donate to help someone make potato salad, but not to a homeless person, person with medical bills. I just don't get it and wouldn't do. You're right, their money,Idon't have to understand
Do you never spend money on things that bring you pleasure and happiness? Do you spend every penny you earn or have on helping others?
This isn;'t related to personal spending. This is talking about a site designed to HELP others. If I were spending my money to help others I'd want my money to go towards someone who had an actual need. My comments are only related to this website.
Then how to decide 1 person on GFM needs the money more than others? Say 100 people there are trying to raise money for cancer treatment. Who deserves my $s? I'd rather give to the American Cancer Society who can do more good for more people overall.
I guess it's just different personalities. I'd personally donate directly to the sources. I'd pick the one that I was personally drawn to. Again, I think this really might just come down to different ways of thinking.
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Tim Mitchell says
I think people are willing to help those who are severely ill, and that is amazing. The hub community is awesome.
There are a lot of scams on GoFundMe and that certainly is why some of us are cautious donating to them, unless we know the people involved very well. http://gizmodo.com/gofundme-is-a-great-way-to-scam...
Ok so some bad apples ruined it for those of us who might actually need help. Figures, same with everything in life.
So this is a personal thing for you, right? Then if you want people to trust you with a campaign, be upfront with it, don't whine at those who might hesitate to donate, and promote to friends & family and not the random internet.
If i had friends and family, I don't think I'd need to ask the random internet, but some of us hit points where there is no one to ask other than strangers. I'm just bothered by the # of ppl on there who need help and get none.Not just self,but other
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